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prints disappear into thin air

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I have VWorks 10.5, on Mac OSX.

I'm running it on a Powerbook G4, printing to HP Laserjet 5100tn and to HP Laserjet 4mv, across ethernet network.

Yesterday I printed my files to 11x17 format no problem.

Today, when I send them they vanish--and never print. Sometimes they show up in the printer monitor, status "starting printing," then they disappear, and don't print.

This has happened to me a couple times before. Once a file has this problem, I have never successfully printed it from my machine again. But, when I open the same file on another machine in the same network, I can print it fine. This happens to both printers. I have never had this problem with any other application--only with VWorks.

I've tried reinstalling the application, but just by copying over from another location. That doesn't seem to be a clean install (doesn't lose preferences or serial numbers), but I haven't yet found instructions to uninstall VWorks so I can start over. I have done permission repair under OSX.

Any tips on clean reinstall and/or other printer troubleshooting?

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How large are the VW files you are trying to print?

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I am using n XP machine with VW 11. I am unable to print large plots with an HP 500. I export to DWG and open in Autocad 2005 LT and they print fine. I print from Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop to the same printer and they print fine also. I was experiencing this problem with VW 10 then downloaded 10.5 and it went away. Do you anticipate a patch soon?

[ 07-14-2004, 12:59 AM: Message edited by: Jon of Stealth ]

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What print driver do you have installed?

Have you tried to turn of spool smart?

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I'm having the same problem. I am using a PowerMac G4 running Panther and trying to print to an HP 1055CM.

The file is about 54MB and is 36 x 72.

I send the job to print and it disappears. The funny part is I can print half of the file, but not the entire file.

Any thoughts on this one?

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Check mark Print As Raster in the print dialog box and see if the print is sucessful.

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