You must be using at least version
3.01 of the Adobe
Acrobat Reader software. See Help with Printing for installation instructions.
Try printing one page at a time.
Try printing with the 'Print as Image' option selected.
Try printing to a newer printer.
(NOTE for Macintosh users: A number of users have reported problems printing PDFs
with the LaserWriter Driver version 8.4. We suggest using an earlier or later version.)
Try saving the file to disk before printing rather than opening it "on the
fly." This requires that you configure your browser to "Save" rather than
"Launch Application" for the file type "application/pdf," and can usually
be done in the "Helper Applications" options.
Are you getting Postscript errors on your Mac?
A frequent cause is a lack of communication of postscript commands between
your computer and your printer. Postscript communication on a Mac is handled
by the Control Panel called "~ATM". To see if you have installed
"~ATM", go to the "System Folder / Control Panels"
folder and look for "~ATM". If the control panel is not present
you will need to install it. If the "~ATM" is installed,
check to make sure that you are using the most recent version, v4.0 or
higher. You can check the version number by selecting the "~ATM"
icon and choosing "Get info..." from the "File" menu.
If you do not have "~ATM" installed or need to upgrade to the
latest version, you can get this software from the
Acrobat web site.
If you recently downloaded Acrobat, you may already
have this Control Panel on your computer and just need to install it. When
you download Acrobat, "~ATM" comes along in a folder called
"Fonts" and will be located in the Acrobat folder. Drag the
"~ATM" icon onto your System Folder to install it.
Are some lines on each page getting cut off?
Are you running MacOS version 8? The default paper size is "Letter Small." Change this setting
to "US Letter" in "File/Page Setup" and you should be able to print full pages.
If the file is taking more than 15 minutes to download, see
Tips for users experiencing slow response.
More Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions about PDFs