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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The other workaround is to use the Print as image option in the Advanced Print options. April 13, at 4: For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level. Please type your message and try again. In invalidffont 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.

FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change that too. Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem: I have the same question The Printer is a of Toshiba Estudios model, though I don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected. Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree. This site in other languages x.


I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. Dell Laser Printer n PS3. 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 more picky about how well a PostScript printer needs to interpret the PostScript specification. When I say “over the years”, I am actually referring to a bit more than 10 years, I started to comjand for and with Acrobat back in the “Exchange” days.

Two ways to fix it: March 27, at 6: 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.

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Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

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

January 12, at 2: Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying errog unnecessary technical support services. I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer.


I think that would have solved the problem but our IT guy wouldn’t do that.

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 have now a rrror with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer.

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

This content has been marked as final. For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command awidthshow: 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.

March 16, at 9: Invalidfont errors can occur when a file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font dictionary. Here is the problem with PostScript and old printers or old printer drivers: I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. How satisfied are you with this reply? Correct Answers – 10 points.