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January 26, 2006

Agenda font problems

Q: I have a powerpoint presentation which looks terrible when I print it on my colour laser printer...

A: To be complete surprise, I found the answer for this really quickly (after confirming that the user had a Lexmark printer....

[Found at Macworld: Review: Lexmark C522n...]

The printer did have trouble printing a PowerPoint document containing some PostScript Type 1 fonts—a family named Agenda—substituting them with other fonts that made a mess of the presentation. Lexmark tech support recommended a workaround: instead of using the Lexmark driver, they suggested going back to the Apple Printer Setup Utility, adding the printer again, but this time using the Generic PostScript Printer driver that appears in the Print Using drop-down menu. After I did this, the problem font printed just fine. To see if this was an isolated problem, I tried another 30 fonts, a mix of standard Mac OS X fonts as well as a bunch of Type 1 fonts. All of those printed just fine using Lexmark’s driver, so this problem may be limited to the Agenda type family.

Posted by Ozguru at January 26, 2006 06:00 AM


off-topic: did you miss the fact that you were a finalist in the Worst Starbucks Experience contest?

Posted by: Cindy at January 25, 2006 01:44 AM