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Issue: Activation Error: Printer not activated, error code -30 or -41 appears when trying to save as PDF in DS|Design
Description: An Activation error window appears after you click File>Save As Adobe PDF
Solution: In order to fix the Activation Error: Printer not activated, error code -30 or -41 error message when trying to Save As>Adobe PDF, the first step would be to ensure the software is up to date by checking for updates using the below instructions, if there are no updates for DS|Design, please follow the Reset PDF Writer section.
If you are already at the current version of DS|Design & DS|Color or updating did not resolve the issue, please perform the following steps: