Score Print problem

From the Page Mode in Score Editor, I’m using the Print function, to save (all pages) as pdf, but the files are corrupt and won’t open in any of my pdf reader. Any ideas? It has worked before…

What pdf print driver are you using?

Looks like it is “MIcrosoft print to PDF” in my print dialog box. I’m not sure if the dialog box is related to my computer OS or what. Either way, it has worked before, but no longer seems to work.

That’s the right one, so it should work. Check your page layout settings. I am not sure this is a Cubase problem. Since your OS and other system details are unavailable to the forum, except that you’re using Cubase 10.5, there’s not much else I could tell you, except to make sure everything is up to date.

Please post a pdf output of your score here so we could take a look.

Sorry for the delay. I tried to attach the pdf but it won’t because the file size is 0. Here are some screen shots of the print process.
printer dialog (2)
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p.s. The Export (Score as JPeg) woks fine.

Attach your Cubase project cpr file then.
Not necessarily your real project but a dummy cpr file showing the issue, that will be enough.

One idea that came to mind. This may have started after I purchased and installed Microsoft Word (and Office). I noticed the Cubase rejected a bunch of Microsoft “plug-ins” after I did the Word install.

Is there a different PDF save option that I can figure out besides the “Microsoft Print to PDF” option I see in the printer dialog??

I saw the screenshots you posted earlier. I suspect a font issue or corruptions in your score.
Create a new empty project and score and try to print.

You’re right. Well done. The new score was fine.

How do I determine where the problem is in my score font (or other potential culprit)?

The only way is to proceed by elimination.

Thanks for the tips. I tracked it down. When I put in a Cubase Score Lyric, using the PMingLiU-ExtB font, it causes the problem. This is a pretty big issue, because I use a preset “Word” button in the score inspector with a word that indicates an articulation that I use EVERYWHERE in my scores (using that bad font). It would be an incredible amount of work to change all those articulation words (which are actually lyrics with the font).

Please please help me figure out how to reload/reset the PMingLiU-ExtB font (or find another other solution).

bad slash lyric

Is it a custom font?
Maybe share it here so we can take a look.

I don’t believe it is a custom font, unless Cubase is automatically finding fonts somewhere on my PC without me knowing it (I don’t believe that I ever added any custom fonts to any Steinberg folder, but can’t quite remember).

Here a CPR file of a score with one note. You’ll notice a slash in front of the note, which is actually a Cubase Lyric, which has the PMingLiU-ExtB font that’s causing problems. PDF print output is zero bytes.

Let me know how it looks to you. Thanks much.
test font.cpr (117.0 KB)

I confirm that Cubase does not like this font! :slightly_smiling_face:
Why wouldn’t you use another font instead?
I do not see a huge difference between this font and Times New Roman for instance.

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Yeah, looks like I’ll have to replace them with a different font.

It appears that I’d do that by “selecting all” in the score, right clicking to Set Font. From there looks like I’ll have to make sure the Lyrics tab and Notebook tab are selected before I change the font. Otherwise it seems like it simply changes all of the lyrics to be all the same word or symbol…

let me know if you have any tips to prevent me from creating problems.

First create a font set in Score Settings.
Then in the score, hold Shift key and double click the first symbol/word of your Lyrics in order to select all the following on the same staff. And now set all those Lyrics to the font set you previously created (in the Right Zone for example).
Now you can change the font of the specified lyrics at once to any other font by changing the font of the font set you created.


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Dang, that’s a good tip (shift+double click). Where do you find stuff like that?
Thanks much for the help.

There probably isn’t an easy way to do this, but I’d like to see word (or in my case a “//”), in all the fonts available. It’s a tedious process to click the font dropdown, click apply, etc. Suppose there’s no faster way to have a bunch of “//” on the score, each one with a different font? Seems nit-pickity, but I’ll need to find a precise font for it to fit and not interfere with accidental symbols.

I found a nice font, but when I Print the PDF, and view it in Adobe Acrobat, it shows up much thinner (but looks accurate when viewing the PDF in Chrome). Is there a way to embed the font during the Print process in Cubase so all readers will look the same (exactly like I see it in Cubase)?