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Old 01-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Can anyone print this PDF with Acrobat Reader?

This is an official State of CA form on a government web site. I have tried to
fill in and print using FireFox 1.0 under Slack 9.1 and Acrobat Reader
(acroread) 5.10 (latest ver. for Linux.)

It prints one line of the following and quits.

Error: /invalidfont in -dict-
Operand stack:
EHLADK+Wingdings-Regular-Identity-H --dict

I've also tried to print to a file and then open in Ghost. Error msg is below.

I have Windings installed.

The document "history" says the doc was made with Wingding as a True Type
(CID). I have only a TTF Windgings. What is the CID stuff all about?

If anyone can fill out some fields and print, please post what verion of
acroread you have along with your distro and version. I'm going to get to the
bottom of this if it kills me!


Al C.

Error: /invalidfont in -dict-
Operand stack:
EHLADK+Wingdings-Regular-Identity-H --dict:7/10(L)-- Font EHLAD
+Wingdings-Regular-Identity-H --dict:7/10(L)-- EHLAD
Execution stack:
%interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval--
--nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval--
--nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3
%oparray_pop .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval--
--nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- 3 8 %oparray_pop
3 8 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval--
7 9 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- 7 9 %oparray_pop
--nostringval-- --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
--dict:1047/1123(ro)(G)-- --dict:0/20(G)-- --dict:76/200(L)--
--dict:36/89(L)-- --dict:78/160(ro)(L)-- --dict:63/78(ro)(L)--
--dict:8/25(L)-- --dict:27/35(ro)(L)-- --dict:17/17(ro)(G)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: 2
ESP Ghostscript 7.05.6: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
Old 01-02-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Try converting it before printing with: pdf2ps std204.pdf

Last edited by makuyl; 01-02-2005 at 12:15 PM.
Old 01-02-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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Originally posted by makuyl
Try converting it before printing with: pdf2ps std204.pdf
That WORKED. I can now open it in Ghost. Of course I can't make any changes and since this is a form, Id have to print and fill in by hand. What is interesting is that XPDF would open the pdf without having to convert to ps. So that is one piece of the puzzle solved. I assumed it was important because I believe that Acroread calls Ghost to print pdfs.

However it does not solve my problem in that I really want this to work in Adobe Reader.... I want to fill in the form and print it. I can do this with some other PDF forms, but not this one. Driving me nuts!

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You can print it by ghostscript, but you have to fill the form by hand thereafter. A solution might be to fill the form, save it, open in gv and print. Unfortunately I seem not to be able to save.

Acroread creates postscript with non-standard fonts and it creates a lot of problems. Windows versions can print as bitmap and in this way it is not such a bigissue there, but the unix versions cannot AFAIK.

I am usually using ghostscript bitmap filters for such stupid pdf-files even on postscript printers.




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