RE: Font problems in PDF; Importing Excel to FM

Subject: RE: Font problems in PDF; Importing Excel to FM
From: Emru Townsend <etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com>
To: "'techwrl'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 16:21:24 -0500

Curtis,

I would bet money (but not much) that your Century Schoolhouse font is a
TrueType font -- I've never had this problem with Adobe Type 1 fonts.

Let me share with you something I recently wrote on another list, about a
related problem:

1) Always use Adobe Type 1 fonts.
2) You can get away with Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier New if your
intended audience only uses Windows machines, since these faces are on all
Windows machines.
3) Always use Adobe Type 1 fonts.
4) If you still have problems, embed the whole font. You might also
consider just changing the threshold for font subsetting if you use several
other fonts (say, symbols) sporadically throughout the document and they're
not giving you problems.
5) Always use Adobe Type 1 fonts!
6) There is NO rule 6.

Emru Townsend, Information Developer | etownsen -at- softimage -dot- com
Softimage, Inc.
Black History Pages: http://purpleplanetmedia.com/bhp
Recent musings: http://www.montreal.com/tech/2000/01/25reso.html


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Curtis Brautigam [mailto:curtisb -at- nurserysupplies -dot- com]
>
> I have saved a number of FrameMaker documents done with the Century
> Schoolhouse font as PDF files. The problem I have is that whenever I try
to
> edit the Century Schoolhouse text in Acrobat Exchange, I get a message to
> the effect that I am not allowed to edit the text (the font is not saved
in
> Adobe Acrobat, something like that). I am able to edit Arial and Times New
> Roman text just fine. I find myself having to go back to FrameMaker, edit
> the Century Schoolhouse text, and then re-saving the file in PDF format.
> What should I do so that I can be able to edit Century Schoolhouse text
> directly in PDF without having to go back to FrameMaker to do so?




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