Printing issues with some PDFs
Posted Nov 30, 2004 19:21 UTC (Tue) by jeskritt
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers
I find that a number of PDFs fail to print on non-windows machines, particularly with technical papers. I think it's from using the PDF writer from with in MS Office. I don't have any proof though.
I have a Mac G4, a x86 Linux box and a SPARC Solaris machine on my desk at work. Even using Adobe Acrobat reader for each platform I can't print some PDFs. They print without error, but nothing comes out of the printer. I can print to postscript and dump the PS to the print and still nothing comes out. If I print the PDF to a PS file and use ps2ps I get PS stack errors.
I find the only way for me to print these files (other than finding someone with a windows machine to do it for me) is to use OS X's Preview program. It prints them no problem. I can also use it to print to PDF and those PDFs will print on non-windows machines.
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