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Printing Gibberish

Feb 3, 2011 2:36 PM

When I try to print a web page I get a lot of what I will call gibberish for lack of a better term.What is causing this?

An example would be where there should be numbers, it looks like this:



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    Feb 14, 2011 7:28 AM   in reply to t8ntlikly

    Which browser are you using? Which website are you trying to print?


    Go to Printing Preferences... (Go to Printers and Faxes->Right click on Adobe PDF Printer->Printing Preferences...) and uncheck the check box 'Rely on System Fonts only; do not use document fonts". click OK. This will solve your problem.

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    Feb 14, 2011 8:07 AM   in reply to t8ntlikly

    It is a known problem with IE9 and the workaround I have mentioned will solve your problem.

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    Mar 2, 2011 8:51 AM   in reply to PulkitJ

    I am having the same problem that's described here but I'm running Firefox 4.0b12.


    I had absolutely no problem with Firefox beta versions printing to a pdf file in the past, but I recently downloaded the trial version of Adobe Acrobat Professional X and the printing is a disaster.


    Initially, it would say there was a printer error (and documents would collect in the printer dialogue box) but the file would be generated anyway.  In these pdf files, the text display was fine from non-web programs but gibberish from Firefox.  I found a posting in the forum that suggested uninstallating the Printer, then Repairing the whole installation.  This seemed to take care of the error with printing but the gibberish persists.  I have just tried the suggestion posted here, but it doesn't help matters.


    I was planning to go ahead and upgrade to Acrobat X (even though it has a number of features that are unappealling compared to the prior version), but this printing problem is a deal breaker.  There is no way that I will pay money for an "upgrade" that won't let me print a webpage to a coherent pdf file.


    I would like to know if there are any other steps that I can take and also when Adobe might have this problem fixed.  (I was also rather shocked to discover that there is apparently no way to send a support email directly to Adobe on these sorts of issues and that the only option for assistance seems to be paying money out of pocket for a support phone call.)

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    Mar 2, 2011 3:32 PM   in reply to PulkitJ

    I am having the same problem and the solution did not change.  I am using Windows XP, Adobe Standard 9.4.  I reinstalled my printer driver thinking that was the problem.  It is only with web printing and the converter will not convert.  I also tried the Tools editing solution and that did not work.

    Could this be part of the Update issue?

    Thank you.

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    Mar 3, 2011 4:49 AM   in reply to ljf18

    That looks like a problem with Firefox beta and not Acrobat:

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