Distiller returns repeated "Postscript error": will not convert to PDF or close
Posted on 2004-10-19
I have a problem that has come up all of sudden, and I can't figure out why this has happened or how to solve it. I've certainly never seen this happen when distilling before, and since this is a time-sensitive project, I'm stuck.
When I try to convert a file to PDF, Distiller stops after the message "Building Font Table" begins and returns a "Postscript error".
This happens when trying to distill via all of the following methods:
1. Exporting directly from Pagemaker
2. Printing to a PS file from Pagemaker, and then opening up Distiller to distill the file
3. Using PDF 995 to convert a Word file
The strange is thing is that once I get the error, it starts an endless loop where it keeps trying to distill the file and then returns the error, over and over. If I close the Distiller window or even shut down the application via Task Manager, it won't shut down -- it just continues to run this loop. The only way to get it to Close is to shut down the computer.
I have files I need to convert to PDF asap and I'm stuck. Can anyone help?