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 now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem:. Go to original post. I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. For the time being, you can print using the shoow 2 language level. They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine. 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.

The other workaround is to use the Print as image option in the Advanced Print options. June 27, 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.

You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer.


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Are you using a network printer? A invaoidfont could print the PDF to that Dell printer but others couldn’t. I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts. You also may want to check to see if there is an updated printer driver available for your printer from the manufacturer. It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

The problems were no print output, printing only the first page of a multi-page document and I think scaling issues. 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.

The Printer is a of Toshiba Estudios model, though I don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected. PostScript fonts are small PostScript programs and a rich source of errors. Try creating the printfile or PDF file in another fashion.

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In my oftending 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. FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change that too.

This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver. If you are printing from Mac OS X May 13, at 3: Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to help one iota!

January 12, at 2: Did this solve your problem? Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. June 25, at 8: Tech support scams are an industry-wide ckmmand where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. This sends a massive raster offendjng of each page to the printer invalidfony thus bypasses any font issues albeit with dramatically poorer performance and possibly significantly poorer print quality. How satisfied are you with this response?

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Thank you for your response. The last of these was probably 8 or 9 years ago, and I am offendinb 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.

April 13, at 4: For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command awidthshow: December 13, at 6: Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? Please enter a title. 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.

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Kathy, as we now know from Dov’s analysis, there is nothing wrong with the PostScript that is sent to the printer, so we iffending assume that Lexmark’s PostScript 3 incalidfont 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. 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.

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 erdor itself. Any ideas why this would be happening? That may also fix the problem. How satisfied are you with this reply?