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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Thanks for marking this as the answer. So maybe my use of the term “picky” is not quite right, and it’s more about a newer version of Acrobat unearthing a latent problem in a driver, but again, I can recall at least there of these instances involving one printer manufacturer’s PostScript drivers.

John E Fredricks Replied on September 2, This sends a massive raster bitmap of each page to the pffending and thus bypasses any font issues albeit with dramatically poorer performance and possibly significantly poorer print quality. I’m having an odd problem here at work. I think that would have solved the problem but our IT guy wouldn’t do that. Switching from Level 3 to Level 2 is actually what I would have recommended, so you’ve already done the right thing to get invaliidfont document to print.


Daguy, thank you very much — that fixex it for me. Here is the problem with PostScript and old printers or old printer drivers: This is the URL of commanx document in question: 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 invakidfont people who can help you with that problem are at Lexmark, so you may want to get in touch with Lexmark’s support.

You also may want to check to see if there is an updated printer driver available for your printer from the manufacturer. Did this solve your problem?

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow – Microsoft Community

PostScript fonts are small PostScript programs and a rich source of errors. If you are printing from Mac OS X I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer.

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Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the PDF file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat. Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? Hello, I have two users who when printing get the following error: Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff offendihg, or am I missing something?


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This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. Try creating the printfile or PDF file in another fashion. Dell Laser Printer n PS3. June 27, at 6: FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change that too.

The Printer is a of Toshiba Estudios model, though Offedning don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected. For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command awidthshow: This is the URL of the document in question:.

January 12, at 2: Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree. They are able inbalidfont print the same items on another printer just fine.

Our concern was that a customer might have a problem printing it so I pursued it. Please type your message and try again.