I get a PostScript error when printing from MS Word.
Most PostScript errors involve a missing ChemDraw LaserPrep. The LaserPrep is basically a dictionary of specialized PostScript commands that are used to get high quality printouts on PostScript printers. In order to print structures on a PostScript printer the ChemDraw LaserPrep MUST be downloaded to the printer. There are two ways in which to download the ChemDraw LaserPrep to the printer.
1. Temporary. This involves having the Include ChemDraw LaserPrep option turned on in the preferences. The ChemDraw LaserPrep is copied to the clipboard along with the structure. It is then pasted into the other application (like Word). When the document is printed the structure is sent to the printer after the ChemDraw LaserPrep. The ChemDraw LaserPrep must be copied with each structure.
Notes: The ChemDraw LaserPrep is NOT permanently downloaded to the printer. No permanent memory allocation is needed on the printer. Each time the LaserPrep is copied to the application the size of the file increases by 10-15K over the size of the structure.
2. "Permanent" This involves the Initialize LaserWriter Command. The Initialize LaserWriter command permanently (until printer restart) loads the ChemDraw LaserPrep to the printer's memory. The user can turn off the Include ChemDraw LaserPrep command, and save 10-15K per structure pasted into the document of the other application.