I’m not completely sure why this error is generated, but I have a hunch it’s because CutePDF tries to use a list of already installed PostScript print drivers and if none of the pre-configured ones are found, it errors out and will not continue.
- Install CutePDF Writer and allow it to error out. Make sure you select to install the PS2PDF tool when it asks.
- Go to Devices and Printers and select Add a Printer
- Add a Local Printer
- Make sure the drop down has an option for CPW2: (CutePDF Writer) otherwise these steps will not work
- I went ahead and selected LPT1: (Printer Port)
- For driver you’ll need to find a PostScript compatible driver. I went to the HP drivers and selected the HP Color LaserJet 2500 PS driver. The PS at the end represents that it is a PostScript driver. You may have to look in the list, but there should be plenty of PostScript compatible HP drivers you can pick from.
- Continue on with the install and finally add the printer
- Go back to Devices and Printers and right click on the printer you just selected and choose Printer Properties
- You can change the name in the first text box to CutePDF or similar so it’s easier to find and remember
- On the Ports tab, change the port to CPW2: (CutePDF Writer).
- Apply/Ok after changing the port
- Do a test print. If you choose CutePDF (or whatever you named it) you should be prompted with a dialogue box asking where you’d like to save the PDF.