Flattening and Printing Documents with Charts and Embedded Graphics

A step by step guide to printing documents that have many charts and other embedded graphics.

Documents that contain numerous embedded graphics or charts will sometimes cause errors when printing, including excessive processing times or failure to print some (or all) pages. By following the below steps you can solve this issue.

1. Save the document as a PDF:

This can be done in one of two ways. If the program you're working with can save directly as PDF (File > Save As, choose PDF file type), you can use that. The second option (pictured below) is printing your document and selecting "Adobe PDF" as the "printer." 


After selecting Print from PDF, select a folder to save the file in (pictured below)


2. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat, then click on File -> Print or hit CTRL+P to bring up the printer dialog box.

3. Within the dialog, select your printer, then Click the Advanced button next to that dropdown (pictured below).


4. From this submenu, check the Print As Image box and hit OK. Change other settings as necessary, and hit Print.


Your document should now go to the print queues; you'll still need to release it before it will print.

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Owner:Noel K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2017-03-29 19:46 CDTUpdated:2021-10-25 09:06 CDT
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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