When I go to print a pdf file with "Adobe PDF printer", I get the following error:

cannot complete command because read or write access has been denied.

This very strange error only appears if I change the paper size in the PPD settings. If I leave the default A4 size the PDF is generated without any problem.

When the error comes to light I need to delete the fhprefs.txt file. I tried to put somenthing like "whatever" in the export preferences of freehand, but that did not solved the problem.

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    Adobe has wrapped Freehand in rolls of duct tape to keep it together and running. This isn't much help, but I wouldn't depend on FH too much longer. I've found that sometimes you can get OK results using FH's PDF export option and/or Print to PDF in OSX, but even then I sometimes have font embedding issues. – DA01 Feb 3 '11 at 15:10
  • I know what you mean...but I need to use my PPD printer files and It with the export PDF function of FH I can't use them... – cubob Feb 4 '11 at 7:50
  • Are you able to print to a regular PostScript file? You could let Distiller handle the PDF compression after. It might simplify the process – GoofyMonkey Jun 16 '14 at 19:42

You don't mention the OS, but this may be a permissions issue. Perhaps if you ran freehand as administrator.

  • Sorry...my OS is Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. Anyway I yet tried to launch it as administrator but nothing... – cubob Feb 4 '11 at 7:47

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