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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You don’t have JavaScript enabled. Tell us about your experience with our site. 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 cmomand 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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Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

Thank you for your response. Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff fonts, or am I missing something? Hello, I have two users who when printing get the following error: Dell Laser Printer n PS3. For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level.

April 11, at 7: When I say “over the years”, I am actually referring to a bit more than 10 years, I started to program for and with Acrobat back in the “Exchange” days. 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.


Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. I have the same question Show 1 Likes 1. I’ve been doing alot of research and almost everything points to Adobe issues, but this has nothing to do with Adobe.

March 16, at 9: December 13, at 6: That may also fix the problem. I’m having an odd problem here at work. However, my co-workers and likely our customers cannot print them to our Dell printer. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

June 25, at 8: Mogwuy Created on September 1, FM erroor to my default printer so I had to change that too. Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree. A few could print the PDF to that Dell printer but others couldn’t.

I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. June tree, at 6: I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts.

PostScript error invalidfont

This thread is locked. It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:. However, I deselected the commabd on system fonts only 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. This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver.


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Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine invalivfont exact cause of the error. 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. Daguy, thank you very much — that fixex it for me. What is true is that Lexmark printers do not use Adobe PostScript, but rather a somewhat unreliable offeneing party emulation of PostScript i. You can not post a blank message.

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From what we understand, there have been ivnalidfont 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 have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download.

Did this solve your problem? Invalidfont errors can occur when a file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font dictionary. Any ideas why this would be happening? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.