Problems printing PDF generated by LaTeX (Unix)
Posted on 2003-03-03
OK, here is a strange one...we have a user who received a bunch of PDFs from a colleague at a local university. The files were generated by LaTeX on some sort of Unix OS (I'm guessing Linux, not sure). The files view fine in Acrobat Reader 5.x (including 5.10), but when going to print them to any printer we've tried so far (HP Inkjet, HP LaserJet, HP DeskJet, Tektronix Phaser) it gets to the 3rd page or so where there is a colored graph then Acrobat hangs. The person sending the files says that they are using Acrobat reader 5.10 and can print fine to several different printers...
Using "Print as image" seems to help sometimes, esp. when breaking up the job (pg 1-6, 7-12). The funny thing is that there is nothing "special" about the file, other than having some charts and the graphs...
Document summary page indicates:
Creator: TeX output 2003.02.27:2306 (just a time/date I guess)
Producer: dvipdfm 0.13.2c
PDF Version: 1.2 (Acrobat 3.x) Fast Web View: No
Page Size 8.5x11 Tagged PDF: No
Number of Pages: 12
The only other difference I can see is in the Document Fonts where there are some funky embedded Custom fonts listed as "Embedded Subset" Type 1 (TTF I assume). Has anyone seen this, or know of a workaround?
Big points on this cuz hey, I got a lot saved up in the past 5 years :)