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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 or DS|Color
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 both DS|Design and DS|Color, please follow the Reset PDF Writer section.
If checking for updates does not fix the issue, then please follow the below instructions.