These terms can either refer to an actual PostScript error or to an offending command. Each term is linked to a page with more detailed information and possible. How to solve and work around postscript error offending command show. Error: rangecheck; Offending Command: show – Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file). Are you getting an error when printing from Adobe that says “Cambria not found, using Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: show ]%%.

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Troubleshoot PostScript errors

Little more can be determined without a sample file. April 5, at Or, export it from a different application, or simplify it so that it requires less memory. I’m not sure how to capture a failing.

In my case i have the same problem with a printer from HP manufacture. Steve, Yes, Ghostscript has replaced poppler, mainly due to the color management now available in GS, which currently only applies to printer drivers which use raster output – rather than ones like yours that use Postscript. And did poppler’s output always “just work”, or did they go through similar issues, possibly over a longer period? If the error doesn’t recur with a different font, the previous font is damaged.

This one says “Creator: After having tested the proposed package without changing any default settings, run the following commands in a terminal window. Without stating which exact problem you have, which procedure you are using to create PDFs and what you have already tried, nobody will be capable of helping otfendingcommand. You can then try to repair the problem. It may be worthwhile to check both the error message and the command that caused the error to appear. Some PostScript errors point you right to offendingcommnad cause of the problem, and some get you looking in the right direction.


Alex Gorban alex-gorban on I hope some people have the same problem still available and can fix it, too. Right-click the printer you are using, and then choose Printer Properties. To determine if the file itself is damaged, copy the file’s contents into a new file.

Or possibly the “lighter” PDF doesn’t embed fonts, or doesn’t embed as many or as large fonts. This file looks fine in Evince, and prints perfectly when I do use netcat to send it directly to the printer. Or, it could be damaged or contain a problem element for example, a damaged graphic.

To determine if the application or a specific file causes the error, create a file with only a simple element, such as a rectangle. All Apps User Guide. The most important thing to note is the “-o raw” option, as this will cause the test to be streamed to the printer exactly as it stands – we don’t want it going through the normal CUPS workflow and thus changing the Postscriptin this case.

This page contains typeheck list of terms that can appear in a PostScript error message. Without knowing the actual error and offending command it is next to impossible. Or, use the version of the driver required by the application. Hi, I need your help in solving a problem with AI file.

Tomas, thanks offendingcomjand reporting. Changed in cups-filters Ubuntu Precise: If the error occurs only with a specific file, the file could have the wrong print settings selected for your PostScript interpreter. I attach two files. Would you help me please.

“Offending Command” Error message, generated when printing to a PostScript printer

If the file causes a PostScript error because it is too complex, simplify it and see if it prints. Please test proposed package offendincommand The package will build now and be available in a few hours.


If the same problem occurs from more than one application, the cause is most likely a problem at the system level. You can also try printing the file to a printer with more memory. Added a crash guard. Gents, Sorry for the delay in responding, but we had something rather pressing demanding all our time.

The problem appears when using Evince and lpr command from console. November 29, at 1: If the error occurs with a range tgpecheck pages, look for common elements on those pages. August 9, at 2: It looks like your driver is using PostScript 3 but a quick search on the web only showed references to the HP supporting PostScript 2.

Using a Toshiba eStudio c. I’ll have a stab at that, but I guess you want your sample postscript file before I start messing offendinhcommand up. Sending smaller files to the printer likely gets around the issue. January 5, at If the problem occurs only from one application, see the “Isolating Application-Specific Problems” section.

Instead, post a comment and replace the “verification- needed” tag by “verification- done”. Thanks for looking at this for me. So i have used debug options from cups equals “cupsctl –debug-logging” to show me, how does cups will be convert the data stream from pdf thats the first data stream after click in print to postscript.

Thanks Alex — that first one is so obvious I should have noticed it myself. I have an Illustrator file that I created and I made a change to a gradient and then saved the file.