If you ever try printing a PDF from within Adobe Reader but all the text prints as garbage (“greeked” text), use this tip to work around it.
- From the Print dialog box in Adobe Reader, click the Advanced button in the bottom left corner of the print window
- Click the checkbox next to “Print as image” and click the OK button
According to the author of the Routing By Rumor blog, "I think doing this causes the entire document to be sent to the printer as “raster graphics”, rather than as PCL containing a mix of graphics and ASCII text."
Hope this tip works for you the next time it happens to you.
And yes, this is a real example of the worst garbagfied PDF I've ever dealt with: