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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January 12, at 2: Daguy, thank you very much — that fixex it for me. Sorry this didn’t help.

Invalidfont errors can occur when a file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font command. 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.

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

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

Thanks for marking this as the answer. This is the URL of the document in question: I’m having an odd problem here at work. Errr 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. The other workaround is to use the Print as image option in the Advanced Print options.


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They are able to print the same items on another printer just fine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the PDF file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat. Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to help one iota! Two ways to fix it: For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command findfont: I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer.

Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error. 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.

I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download.

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I have now invalodfont problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. Would you recommend making Adobe the default instead of Preview? Try creating the printfile or PDF file in another fashion. The Printer is a of Toshiba Estudios model, though I don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected.


Tell us about your experience with our site. December 13, at 6: January 3, at 8: Xerox recommend the following if you run into this problem with one of their devices: 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. Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree.

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

This is the URL of the document in question:.