Data Driven Pages causing printing issues

Discussion created by acwalker on Nov 1, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2011 by jbarrette-esristaff
Plots of a 29-page 24x36 PDF created with Data Driven Pages and ArcMap 10.0 are coming out like this:

Everything in the data frame except for labels is plotting solid red.  On this example there's a small rectangle where the aerial and vector data plotted correctly, but most of the plots are solid red everywhere in the data frame.

This problem only occurs with PDFs that are exported from an MXD in which Data Driven Pages are enabled.  We cannot reproduce the problem with any maps in which DDP is not enabled, regardless of size, aerials being used, or any other setting.

This problem occurs regardless of the plotter being used (we have two, one HP and one Canon).  Same results on both plotters.

This is not the only manifestation of the problem.  In other instances we've had diagonal black lines appear, again underneath the labels but on top of everything else.  And again this problem was only repeatable on PDFs exported from MXDs in which DDP was enabled.

Hopefully ESRI can give some attention to this bug.  I'm available to coordinate directly with anyone who may have an answer.  Thanks for reading.