Re: Creating PDF with CE font: Bookmarks don't use CE font

Subject: Re: Creating PDF with CE font: Bookmarks don't use CE font
From: Shlomo Perets <shlomo2 -at- microtype -dot- com>
To: jennifer o neill <jennifer -dot- oneill -at- tiscali -dot- be>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 10:49:01 +0200


You wrote:

I've created a PDF manual from a Frame book. It's in Polish. One of the
fonts used in the Frame files is Arial CE, which is used in the
headings. All displays correctly in the PDF manual except for the
bookmarks. They aren't using the CE font so the Polish special
characters aren't displaying correctly. In Distiller I've selected
"Embed all fonts" though I don't see the Arial CE listed under the
Embedding list. I can, however, manually correct the incorrect
characters in the bookmarks. :-(

What should I do so that Acrobat will automatically use Arial CE in the
bookmarks? I'm using Acrobat v6.

The problem is related to the bookmark data generated by FrameMaker; there is no way to adjust this in FrameMaker or in Acrobat.

My add-on, FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers, has many bookmark-related functions -- including one that lets you indicate the bookmark language. It adjusts the characters automatically based on the specified language, as part of the distilling process.

Note: This function relies on the output produced by FrameMaker (a unique value for each unique character is required).
With some languages, and depending on the encoding of the fonts being used, FrameMaker may write the same value for 2-3 pairs of different characters -- in which case, manual editing of the incorrect character is still required at the .pdf level.
As far as I know, this problem does not apply to Polish (A sample .ps file as produced on your system with your specific fonts can be distilled to test this).

Shlomo Perets

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