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Windings Font ignored during PDF to word Export

Jun 27, 2013 5:02 AM

Tags: #fonts #font #acrobat #word #converting #convert_pdf_to_word_document


when i try to export a PDF with Acrobat XI to word or to RTF format the Windings and Webdings fonts are allways ignored.

The Character itself gets exported, but it as "Times Roman". All other fonts works fine, but I need the squares from Windings.


The PDF check shows that the font is include. And the font is active on my maschine.


I'm using a OS X 10.8.3.

Any ideas?

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    Jun 27, 2013 11:20 AM   in reply to p.roehl

    The problem is likely that on your MAC, the Wingding fonts do not exist. You can only export the font if you have it on your system. Wingdings is a PC font to the best of my knowledge.

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    Jun 27, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to Bill@VT

    Actually, if you have Office for the Mac, Wingdings and Webdings should both be installed on a Mac (they are on both of my Macs).


    However, there could be a problem with them. The poster should make sure they they print from another application.

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    Jun 27, 2013 2:06 PM   in reply to p.roehl

    I can confirm that there's a bug when exporting from a PDF to Microsoft Word on the Macintosh. I'd report your bug here:


    Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form


    I created a block of text in Minion Pro Regular, and a few characters in Wingdings and Webdings in Adobe InDesign CC. I exported as a PDF file. Both the Wingdings and Webdings reported as an Embedded Subset (CID encoding).


    Here's the PDF file:




    Here's the result when exported to Word:


    Microsoft Word001.jpg

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