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PDF prints in foreign language not english

I'm printing a broadsheet newspaper page to a tabloid page on an HP5100 printer, so it's reduced about 77%. The output is printed is not English, but (believe it or not) "it's Greek to me". If the page prints at 8.5 X 11 paper it prints correctly in English.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
That's odd... For all printing related issues with Acrobat, it's usually a good idea to verify that the printer driver that's used is the latest that's available. Acrobat is pretty demanding when it comes to printer drivers, and sometimes a driver that is older than Acrobat just does not work correctly.

What software are you using to print the document (e.g. full version of Acrobat, free Reader, other PDF printing software)?

If you have not tried this with the latest release of Reader, give 7.0.1 a try. If you are using 7.0.1, try something older (e.g. the 6.0.x Reader).
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SteveTestAuthor Commented:
I searched the experts site, then went to hp.com and read the FAQ's (good place to start). Adobe recommends using Postscript drivers as opposed to PCL drivers when printing PDF's. The printer was using PCL drivers. That has now been changed to Postscript drivers and it is printing fine.
thanks
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
As I said, it's usually the driver.
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SteveTestAuthor Commented:
Using the latest PCL driver did not resolve the problem, but changing the driver to the Postscript Driver fixed the problem.
thanks
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moduloCommented:
PAQed with points refunded (500)

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