Posts Tagged ‘PDF’

Status of printing, one week later

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Now that the dust has settled a bit, we would like to give a status update after the print server migration. Somewhat contrary to popular belief, the overall situation with printing has improved quite a lot. Most combinations of operating systems, client programs, file formats and printers work very well, with two notable exceptions:

  • Mac OS X 10.6.7: printing some PDFs from non-Adobe programs on some printers fails. We're working on a solution. Either use Adobe Reader/Acrobat or print on any other printer. This problem is introduced with the 10.6.7 update. You'll have to use the Acroread workaround until we find a solution.  SOLVED: Apple released an official patch to fix the problems with fonts. Please update your computer.
  • Macs: the LPD way of printing (readme) currently does not work. Again, we're working on it. Use CUPS in the meantime. SOLVED

As a reminder, please let us know immediately if apart from the above-mentioned cases you still experience printing issues.

Solution for PDF printing problems on Windows

Friday, December 19th, 2008

We found the solution for our long term PDF printing problems, which occurred mostly on Windows computers.

The latest workaround was to use the option print as image in Adobe Acrobat. This was very slow, and some times even that didn't work.

Please follow the instructions in this readme, if you have such problems!