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Embedding Fonts Into A PDF

Aug 1, 2012 6:20 AM

Hi There,

I'm having trouble sending my files to the printers, my fonts is jumping...

How do i make sure that my fonts are embedded into my PDF file,

I'm using indesign cs5.5 Please can someone help me, I have distiller as well.

Thank You

Kind Regards

 
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:23 AM   in reply to CyroX47

    What do you mean: "...my fonts are jumping...."?

     

    InDesign ALWAYS embed fonts, there is no option for it not to embed them.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:32 AM   in reply to CyroX47

    Are you exporting the PDF, or printing to PDF?

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to CyroX47

    Like Steve, I'm not sure what you mean by the fonts jumping, but I'm wondering if you have tried a different font to see if the problem goes away?

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 10:34 AM   in reply to JamesWamser

    InDesign warns you when you attempt to export a PDF when using an unembeddable font. On the other hand, maybe you selected "Continue anyway and do not warn me ever again".

     
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    Aug 2, 2012 1:02 AM   in reply to Steve Werner

    Except in the case where font embedding is not allowed by the font creators. In that case you should get in contact with the font creator and get a license that does allow embedding, if one exists.

     
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    Aug 2, 2012 1:46 AM   in reply to CyroX47

    Can you check one of your problematic PDFs with Acrobat? Go to the Document Properties dialog and check the "Fonts" tab. That way you can verify if your fonts are embedded.

     

    It's really straightforward: where Acrobat does *not* tell you a font is "(Embedded)" or "(Embedded subset)", that font is missing.

     

    If you find you are creating files without embedding all fonts, you need to review your workflow. As I said above, you might have switched off InDesign's warnings for this.

     

    Bear in mind it's also possible your PDFs are fine and it's your printer that needs to update.

     
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    Aug 2, 2012 6:01 AM   in reply to CyroX47

    Do you have Acrobat Pro? It would REALLY be helpful to perform the check Jongware has sugested.

     
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    Aug 2, 2012 6:09 AM   in reply to CyroX47

    Then please check the document properties dialog Fonts tab and report back any fonts that are listed that do not include the Words Embedded or Embedded Subset.

     
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