Are they being substituted?
I'm suprised you couldn't open your PM publication in InD CS2. I've never had one fail, though sometimes a fair bit of work has to be done.
John . . . . I'm not sure if they are being substituted or not . . . on the
screen the PDF looks great and it prints just fine . . . . . but when I run
Acrobat preflight it says the Times and Ariel fonts are not embedded. When
I send it off to the printer they can't open it because the fonts are not
embedded . . .
As far as InDesign opening PM files . . . - - with XP Service Pack 3, ID
kept displaying a window that the PM file was corrupt . . when I uninstalled
SP3 and reloaded the software ID had no problem opening the PM files and
you're right about the work needed to get the file back in shape. . . that
is somewhat of a real pain . .
I've been doing PDFs out of PM 7.1 for many years with no trouble, and just
can't understand what has happened
Any hints you might have would be appreciated . . . at the moment, I'm
pondering just changing all of the Times, Times Roman, and Ariel fonts to
something else similar . . . Is there a way to get to the font substitution
list so I can make a system wide change ? Rather than going after each
piece of type is the publication?
PM7 will run just on WinSP3 provided it's a clean install. That is, you install WinXP SP2, clean, straight the setup disk, and then apply the service pack 3 update. The usual problem is the unnecessary junk which Windows collects which screws things up. See here: PM7 and WinXP SP3
I've now moved onto the Win7 and not even bothered with PM7, so I'm going on memory.
If InD CS2 says your PM files are corrupted, then I'd be worried. It's time to run diagnostics and make sure you have backups.
Re: the fonts, I suggest you check all your style palettes.
You could just create a PS file using any PS printer driver with the output as FILE:, and the load Distiller, input the PS file and create the PDF. That's about as fool proof as it gets.
Also see my now ancient trouble shooter about creating PDFs using the Export… AdobePDF… macro here: Installing and Setting Up PM7's Export… Adobe PDF… using the “Application” CD-ROM In this cae, make sure you are running PM7.01a - the update is here: PageMaker 7.0.1 update - English as there were some glytches when creating PDFs in the earlier macro.
Known issue with InDesign versions earlier than CS3 and O/S later than XP SP2.
You will NEVER get InDesign to open a PM file with that combination:
I'd forgotten about that.