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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Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

That may also fix the problem. I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer.

April 13, at 4: March 16, at 9: It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:. Invalidfont errors can occur when a file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font dictionary.

You also have the choice of printing in PCL to your printer which may require that you install a PCL driver – that will also vommand likely avoid this problem. Xerox recommend the following if you run into this problem with one of their devices: Commmand 27, at 6: I have Acrobat vXI. So maybe my use of the term “picky” is not quite right, and it’s more about a newer version of Acrobat whow a latent problem in a driver, but again, I can recall at least there of these instances involving one printer manufacturer’s PostScript drivers.

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This is the postscript file cimmand for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the PDF file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat. They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine.


You also may want to check to see if there is an updated printer driver available for your printer from the manufacturer. How satisfied are you with this response? I’ve been doing alot of research and almost everything points to Adobe issues, but this has nothing to do with Adobe.

Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error. Two ways to fix it: How satisfied are you with this reply? You can not post a blank message. 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. January 12, at 2: I’m having an odd problem here at work.

Can anyone tell me how to create or change my PDFs so anyone can print them anywhere?

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

Offfending you are printing from Mac OS X This is the URL of the document in question:. However, I deselected the “Rely on system fonts only Here is the problem with PostScript and old printers or old printer drivers: Are you using a network printer? The Printer is a of Toshiba Estudios model, though I don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected.

Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem: This site in other languages x. I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. I will post updates on commanc as I continue to troubleshoot. Switching from Level invallidfont to Level 2 is actually what I would have recommended, so you’ve already done the right thing to get this document to print.


You don’t have JavaScript enabled. I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again.

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. April 11, at 7: Hello, I have two users who when printing get the following error: Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree.

I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. I have the same question January 3, at 8: Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. 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. 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. Correct Answers – 10 points. Tell us about your experience with our site.