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Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

(OP)
When I try to print a PDF to the Acrobat PDF printer, I receive the following error log. The letters and font name following "offending command" vary depending on the particular PDF that I'm trying to print. I'm using Acrobat 9 Pro on Windows XP Pro. TIA.


%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
%%[Page: 1]%%
%%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: EOTASJ+ArialMT ]%%

Stack:
false


%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

RE: Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

If there are any vertical text boxes, try removing them. Also, sometimes trying a different font helps.

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RE: Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

(OP)
I don't think it's a text box problem -- It also errored when I tried to print a page of Google search results. It is able to print a PDF to PDF for simple text-only documents though.

On another machine with Acrobat 8 Professional, it can print a PDF of that document from Acrobat 9, so it appears that Acrobat 9 simply does not like to print some of its own PDFs.

I installed CutePDF Writer and it showed a similar error. That is, print Google search results in Firefox to Adobe PDF, open that PDF document and print to CutePDF -- the error is printed in the new PDF.

Anyway, I was originally trying to print a PDF to PDF in order to make a document greyscale. Turns out, it wouldn't convert to greyscale even in Acrobat 8, so all of this is now irrelevant. If it is a bug, hopefully it will be fixed in a patch.

RE: Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

try to print by clicking file - print, but in the print dialouge, click on advanced and choose "print as image", then click ok, and print.

RE: Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

Please don't print a PDF to another PDF.  This is known as re-frying and produces very bad PDF files.

In Acrobat professional there is a tool called pre-flight that is capable of doing many conversions, please check it out.

RE: Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

(OP)
Samaba,
Preflight did the trick. I was able to convert a color PDF to greyscale.

I didn't know about 're-frying', so I will watch out for that in the future.

Thank you!

RE: Postscript error when printing PDFs created in Acrobat

Glad it helped!
Samaba

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