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As far as I know it was a pdf file created by AutoCAD 2007 or 2008, recent one anyway.  1 of the files plotted fine.  It's the other one.  I've been on the HP website and I'm starting to think it is a memory issue.  In the past, I had problems with shaded areas and the blacking in of text boxes in the pdf.  My other printers print the files just fine so it is a DesignJet problem.
Yes, file "inflation" has to do with the way the plotter sets up the image properties so mega-inflation is not uncommon.  I think the plotter has 2MB memory so if I am to plot 10MB+ files I'll need more memory.  I thought there was a way to do the processing inside the computer but I can't find the box that lets me do that.
I can't find memory for sale anyway nor do I yet know how to physically install it ... I did find an 8MB chip that (I think) exists but it looked like it wasn't available.  I'll have to read the user manuals.  I don't know what the max is.
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From: christopher.banbury(--nospam--at) [mailto:christopher.banbury(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 12:53 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Plotting pdf

What did you use to create the original PDF? It seems like i might have had similar problems with the new reader when printing PDFs created by the older 6.0 distiller. It might be a backward compatibility problem that only the new version 10 distiller will fix. You might also try one of the free PDF drivers as someone else mentioned.

I think the file size inflation is pretty normal during printing. More memory might help.

Autodesk Design Review (ADR) is now free. It used to cost $200. It uses DWF files which are like PDF's but with more functionality. You might also need to install the free DWF Writer in order to get the DWF printer driver.

Christopher Banbury, PE

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