PDF Converter?


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Antares 531

A few days ago my Quicken Premier 2010 did an on-line update which
included downloading a new PDF converter/printer. I had a freebie of
this which I have used for a long time with no problems, but thought
maybe the Quicken PDF converter might provide some new functions. I
gave my consent to download and install this Quicken PDF converter but
have not been able to get it to work. It seems I must now do an
on-line purchase/download/install of Quicken's Converter 3.0 or go all
out and buy their Suite 3.0.

I thought the one I downloaded was a free trial version, but it never
worked. Did I overlook something? How may I best get this resolved,
and is there any hope that I might get my old PDF converter back up
and working?

The converter I just downloaded and installed is the Quicken Amyuni
Document Converter 400, Version 4.0.0.7, licensed to Intuit. It
downloaded at the time Quicken was doing an on-line update.

Thanks for any insights.

Gordon
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Antares 531" <[email protected]>

| A few days ago my Quicken Premier 2010 did an on-line update which
| included downloading a new PDF converter/printer. I had a freebie of
| this which I have used for a long time with no problems, but thought
| maybe the Quicken PDF converter might provide some new functions. I
| gave my consent to download and install this Quicken PDF converter but
| have not been able to get it to work. It seems I must now do an
| on-line purchase/download/install of Quicken's Converter 3.0 or go all
| out and buy their Suite 3.0.

| I thought the one I downloaded was a free trial version, but it never
| worked. Did I overlook something? How may I best get this resolved,
| and is there any hope that I might get my old PDF converter back up
| and working?

| The converter I just downloaded and installed is the Quicken Amyuni
| Document Converter 400, Version 4.0.0.7, licensed to Intuit. It
| downloaded at the time Quicken was doing an on-line update.

| Thanks for any insights.

I use, and suggest, PDFCreator on Sourceforge.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Then you can print toi a PDF from *any* programs.

However I do suggest in NOT installing the Browser toolbar.
 
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jslcr1

A few days ago my Quicken Premier 2010 did an on-line update which
included downloading a new PDF converter/printer. I had a freebie of
this which I have used for a long time with no problems, but thought
maybe the Quicken PDF converter might provide some new functions. I
gave my consent to download and install this Quicken PDF converter but
have not been able to get it to work. It seems I must now do an
on-line purchase/download/install of Quicken's Converter 3.0 or go all
out and buy their Suite 3.0.

I thought the one I downloaded was a free trial version, but it never
worked. Did I overlook something? How may I best get this resolved,
and is there any hope that I might get my old PDF converter back up
and working?

The converter I just downloaded and installed is the Quicken Amyuni
Document Converter 400, Version 4.0.0.7, licensed to Intuit. It
downloaded at the time Quicken was doing an on-line update.

Thanks for any insights.

Gordon
There is no reason to pay for the Quicken PDF printer.
It comes with Quicken and has an installer under the Quicken folder.

If you did actually download a new release it probably did not include
a new driver for Quicken.
The last known release for Q2010 was R10.
Here is a link to the release notes.
http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/using-quicken/release-notes/7527..html

If you think you might have installed an Quicken PDF update and as you
said it does not install, you can remove the current Quicken PDF by
opening the printer and Faxes and delete the Quicken PDF printer.
Now to reinstall it do the following

To reinstall the Quicken PDF driver find the drive setup file under C:
\Program Files\Quicken\PDFDrv (Windows XP) and double click the setup
exe to reinstall it.

The current Quicken PDF shows the following on my computer

Quicken Amyuni
Document Converter 400, Version 4.0.0.7
 
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Antares 531

There is no reason to pay for the Quicken PDF printer.
It comes with Quicken and has an installer under the Quicken folder.

If you did actually download a new release it probably did not include
a new driver for Quicken.
The last known release for Q2010 was R10.
Here is a link to the release notes.
http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/using-quicken/release-notes/7527.html

If you think you might have installed an Quicken PDF update and as you
said it does not install, you can remove the current Quicken PDF by
opening the printer and Faxes and delete the Quicken PDF printer.
Now to reinstall it do the following

To reinstall the Quicken PDF driver find the drive setup file under C:
\Program Files\Quicken\PDFDrv (Windows XP) and double click the setup
exe to reinstall it.

