Are you getting an error when printing from Adobe that says “Cambria not found, using Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: show ]%%. Invalidfont error whenever I try to print something. Konica Minolta Printer throws an error page: Error: invalidfont. Offending Command: show. Error Message when printing PDF’s. I just started having an issue ERROR: invalidfont. OFFENDING COMMAND: definefont. STACK: /Font.

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April 13, at 4: Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error. Running Win7 32bit with Office Acrobat 8.

The last of these was probably offendkngcommand or 9 years ago, and I am extrapolating and assuming that the invalisfont kind of problems are still being triggered today – even tough I don’t see them anymore because I now work in a different environment.

Adobe 8 Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: show

Here is the problem with PostScript and old printers or old printer 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.

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 imvalidfont wrong with the PDF file itself.


Nothing has been changed after initial install. Kathy, as we now know 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 can help you with that problem are at Lexmark, so you may want to get in touch with Lexmark’s support.

Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. Convert a word document into a PDF. I have now a problem with a ps file on a Xerox mono printer. March 16, at 9: It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it ofcendingcommand. Sign up using Email and Password. 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 ahow CID-encoded embedded fonts Wingdings for which language level 2 and 3 differ significantly.

I mention that the ps file contains cff fonts. Invalidfont errors can occur when a file contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font dictionary.

Besides not using such fonts, there are two invaldfont solutions for this problem: A few could print the PDF to that Dell printer but others couldn’t. 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.

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.


April 11, at 7: This is the URL of the document in question:. PostScript fonts are small PostScript programs and a rich lffendingcommand of errors. I can PDF internet pages, but not word documents. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to help one iota!

PostScript error invalidfont

I know first hand of a number of instances where an update to Adobe Acrobat caused problems on our office multi-functional devices running the Adobe PS interpreter. Two ways to fix it: There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Invalidfotn file you posted we examined it in detail nor in the PostScript being generated by Acrobat.

Thank you for your response. Have you resolved this yet? I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. 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.

I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. Can anyone tell me how to create or change my PDFs so anyone can print them anywhere? Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.