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Reader not printing certain elements, OS X

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Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2024

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I have a PDF form I've been filling out for some time. It consists of the editable fields overlaid on top of a non-printing background--it's printed onto a readymade form with the same page elements, so the background doesn't get printed.

It worked fine under OS X up to Big Sur, which was the most recent version my old iMac could go to. When I bought a Mac Mini with Sonoma installed, it wouldn't work. The problem was that numbers would get cut off within a field--they would be visible when that field is active, e.g.,

123

but when that field wasn't being edited at least one character would become hidden:

12

This happened in Preview and third-party apps like PDF Professional.

So I downloaded and installed the latest Reader, and now those fields function but I have two different problems:

1) it only properly places all the fields if Print>Page Sizing and Handling is set to "Actual Size," but the very bottom of the bottommost field is cut off, i.e., the bottom 10-15% of numbers like 123456. This prints fine in Preview so it's not outside the printer's page margins.

2) Most of the form consists of the premade fields, which now work fine, but I have two added elements: a JPG of a signature, and a text box with the day's date.

When I print (or if I look at the preview in the Print dialog) these two elements don't appear.

For some reason the signature still doesn't appear if I use Reader's "signature" tool.

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