PostScript error: syntaxerror

There is a syntax error in the PostScript data that are send to the RIP. This could mean, for instance, that an open or closing mark (for example, a bracket) is missing.


  • This error often occurs because of data corruption: print once more, print directly without using a spooler queue, check your driver settings or try some of the other tips from the PostScript troubleshooting page.
  • Maybe it is the application you use to print the file that doesn’t create correct PostScript code. Check whether there is an update available.
  • Also check whether the offending command is findfont. Click here for more information on this type of error.

Asura & placed PDF files
A PostScript error syntaxerror; OffendingCommand: / can pop up when generating a PDF from an InDesign document made up of placed PDFs. This can happen when a PDF file from Illustrator CS2 is passed through a OneVision Asura system and then placed in the InDesign document. Directly placing the Illustrator PDF gets around the error.

20 January 2017

3 responses to “PostScript error: syntaxerror”

  1. Himanshu says:

    post script error %%[Error:Undefined;OffendingCommand:

    error at importing file ? how to solve it
    I make a package and again import still fails preflight

    this error is there at preflight from Adwatch

  2. Hans Stöger says:

    Or use the settings for files to be placed in Indesign, as specified by OneVision, to work around this Indesign limitation.

    • Himanshu says:

      settings r already done

      I want detail *DOC of ASURA and AdWatch
      I am not getting from NET