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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:




I also see missing font errors in the FrameMaker Console:


And the framemaker book files are not missing fonts:




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




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




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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).


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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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