I open up a pdf with no embedded fonts, and the text looks fine. Then after a few seconds of paging through the document, all of the sudden the next page is shown with adobe-substituted fonts like "Adobe Serif MM" instead of "ArialNarrow,BoldItalic".
-Using Adobe Reader 8.1 on Windows XP pro, SP2
-Using fairly standard fonts like ArialNarrow, plain, bold, and italic.
-If I close Reader and open the document again, a few seconds later, I go to another page, and the fonts are fine again. This toggles back and forth each time I open Reader.
-Italic fonts are especially heinous looking: instead of being slanted to the right a few degrees, they are slanted to the left about 45 degrees.
-This seems to have started happening after installing some Windows Updates, but I'm not sure whether that is related.
-I'd rather not use embedded fonts due to increased file size.
-I create the pdf using a third-party app. Is there a way I can test the pdf to verify whether it was created correctly?
-when the fonts look fine and I uncheck "Use Local Fonts", the fonts get substituted with those Adobe fonts
-when the fonts look bad (the substitute fonts), I check "Use local fonts" again, then the fonts go back to looking good (the normal ArialNarrow)