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mickael.lepaytre
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Colors are printing in black

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01-11-2013 10:15 AM

Hi,

 

I have a problem when I print documents regardless of the printer I use.

If the document is on the network, colors are printing in black.

But if I copy this document locally on my computer, colors are printing normally.

Have you got an idea ?

 

Thanks.

 

Note : I'm using AutoCAD 2012 LT

My problem is solved.

I don't know how to explain the solution because my version is in french.

When I want to print, there is a button at the right of the help button. It permits to see more options.

One of this option in french is called "Table des styles de tracé". When I select "none", it works.

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pendean
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Re: Colors are printing in black

01-11-2013 11:58 AM in reply to: mickael.lepaytre

What are you printing to in both cases? Using what drivers for each? System drivers or custom PC3 file?

Are you using a plot style table?

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mickael.lepaytre
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Re: Colors are printing in black

01-14-2013 07:25 AM in reply to: pendean

Sorry for the belated reply.

I tested to print the document on a Canon iR-ADV C9075 and with PDF Creator. For the Canon, I use the installed Windows drivers on the printer server.

If I print the document which is on the network, colors are blacks regardless of the printer used, Canon or PDF Creator.

If I copy this document locally on my computer, colors are printing correctly.

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Re: Colors are printing in black

01-14-2013 08:26 AM in reply to: mickael.lepaytre

Those last two sentences are confusing: what selections are you forced to trigger in the PLOT command window if the files are local?

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Re: Colors are printing in black

01-14-2013 01:45 PM in reply to: mickael.lepaytre

My english is bad, so I'm not sure to understand the question. I'll trying to reformulate my answer.


The document I have to print is on the network. I print it with the system drivers, the same drivers which are used for Office documents, for exemple. In this case, colors are printing in black.


After that, I've copied the document localy on my disk. And in this case, if I print it, colors are printing normaly.

 

But in each case, I use the default printer settings. I don't use custom PC3 file.

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pendean
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Re: Colors are printing in black

01-15-2013 06:08 AM in reply to: mickael.lepaytre

What you describe is not possible unless when the files are local you are using a different driver to plot. There is a change you are not observing, try to dig a little deeper.

Your English is absolutely fine.

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Re: Colors are printing in black

01-15-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: mickael.lepaytre

It's obvious that there is a difference, but I don't see anything.
However, as it is a network printer, I think the drivers used are the same, regardless of where the file is located.

It's weird !

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Re: Colors are printing in black

01-22-2013 01:08 PM in reply to: mickael.lepaytre

My problem is solved.

I don't know how to explain the solution because my version is in french.

When I want to print, there is a button at the right of the help button. It permits to see more options.

One of this option in french is called "Table des styles de tracé". When I select "none", it works.

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