Insufficient memory when printing a PDF file

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Just yesterday my office-mate sent me a printable PDF file. When I tried to print it, to serve as my personal copy of document, this message appeared on the computer screen “Insufficient memory to rasterize transparent element on page #_. Reduce the flattening resolution in your output settings and try again. ”

This is the first time I've tried to print a PDF file. Is this problem a serious one? Can you please give me some insight into how I can solve it, to prevent problems in the near future?

Many thanks in advance for any help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113108

Insufficient memory when printing a PDF file

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Your error message suggests that the .pdf file contains complex graphics that needs a lot of memory to process. This could also be caused by high precision colors or high depth colors or anything else that needs further processing.
 
The solution here is to re-save the .pdf file using a lower resolution or lower graphics mode. For example some .pdf readers can "Save As" with a reduced file size or can save with decreased brightness or decreased color. You file size should decrease.
 
Another option here is, to modify it at the source. The .pdf file from your office-mate could have originally been a word document.   You could edit that word document to remove high-resolution graphics. Then save it as a .pdf file and print.
Answered By 0 points N/A #113110

Insufficient memory when printing a PDF file

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Hi Vaughan,

Last week this happened also in my files. Your pdf file includes a large High resolution images that eating large amounts of memory so you cannot print properly. This is a simple instruction. The right to do this to save your PDF files to lower level or save the low profile to reduce the high resolution of your file. Open again your file that you saved and  then try to print again.

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