Is your consultant still available to answer your specific situation? What specifically did they tell you to do?
Do you need the PPD box checked?
You are allowed to look at the PDF file after it is created. Does it appear to show the entire design without cropping? I can get this error message even when the page prints to PDF fine.
(I would not trust the freefreehand.org forum. There was a bright guy there that challenged Mark Gelotte's (aka "maeric") silly and impossible premise that Adobe should release FH as open source. Instead of an honest discussion about how that would never happen because of established law, Mark just banned the guy from the FFH forum. Now the court has officially told Mark and FFH to forget about open sourcing FH. FFH does not appear to be operated by geniuses. ...and the nonsense about releasing FH to opensource still remains on their homepage, even after the court ruling.)