TOOLS: PS Printer installation with Adobe Distiller

Subject: TOOLS: PS Printer installation with Adobe Distiller
From: "Vincent Quesniaux" <vincent -dot- quesniaux -at- mycom-int -dot- fr>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:35:51 +0200

Hi all,
I have a big problem which has caused me to rip out my hair for 2 hours.
I installed recently Acrobat Distiller v4.0 and FrameMaker 6.0 on my PC and
I am now trying to install a postscript printer to convert my MS Word docs
into pdf docs.
I went on Adobe's web site to download the corresponding Printer Driver
(Adobe Universal PostScript Windows Driver Installer 1.0.6 - English which
can be accessed at: ). I installed
the winsteng.exe executable file on my disk and launched the installation. I
chose the Adobe Generic Postscript printer when asked to choose a model of
printer and ended up the installation.

System: Windows 2000
Acrobat Distiller v4.0
MS Word 2000

Method used for conversion from Word to pdf:
- I tried to print a Word doc into a file selecting the Generic Postscript
- I obtained a .prn doc on which I then changed the extension to .ps.
- I then opened the .ps file with Acrobat Distiller and made a pdf.

The pdf is displayed in black & White and not in colors. I have to send
some protected user manuals with colored screenshots as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance for your help.
ps: I do not have much hair left...


vincent -dot- quesniaux -at- mycom-int -dot- fr
Documentation Department
MYCOM International

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