The disappearing print job...no errors
Posted on 1998-09-19
First of all, please no silly answers. I've found a solution for this problem already, but what I am looking for is another solution or an explanation. I am working with a performa and a select 360. The 360 is connected using localk cables. It has 7MB ram. The Performa is running 7.6.1. I am trying to print a 14 page word document with about 15 equations in it. The last page never prints. There are no errors from the print Que. It just goes through as it were printing. If I try to print just the last page, it enters the Que and exits. Nothing printed. No page fed. The printer blinks and stutters and stops. Now, when I removed the first equation, the last three printed. If I removed the second the 1st, third, and 4th printed. The 1st and 2nd will not print together. Even when it's just those two. Now I converted the first two to images, and it worked, but it was a more involved solution than I was looking for. I tried to print to a postscript file and encountered my first error
-50. I upgraded to laserwriter 8.5.1. Now, I can't print just three of the equations, but I can print to a postscript file with the level 2 or 3 compatibility selected. That postscript file prints fine. I still can't print the last page. And it still doesn't give me errors. But if I convert it to a postscript file, it prints fine. I have no other printing problems with this printer it works like a charm. One note, before I changed the software I printed the same document to a laserwriter II NT. It worked fine with no changes. Multiple times. I beleive the IInt is only level 1 postscript. I don't understand enough about postscript to know why this is happening. I know some postscript errors can be caused by damaged files or objects in the document. But we recreated those equations and it didnt' change anything as far ast the 350 was concerned.