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Crazy Font Issue Saving Book as PDF (Standard Setting in Distiller)

Sep 17, 2013 1:34 PM

I've been trying to track down a crazy font issue all day when exporting my book as a PDF.

 

When I open FrameMaker, I see the following error each time:

 

font_info_system.png

 

I also see missing font errors in the FrameMaker Console:

fm_console.png

And the framemaker book files are not missing fonts:

 

no_missing_fonts.png

 

This is the output I see when I view the PDF:

 

exported_book_pdf.png

 

Please help, as this is running me in to the ground.

 

Thanks,

Nathan

 
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    Sep 17, 2013 1:52 PM   in reply to Nathan_Anderson

    It looks like you've used Printer fonts.

     

    In FM, you need to set your default printer to the AdobePDF printer instance (get Sundorne's SetPrint freebie utility for this).

     

    http://sundorne.com/FrameMaker/Freeware/setPrint.htm

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 10:12 AM   in reply to Nathan_Anderson

    I concur with Arnis. On the Windows platform, Frame constrains itself to the capabilities of the currently configured printer.

     

    For full access to typography, you need to have a real or virtual PostScript printer configured, and if real, at least a Level 2 color PostScript printer.

     

    I'm a bit surprised it's apparently possible to Save-As or Print-To PDF with a non-Ps printer currently configured. This would simply fail (or worse) in older versions of FM.

     

    For more see: Generic / Text Only printer crashes FM10

     
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