Does the browser open Reader? Your PDF appears to have transparency and perhaps even an interactive button. To print complex PDF reliably you need to use Reader or a ful version of Acrobat.
How did you make the PDF? What settings?
Thank you for responding!
The browser doesn't open the reader, it just opens the PDF in a new window. This is the case in all browsers i've tried. But I should add that when the PDF first opens in this new window, it appears error free. It is only when print is clicked, and the print preview appears that the errors show up.
In response to your points about transparency (which I don't know about) and an interactive button, the PDF was created in InDesign just using what I assume where the default settings. So if I were to recreate the PDF in InDesign, with these complex functions disable would this solve the problem? If so could you tell me how to do that?
Thanks very much for your help,
Even though it appears that a PDF opens in a new window, all browsers use some kind of PDF reader/app/plugin to view PDFs. And the PDF preview results will vary from reader to reader. To ensure better compatibility, you would need to dumb down elements, like removing transparency.
From the tags you used it looks like you are using CS5, in which case the "default" export action is to export an interactive PDF. I believe that would have flattened the transparency, but I'm not sure waht other complexities it would have introduced. Are there any actual interactive features or buttons in use?