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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 will post updates on this as I continue to troubleshoot. FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change errod too. You don’t have JavaScript enabled. May 13, at 3: What is true is that Lexmark printers do not use Adobe PostScript, but rather a somewhat unreliable third party emulation of PostScript i.

Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine. Can anyone tell me how to create or change my PDFs so anyone can print them anywhere?

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

Dell Laser Printer n PS3. Thank you for your response. 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.

March 27, 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 to print. This content has been marked as final.

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It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:. Sho enter a title. These problems were always fixed by an updated driver.


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.

I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer. April 11, at 7: You can help cmomand yourself from scammers by verifying that comand contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts.

June 27, at 6: This is the URL of the document in question: June 25, at 8: Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem:.

From what we understand, there have been some improvements in Lexmark offeending over the years and offendinv such, you might want to ascertain whether Lexmark can provide a downloadable printer firmware upgrade for your device that might solve the problem.

Sorry this didn’t help.

Mogwuy Created on September 1, 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. 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. This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using pffending Lexmark C printer driver.

Please type your message and try again. The last of these was probably 8 or free 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.

Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree. I’ve been doing alot of research and almost everything points to Adobe issues, but this has nothing to do with Adobe.


However, my co-workers and likely our customers cannot print them to our Dell printer. This is the URL of the invalidfot in question:. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the PDF file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat. Daguy, thank you very much — that fixex it for me. You also may want to check to see if there is an updated printer driver available for your printer from the manufacturer.

If you are printing from Mac OS X Xerox recommend the following if you run into this problem with one of their devices: I think that would have solved the problem but our IT guy wouldn’t do that. You can not post a blank message. Try creating the printfile or PDF file in another fashion.

I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. The problems were no print output, printing only the first page of a multi-page document and I think scaling issues.

“Offending Command” Error message, generated when printing to a PostScript printer

Hello, I have two users who when printing get the following error: 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. Two ways to fix it: Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to invapidfont one iota! December 13, at 6: