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Printing Tips and Error Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128774D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 82K

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Software Patent Institute

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This technical note discusses ways to improve printing and solutions to error messages you may receive when trying to print complex documents. A document s complexity almost always results from objects exceeding a printer s memory - not from the document file size. Examples of complex objects include very long paths, compound paths, blends, masks, patterns, or objects converted through Adobe Streamline ™ .

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Copyright ©; 1994 Adobe Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduced with permission. Adobe makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of this material and hereby disclaims any responsibliity therefor.

Printing Tips and Error Messages

Tech Note #4006 (4/22/94)Adobe Illustrator TM - Macintosh ®

This technical note discusses ways to improve printing and solutions to error messages you may receive when trying to print complex documents. A document s complexity almost always results from objects exceeding a printer s memory - not from the document file size. Examples of complex objects include very long paths, compound paths, blends, masks, patterns, or objects converted through Adobe Streamline TM .

Solutions to limited printer memory include installing additional memory in the printer or using another printer with more memory. This technical note describes other ways to resolve limited printer memory.

ERROR MESSAGES AND SOLUTIONS

This section describes how to resolve error messages you may receive when trying to print complex documents.

8133 error

An 8133 error by itself generally means that the overall file is too complex. You must reduce the number of objects within the file or reduce the complexity of the objects.

Limitcheck error

Limitcheck errors usually indicate that part of the file is too complex for the memory the printer has allocated for specific tasks. The accompanying Offending Command message such as Curveto, Fill, or Clip indicates the source of the problem. The Curveto message usually means that one or more paths are causing the problem. The Fill message can mean that a blend, a mask, or a pattern is causing the problem. The Clip message usually indicates a problem with a mask.

VM error

A VM error usually means the printer has run out of memory. To determine which objects are causing the problem, try printing the file in sections by copying some of the objects in the illus- tration to a new document and printing; then adding objects and printing again. Continue this procedure until you receive the VM error again. Simplify the object or objects that cause the VM error. If a single object won t print, re-create the object. Printer Driver corruption

Printing problems are sometimes caused by a corrupted Print Monitor or printer driver. If you cannot determine the source of the printing problem, try deleting and reinstalling the Print Monitor and printer driver from the original disks. (Users with System 6 should also replace the LaserPrep file.)

SUGGESTIONS FOR SOLVING PRINTING PROBLEMS Here are some suggestions that may solve printing problems. Before you begin using any of these methods, make a backup copy of your documents.

Splitting long paths

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Printing Tips and Error Messages

The Split Long Paths option "breaks" longer paths into shorter segments that can be more eas- ily processed by the printer. The spli...