This file, when converted by pdftocairo -ps -level3 into PostScript for printing cannot be printed on printers using Adobe engine, and cannot be opened with Distiller XI because the following error is produced.
%%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: .& ]%%
%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%
I see that GS and Evince can open the original PDF and resulting PS files just fine, so the PostScript must be OK. I also reported this to Adobe, and they will probably update their Distiller engine, but updating printers firmware is unlikely to happen.
Do you know if it is possible to make the resulting PostScript more compatible with Distiller? If a conversion is made by pdftops or pdf2ps, there are no errors, it is just pdftocairo that causes it.
Original PDF and resulting PS files are attached.
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> %%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: .& ]%%
> %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
> %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%
The only place .& occurs in that postscript is at the end of the image.
Which implies that the image data may be longer than required, or that
adobe's current software expects the /ASCII85Decode data to have no
extra whitespace (the file leads each line in the ascii85 data with a
For a test, try running:
:; perl -pe 's/^ //' <gezond.ps >gezond2.ps
and then sending gezond2.ps to distiller or a printer.
If that works, then the indent is the imcompatibility.
If it does not work, then perhaps the pdf has extraneous data in the
image, and cairo copies all of it, rather than limiting the data to
the minimum necessary? (Just speculating.)
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gezond2.ps - with indents
Thanks for the suggestion, here is the file that I've got. Unfortunately, it still produces exactly the same error.
This should fix this issue:
It indeed fixes the issue! Thanks for looking into this, you're awesome.