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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As to why exactly it’s happening, that would require to dig into the exact stack dump, and the actual PostScript file sent to the printer. That may also fix the problem.

Correct Answers – 10 points. Oftentimes a new version of Acrobat would break printing to a certain printer, and it was not because of a bug in Acrobat, but would require a new driver from the printer manufacturer to deal with the new “flavor” of PostScript.

For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command findfont: April 11, at 7: I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download.

In my experience and I’ve worked for a number of printer manufacturers, so I had a front row seat for thatover the years, Acrobat’s PostScript generator has been getting more and more picky about how well a PostScript printer needs to interpret the PostScript specification. Here is the problem with PostScript and old printers or old printer drivers: This site in other languages x.

So maybe my use of the term “picky” ccommand 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. Are you using a network printer? Invalidfony 13, at 4: This sends a massive raster bitmap of each page to the printer and thus bypasses any font issues albeit with dramatically poorer performance and possibly significantly poorer print quality.


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Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

I will post updates on this as I continue to troubleshoot. I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. These problems were always fixed by an updated driver.

I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.

May 13, at 3: I’ve been doing alot of research and almost everything points to Adobe issues, but this has nothing to do with Adobe.

Thank you for your response. If you can post a sample of such a PDF file, we can examine it here at Adobe to ascertain whether there is anything wrong with the PDF file itself. I’m having an odd problem here at work. Please enter a title. Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree. Invalidfont errors can occur when offendinb file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or sow formed font dictionary.

If you are printing from Mac OS X You also may want to check to see if there is an updated printer driver available for your printer from the manufacturer. However, I deselected the “Rely on system fonts only Can anyone tell me how to create or change my PDFs so anyone can print them anywhere?


PostScript error invalidfont

Sorry this didn’t help. In the interim, yes, changing the PostScript language level support from 3 to 2 is always a fallback you can try since PostScript generation related to fonts is very different for language levels 2 and 3 and your PDF file had some CID-encoded embedded fonts Wingdings for which language level 2 and 3 differ significantly.

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.

You can not post a blank message. Hello, I have two users who when printing get the following error: Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error.

How satisfied are you with this response? A few could print the PDF to that Dell printer but others couldn’t. The Printer is a of Toshiba Estudios model, though I don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected. Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff fonts, or am I missing something? Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview?

Please type your message and try again. They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine. FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change that too.