The current Quicken PDF shows the following on my computer

Quicken Amyuni
Document Converter 400, Version 4.0.0.7
Thanks, this info matches my installation in that I have the same
Version 4.0.0.7 and everything seems to be installed right. That is
when I go to Ctrl Pnl and click on Devices and Printers, my Quicken
PDF printer shows up. When I right click on the PDF printer icon the
pop-up shows several options. When I left click on Printing
Preferences I get a pop-up that shows the printer as expected but it
has one line that reads, "Licensed to Intuit, Inc. and there is a
click button to the right of this. When I click on this button I get a
pop-up that has two slots to fill in. These slots are presently blank.
One has the title, "Licensed to." and the other has the title
"Activation Code. I don't know what I need to key into these blank
slots.

Gordon
 
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jslcr1

Thanks, this info matches my installation in that I have the same
Version 4.0.0.7 and everything seems to be installed right. That is
when I go to Ctrl Pnl and click on Devices and Printers, my Quicken
PDF printer shows up. When I right click on the PDF printer icon the
pop-up shows several options. When I left click on Printing
Preferences I get a pop-up that shows the printer as expected but it
has one line that reads, "Licensed to Intuit, Inc. and there is a
click button to the right of this. When I click on this button I get a
pop-up that has two slots to fill in. These slots are presently blank.
One has the title, "Licensed to." and the other has the title
"Activation Code. I don't know what I need to key into these blank
slots.

Gordon
I have never entered anything in those boxes.
If the printer works that's all that matters.
 
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Laura

Antares said:
Thanks, this info matches my installation in that I have the same
Version 4.0.0.7 and everything seems to be installed right. That is
when I go to Ctrl Pnl and click on Devices and Printers, my Quicken
PDF printer shows up. When I right click on the PDF printer icon the
pop-up shows several options. When I left click on Printing
Preferences I get a pop-up that shows the printer as expected but it
has one line that reads, "Licensed to Intuit, Inc. and there is a
click button to the right of this. When I click on this button I get a
pop-up that has two slots to fill in. These slots are presently blank.
One has the title, "Licensed to." and the other has the title
"Activation Code. I don't know what I need to key into these blank
slots.

Gordon
The quicken pdf converter can only be used from within Quicken. It does
not replace any 3rd party pdf converter such as CutePDF. You can not use
it from another program to "print to pdf".
 
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Antares 531

The quicken pdf converter can only be used from within Quicken. It does
not replace any 3rd party pdf converter such as CutePDF. You can not use
it from another program to "print to pdf".
Thanks, Laura, that is what I was about ready to conclude. I haven't
yet tried it from within Quicken, but I'll do so later. The main
problem here is that when the Quicken PDF reader installed it deleted
my previous version PDF reader and I can't figure out how to get that
reinstalled.

Gordon
 
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Antares 531

The quicken pdf converter can only be used from within Quicken. It does
not replace any 3rd party pdf converter such as CutePDF. You can not use
it from another program to "print to pdf".
Second response...I just tried using the Quicken PDF printer from
within Quicken and it worked very well. Thanks for enlightening me on
this. I was really stumbling around in the dark. But, I still haven't
figured out how to get my original PDF converter/printer back out of
the grave. It is no longer on any of my setup windows.

Gordon
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Antares 531" <[email protected]>

< snip >

| Second response...I just tried using the Quicken PDF printer from
| within Quicken and it worked very well. Thanks for enlightening me on
| this. I was really stumbling around in the dark. But, I still haven't
| figured out how to get my original PDF converter/printer back out of
| the grave. It is no longer on any of my setup windows.

We are back to my earlier suggestion. :)
 
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Laura

Antares said:
Second response...I just tried using the Quicken PDF printer from
within Quicken and it worked very well. Thanks for enlightening me on
this. I was really stumbling around in the dark. But, I still haven't
figured out how to get my original PDF converter/printer back out of
the grave. It is no longer on any of my setup windows.

Gordon
I'm not sure what "original PDF converter/printer" you are referring to.
Can you tell us the name of the program.

If you are referring to an earlier version of the Quicken/Amynui
software then you may be out of luck. You have the latest version and
once you upgraded to version 4 I don't think there is any way (or
need)to downgrade to a lower/earlier version.
 
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Antares 531

I'm not sure what "original PDF converter/printer" you are referring to.
Can you tell us the name of the program.

If you are referring to an earlier version of the Quicken/Amynui
software then you may be out of luck. You have the latest version and
once you upgraded to version 4 I don't think there is any way (or
need)to downgrade to a lower/earlier version.
The original was labeled PDF995 in my control panel - printers window.
The manufacturer was not listed. I think I downloaded this as a
freebie several years back, but I don't remember the details.

Anyway, I found this same PDF printer on another computer and
copy/pasted the install file, then moved it to my computer. This seems
to have worked. I can now print PDF files by means of this PDF995
printer.

