This content has been marked as final. Show 3 replies
It really sounds like you need to ask the folks at expert PDF how to remedy this. It's a font embedding issue.
It's all in the creation of the file, not a Reader issue.
>AFAIK, this tool requires Adobe reader to be installed for it to work
Seems not especially likely. Reader has no tools or interfaces to help
a PDF creator, and isn't for server use. So it's unlikely to be
>1) What is the TimesNewRomanPSMT font? Where is it found on my hard disk, and why is this used instead of the desired Times New Roman?
A font you might or might not have. You must have it somewhere if the
creator embeds it but otherwise it could be missing.
Adobe Reader, on display, would pick a suitable substitute.
>2) How come does one PDF use a serif font, while the other a sans serif font? Both computers use Reader v8 on Microsoft windows
Not related to Windows; check the PDF creation software.
>3) Does Acrobat specify the "default font" to be used, when generating a PDF?
There is no such concept; all fonts must be named and there is no
default. There are rules for what to do if a font is missing.
Web/HTML pages do not contain fonts, so there is no font to be
embedded. For any given text, they may specify a font to be used IF
AVAILABLE on the system where the page is being viewed. They may also
specify second, third and more choices, in sequence. If none of the
named fonts is available, the browser will select whatever default
font has been specified by the user. Failing a user specified default,
the browser will have come with specified defaults. Typically,
browsers have separate default fonts for fixed-width, serif, and
sans-serif, if the html code indicates a preference at that level. It
may also specify different fonts for different languages or languages
Your application (ExpertPDF?) then has its own choices to make.
When the resulting PDF is ultimately read with Reader, a number of
things might happen if a specified font isn't available; Reader might
use one of its Multiple Masters to simulate the font, or it might use
your operating system's font substitute list.
The number of possible combinations and results is large!