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Printing Anomalies with Adobe Reader Versions 6, 7, 8: Missing Images, Incorrect Formatting, Not Printing, and PS Errors Among Other Possibilities

Document ID:SO4356

Usergroup :External


PDF will not print properly; Image missing; Font missing; Part of page missing; Margin issue; PostScript error; Adobe printing issue; Offending command; Watermarks, booklet, rotate 180, and print last page first not working properly


How to print as image; Microsoft Windows Vista; Microsoft Windows XP; Microsoft Windows Server 2003; Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition; Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server; Microsoft Windows 2000


What you will see

 Symptoms  Application  Operating System  Driver


  • -Missing Images

  • -Formatting/Margin Issues

  • -PS Errors

  • -Offending Commands

 Adobe Reader
 Any PCL, PostScript or HBP (host based printing)


    1. Open the file you want to print.
    2. Select File, then Print
    3. Click on Advanced at the bottom of the Print window.
    4. Place a checkmark next to Print As Image.
    5. Click OK twice to print the job.
      Click here for image.

Alternative Solutions

Click here for an article which describes "How to Disable PostScript Passthrough", and why this printer driver feature is required for:

  • Enhanced printer driver features

  • Duplex

  • Watermarks

  • Booklet printing

  • Rotate 180

  • Print last page first

  • More...

Lastly, try updating to the latest version of the Adobe Reader.  Adobe is always working on product updates and improvements to provide the best end-user experience possible. 

Contacting Lexmark

If you need additional assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical SupportNOTE:  When calling for support, you will need your printer model type and serial number.
Please call from near the printer and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving one of these devices.  

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