Be sure to look for money-saving shipping offers and free store pickup for many products when you shop at light-use home printers to high-output commercial models and everything in between, the printers at Walmart will help you get the job done right. Re: Looking for printer.printer offline Make sure that you set the printer up properly through the info given by the manufacturer in how to set it up for wired networking. Helps to know manufacturer & model of the printer, along with what version of Mac OS you are running. M252dw Printer is Not Connected - Looking for Printer - Printer Not Responding - Printer Not Found ‎ 05:10 PM I have the exact same problem as @VBPrinter and I am using the exact same printer model on the same system/OS X version.

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The Adobe PDF Printer is not available or is unusable from Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6) to Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8).

  1. If you are using Acrobat 9 Pro, update to Acrobat 9.1 Pro. The Updater removes the Adobe PDF Printer from the Printer list and adds the Save As Adobe PDF command to the PDF menu.
  2. In the PDF menu, choose Save As Adobe PDF, and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard (v10.5), Snow Leopard (v10.6), Lion (v10.7), or Mountain Lion (v10.8), the Adobe PDF Printer isn't removed.

The Save As Adobe PDF command appears in the PDF menu.

Security features in Snow Leopard and later editions that disable the Adobe PDF Printer. Adobe Acrobat 9.1 Pro and later editions up to Acrobat 11.0.x Pro remove the Adobe PDF Printer. Add, they add a Save As Adobe PDF command. Customers using earlier versions of Adobe Acrobat in Snow Leopard cannot use the Adobe PDF Printer. 

Technical changes in Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6) and the later editions prevent Adobe from delivering a PostScript-based printer module. However, the new PDF workflow takes advantage of the PDF-based printing architecture already present in Mac OS X. By choosing Save As Adobe PDF from the PDF menu, Apple-based PDFs are converted to Adobe-quality PDFs using your JobOption settings.

The benefits of a PDF-to-PDF print workflow include the following:

  • Better performance
  • Higher-quality PDFs
  • The ability to create PDFs that are compliant with Standards, such as PDF/X and PDF/A
  • The potential for adding functionality to PDFs, such as bookmarks, hyperlinks and watermarks

Users of non-Adobe PostScript-based publishing applications cannot print directly to Adobe PDF, and must use another PDF creation method.

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Some versions of some Adobe products, such as InDesign and Illustrator CS4 or CS5, don't support the PDF menu in the Mac OS X print dialog box. For those cases, either save as (Illustrator) or export (InDesign) to a PDF file. Or, print to PostScript® file and open that file with Distiller, Acrobat Professional, or Apple's Preview application. For more information, see Error Save as PDF options unsupported Create PDF InDesign, Illustrator Mac OS 10.6 or later

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Configuring a printer for your small business sometimes requires that you have the printer's Internet Protocol (IP) address. This address allows other network devices to find the printer on the local or wide area network. Whether you're running Windows, Linux/Unix or Apple there are a number of different ways that you can find a printer's IP address through the command line.


Step 1

Open a command prompt on your computer. In Windows XP, click 'Start' then 'Run.' Type the command 'cmd' in the 'Run' box and hit 'Enter.' On Vista or Windows 7, click the 'Start' button, type 'cmd' in the Search box and hit 'Enter.'

Step 2

Enter 'netstat -r' at the command prompt and hit 'Enter.'

Step 3

Scroll through the list of devices and locate the IP address associated with your printer. The address will be in a series of four numbers separated by dots, for example:

Step 1

Open a terminal window from the desktop menu.

Step 2

Type the following command at the prompt:

lpstat -pPRINTER -l

Check through the printer information, as the IP address may be listed there, depending on your system.

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Step 3

Check the '/etc/hosts' file for printer information by typing the following command:

'cat /etc/hosts ¦ more'

Check through the readout for information about your printer. It may be listed here with the IP address.

Step 1

Click the 'Go' menu in the 'Finder.'

Step 3

Double click on 'terminal.'

Step 4

Type the following command at the command line, substituting the name of the printer for which you are looking for the IP for PRINTERNAME, and hit 'Enter':

'netstat -i PRINTERNAME'


  • If the printer IP doesn't pull up through netstat on a Mac, try running the 'cat /etc/hosts' command to see if the printer's IP is listed there.


About the Author

Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.

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