Preview & PDF functionality or not?

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16 Apr, 2010 02:58 PM

Dear MyFMButler,

I'm confused by the new release of v2 of the PrinterSwitch plugin. I know v1.7 didn't let you use the Preview or Save As PDF functionality on Mac OS X (I have 10.4 through 10.6). But my understanding of is that it DOES let you use this Preview/PDF functionality using the OS print dialog; however, I can't get it to work and am experiencing the exact same behavior. In addition, the knowledgebase is more confusing as it mentions both situations with no clarification as to which version has which functionality.

No PDF functionality via OS:

PDF functionality in the OS:

Please clarify if the Preview button and Save As PDF functionality works in OS 10.5 and OS 10.6 and if you have any ideas why it might not be working in my setup with v2.0.0.1, that would be helpful also!


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Support on 19 Apr, 2010 08:33 AM

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    Thanks for the feedback. The first FAQ article you mentioned is actually an article that was referring to version 1.x of PrinterSwitch. I have now added a note that this is no longer relevant for PrinterSwitch 2.0.1 and later.

    With version 2.0.1, if you have make a printer selection with PrinterSwitch, then select File - Print manually, you will now be able to use the 'Preview' and 'Save as PDF' functions.

    If you want, you can even integrate 'Save as PDF' in a capture/restore workflow, although there is limited use, because the PDF name you can define is not variable.

    If you seem to have problems, please try to send us a step-by-step description of what you are trying to do and what happens.

  2. Support closed this discussion on 19 Apr, 2010 08:33 AM.

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