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Cannot find or create the font ArialMT

Aug 18, 2010 6:17 AM

Just recently I started getting the message when opening pdf files containing ArialMT (typically by PC users) (I am using a Mac obviously and Acrobat 9.3.3):

 

Cannot find or create the font ArialMT. Some characters may not display or print correctly.

 

I've looked around in the forums and no one else has had this problem answered. Can't find anything else on the subject that pertains to how to fix it on a Mac, only on a PC using coding.

 
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    Aug 18, 2010 11:53 AM   in reply to Macman7

    That is a MicroSoft TrueType Font.

    You'll need to locate a copy on internet and possibly buy it  Though I understand it relatively inexpensive ($25-35).

     

    Then use FontBook to install it.  reopen Acrobat and it will recognize it.  The document then will appears as it was intended.

     
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    Feb 22, 2011 8:01 AM   in reply to Macman7

    Or you could say heck with Adobe Reader, go get Foxit Reader and it will read it fine.

     

    Why sped 23 to 50 dollars when you can get a free piece of software that is faster, better and lighter.

     
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    Feb 23, 2011 7:29 AM   in reply to Matt Deckman

    Matt Deckman wrote:

     

    Why sped 23 to 50 dollars when you can get a free piece of software that is faster, better and lighter.

    A. The original poster isn't using Reader. They are using Acrobat.

     

    B. Foxit has no where near 1/8th of the abilities as found in Acrobat.

     

    C. This is the Mac forum and last I checked, Foxit was Windows only.

     
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    Feb 23, 2011 7:30 AM   in reply to Matt Deckman

    Oh and

     

    D. if they needed a reader only, why would they use Foxit when Mac's come with Mac Preview which blows the doors off of Foxit?

     
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