0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2009 2:50 AM by PeterEboda

    Offending command -- pdf versus ps

    PeterEboda

      Hi all!

       

      I compiled a pdf file with pdfLaTeX. I can open and
      read it using Windows XP and Adobe Reader 9.2.

       

      However, a friend of mine can not even open the file.
      He uses SuSE 10.3.

       

      He persuaded me that there is a problem in the file,
      not in his software. So I installed the Adobe Generic
      PostScript Printer on my system to get more information.
      Next I printed from the Adobe Reader via the PostScript
      Printer to a file.

       

      A visual examination of the ps file did not show any
      problems. Next I opened the file with GSView.
      This worked and I scrolled page per page down
      until on page 193 (out of 202), the following error
      occurred:

       

      ==========================
      Displaying page 193
      ]%%
      %%[Page: 192]%%
      %%[Page: 193]%%
      %%[Page: 192]%%
      %%[Page: 191]%%
      %%[Page: 192]%%
      %%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: HWWHOZ+MSAM7*1 ]%%
      --- Begin offending input ---
      OZ+MSAM7*1 [6.9738 0 0 -6.9738 0 0 ]msf
      147.324 137.05 mo
      (6)sh
      HWWHOV+EURM7*1 [6.9738 0 0 -6.9738 0 0 ]msf
      153.545 137.05 mo
      (k)sh
      HWWHOU+EUFM10*1 [8.9664 0 0 -8.9664 0 0 ]msf
      221.594 134.523 mo
      (\))sh
      HWWHON+URWPalladioL-Roma*1 [8.9664
      --- End offending input ---
      file offset = 25742503
      gsapi_run_string_continue returns -101
      ==========================

       

      So there seems to be indeed a problem. What does
      [ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: HWWHOZ+MSAM7*1 ]
      mean? How can I correct this error?

       

      Thanks!