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QuarkXPress postscript errors

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I'm looking for some info on postscript errors.
Occasionally I will get a PS error in a Quark document and it won't print. I get a warning from the computer and some garbled stuff comes out of the printer.

Unfortunately, I don't get any info on what the nature of the error is or where it is in the document and I end up re-creating the docunemnt from scratch.

How do you troubleshoot postscript errors and where might I find some good info on them....

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by:weed
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Postscript errors and Quark go hand in hand. We got them all the time and its usually something goofy like either a corrupted font or simple weirdness in the file. Re-saving a copy of the file usually cleared it up.
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Re-saving almost never works for me.
So all there is to do is pluck things out one by one to see where the culprit is or make a new file?
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Yeah try that.
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Quit out of Quark then Try trashing Xpress Preferences and Xpress Temp (if it is there).  
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I would also trash Printing Preferences.   And check the version of printer driver you are using and if your printer is PS compatible.
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The Printer is Post Script compatible, but the pref trash sounds like a good idea I will try it...
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Hi. IME PS errors from QXP are usually font related or corrupt item. Depending on the size of the document, you can create a new document  and drag things in from old to new. You don't have to actually print, you can see if printing to file creates same problem. HTH, Steve
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hotblack....read the guidelines on posting comments and answers before locking up questions.
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OK, I think I'll stop trying to help
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Benoit Cloutier earned 50 total points
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I had some problems liek that. If it's not a font, i may be an illustrator logo. If so, just found out which one it is and re-save it.
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