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I can't convert printmaster files to .pdf files with my windows 7 system. What can I do to fix this problem.

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  • mcdees2 Dec 17, 2010

    Your solution didn't work. Under item 3 you said to select "Broderbund PDF Converter v2.10d. I do not show this printer in setup name. Only amyuni document converter 400, microsoft xps document writer and my normal printer HP Photosmart C3100 series. I have tried to uninstall printmaster gold 16 and reinstall it but I still don't get the broderbund PDF printer. What now?

  • mcdees2 Dec 17, 2010

    I don't have broderbund PDF converter listed on my printer setup name or in listed printers on the devices and printers in my windows 7 system. I have tried to uninstall my printmaster gold 16 and reinstall it but to no avail. How can I get that printer driver installed on my laptop?

  • mcdees2 Dec 17, 2010

    This is the same solution I got from NinaE. It didn't work then and it wont work now! I also got one from her suggesting adding a new port for a broderbund pdf printer. I still don't show a broderbund pdf converter or printer anywhere. I need to find this driver somewhere. Is my printermaster gold 16 incompatible with windows. Everything else seem to work ok. It worked fine on my xp computer.

  • mcdees2 Dec 20, 2010

    As I have stated before, I do not have a broderbud pdf converter v2.10d installed in my device and printer file or anywhere else. When I go to printer setup it is not listed under name. I have tried to locate this software on the internet but with no sucess, I just keep getting the run around and end up with trial version programs.

    I really believe that the printmaster gold 16 program is not compatable with windows 7. What do you think?

  • mcdees2 Dec 20, 2010

    Do you people read the replies that I send back. I have told you trhat I don't have a broderbund pdf converter verson any number. You keep telling me to select that printer and I don't have it. If you have something new then send it otherwise go back to sleep and don't bother me anymore.

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Here is a step-by-step description of how to use the Professional Printing option to convert PrintMaster files to PDF:


1. In Tools/Options/General Options, check the box beside "Optimal Printing Resolution".

2. Go to File/Printer Setup/Printer Setup.

3. Under "Name" select Broderbund PDF Converter v2.10d

4. Next, go to File/Professional Printing.

5. Select "Save As PDF".

6. At the next screen, type the name of the PDF file you want to save in "Project Name".

7. Under "PDF Resolution", select 600 dpi.

8. Click on "Save As". In the next window, browse to the folder in which you want to save the file (for example: My Documents).

9. Click on the "Save" button.

10. PrintMaster will save the PDF file to the folder you selected.

11. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat to make sure all the elements and pages are there and that it looks as expected.

12. Once you are satisfied, upload this file to Print Pelican.


There are two caveats: 1. Because it is made to print cards and calendars to your laser or ink-jet printer, PrintMaster expects page sizes to be standard ones such as 11" x 17" or 8.5" x 11". Custom page sizes (such as 7" x 10") may not work properly. 2. Do not use backgrounds or elements that print to the edge of the page. This is a feature that will not print properly from PrintMaster. Make sure your pages have white margins with nothing printing on them.

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Welcome to Fixya

Here is a step-by-step description of how to use the Professional Printing option to convert PrintMaster files to PDF.

1. In Tools/Options/General Options, check the box beside "Optimal Printing Resolution".

2. Go to File/Printer Setup/Printer Setup.

3. Under "Name" select Broderbund PDF Converter v2.10d

4. Next, go to File/Professional Printing.

5. Select "Save As PDF".

6. At the next screen, type the name of the PDF file you want to save in "Project Name".

7. Under "PDF Resolution", select 600 dpi.

8. Click on "Save As". In the next window, browse to the folder in which you want to save the file (for example: My Documents).

9. Click on the "Save" button.

10. PrintMaster will save the PDF file to the folder you selected.

11. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat to make sure all the elements and pages are there and that it looks as expected.

12. Once you are satisfied, upload this file to Print Pelican.


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Hello.

Here are the steps:

1. In Tools/Options/General Options, check the box beside "Optimal Printing Resolution".

2. Go to File/Printer Setup/Printer Setup.

3. Under "Name" select Broderbund PDF Converter v2.10d

4. Next, go to File/Professional Printing.

5. Select "Save As PDF".

6. At the next screen, type the name of the PDF file you want to save in "Project Name".

7. Under "PDF Resolution", select 600 dpi.

8. Click on "Save As". In the next window, browse to the folder in which you want to save the file (for example: My Documents).

9. Click on the "Save" button.

10. PrintMaster will save the PDF file to the folder you selected.

11. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat to make sure all the elements and pages are there and that it looks as expected.

12. Once you are satisfied, upload this file to Print Pelican.


There are two caveats: 1. Because it is made to print cards and calendars to your laser or ink-jet printer, PrintMaster expects page sizes to be standard ones such as 11" x 17" or 8.5" x 11". Custom page sizes (such as 7" x 10") may not work properly. 2. Do not use backgrounds or elements that print to the edge of the page. This is a feature that will not print properly from PrintMaster. Make sure your pages have white margins with nothing printing on them.


If this doesn

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  • NinaE Dec 17, 2010

    Hello, again.



    Here's a solution from Broderbund Support:



    The Broderbund PDF creator requires that the user add a port to allow the program to function on Windows 7 64-bit. The installer does not make all of the necessary changes for the user. If the user does not make these changes, the application will become unresponsive and crash beginning the pdf creation process.



    The steps to repair this issue are:

    1. Open Devices and Printers from the Control Panel.

    2. Right click on Broderbund PDF Creator.

    3. Click on Printer Properties.

    4. View the Ports tab.

    5. Click on the Add Port... button.

    6. Highlight "Local Port" and click on the New Port... button (Not New Port Type...)

    7. Enter any name for the port.
    8. Restart Your Computer

    9. Return to the application.

    10. Save your project as a PDF.

    The Broderbund PDF creator requires that the user add a port to allow the program to function on Windows 7 64-bit. The installer does not make all of the necessary changes for the user. If the user does not make these changes, the application will become unresponsive and crash beginning the pdf creation process.


    The steps to repair this issue are:

    1. Open Devices and Printers from the Control Panel.

    2. Right click on Broderbund PDF Creator.

    3. Click on Printer Properties.

    4. View the Ports tab.

    5. Click on the Add Port... button.

    6. Highlight "Local Port" and click on the New Port... button (Not New Port Type...)

    7. Enter any name for the port.
    8. Restart Your Computer

    9. Return to the application.

    10. Save your project as a PDF.

  • NinaE Dec 20, 2010

    So, when you select:

    Tools/Options/General Options, check the box beside "Optimal Printing Resolut

    Go to File/Printer Setup/Printer Setup.


    Under "Name", you don't see Broderbund PDF Converter v2.10d as a selection ?


    That seems to be the only way to save a Broderbund file to PDF in Windows 7.


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