Can't create a PDF (print PDF) from Adobe Applications

I have INdesign 2.01. Every time I try to save a pdf by choosing print/output options/pdf my system locks up and the application stops responding. I have the same problem with Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10.

OS is XP
Pentium 4, 1.8GHz
512 MB RAM

Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions? I know I don’t have this problem when using the mac’s at school.

Yes I can just do a save as but I don’t get the same quality PDF.


I have all three on my tower at home running on 2000, I know it saves pdf just fine as I used it to greate my portfolio and mailers. I am not sure but the steps you mention seem different, so I will look and let you know by tomorrow.

Thanks! BTW here are the directions (pdf) on how I created them: