26 Feb “Offending Command” Error message, generated when printing to a PostScript printer. Problem: When printing a PDF Image file or PDF. 26 Aug Every time they print large jobs, PDF and most applications. It prints off error ” ERROR: undefined – OFFENDING COMMAND: showpage. While printing a certain 8MB PDF file in Acrobat Reader X () to a Xerox Phaser Color Printer occasionally, randomly throughout the.

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View or print a PostScript error message. I’m attempting to print one file directly from AI, CS5. Following are common offending commands, grouped by general cause.

You can also try printing the errpr to a printer with more memory. Make sure that it prints from that application, and then reimport the graphic. Possible corruption or communication error. But there have been a lot of problems reported in the last month countries that use decimal comma where the user has accepted a recent iCloud update. Some applications that put themselves in-between your application and error undefined offending command RIP can also cause this kind of a error undefined offending command But if a connection is loose, the symptoms of a problem can be unclear.

Troubleshoot PostScript errors

Some PostScript errors point you right undefinrd the cause of the problem, and some get you looking in the error undefined offending command direction. See the follwing document from HP if you care to debug and solve the problem: May 3, at To determine if the application or a specific file causes the error, create a file with only a simple element, such as a rectangle.

PS interpreter tries to look up a name but cannot find it on the dictionary stack. If the same problem occurs from more than one application, the cause is most likely a problem at the error undefined offending command level. Solutions Learn Undefnied Through Courses. Often a corrupted image leads to this type or error.


My printer technician has worked on this problem to no end. Save my name, email, and website error undefined offending command this browser for cimmand next time I comment. Error undefined offending command are printer errors with wrong PostScript being used. March 12, at 9: Not Answered 11 days ago. Discussion Boards Open Menu. Also you errog send the print job to another printer if you have one availabe.

If that undeined the case error undefined offending command may be trying to either print a color undefinwd to a black and white device or you are trying to print a PostScript level 2 file to a PostScript level 1 printer or RIP.

The file prints in ghostscript and on certain printers, but on other printers. Delete the application’s preferences file, and then reinstall the application from the original installation disks.

I use Adobe Acrobat 9 everyday. This is from Illustrator 15 and InDesign as well, same document. Error undefined offending command strange word as an offending command: You can receive a PostScript error when sending a file to a PostScript interpreter for example, a printer, Acrobat Distiller.

The same error may also indicate problems transferring the file network incorrectly terminated, bad cables, buggy drivers,… or corrupted data. This hapens in a seemingly haphazard way. Many PostScript error messages readily indicate the source of a problem. Possible solutions Often a corrupted image leads to this type or error. Installing and undefjned a Gutenprint driver seems to resolve the problem.

In general, parallel Centronics interfaces do not support binary data transfer, serial and network interfaces do. Choose Background Printing from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, select Foreground, and then click Print. I try to print another document today, same problem again, offending command: Or, it could be damaged or contain a problem element for offendinh, a damaged graphic.


If the error still occurs, open cmmand graphic in the application in which it was created, resave it with a different name. If for whatever error undefined offending command it cannot print vectors correctly natively, force it to print al ldata as bitmap.

You can then try to repair the problem. If the offending command contains random characters, too much data have been supplied for an image.

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If you do error undefined offending command see this option, your printer does not have a PostScript Error Handler. Message lffending of 3 6, Views. Choose either Job logging or Error Handling from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, and click Options.

If I save the file I get this error.

PostScript error: undefined

For text elements, you can also try using a different font for example, reformat the text using a different type of font. Since PostScript requires the use of decimal points, it fails to recognize that this is a number. Not Answered 2 months ago.

If the problem occurs only from one application, see the “Isolating Application-Specific Problems” section. The likeliest source of bitmap data is a graphic in your file. Check if the offending command is one of the following: Error undefined offending command Answers error undefined offending command 10 points.