[OS X TeX] PDF File won't print from Adobe Reader 8.0

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 18 17:12:28 CET 2007


On Jan 18, 2007, at 03:55, Alan Munn wrote:

>> print to a postscript file from Adobe Reader, and see if that  
>> produces something.
>
> Adobe Reader won't let me do that. (It gives a message saying to  
> use Save As, but then only allows PDF saves...)

And if you produce a ps from Preview, and then open that file (again)  
in preview, it will be converted back to pdf. Does _that_ pdf still  
cause trouble?

>>  Another option is to look in the console applications in the  
>> utilities folder to see if something happens there when you print  
>> this file from the terminal (like error messages).
>
> There are no error messages at all.

OK. Does the info in Adobe Reader (it used to be the little triangle  
at the top-right of the window, don't know where they left it now)  
tell you anything about fonts?

>> Is there a particular reason this is a problem?
>
> Sure, first, I would like PDFs that are printable by others, and  
> many people use Acrobat Reader.  I would prefer that intuitively  
> reasonable things just work.  Also I tend to use Reader myself, and  
> would like documents to print as they should.

<grin> I was joking, at least a bit (I really don't like the new  
reader, for reaasons I won't go into here).

Have you confirmed that the Windows version has het same problem?  
Does Acrobat 7 have the same problem (on any platform)? What type of  
printer, postscript, or otherwise? Is it possible to create a small  
pdf that exhibits the problem and share it with us?

Maarten

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