As a test, open a layout and change the font of some of the text on the layout to a differernt font and try printing/previewing the layout. There is a small chance that you have a font issue.
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I'm not a mac user and thus cannot give you specifics, but you should check your font suitcases for the fonts that were originally specifed. It's my understanding that this happens when a font suticase is duplicated or damaged.