I've tried to edit a very small amount of text in a PDF created with InDesign 4, but although I can select the text, it won't let me edit it because Acrobat 10.1.4 claims the font isn't available. But it is available, because it's included with one or more Adobe applications that are installed on the Mac I used to create the original.
What gives, and how can I gain the ability to edit that text, without having to change the font in the original?
Yes, I'm sure it's the same font (Myriad Pro Regular), because I'm trying to edit the PDF on the same computer I created the origina ID file on. As for editing the original ID file, I can't do that because I don't have access to it, andI just need to edit a small portion of text in the PDF.
Not necessarily. Acrobat sometimes add fonts you did use in the document.
You might Helvetica or Arial and you check and all of a sudden there is Times ot Monaco or something you never used. Acrobar does that all the time sometimes throwing in one, two or three fonts you never used. When Creating a PDF I always remove all but one copy of each font I actually used and ditch the rest. Acrobat has always done this sinve version 3.x.
I know Acrobat (or the PDF printer driver) will sometimes add fonts that you never used, but that's not the issue here. The issue is solely the inability to edit text in a font that is used in the document and available to all users on the network at all times.
I understand your statement, but did you check the font list. It may be that you need to be sure the entire fonts are embedded or such to be able to edit. I am not always sure just what the program may require for the edits. Also, select the text you want to edit and check the properties of that text to see what font is being used. All I can suggest is what I would try, not making assumptions about what Acrobat might do just because the fonts are on my system.
The entire font is embedded in the document, because 99% of it uses just that font (Myriad Pro Regular). I have checked the properties of that text, and it shows as being that font, so if Acrobat Pro worked correctly, I should be able to edit it, but I can't.