New post
Avatar
0

Dear Sirs

appriciate your help - Finale 2014. 


The software prints well physically, that is, recognizes the printer and everything works.
However when I choose to save as a PDF - I get the following message:

Cannot initialize default printer

(by the way, in WORD saving PDF is working fine)

What should I do?

waiting to hear from you,
thanks a lot !

 

13 comments

Date Votes
Avatar
0

Don't know specifically what the problem would be, but the Finale Export to PDF function is generally not very good anyway. It'll be better to use a virtual PDF printer such as PDF Creator (https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator). I use it all the time, it works very well

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

thank you for your reply.

I downlaoded virtual PDF printer - PDF Creator,

but how do I export the Finale file to a PDF file now? 

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

Once the virtual printer is installed, treat it just like any other printer. From Finale, choose Print. In the print dialogue, your virtual printer should show as an option along with any other printers you have installed. Choose that one, and tell it where to save the PDF file.

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

thank you Mike

I tride to export pring through PDFcreator and through adobePDF  

both ways I still get the notice:

Cannot initialize default printer

have you got maby other idea?  

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

This looks perhaps more like a Windows problem. I'm no expert regarding Windows, but take a look at Control Panel > Devices and Printers and see if the PDF Printer is listed, and if so, make it the default printer. Can you print ANYTHING, like a score or parts directly from Finale to a normal paper printer?

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

Yes.

the printer works fine. 

I can print from word or from Finale physicly.

also, I can save to Pdf file in Word, only in Finale it doesn't work, 

really strange, maybe you or one of your freinds will have a solution? 

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0
Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

Thanks Michael

I tried it, and got to this stage - the two prompts which I do not appear:

10. You will see two prompts, one about anonymous feedback and one about MIDI Setup. Choose the options that work for you and test the issue(most of the time MIDI Setup is good to go by default and can be changed later if needed).

is it possible to ask for a big favore? 

will you be able to get in to my computer through these numbers of TeamVeier and see if you can fix it? 

Identification number: ‭1 428 534 554‬

code: 257fhb

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

Sorry, I can't really do that, I'm not a computer technician.As a matter od fact, do NOT drag the MIDI.INI file into the old preferences - if your MIDI set-up works you should just leave it (and I doubt that it has anything to do with the general preferences). Just re-create the FINALE.INI file and see what happens. If there comes up anither prompt about anomynmus feedback, don't worry about it (or send a schreen shot of it, I'ne never seen it ...), just choose something and continue so that Finale re-creates the preferences file as it is starting up and then see wat happens.

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

I see. thats fine.

well, the problem is still there, 

I may try uninstalling the Finale and install again, 

I hope it will help.

thank you Michael for your help!

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

Yes, I suppose re-installing Finale should (theoretically) fix it, unless there's some kind of problem with the Windows printer set-up.

Hope it works out for you soon, good luck.

By the way - I don't know how this Team Viewer app works, but you should probably delete all these codes from your post!

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

thanks again Michael. 

the Team Viewer is a one-time code so it is fine!

Comment actions Permalink
Avatar
0

Did you do what Mike Rosen explained in his post : start the printing process, but instead of selecting a real printer, select PdfCreator in the printers list.

P.S.: there are the other similar programs, such as Cutepdf.

Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.