Saturday, May 10, 2008

64 bit pdf and onenote printing problems

Whilst MS is pushing 64 bit for everything, using 64bit Vista on my HP laptop continues to be a frustrating experience.

I had deadline and needed to print from MS Project to PDF. Even though I have a professional version of Acrobat 8, I cannot seem to print to PDF and the machine even locks and crashes Project. As a workaround I tried printing to OneNote, but again you cant seem to do this on a 64 bit machine. In the end I had to screenshot what I needed in OneNote and then creating the PDFs from that which is very annoying. These sort of issues along with my being unable to use Groove shared folders on 64bit workstation makes me feel that we are still a good way off from being able to adopt 64bit workstations for mainstream.

A few days after the deadline I found this product which seems to work well Free PDF Creator - Convert to PDF from Any File You Can Print - PrimoPDF