I was given a PDF document to make changes to. I think it was originally created in Word, but they don't seem to have that document any more.
I tried opening it with Acrobat and re-saving it in Word format, but that seemed to run character recognition on it and that resulted in some weird, unexpected changes to some parts of the text throughout the document.
So I thought it might be safer and easier to bring the pages of the PDF into InDesign as graphics and just draw white boxes over the parts that need to change.
But 8 preflight errors show up, claiming there are missing fonts (Arial and Times New Roman). The original document was probably created on a PC and my Creative Suite is on a Mac.
So is it safe to ignore these errors? If not, is there a way to fix it without the original Word document?
Best choice is to open in Acrobat Pro.
Use the Preflight (in AA9 it is Advanced > Print Production > Preflight)
The Preflight and Fixup options have an entry for Embed Fonts
Optionally, and could get flamed for this, frequently you can place the pdf into ID, export to pdf and the fonts will embed.