2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2013 8:34 AM by Steve Werner

    Embedding fonts


      Having created an entire book in InDesign, I need to give printer PDF with embedded fonts.  How do I do this?  Believe I can't legally do this even though InDesign is intended for producing works to publish.  Solution?

        • 1. Re: Embedding fonts
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          Fonts that are not restricted agains embedding are automatically embedded in the PDF when you export from ID. If you've used a restricted font you'll get a warning, and you can either replace it or check with the printer to see if it's a common system font that they also have.


          There is nothing illegal about embedding fonts with the correct permissions, and this is the preferred method as the fonts are not available outside the PDF.

          • 2. Re: Embedding fonts
            Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            InDesign, by default, embeds all fonts which have the right to be embedded when you create a PDF file. You can set up a Preflight profile on the Preflight panel to look for fonts which don't have embedding rights.