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PDF File Flattens When Printing

PDF File Flattens When Printing

PDF File Flattens When Printing

Hi, I've been sent a pdf file that's 2.038KB.  When I try to print, I get the message that the file is flattening and then it hangs and doesn't print. I tried running the pdf optimizer under advanced options, and when I access the layer viewer, there are no layers.  I have also tried reducing the document size.  Nothing seems to help.
Michaael Kohler

RE: PDF File Flattens When Printing

A few questions to help us help you....
Can you View the file before you try to print it ?
How were you 'sent' the file - as an email attachment, on a CD or DVD, or on a Thumb Drive ?
What version of Acrobat or Acrobat Reader are you using? What Desktop OS (Xp, Vista, Win7)?
Have you tried saving the file to a local folder, and opening it and printing from there?  What kind of printer? is it local to your PC, networked, or local WiFi ?

Fred Wagner


RE: PDF File Flattens When Printing

Hi, thanks for the response.  It was sent as an emai attachment.  I'm using Acrobat 8 professional on XP Professional.  I save it to a local folder, open an print it from there.  The printer is a Xerox 9203, which is a network printer.

RE: PDF File Flattens When Printing

When you have the file open in Acrobat 8 Pro, what size is it? Letter or legal, or is it a large format map or engineering drawing? Does your printer normally print this type of document?
is it all one page, or several pages ?

Fred Wagner


RE: PDF File Flattens When Printing

It's an engineering drawing, I'm setting the size to 81/2x11.  I usally have no problems printing this type of document. It's 3 pages in length, but I tried extracting each page to seperate file.

RE: PDF File Flattens When Printing

Michael - Check to see if your printer options can be set to print the document as several sheets which can be pasted together after printing - really look through your options.
In my Acrobat 8 Professional, on the Print Menu, the options are in the Page Scaling drop-down - choices that would be useful to you include "Fit to Printable Area", and "Tile Large Pages"
One or the other of these should work.

Fred Wagner


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