Hello, I have two users who when printing get the following error: Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow One user gets it when printing. Error when printing Office docs post-Outlook install. ERROR: invalidfont OFFENDING COMMAND: xshow. After installing Outlook When printing a PDF Image file or PDF Searchable Image file to extra page is printed that contains an “Offending Command” error message.

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I know first hand iffending a number of instances where an update to Adobe Acrobat caused problems on our office multi-functional devices running the Adobe PS interpreter.

Daguy, thank you very much — that fixex it for me. The last of these commnad probably 8 or 9 years ago, and I am extrapolating and assuming that the same kind of problems are still being triggered today – even tough I don’t see them anymore because I now work in a different environment.

I’m having an odd problem here at work. December 13, at 6: Switching from Level 3 to Level 2 is actually what I would have recommended, so you’ve already done the right thing to get this document comnand print. I have Acrobat vXI.

Kathy, as we now know from Dov’s analysis, there is nothing wrong with the PostScript that is sent to the printer, so we can assume that Lexmark’s PostScript 3 emulation has it’s problems, The only people who can help you with that problem are at Lexmark, so you may want to get in touch with Lexmark’s support. January 12, at 2: Invalidfont errors can occur when a file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font dictionary.

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You also have the choice of printing in PCL to your printer which may require that you install a PCL driver – that will also very likely avoid this problem. Please enter a title. I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver. I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer.

For printers that claim to be PostScript-based, Acrobat and Reader generate their own PostScript, pretty much bypassing the printer driver entirely except to ascertain the printer properties such as PostScript language level, paper trays, etc.

When I say “over the years”, I am actually referring to a bit more than 10 years, I started to program for and with Acrobat back in the “Exchange” days. June 27, at 6: Thanks for marking this as the answer. What is true is that Lexmark printers do not use Adobe PostScript, but rather a somewhat unreliable third party emulation of PostScript i. It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:.

Are you using a network printer? I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. Can anyone tell me how to create or change my PDFs so anyone can print them anywhere? For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level.

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You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. If you are printing from Mac OS X There is absolutely nothing wrong with the PDF file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat. I have the same question Show 1 Likes 1. I’m not sure which did the trick but now commanr can print to that printer.

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PostScript error invalidfont

Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? How satisfied are you with this offendong For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command findfont: However, I deselected the “Rely on system fonts only Dell Laser Printer n PS3. Thank you for your response. April 13, at 4: The other workaround is to use the Print as image option in the Advanced Print options.

January 3, at 8: December 12, at 6: Correct Answers – 10 points. Go to original post. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

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Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error. This site in other languages x.

March 27, at 6: Any ideas why this would be happening? For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command awidthshow: Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff fonts, or am I missing something?