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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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Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff fonts, or am I missing something? Please enter a title. March 16, at 9: Are you using a network printer?

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. This is the URL of the document in question: The other workaround is to use the Print as image option in the Advanced Print options.

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

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the PDF file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat. Dell Laser Printer n PS3.


For a Rrror error invalidfont offending command findfont: You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. You also may want to check to see if there is an updated printer driver available for your printer from the manufacturer.

Thanks for marking this as the answer. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. Mogwuy Created on September 1, They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine.

I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts. For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level. 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.

A PostScript error Invalidfont can show up for a number of reasons but such errors are obviously always font related. Here is the problem with PostScript and old printers or old printer drivers: 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.

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I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem: I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer.

January 12, at 2: 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” freee. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

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.

This is the URL of the document in question:. Correct Answers – 10 points. orfending

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Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change that too. As to why exactly it’s happening, that would require to dig into the exact stack dump, and the actual PostScript file sent to the printer.