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Re: TECH: Re: PDF correction?

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, April 28, 2007, 15:12
On 4/27/07, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> wrote:
> Roger doesn't know what the right font would be. Is there any way to > look inside a PDF and find out what fonts it actually requests?
In Acrobat Reader/Adobe Reader, there should be a little right-pointing triangle just above the scrollbar on the right-hand side. Click that and select 'Document Properties' from the menu that pops out, then select the 'Fonts' tab from the propsheet that appears.
> (I've also run into a few PDFs where > either the characters didn't show up right, or a dialog box came up > saying I needed to install certain fonts, which makes me grumble just > a little bit, since I thought the point of PDF was to be able to > distribute formatted text without worrying about the specific fonts > and programs the receiving end has.)
Yes, I thought so, too. Apparently, you can choose whether to embed the font(s) you used (or the subset of letters you actually used, rather than the entire font), but don't have to -- in which case there would be a reference to a font which would have to be resolved individually on each reader's system. Embedding fonts or font subsets seems to be fairly common, though, fortunately. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>