[pdftex] Characters missing when printing from Acrobat

rhowlett at mail.usyd.edu.au rhowlett at mail.usyd.edu.au
Thu Dec 6 16:42:44 CET 2001

If you don't want to upgrade pdftex, using "print as image"
in Acrobat should work, although it will be slow.

Bob Howlett

Quoting Carsten Friedrich <carsten at cs.usyd.edu.au>:

> Hi,
> thank you all for your great help. It seems I have been a little bit
> un-precise
> when writing my first mail. So here are some more detailed
> informations:
> Acrobat version: 5.0 (full version, online-update says it is up to
> date)
> Printer: HP laserjet 4000 N
> Source: latex ,  pdf generated with pdfTeX, Version 
> 3.14159-14f-released-20000525 (Web2C 7.3.3)
> Fonts: Time(bold,roman,italic),CMMI12, CMSY10, 
> CMR12,CMEX10,CMMI8,CMSY8,CMMI6,CMR8 all type 1
> Acrobat displays all characters correctly, the problem occurs only
> when
> printing.
> The problem also occurs if I print to file and look at it with ghostview
> (windows version 3.6). This also
> happens with other printer drivers. As the output is about 200k I don't
> want to just
> send it to everybody, but if you are interested I'm happy to send it to
> you. When reading
> the pdf file with ghostview and printing it prints fine. Also the latex
> source is available on
> request.
> Things that do not work: "-" and some greek characters.
> I also tried all kinds of printer switches like (optimize for 
> compatibility, postscript version, turn
> off adjustments, etc.) with no effect.
> If you don't know a real solution but a work-around how I can print from
> my 
> acrobat version I'd
> be happy with that :-).
> Thanks
> Carsten

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