Jun 132012

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.

  1. Install CutePDF Writer and allow it to error out. Make sure you select to install the PS2PDF tool when it asks.
  2. Go to Devices and Printers and select Add a Printer
  3. Add a Local Printer
  4. Make sure the drop down has an option for CPW2: (CutePDF Writer) otherwise these steps will not work
  5. I went ahead and selected LPT1: (Printer Port)
  6. 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.
  7. Continue on with the install and finally add the printer
  8. Go back to Devices and Printers and right click on the printer you just selected and choose Printer Properties
  9. You can change the name in the first text box to CutePDF or similar so it’s easier to find and remember
  10. On the Ports tab, change the port to CPW2: (CutePDF Writer).
  11. Apply/Ok after changing the port
  12. 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.