Adobe Acrobat: Fix for "Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: setdistillerparams; ErrorInfo: CalCMYKProfile U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2"


%%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: setdistillerparams; ErrorInfo: CalCMYKProfile U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 ]%%
%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
Error accessing color profile: U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

For a while now, my PDF creation has been broken and I never really bothered to read the error message. When I finally did, I thought what a strange error to come across.

Somehow, the colour profile "U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2" has gone missing.

Good thing Adobe has these up on the internet for us to download.

  • Go to the "ICC profiles for Windows" page to grab "Adobe ICC profiles".
  • Click "Proceed to download"
  • Click "Download Now" (So many steps to download a bloody file)
  • Now extract ""
  • Go to "Adobe ICC Profiles (end-user)\CMYK Profiles"
  • Right click "USWebCoatedSWOP.icc" and click "Install Profile".
  • That should now fix your problems.

Well, okay just one of them.


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Spent some time trying to figure out what was wrong with this due to vague emails from staff saying "teh surveh iz broke, plz fix kthx".

"Everything is urgent! Please fix immediately! I'm so important!"

After a bit of trial and error, the horribly worded error is due to a character limit imposed on the input field.

If your field is limited to 100 characters and the user inputs 101 or more characters, they'll get this vague error.

Just be sure to let them know of the limit in the description or something.


Good old trial and error.

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