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    Default Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    Instead of proper letters I am getting hundreds of little squares, when I try to print a document pdf file with Adobe reader version 6.0.1. Am using a brother laser printer model HL-1430 It is printing the images in the document OK.

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    what font are you using?

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    I don't know how to find the type of font the document is in. It was a download from Paradise Net, though.

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    It shouldn't matter what the font is; I'm picking that the problem is that Adobe Reader is printing to "not-a-Brother-HL-1430" printer.

    Use the File/Printer Setup menu in Reader to select the correct printer. Adobe Reader doesn't necessarily use the Windows default printer.

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    If you're getting very small square outlines where the letter should be, then it's some type of font / TrueType problem. Postscript tends to generate reams of garbage when it goes bad.

    If you're getting random "graphic" squares, or squares always in the same location for different documents, then it's going to be a RAM or driver problem.

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    Hi Graham L,
    Adobe Reader has the correct printer in its settings.
    I am getting around the problem by copying and pasting into Word, and printing that. Not all that satisfactory though.

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    Quote Originally Posted by kingdragonfly
    If you're getting very small square outlines where the letter should be, then it's some type of font / TrueType problem. Postscript tends to generate reams of garbage when it goes bad.

    If you're getting random "graphic" squares, or squares always in the same location for different documents, then it's going to be a RAM or driver problem.

    Hi Kingdragonfly,

    The little squares are where the letters should be.

    And by the way, the print preview before printing with Brother, looks OK.

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    HO HO HO!
    I have got around the problem, - by selecting Print as an image, in Advanced
    Then it works fine.
    Thanks for the inspiration, everybody

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    Suggest update Adobe Reader to v7.0.5
    Seem to remember there were a few problems with v6

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    Default Re: Lots of little squares when I try to print a pdf file

    I know it is a good product, but have had a lot of trouble with Acrobat.I did some research and found another free pdf viewer that works great and I don't have to look at that splash screen when the program starts.You guys might want to give Foxit a try. I love it. Also Cute pdf works great for converting anything to pdf.It is free and it works. These are from my own personal experience.

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