Re: Frame 5.5 and PDF

Subject: Re: Frame 5.5 and PDF
From: Sue Ellen Adkins <sea -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:56:36 -0700

>There seems to be some disagreement over whether TrueType fonts can be used
>to do searches in PDf docs. I'm planning on buying Frame 5.5 and
>converting docson the UNIX platform, which contain fonts such as
>Helvetica, AvantGarde, Times
>and Courier.
>Will there be a problem to do searches on these documents in Windows 95?
>Helvetica, Courier and Times are in the list of fonts
>that I have in the ATM on Windows 95, but AvantGarde isn't. I thought the
>joy of PDF (one of them) was that fonts were embedded so that unavailability
>of fonts on different platforms becomes an issue from the past.
>Any advice you can give me on fonts and PDF would be really appreciated.

The following is a quote from page 24 of the Adobe Acrobat 3.0 Getting
Started guide:
"...because when such files [PDF] are created in Windows with TrueType
fonts the text in them is unsearchable and unselectable." (This is given
as a reason why one should use Type 1 fonts and Adobe Type Manager.)

Sue Ellen Adkins mailto:sea -at- netcom -dot- com
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