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I hope this doesn't constitute not thinking for myself [ ;-) ], but I've
been struggling over the last few days to find a solution to a printing
problem I'm having. And now I'm down to the wire and desperate.
I'm printing from Framemaker 5.5.6p145 on Windows NT 4.0.1381. I
unfortunately can't tell you much about the printers to which I've tried
printing. I simply don't know how to tell whether they're postscript, etc.
(And I have tried a couple of different printers.)
I'm printing a Framemaker book file containing about 15 files of varying
sizes. They're pretty simple files containing a maximum of three fonts but
lots of screenshots. The screenshots are mostly Windows Metafiles. (Yes,
very bad ... I know. But I lost that fight.)
The problem is that three of the 15 files do not print correctly. The first
5 or 6 pages of each file print fine, but the rest of the pages are almost
blank. They'll have one tiny half-inch square of printing on a page. That's
it. Nothing else.
The files look beautiful on the screen. They were all created in basically
the same manner on the same computer.
Also... when I try to PDF the files, the PDF on-screen looks exactly the
same as the bad printed version. Same little squares on the last pages of
the doc. I had upgraded to Acrobat 4.0 some time ago, and thought perhaps
that had something to do with it. I tried uninstalling Acrobat and
reinstalling 3.0 from the Framemaker CD. That didn't help. I also have Adobe
Illustrator, Photoshop and Pagemaker on my machine. I'm wondering if there
are any conflicts there.
Adobe's web site offered a few suggestions, which I'm going to try this
morning. However, I thought I'd go ahead and send this while I'm working on
them in the hopes that someone else had already encountered a similar
problem and solved it. I'm nearing a deadline and really do not have the
time to fight with my computer all day again today. (I've already spent the
last two days doing so.)
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