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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Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff fonts, or am I missing something?

March 27, at 6: A PostScript error Invalidfont can show up for a number of reasons but such errors invalidfomt obviously always font related.

However, my co-workers and likely our customers cannot print them to our Dell printer. 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. 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.

From what we understand, there have been some improvements in Lexmark printers over the years and as such, you might want to ascertain whether Lexmark can provide a downloadable printer firmware upgrade for your eror that might solve the problem. Sorry this didn’t help.

Are you using a network printer? Here is the problem with PostScript and old printers or old printer drivers: I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. Dov, I always respect and invalidvont your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree.

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I know first hand of a number of instances where an update to Adobe Acrobat caused problems on our office multi-functional devices running the Adobe PS interpreter. This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver.

Invalidfont errors can occur when a file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font dictionary. Kathy, as we now know from Dov’s analysis, there xhow 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.

I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. May 13, at 3: January 3, at 8: 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.

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If you can post a sample of such a PDF file, we can examine it here offsnding Adobe to ascertain whether there is anything wrong with the PDF file itself. April 11, at 7: This thread is locked. 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.


Daguy, thank you very much — that fixex it for me. Please enter a title.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command findfont: I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. December 13, at 6: The downside of Language Level 2 over Language Level 3 is that it is less efficient and for certain graphical constructs, such as gradients, may produce much lower quality output. Oddly, it only affected some people in the office.

I’ve been doing alot of research and almost everything points to Adobe issues, but this has nothing to do with Adobe. I have Acrobat vXI.

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

This content has been marked as final. They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the PDF file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat.

For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level. For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command awidthshow: You don’t have JavaScript enabled. Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to help one iota!

Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem:.