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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March 16, at 9: 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 free a new driver from the printer manufacturer to deal with the new “flavor” of PostScript. It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:.

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. A few could print the PDF to that Dell printer but others couldn’t. I have the same question June 27, at 6: Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem:.

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Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? 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.

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This content has been marked as final. I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download.

Mogwuy Created on September 1, Please type your message and try again. This site in other languages x. You also may want to check to fref if there is an updated printer driver ibvalidfont for your printer from the manufacturer. Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error. Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to help one iota! Correct Answers – 10 points.

Xerox recommend the following if you run into this problem with one of their devices: 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. Kathy, as we now sow from Dov’s analysis, there is 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 ofdending help you with that problem are at Lexmark, so you may want to get in touch with Lexmark’s support.

For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level. How satisfied are you with this reply?

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem: They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine. Oddly, it only affected some people in the office.


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. December 12, at 6: 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.

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. Go to original post.

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

This sends a massive raster bitmap of each page to the printer and thus bypasses any font issues albeit with dramatically poorer performance and possibly significantly poorer print quality. I have Acrobat vXI. Did this solve your problem?

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