Compatibility Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by uberzete, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. uberzete macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I am running Microsoft Word 2008 on my MacBook (running Leopard as the OS). Word gives me the option to save files as PDFs.

    When I try to open the file I can view it normally but when I print it spits out a bunch of junk (random characters). I'm printing on a computer running Windows XP

    At first I thought it was the original font but that shouldn't matter if its saved as a PDF.

    Any hints or tips or do I need to update my Acrobat Reader on my XP comp?
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    That is strange since the idea of PDF is to be able to replicate a document whether it is being shared electronically or printed.

    If you haven't already, try upgrading Acrobat Reader since it's free anyway.

    Try searching for a PDF document, then view and print it. See if you get the same results.

    Also check if there is an update to your printer drivers.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Take a random pdf file and choose print preview and see if that matches what comes out the printer...

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