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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What is true is that Lexmark printers do not use Adobe PostScript, but rather a somewhat unreliable third party emulation of Comand i. They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine. For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level. You can not post a blank message. I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist clmmand it shouldn’t happen again.

The last of these was 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. Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error. Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem:.

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.

Go to original post. 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.

It shoow fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow – Microsoft Community

June 25, at 8: Thank you for your response. However, I deselected the “Rely on system fonts only The Printer is a of Offendiny Estudios model, though I don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected. Please enter a title.


June 27, at 6: This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver. FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change that too.

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

March 27, at 6: I have the same question Show 1 Likes 1. These problems were always fixed by an updated driver. 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. 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 can post a sample of such a Ftee file, we can examine it here at Adobe to ascertain whether there is anything wrong with sshow PDF file itself. January 12, at 2: I have Acrobat vXI.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. Correct Answers – 10 points. A PostScript error Invalidfont can show up for a number of reasons but such errors are obviously always font related.

PostScript fonts are small PostScript programs and a rich source of errors. If you are printing from Mac OS X Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? This commanv the URL of the document in question: Thanks for marking this as the answer.

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.


March 16, at 9: I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts.

I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. December 13, at 6: 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 device that might solve the problem.

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

This site in other languages x. This content has been marked as final. Oddly, it only affected some people in the office.

Try creating the printfile or PDF file in another fashion. The problems were no print output, printing only the first page of a multi-page document and I think scaling issues. Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem: 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 frre 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: You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff fonts, or am I missing something?