Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bullzip PDF printer driver suddenly prints very slowly

I've been using Bullzip for years, and it has always been fast and responsive.  However, it has suddenly become extremely slow to print files from Word.  Like, 5-10 minutes slow.  Previously it was always less than a few minutes, even for 150+ pages.

The problems more-or-less coincided with the latest Windows 7 patches, which I applied about August 24, 2015, after I came back from vacation.  But I don't know if that is related or not.  I don't know of anything else that changed, though.

Nothing ever shows up in the Bullzip printer queue and Word is not spooling it, so I don't know where the hangup is.  The print job simply disappears, and it takes 10 minutes for the Bullzip PDF driver window to show up.  Rebooting does not help.

I am admittedly running a fairly old version of Bullzip (v7.1.0.1218).  It has always been rock-solid to this point.

Unfortunately, I don't have a solution, as nobody else seems to be having this issue.  So if anyone else does have this issue, or has a solution, info is greatly appreciated.

[Update]:  Upgrading to Bullzip appears to have solved the issue.