Adobe Printing Error: “%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%% Cambria not found, using Courier. “

Adobe Printing Error: “%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%% Cambria not found, using Courier. “

Are you are trying to print from an Office program (This is generally the case) to Adobe PDF and getting the following error?

%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
Cambria not found, using Courier.
%%[ Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: show ]%%


%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

This is an issue where Adobe cannot find the Cambria font and defaults to Courier, but is still unable to print the PDF. Fortunately there is a very quick fix!

Step 1: Open the document/publisher file you are trying to make into a PDF.

Step 2: Select Print, but instead of printing, select “printer settings”

Step 3: Under “Adobe Printer Settings” un-check the box that says “”Rely on system fonts only; do not use document fonts” (See below)

Step 4: Print the document/publisher file and it will successfully print!


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About Rutledge Daugette

Founder of TechRaptor with a love of video games (B.S. in Game and Simulation Programming) and technology. Started TechRaptor to create a place where people could come for unbiased and high quality news, reviews, and editorials.
  • UnwillingAdobeUser

    Thank you Mr(s). Genius! I always hate working with stupid adobe products. I’m glad there are people like you out there that can stand working with them enough to figure out stupid errors like this one!

  • arlene

    thanks!! this really helped me a lot. Been trying to solve this problem since last night.

  • Kevin

    Thank you, useful and easy.

  • POng

    marvellous.. work
    thanks so much from bangkok , Thailand

  • Valerie

    Wow, thank you!! What an easy fix if you have someone around like you to point it out.

  • Gianni

    Many thanks for this – it becomes easy when you know how!

    • Rutledge Daugette

      Glad to hear it helped you!!

  • WH

    You are the best! I tried various ways said by others and failed. Yours worked! Thank you!

  • RR

    Thank you for posting this – spent a few hours trying to fix it. This was an easy and well detailed solution!! keep up the good work.

  • Diogo Gomes

    Many Thanks! Problem solved in 5 seconds!

    • Rutledge Daugette

      Glad to hear it helped!

  • Thomas Finch

    Thanks for the great tip !

    • Rutledge Daugette

      Any Time!

  • Albin Alphonse

    Thanks for your reply. Can we make this setting default, so that we dont need to uncheck the box all the time..

  • Albin Alphonse

    Guys, I found the way to uncheck as default setting.
    Go to Devices and Printers in Win 7. Look for Adobe Pdf. Right click and select printing preference. Uncheck the box and click Ok. This will ensure the check box unchecked as default setting. You dont need to go and uncheck every time. Thanks

  • F. Walter

    Thank you Rutledge! Your tip saved my sanity! Much appreciated!!

  • Sergio Villa

    thanks for your help!!