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How do I embed fonts in PDF?

Mar 15, 2009 3:12 PM

I can't figure out why I just spent the last half hour trying to find an answer to a seemingly very simple question. I have a Photoshop document with a couple of lines of text. Rather than having to mess with InDesign, I would rather just save as a PDF directly from Photoshop, since this method suppose to preserve the vector (fonts). Only problem, is that I see no where in the settings, an option to embed fonts.

Tutorials online show an "embed font" checkbox, that is not available on my end. Could someone please explain to me how to do this. I keep reading conflicting options on what to do. Some people say it's ok to rasterize a Photoshop document with fonts, as long as the resolution is 600 or higher. Some say to use Indesign for the text. I understand the need for Indesign, but if I only have a couple of lines of text, and if Photoshop is capable of handling vector fonts (supposedly when saved as PDF, and fonts are embedded)..i see no reason to use InDesign. I just need to figure out how to embed fonts.
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    Mar 15, 2009 3:31 PM   in reply to (derek_Kimball)
    Merge all your pixel layers (leave your font layers intact)> File> Save As: Photoshop PDF

    Be sure to uncheck General> Options: Preserve Ps Editing Capabilities (or your files will be monsters)

    Open in Acrobat, Resave

    Your fonts should have been preserved in the process (verify in Acrobat Command+D)

    I like to select Type Layer> Layer> Type> Convert to Shape

    That way the PDF doesn't have actual fonts to worry about and they are still vector

    Of course, you keep your original master file in .psd
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    Mar 16, 2009 10:04 PM   in reply to (derek_Kimball)
    The document mentions about "embed font* checkbox is an old document talking about an older version of the photoshop. Regarding CS4, If the font allows font embedding, Photoshop always embed the fonts while saving text layer as PDF.

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