Still, I'm curious as to why the Quicken/Amyuni PDF printer offers
this pop-up screen with the registration blanks, implying that if I
would fill in the proper user name and password I could use this PDF
converter/printer for my printing tasks other than those within
Quicken.

I would really like to get one PDF editor/converter/printer set up on
my computer and not have to skip around with making these choices. Any
ideas as to how I could do this?

Gordon
 
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Richard

Antares 531,

I've been using PDF995 for years without any problems. First with XP and now
with Windows 7 64-bit. I could never get the Quicken PDF printer to function
properly. You can use PDF995 for all applications. To use it in Quicken,
just select it as your primary printer under Quicken's printer setup.

I resorted to PDF995 in Quicken because for unknown reasons, the Page
Scaling function is grayed out when using my main printer which is a Canon
i9900. I won't get into the discussion for that problem because it has been
unsuccessfully addressed at least twice in this NG without a solution. The
use of PDF995 is a VERY satisfactory solution for me and it allows me to
print 11X17 and scale the page to fit.

FWIW, I use the paid version of PDF995 to eliminate the "popup" that the
free version presents. I paid $9.95 for the full licensed version and from
my perspective it is well worth the money.

Hope this helps,
 
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Antares 531

Antares 531,

I've been using PDF995 for years without any problems. First with XP and now
with Windows 7 64-bit. I could never get the Quicken PDF printer to function
properly. You can use PDF995 for all applications. To use it in Quicken,
just select it as your primary printer under Quicken's printer setup.

I resorted to PDF995 in Quicken because for unknown reasons, the Page
Scaling function is grayed out when using my main printer which is a Canon
i9900. I won't get into the discussion for that problem because it has been
unsuccessfully addressed at least twice in this NG without a solution. The
use of PDF995 is a VERY satisfactory solution for me and it allows me to
print 11X17 and scale the page to fit.

FWIW, I use the paid version of PDF995 to eliminate the "popup" that the
free version presents. I paid $9.95 for the full licensed version and from
my perspective it is well worth the money.

Hope this helps,
Thanks, Richard. This seems to be the best way to go. I did have some
objections to the advertisements that PDF995 threw up but I will
probably buy the ad-free version after I've settled down a bit and am
sure no other significant problems exist.

Gordon
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Antares 531" <[email protected]>

| On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 09:10:35 -0600, Notan

| Thanks, Notan. I am still considering buying a full version that will
| let me edit PDF files, but haven't made up my mind on this, yet. That
| was one thing that caught my attention with the Intuit Quicken PDF
| converter. One of the pop-up windows indicated that there was a PDF
| editor/converter/printer available from Intuit, but I don't remember
| the cost.

For all intense and puposes you can not "edit" PDF files, even with Adobe Acrobat
Professional.
{ I use Adobe Acrobat Professional v9.4 and Adobe LifeCycle Designer ES 8.2 }

You can modify PDFs (insert pages, deleted pages, use typwriter, etc) but do't expect to
"edit" a PDF like you would a MS Word document or spreadsheat.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a published data format.

I once again suggest PDFCreator. It is free and you can create a PDF by printing from
*any* application. It also has an Adobe Distiller like function where you can take the
output of multiple applications and merge them into one PDF. For Example; Take the
output of a Quicken report and merge it with an Excel Spreadsheet.
 
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Howard

For all intense and puposes you can not "edit" PDF files, even with Adobe Acrobat
Professional.
{ I use Adobe Acrobat Professional v9.4 and Adobe LifeCycle Designer ES 8.2 }
NitroPDF will allow you to a modest amount of editing, such as
deleting complete lines or graphics.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Howard" <[email protected]>

| On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:11:27 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

| NitroPDF will allow you to a modest amount of editing, such as
| deleting complete lines or graphics.

I will agree that there is a modest level of modifications. But Editing, true editing, is
not what a PDF file format was ever formulated for.
 
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Antares 531

From: "Howard" <[email protected]>

| On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:11:27 -0400, "David H. Lipman"


| NitroPDF will allow you to a modest amount of editing, such as
| deleting complete lines or graphics.

I will agree that there is a modest level of modifications. But Editing, true editing, is
not what a PDF file format was ever formulated for.
I wasn't aware of this, but I guess I haven't really looked into it
very thoroughly. I've always done an edit - select all - copy - paste
from a PDF file into MS Word. Then, after doing the editing I print
from MS Word to my PDF printer...print to file.

Gordon
 
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