Sometimes when you print a PDF, a PostScript or other error appears. What this means is that the app that is printing sent a command to the printer that it doesn’t understand. The first thing to try if this happens is to a different program to print it, if there’s something available. On a Mac, you might try Preview or Adobe Acrobat, on a PC the only choice might be Adobe Acrobat. If you’re printing from a browser like Chrome, you can try a different browser or app.
If printing from a different app doesn’t work, you can use Adobe Acrobat to print it as an image instead of a PostScript document. There may be slight differences in output, but in general it’s a good option in this situation. To print as an image:
- Open the document in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Acrobat is available on all Hampshire owned computers, but you can download the Adobe Reader for free.
- Select the Print command. Choose the printer you want to use, and then press the “Advanced” button to the right.
- On the window that comes up, check the box labeled “Print as Image.”
- OK your way out of the boxes, and your document should print without error.