Fix Unable To Convert PostScript File On Mac

Last Updated on Oct 20, 2022

Unable to convert PostScript file while printing time on Mac after the major macOS upgrade is the most commonly reported conflict by many Mac Owners. 

The user’s complaint, even after an accurate Printer Setup (To print images or Graphics), Printer Driver from Canon, and Updated Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac computer with the latest macOS, they receive stopped – unable to convert postscript files.

More than often, this happens after updating the Mac computer (Mac Pro, Mac Studio, MacBook) to the latest macOS; as the device loses the ability to PostScript Files in a way that can handily read by Printer’s That’s why when printing some doc (legal size documents on letter paper) using Adobe Acrobat reader, the story ends up with a printing error printer unable to convert postscript file mac.

As a primary troubleshooter, you can try your luck with unplugging the Printer from the main power supply and Restarting The Mac Computer. However, this workaround only works for some users; that’s why parallels unable to convert postscript files requires a permanent solution. 

As of now, the issue seems stuck on your device. That’s why we have rounded up the guide with every possible step you need to follow to fix it. 

Note: To solve printing issues on your Mac. Sometimes you will have to change to Graphics Image printing from Postscript engine to print file. This is because Adobe Reader and Pro both are created under dynamically typed, concatenative programming languages. A tutorial specially dedicated to All photographers.

Fix Document Distorted Printing issues – Unable To Convert PostScript File On Mac

You are on the latest macOS and trying to print the copy to an HP Photosmart 5510 or Epson and keep receiving the error pop-up “unable to convert postscript file adobe” it sucks, right! So here is the best solution to fix it.

Try Reset The Printer System

Incorrect Printer Settings on the Mac Computer may lead to unwanted issues, and the most common one is the hp printer’s unable to convert postscript files. At present, trying to figure out why the Printer is showing a message-Unable to convert PostScript files; it is better to Reset Printer Settings.

Note: Before performing these troubleshooting steps, we suggest turning off Bluetooth.

macOS Ventura And Later

  1. Go to Apple Logo > System Settings…
  2. Select Printers & Scanner.
  3. Right-click on the connected Printer
  4. And then choose Reset Printing Settings…
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  1. After the completion of procedure restart the Mac and then go to Apple Logo > System Setting
  2. Select Printer And Scanner > Add Printer, Scanner or Fax…
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  1. Click on the Printer from the list and then choose Add.
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macOS Monterey And Earlier

  1. Choose Apple Logo > System Preferences…
  2. Select Printers & Scanners.
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  1. Right-Click on the printer to which you are connected.
  2. Select Reset Printing System… present next to the menu on the screen.
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  1. Choose Reset.
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  1. Restart Mac Computer.
  2. Head back to the System Preferences… and select Printers & Scanners. 
  3. Select + Button.
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  1. Pick out the Printer Name from the list. After that, choose Add.
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Now try it once again as you have done before; if it doesn’t work, firmly move to the following troubleshooting steps.

Print The File From Acrobat Or Preview

Try making print using Preview or Acrobat. Why this tool? The tool you are using currently can have the issue. 

Acrobat User

  1. Navigate to the Acrobat Software, and then select File.
  2. From the File Menu, select Print…
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  1. Choose Advanced > Print As Image.

Preview Users

  1. Open the PDF in Preview.
  2. Next choose File > Print… from menu bar.
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  1. Select Print Entire Image.
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The print quality is slightly different from the printed document; this can be the best solution for being Unable to convert a PostScript file.

Check For Acrobat Updates

To maintain the parity between Acrobat and macOS, updating Acrobat is something to check. Apart from fixing the glitches and bugs, to make you get the new features on Acrobat. So considering it, updating the Acrobat is a better option. 

  1. Open Acrobat and then select Help.
  2. From the Help Menu, select Check For Updates…
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If available, go through on-screen instructions to download and install the latest Acrobat version. Then check if the postscript conversion error mac preview got fixed or persists.

Check for Mac Software update

Many Redditors got solved the Printing issue after updating to the latest macOS. Please check your Mac has the newest iteration. Steps for macOS Ventura and later – Go to Apple Logo > System Settings > General > Software Update page. For macOS monetary version, read here how to check software update on Mac.

Modify PostScript

No troubleshooting you need to follow is Modifying PostScript whenever you get stuck with parallels unable to convert postscript files. Instead, here is what you need to do.

  1. Open the PDF in preview, Select File from the Menu Bar.
  2. Select Print…
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  1. Then, select PDF Dropdown > Save PostScript (For Monterey and earlier, Show Details > PDF Dropdown > Save PostScript). The location of this option varies as per the printer to which your device is connected to. Select Print.
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Remove And Reinstall The Latest Printer Drivers

Unlike the System, the Driver often needs to be updated frequently. Missing a recent version of the Printer Driver Version can be a cause of the Printer’s unable to convert postscript file mac.

macOS Ventura & Later

  1. Click Apple Logo > System Settings…
  2. Select Printers & Scanners.
  3. The list of installed printers & drivers will be highlighted in the Window. Click on the Printer you want to clear out. Then select the Remove Printer located at the bottom of the list of printers. Choose Done.  
  1. Exit the Printers & Scanners settings.
  2. Navigate to Finder > Go > Go To Folder.
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  1. Write down path ~/Library/Printers. From the next page, the connected printer will be appeared on the screen.
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  1. So simply drag Printer it into the Trash Icon located at the Dock.
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  1. After that, press the Control Button from the Apple Keyboard. Choose Trash Icon > Empty Trash.

macOS Monterey & Earlier

  1. Select Apple Logo > System Preferences…
  2. Click Printers & Scanners.
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  1. A list of installed printers & drivers will appear on the screen. Choose the Printer you want to delete. Then select the Remove Icon located at the bottom of the list of printers.  
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  1. Then select Delete Printer.
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  1. Exit the Printers & Scanners Window.
  2. Open Finder > Go > Go To Folder.
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  1. Write down path ~/Library/Printers. From the next page, the connected printer will be appeared on the screen.
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  1. Now drag Printer it into the Trash Icon located at the Dock.
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  1. After that, press the Control Button from the Apple Keyboard. Choose Trash Icon > Empty Trash.

Restart your Mac Computer and download the latest Driver of the Printer you use from the official website.

Start your Mac in Safe Mode

The last but most convenient way is if a document still fails to print and shows an internal error Parallels Desktop is unable to print this document,” and it seems to get stuck within “Converting PostScript file…” Booting Up Mac To Safe Mode. Apple’s feature dedicated to finding and fixing the culprit causing Misbehaving Of Mac; likewise, Epson unable to convert postscript files.

How Do I Save a document in PostScript format on Mac??

Now you can save your documents as PostScript by following the steps below. 

  1. On the Mac Computer, access the Documents.
  2. Then select File > Print. Tap on the PDF pop-up, and then choose Save. To verify it, open PostScript in the Preview. 

Conclusion

That’s It, folk! Unable To convert postScript file On mac seems to be never-ending dilemma before this article. But now I can says that issue got fixed by performing this array of troubleshooting steps.

How Do I Fix PostScript Error?

First, try Restarting the Mac Computer and unplugging the Printer from the power source. Then, if the issue persists, follow our guide to fixing it.

Do You need PostScript To Print On Mac?

There is no need for a PostScript printer on the Mac as there is a catch for Network Printer.

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