Not sure what you are asking; the body of your post is completely different from the title (Cannot print document, no pages selected). Please clarify.
Yeah, after reading it over again, it does get kind of confusing...
Ok, so the title is the error message I get when trying to print these "Corrupted Final Reports".
The 3rdP software we use to create these reports has not been updated, not been changed, not been modified in years and up until about 2 weeks ago, this error message started happening.
As stated, looking at the report gives us a blank page somewhere in the document.
Re-ordering the pages inside the documents moves the corrupted page closer to the end of the document. When the "corrupted" page is at the end of the document and I re-order the last page to not be last, the blank page simply disappears from the document and everything can then be seen as normal, and printed.
I guess what I'm trying to get rid of is the "No pages selected" error, which is directly linked to the blank page. So getting rid of the blank page error would get rid of the "No pages selected" error.
Hope this clears things up a tad.
Still need some insight on this one...
That's a complicated little story...
On the Print panel, what option do you use - Pages to Print
- All ?
Do both of them lead to the same error?
Regarding the origin of the problem, it would probably be best to correct the problem in your custom program (if that is possible).
Yes, both of them lead to the very same error.
I have a workaround, kind of, where I preview the document and select all the pages that are correct (read showing on the pages preview) as included in the 1st screenshot.
As you can see in the first screenshot, the 5th page seems to be non-existandt, however as I try to preview it from the 3rdP software, it comes up just fine and from there I can print it individually... just annoying when you have 50 pages and 6 of then are randomly not showing up.
If I try to print the whole document, it simply gives me the 2nd, 3rd and 4th screenshots.
As for the 3rdP software, as stated in prior posts, it has been working flawlesly for the last 5 years, and has not been updated in any way, shape of form... As you said, maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to look into that, however I don't believe the contract for the software maintenance is still in effect...
"No pages selected" seems to be a confusing way of saying something went wrong in printing, and is not the initial problem.
When you get the message with "(14)", use Ctrl+OK. This will give a more detailed message that can be passed to the maintainer of the PDF creation/editing program.
It's not too unusual for a program to suddenly start making bad PDFs (or, have been making bad PDFs all along which are suddenly noticed). Little things like a filename being longer, a font changing, the date being past a certain point, lines needing to be longer or shorter... any or all of these can provoke previously unseen bugs in software.