Visio2000: TrueType Text Prints Through Filled Shapes on Some HP PCL Printers

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For a Microsoft Visio 2002 version of this article, see 293167.
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SYMPTOMS

When you are printing a drawing that has layered shapes containing text, the text may appear in the printed output when it does not appear in the drawing or in Print Preview. This behavior can occur when both of the following conditions are true:
  • You are using Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me).

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  • You are printing to a Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4 or 5 PCL printer.

    -and-
  • The shape containing text is covered by another shape that has an opaque, non-white fill.

CAUSE

The printer driver incorrectly prints all the text on a page regardless of the layers.

RESOLUTION

To work around this issue, print by using a different printer driver or use the LaserJet III driver that comes with your version of Windows.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 287702 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visio 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visio 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visio 2000 Technical Edition
  • Microsoft Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition
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