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Letters disappearing on Pages file when I print!! Help!

1205 Views 36 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2013 3:13 AM by Tokyo RSS
  • Tokyo Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    I am not sure.


    PDF is a native format in OS X. So it looks like all applications can create a PDF using OS X. Leading one to believe that all applications would act the same way. Which was the case using Pages and TextEdit.


    So it looks like it is a OS X issue.


    My OS X 10.6 has the problem but OS X 10.7 works correctly when creating a PDF.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,215 points)

    Check which language is at the top of your Language Preferences list. I suspect that may be the problem.



  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,720 points)

    If it is a MacOs x problem you could first try  a safe restart. Restart your computer. Press the Shift key when you hear the starting chime. Keep it pressed untill you see a bar emergin on the screen. Let it work, might take some time. Log in and try Preview and Pages again. Then restart again the normal way.


    If it works all is fine otherwise  you can install MacOs 10.6 again ontop of what yo have. You don't have to do a "clean" install. Dont forget to do the system updates. I usually have first downloaded the Combo updates for the system before I do a system inallation.

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (1,995 points)

    The only time I have seen this, it was a corrupt font. You might want to try repacing the font on your 10.6 machine with a copy of the one on your 10.7 machine.

  • Tokyo Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)



    I installed the same fornt on the 10.7 Mac as was on the 10.6 Mac. Which would seem to indicate it is not the font. However, when I read the document in Acrobat Pro the O is replaced with a vertical rectangle. Does anyone know what this means in Acrobat Pro?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,215 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 10:40 PM (in response to Tokyo)

    Yes it means it can't find the character.


    Since you are using both Japanese and Latin input it could mean the two are crossed over somewhere. pdf files usually only contain subsets of font characters, especially when they are huge sets like Japanese fonts.


    Hard to tell exactly what is going wrong without being able to get at the file and fonts.



  • Tokyo Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    I changed English input to Japanese Romaji, English characters.

    Using the Edwardian font, it displays correctly but the  O  is mising when saving to PDF.

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