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Helpful printing PDF tips

Hi everyone!

I've got some arsenal we can use against those annoying PDFs that block up the printer, courtesy of Periodicals librarian Debbie Malone:

How to compress or reconfigure a PDF print job

Mac: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/9021.html

Windows (& sometimes Mac): http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/quick-fix-print-pdf-image.html

Additional troubleshooting:

http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/troubleshoot-pdf-printing-acrobat-reader.html

http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/printing-complex-pdfs-acrobat.html


Please read these over, and comment with what you think is most useful to the scenarios you most commonly encounter.

On the lighter side... from the web comic, The Oatmeal: "Why I Believe Printers Were Sent from Hell"


an excerpt:

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Mar. 20th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
I think the tip about compressing the file will be very useful as I have a lot of encounters with patrons that have large pdf files. And I LOVE The Oatmeal comics. The printer comic is so true! Haha

-Vicki K.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 20th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Ooo this is so helpful! I also found out that restarting the printer and waiting for it to reboot solves those annoying pdf issues as well. After I restart it, the print job in queue just comes shooting out.

PS
Love the comic! I am a constant victim to the no color ink problem. :(

-Alison
(Anonymous)
Mar. 20th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
Yay great info!
Maddie
(Anonymous)
Mar. 20th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
useful tips!

-Noelene
(Anonymous)
Mar. 23rd, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Compressing a large file is definitely a great idea. I used to just suggest the patron print the file separately with fewer pages but sometimes that still overwhelmed the printer :(
(Anonymous)
Apr. 1st, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
This is very helpful, I did have a problem with a PDF a while back and when we changed to the MAC side it worked. I think it wasn't processing the layers correctly. I have a question though, I am wondering how "you can specify the resolution in dots per inch (dpi) to suit your needs." They mentioned it in the second link. If you don't know, I won't be upset, I'm just curious.

Thanks Kelci
Valeria

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