Peter, My "partial-page anchored frame" means "a frame anchored within text, that takes up part of the page."
When I say "IF I CHANGE THE FRAME SIZE TO FULL-PAGE, the lines in the graphic do print (are visible) on a hardcopy printed page and on the pdf of the page in Acrobat," I mean that I select the frame, grab the bottom center handle of the frame, and increase the frame size (drag the handle to the bottom of the page, except that I leave two lines for the figure title) to full-page; the graphic is NOT SCALED during this action; it remains a partial page graphic in a FULL-PAGE frame. You wrote: "When you substitute another cgm graphic that behaves correctly, this seems to indicate that the problem is in the particular graphic, not the cgm file format. Have you compared the line widths in the good and problem graphics?" Apparently you misunderstood my description (in the part of the email that was "snipped") of what happens when I "substitute" another graphic; it DOES NOT behave correctly; IOW, when I delete the partial page graphic, leave the frame size as partial page also, and import a full-page graphic, the lines in the graphic are not visible (do not print) on a hardcopy of the page, and are not visible (are not displayed) in Acrobat when I make a pdf of the page. HOWEVER, if I then to back into the text file, increase the anchored frame size to full-page (without scaling the graphic), the lines in the graphic are then visible (and are printed) on a hardcopy of the page, and are visible (and are displayed) in Acrobat when I make a pdf of the page. I have not tried the "MIF wash" technique; I was hoping for a simpler solution. Although I will give it a try, your suggestion to fix hairlines in Acrobat does not solve my problem of printing a hardcopy of the page out of FrameMaker. Thanks for your efforts, Jeffrey Casher -----Original Message----- From: knowhowpro at gmail.com [mailto:knowhow...@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Peter Gold Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 12:42 PM To: Casher, Jeffrey Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: partial page graphic lines won't print - RESEND Hi, Jeffrey: On 10/8/07, Casher, Jeffrey <Jeffrey.Casher at goodrich.com> wrote: > Peter, > > You may or may not have received the email I sent to John Hogan in > response to his suggestion to fix the "optcgm.prf" file. In that email I > expressed my feeling that this problem is not with the cgm that I'm > trying to print, because I can place the cgm elsewhere in the file, and > the lines in the graphic will print just fine when I print a hardcopy on > my HP LaserJet 4050 printer, or if I create a pdf of the page using our > PDF995 distiller(?)(pdf maker); the lines in the graphic are visible on > my flat screen monitor all the time. However, if I put the graphic > (which "prints" elsewhere in the document) in a partial-page anchored > frame, the lines in the graphic do not print (are not visible) on a > hardcopy printed page or on the pdf of the page. IF I CHANGE THE FRAME > SIZE TO FULL-PAGE, the lines in the graphic do print (are visible) on a > hardcopy printed page and on the pdf of the page. [snip] It's not clear to me what "partial-page anchored frame" means. It could mean "a page-anchored frame - a graphic frame, made with the Frame tool from the Graphics toolbox, that's pasted to the page, but not anchored within text - that takes up part of the page." Or, it could mean "a frame anchored within text, that takes up part of the page." If the problem only occurs in a page-anchored graphics frame, you may have discovered a bug. If you can verify it is a bug, please file a bug report with Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform It's also not clear to me when you say "IF I CHANGE THE FRAME SIZE TO FULL-PAGE, the lines in the graphic do print (are visible) on a hardcopy printed page and on the pdf of the page in Acrobat," if the graphic is enlarged when you enlarge the frame, or if you only enlarge the frame, but leave the graphic magnification unchanged. Enlarging the graphic enlarges the line widths, which could account for the successful printing. When you substitute another cgm graphic that behaves correctly, this seems to indicate that the problem is in the particular graphic, not the cgm file format. Have you compared the line widths in the good and problem graphics? Have you tried the "MIF wash" technique to remove any possible file corruption - saving a backup copy of the file, then saving the file as MIF, opening the MIF and saving as a .fm file replacing the original file, then trying the print operations? If this succeeds, great. If not, it again indicates a problem in the graphic, probably the line width. Please read the topic in Acrobat Help that I suggested, if you haven't, to understand the line-width issue - CAD programs can create lines thinner than some applications or procedures can reproduce reliably. Another approach to removing corruption is to create a new FM file from the same template, then copy from the start of the file to a point just before the problem page, paste into the new document; then copy from a point after the problem page, and paste into the new document. Then create new content for the omitted problem area in the new document in the correct location. TIP: You can save time by printing only the suspect page. This exhausts my knowledge. HTH Regards, Peter _______________________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices