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I get "Printer not activated. Error -20" when I try to save as PDF on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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I get "Printer not activated. Error -20" when I try to save as PDF on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Answer
  1. Close Final Draft;
  2. Windows 8:
    1. On the Start screen, right-click on the Final Draft 9 / 8 tile block (if it's there);
    2. Choose Run As Administrator;

OR

    1. On the Start screen, type "Final Draft" (without quotes) to call up the Final Draft 9 / 8 tile;
    2. Right-click it and choose Run As Administrator;

  1. Windows 7 / Vista:
    1. Go to Start > Programs;
    2. Right-click on Final Draft 9 / 8;
    3. Choose Run As Administrator;
  2. Start Final Draft and you should be able to save your script as a PDF without any further problems.

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Views: 42174 Created on: Apr 21, 2010
Date Updated: Sep 11, 2016
Posted in: Error Messages, PDF

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