Ok, I'm trying to zip up and send the file I'm working on at the moment. (could still take a while, uploading a 65MB file). The file contains 38 tiles of orthophotos, which I've already reduced to lower quality jpgs of around 2MB each (original size of one tile was 110MB tiff each). I don't want to reduce it any more, otherwise I would loose too much detail. I know it is a lot of images, but why shouldn't it be working, when it was working alright with PG07.
I've saved the sample file in a state, that if you try to print the model space with the settings at the moment (same scene as picture above) it showed just the line-work on the print preview. (I've just tries again after starting PG09 again and I could print with background, but distorted (see above)).
So I don't know, as flynt mentioned, sometimes it is working, sometimes it is not.
As a work-around, could you please test what happens when you decrease the quality-resolution of your images with a free tool like GIMP and see if that helps? (When you save as .JPEG file format, GIMP asks you what quality the JPEG should be saved as)
As I explained, I can't really decrease the quality any more, but I have experienced this problem also with PG08 using just one fairly small (maybe a few 100kb) image background!?
The PDF write printer problem might be related or it might not. We will test once we have an example of your work to test in the lab.
Also the distortion problem does happen with only one small image. an annoying workaround for me, in case of just one background image, is to add some white border around the image, that the image extent is greater than the print window. Then it works (most of the time) with no distortion. That was using PG08. But this doesn't work in my sample file, where I have adjoining tiles of background images.
Do you mean that progeCAD 2009 crashes when you try to select your "acrobat 5.0 pdf writer"?
Yes PG09 crashes when I just click to select the acrobat pdf writer, or sometimes it freezes PG09 and I have to kill PG09 using the task manager. I can still use the pdf writer using other application including previous versions of Progecad. So it's only happening with PG09.