RE: PageMaker 6.52 to HP 8550--problems? solutions?

Subject: RE: PageMaker 6.52 to HP 8550--problems? solutions?
From: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 09:23:07 -0500

Marguerite (and all),

Well, yes, it's Monday morning, and I've sort of solved the problem. Would you believe I solved it by READING THE README FILE?!?!?!?!? (And whatever happened to the interrobang, anyway?)

Turns out that the driver HP furnishes doesn't work. The readme file instructs you to go to the Adobe site and download the latest Adobe PS driver and install that, instead.

There are still some font anomalies I've chasing down, but I was able to work around them, after a fashion, and get some production done over the weekend.

The machine is choking on symbol fonts (sometimes, not always) and throwing PostScript errors; but at least I'm no longer tearing out what little remains of my hair.

Thanks, everyone, for your well-meaning suggestions. Some of them sent me looking in the right direction.

Dick

Marguerite Krupp wrote:

>Dick,
>
>It's Monday, so you've probably solved your problem by now, but that's
>exactly what happened to me. The font seemed OK on screen, and in print, it
>was OK in some places but not in others. It turned out that in the history
>of the book, someone had made changes to the text in the graphics and had
>used a font that LOOKED LIKE, but was not the same as, the font that the
>printer liked. The solution was to go through each piece of text in the
>graphic and verify that the font was something for which the printer had the
>appropriate font loaded. Tedious, but it eventually worked. I hope your
>situation yields to a simpler solution!


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