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I have just updated to SP2 and now can not print to any printer or PDF converters. can still print from other programs.

Is any 1 else having this problem?

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I am told that our posting of the Windows updater omitted a few Adobe support files required for GDI+ printing. We will post info tomorrow on a simple way to resolve this for those who have already updated to SP2 on Windows.

For now, SP2 users on Windows should turn off GDI+ in the VectorWorks preferences in order to print successfully.

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GDI as said have to be turned off. No functionality in Windows. One of the features that all looked out for is currently and for a shortwhile knocked out of action.

For exporting to DWG in Vista - another workabout in VW 13.

VW Tech WORKABOUT:

This issue can be resolved by changing the applications compatibility mode.

This can be done by navigating as follows:

C: > Program Files > VectorWorks 2008

Right click the VectorWorks 2008 shortcut > Select Properties >

Move to the compatibility tab > Check the ?Run this program in comp. mode for:? Box >

>From the drop-down, chose Windows XP (Service Pack2) > Click Apply > Click OK

After changing the programs compatibility mode to Windows XP, we were able to export DXF/DWGs from Windows Vista Ultimatex64.

Looks like VW are in workabout status modes in VW 2008 for Windows - unfortunately.

If you have HP printers - go to the services drop down dialogue(after the color drop down menu) and select Troubleshooting - select all 3 x tickmarks in that menu.

Edited by clb

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This was a great set of recommendations. My SP2 machine would print half the drawings correctly through PDF and half would show up blank using the print routine or no text using export to PDF. Turning off the GDI+ immediately resolved this for all our print layouts.

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