The Broderbund PDF creator requires that the user add a port to allow the program to function on Windows 7 64-bit. The installer does not make all of the necessary changes for the user. If the user does not make these changes, the application will become unresponsive and crash beginning the pdf creation process.

The steps to repair this issue are:

  1. Open Devices and Printers from the Control Panel.
  2. Right click on Broderbund PDF Creator.
  3. Click on Printer Properties.
  4. View the Ports tab.
  5. Click on the Add Port… button.
  6. Highlight “Local Port” and click on the New Port… button (Not New Port Type…)
  7. Enter any name for the port.
  8. Restart Your Computer
  9. Return to the application.
  10. Save your project as a PDF.