31 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2014 8:31 AM by acepfikki RSS

    When printing PDF, text comes out as strange random characters?

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      Hi,
      We have been having this with more and more of our users recently, but it's random and follows no particular pattern...

      Sometimes, when printing a PDF to our networked HP laser printers, the PDF template comes out fine (eg any images/logos, the form template, any objects etc) but the text comes out as random ASCII characters?
      It happens regularly, but you can print the same file out again and it will often work fine?

      I guess its more likely a problem with the printers, but HP forums haven't helped me out. I've tried PCL5, 5e, and 6 drivers, they all do it occasionally.

      I guess Im hoping the Adobe forum has seen this before, Any ideas?
      Alan