It resolves ‘invalidfont’ errors when printing to PostScript printers. For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command findfont: check the page on the findfont. Here is the error that prints out: ERROR: invalidfont OFFENDING COMMAND: define font STACK: /Font It is now printing perfectly fine!. ERROR: invalidfont OFFENDING COMMAND: define font STACK: Preview fails to show the PS file with a rather generic error (“Unable to.

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Try creating the printfile or PDF file in another fashion. You also may want to check to see if there is an updated printer driver available for your printer from the manufacturer. 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.

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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.

The “download as softfont” produces the same result. Can anyone tell me how to create or change my PDFs so anyone can print them anywhere? It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:. I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts.

Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

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.


I’m not sure which did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer. AcrobatPowerpoint etc. I have Acrobat vXI. Converting and saving the file as a dot PDF did solve the problem but I’m curious about the root cause of the problem. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here How satisfied are you with this reply?

Trying to print the resulting PDF compiled with pdflatex on the department’s Xerox Phaser results into an error page being printed instead, with the following error printed on it:. And, if the error persist then you need technical support to point out the error. Does this mean we have to change all of our printer drivers to PCL 6??? Notify me of new posts via email. Thanks for marking this as the answer.

Xerox Customer Service fix: 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.

For the time being, you can print using the level 2 language level. Now the error should no longer appear. The Printer is a of Toshiba Estudios model, though I don’t believe its the culprit since only two people are affected.

Please enter a title. I’ve been doing alot of research and almost everything points to Adobe issues, but this has nothing to do with Adobe. Select Printers and Faxes under the Start button 2. December 13, at 6: If he reprints the doc, it will stop at a different spot with the same error page at the end.


However, I’d avoid passing through ps2pdf because of the disadvantages we all know and the failing printer is the only color printer we have at the department, so I need to use that one.

Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name. 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.

For printers that claim to be PostScript-based, Acrobat and Reader generate their own PostScript, pretty much bypassing the printer driver entirely except to ascertain the printer properties such as PostScript language level, paper trays, etc. This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver.

The problem might not be specific to that printer, however, since there is also another easier way to reproduce the problem, as follows:.

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I tried updateing the firmware on the the Phaser to the latest. However, my co-workers and likely our customers cannot print them to our Dell printer.

March 27, at 6: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyInvalidront Policyand our Terms of Service. FM defaults to my default printer so I had to change that too.

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