won't print from InDesign, Illustrator
That tells me a lot, and narrows your problem down to being in the illustrator file. When you recreated this, did you copy and paste elements from the original?
Your file could not be printing because:
- You have a corrupt font you are using
- A very large amount of vector point and you are overflowing limitcheck
- Some points are confusing the postscript interpretation (eg: 10 unconnected vector points directly on top of each other)
Try Select >> Object >> Stray points and delete them, if they are not needed.
Otherewise I recomend the ILLUSTRATOR CHOP SHOP TECHNIQUE
- In illustrator save a copy of the file
- Select roughly half the elements
- Delete them and try to print
- Keep doing this until the document prints
- Once it prints undo your last deletion and try to find the exact offending element.
- If you deleted everything and the document does not print, your problem would likely have been fixed by selecting all, and pasting into a fresh new illustrator document.
The chop shop has fixed many files for me over the years, hope it solves your nonprinting problem.
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Sounds like some vector data not being correctly translated to PostScript/PCL through the printer driver. The specific cause remains in the dark, of course, but could be anything from invalidly nested clipping paths to the notorious "bad font" (including possibly single dingbats in bulleted lists for instance). Even if you provided a dumped PS file (using the print to file option in teh driver), I'm afraid Gernot would be the only one to make sense of it, so this is probably not worth pursuing. The obvious thing to do would be to investigate the printer driver and possibly install newer/ different versions. Simillarly, enforcing specific options like converting all data to bitmaps might be an option, though it will make things extremel slow and could in itself cause trouble...
Thanks for you help!
I seem to have found the problem. Every map template we used to create our maps of Europe somehow got corrupted. Those are the maps that won't print. We will have to re-create part of the file to get it to work. It shouldn't be too bad to fix. Ahh....what a morning.