1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 20, 2015 3:38 AM by Willi Adelberger

    Font issue in exported PDF from indesign


      Font issue in exported PDF from indesign:

      In Indesign file we have kept a sentence in “Univers LT Std” (San serif font) with all caps style that was orginally in lower case. Refer below

      Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 3.18.00 PM.png


      When we selected the sentence in exported PDF some of the characters are not selected. Refer below.

      Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 3.18.13 PM.png

      If we enable “create tagged PDF“ in export PDF setting, then the problem is solved. Refer below.

      Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 3.18.26 PM.png

      Can you please check why this problem happened? In another project also we have faced this same problem but different font “Frutiger LT Std” with all caps style. Here also same San serif font. Please check and advise to solve this issue permanently.

        • 1. Re: Font issue in exported PDF from indesign
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          Without tags a PDF is a silly amount of letters, images and lines, with tags all itams a kept in their semantic context. So work with tags as it is the only way to get correct selections and export to other file types like Word DOCX.

          Without tags InDesign reads from left to right from top to bottom and the font geometry might influence the correct order of letters.


          Why should anyone work without tags today? If you open a tagged PDF in Acrobat DC it is much faster than without tags.