PDFs print without a problem. ERROR: invalidfont. OFFENDING COMMAND: xshow. It will begin the doc ok but stop in the middle and spit out a. Are you getting an error when printing from Adobe that says “Cambria not found, using Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: show ]%%. I have the following problem: (a) a few days ago my Adobe Acrobat stopped creating pdfs, giving the Error: typecheck; OffendingCommand: findfont ]%%.

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I have the following problem: No PDF file produced.

But I do not remember if this were or were not prior to the problem. In any event,I tried to no avail printing to pdf from both within the Adobe software and from the MS Office products.

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That did not offendigncommand she could not help further. He thought it is possible that by removing one or more of the printers, that I removed something associated with the Adobe file. He could only assist, however, if I upgrade to Adobe XI, as opposed to the trial version.

I am holding off doing this because I work with MS Word it is associated with an Act database that I have and I do no want to have compatibility issues offendinycommand the new software. The optimal solution would be to find and repair the problems with my Adobe Acrobat installation. Any help would be much appreciated!

Distiller 8.1.2 – Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand

Acrobat 8 has reached it’s end of life, so you can no longer get support from Adobe for this version. Not even Acrobat 9 is supported anymore. This makes the information you got from Adobe understandable. Which version of Windows are you running on? Is this version compatible with Acrobat 8? If you are running on a not supported version of the OS, and you ended up with e. You can try to fix this by running the Repair function, which you can find under the Help menu. If it’s a problem caused by a Windows update, there is unfortunately nothing you can do.


Thank you, though I am told that the issue is correctable albeit not supported for the version and involves correcting some errors in the certain preferences, once the specific issue causing the error is determined through the admin log. If you see my question, Adobe Acrobat XI does not work either. Do you know of a way to correct the issue then? Resintalling Adobe does not solve the problem and I am told that preferences must be changed.

Have you tried to use a different font in your document that you want to convert to PDF? Courier is part of the operating system. It is possible that your font location information got modified and Distiller is no longer able to find the fonts.

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This will bring up a dialog that has a number of font directories. Make sure ivnalidfont the Windows font directory is listed on Win7 that is C: However, because you are getting the same results with a fresh install of Acrobat XI, I doubt that this is the problem.

Win7 does not let me delete the Courier font because it is findfpnt of the operating system. So again, which version of Windows are you using?

Do you see Courier or Courier Regular in your fonts directory? I went into the Distiller software, offndingcommand and note that the font “Courier” is not listed in C: Rapidocs is a software that I downloaded this past week and it may be the invalidfobt of the problem.

I am not sure of the significance since it does appear in Eror, albeit under a different path name,but it is suspicous as the error message in notepad is pointing to it. Perhaps I can copy it somehow and rename it as TTF? Distiller uses Courier as a substitution font if the font that is request is not available.

Maybe that is what’s happening, and for whatever reason, Distiller cannot find Courier. Download these two files and double-click on them.


Do you get any of the error messages from before? Does any of the two files create a PDF file? The font file has a. TTF – would offendingxommand be the problem? Okay, so it seems that the answer was simple and had little to do with Adobe. The windows system courier font file was apparently corrupted.

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A download of the font returned everything back to normal in Adobe. Because the font had been corrupted, Adobe was unable to complete its protocol. Only problem is that I had originally listened to the first level tech at Adobe who advised me that the fix is by upgrading to Adobe XI from Adobe 8.

When I did this, the problem was not resolved eror. Possibly something in Adobe XI remains on my system during the uninstall and conflicts with Adobe 8. It is just after having installed and uninstalled Adobe XI, and reinstalled Adobe 8 that there is now a problem. If anyone knows what the issue could be, I’d appreciate the insight.

Otherwise, I hope to contact Adobe itself for support. It is possible that something got left over invalidgont your installation.

I would run the Cleaner application that Adobe has for this case: Edit Answer for another -2 minute. Clyde, Acrobat 8 has reached it’s end of life, errr you can no longer get support from Adobe for this version. Edit Answer for another minute. Edit Answer for another 8 minutes. I don’t in fact use the courier font at all in any of my documents.

Edit Answer for another -9 minute. Edit Answer for another 7 minutes. Unfortunately, customer service is not always right. Please specify a reason:. Get help Ask the community.