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You receive a cannot print this publication error message when you print a composite CMYK or color separated publication in Publisher 2003

When you try to print a publication from Microsoft Publisher 2003, you may receive the following error message:
Publisher cannot print this publication. To print composite CMYK or separations, you must use a printer driver that is set to output PostScript language level 2 or later.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Publisher 2003 has been configured to print in composite cyan-magenta-yellow-black (CMYK) mode only.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
1.Start Publisher 2003.
2.On the File menu, click Print.
3.Click Advanced Print Settings.
4.Click to clear the Print composite CMYK by default check box.
5.Click OK, and then click Cancel.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Last Reviewed:10/27/2002
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