After meticulous systematic testing (and nearly a ream of paper) I finally found what is causing the problem! But still can’t solve it.
When the letters “F” and “I” are together, specifically “fi” in that order using any sans serif font, that’s when the issue occurs.
If it is “if”, or a serif font, then it prints fine. So the word “office” would cause an issue but not the word “fiction”.
It really is bizarre! So....
I cleared all my ID preferences and all my PDF presets but the issue was still there.
I then rebuilt my system font cache. Still no luck. (Deleted FNTCACHE.DAT)
Then I rebuilt all the Adobe font cache files. (Did a search for *.LST files and deleted any that contained the letters FNT)
And I’m still left looking for a solution
Sounds like the driver is having a problem with ligatures. Your doc won't look as good, but try truning off ligatures in ID and export a new PDF and see if that one will print.
>I then rebuilt my system font cache. Still no luck. (Deleted FNTCACHE.DAT)
Not a good thing. You should only delete Adobefnt??.lst files and only when the ?? is two digits.
So after a stupid ammount of hours and waste paper... it was a tick in a box. Turned ligatures off and all is well.
I cant work out if Im happy or annoyed.
As for the font cache, i know it was not ideal but I was getting desperate and I did back all the files up just incase.
Yet again Peter, thank you very much.
Time to speak to Canon about their drivers!
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