The Wholly Genes PDF printer driver and Windows 7 x64
Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:49 PM
(not necessary under Windows 7 x86 (32-bit))
1) Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the RRW folder in your TMG 7 program folder.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\The Master Genealogist v7\rrw"
2) Select the file "pdfinstall.exe"
3) Right-click and select "Properties"
4) Select the "Compatibility" tab
5) Click the [Change settings for all users] button
Respond affirmatively to a permissions prompt if received.
6) Select the "Compatibility mode" checkbox so that it's checked
7) Select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" from the listbox
8) Click [OK] and [OK] again to save your changes
9) Run TMG.
10) Select File / Printer Setup...
11) Click the [Install PDF printer] button
12) Click [Yes] on the prompt screen
13) The messages on the "Amyuni Document Converter" screen should show that the PDF printer driver was successfully installed.
14) Click [OK] and [OK] to close the screens
15) Exit TMG
If you haven't added the "Devices and Printers' button to the Start Menu, do so.
Right-click on the taskbar and select "Properties"
Select the "Start Menu" tab
Click the [Customize...] button
Click the "Devices and Printers" checkbox so that it's checked
Click [OK] and [OK] again to save your change
16) Open the Start Menu and click the [Devices and Printers] button
17) Right-click on the "Wholly Genes PDF Writer v3" icon and select "Printer properties"
18) Select the "Ports" tab
19) Click the [Add Port...] button
Respond affirmatively if there is a permissions prompt.
20) With "Local Port" selected in the list, click the [New Port...] button
21) On the "Port Name" screen, enter a name such as "NewPort" (no quotes) and click [OK].
22) On the "Ports" tab, make sure that your "NewPort" local port is selected
23) Click [OK] to save your changes to the PDF driver properties.
You should now be able to output a report to a PDF file from TMG.
On the report definition screen for the selected report, the Report Destination / File type should be Acrobat
(PDF). Be sure to save a name and path for the file (such as c:\test\test.PDF) in the File name field.
It's considerably easier to do this than it was to write it down. style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
Many thanks to Virginia Blakelock for finding the NewPort trick and to formerprof for pinning down the PDF driver installer issue.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:33 PM
Remove the Wholly Genes PDF Writer v3 driver from the system Devices and Printers folder (if already installed) and then try steps #1 to #15 above.
Do not do steps from #16 on. That part is a fix for a PDF driver bug under 64-bit operating systems.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:42 PM
This happens after an operating system upgrade but apparently not after an operating system clean install. Applies to Win7 and to Win8.
- Click on the Start button and enter "regedit" in the Search area, but do NOT hit Enter.
- You should see Regedit.exe at the top of the search results, right-click on it and select "Run As Administrator":
(I used the Start menu / Run option to run Regedit.)
- Go to the end of the registry, open the HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG key, right-click on the Software key and select Permissions:
- Make sure the "Full control" permission for the "Users" user is checked. (It was unchecked.)
- Click OK, close the registry editor, and try saving your documents to PDF from your favorite application.
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