Archive for January, 2012

How to get rid of the + symbol when printing in Adobe

January 24, 2012

Sometimes when printing a form from Adobe that has drop down options and you get a little “+” symbol to show that there are options, unfortunately those “+” symbols show up in the print! Not cool Adobe, not cool…

Go to Edit > Preferences > Forms > Uncheck the “Show text field overflow indicator”.

That’ll do…

Missing Characters when printing from Office apps

January 24, 2012

OK, considering I can’t sleep right now, I figured I’d post this and make my insomnia useful…

Strange issue occurred where printing from Outlook, Excel or Word would result in characters missing from the print out. In the print preview it looks just fine but printing would result in random characters disappearing.

The fix is here;

Office apps missing characters when printing

To work around this issue, install the Complex Script support files. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run
2. Type intl.cpl, and then click OK.
3. Click the Languages tab.
4. Under Supplemental language support, click to select the Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai) check box.
5. When you receive the following message, click OK to close the message:
You chose to install the Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, Indic, Thai and Vietnamese language files. This will require 10 MB or more of available disk space. The files will be installed after you click OK or Apply on the Regional and Language Options dialog box.
6. Click OK to close the Regional and Language Options dialog box.

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960985

Adobe + sign prints on documents

January 19, 2012

So an annoying problem – on a drop down field when you print the pdf it shows the + symbol next to the field. Obviously this is undesirable.
Fix:
Edit > Preferences > Forms >Uncheck “Show test field overflow indicator”
Voila