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Acrobat, PDF Saving


#1
Hi all,

My apologies if this is posted in the wrong section but it is quite an urgent request.

I am trying to save a PDF from Illustrator, When opened in Adobe Reader 9, it issues me with an error message:

Cannot extract the embedded fonts, some characters may not display or print correctly.

I have never had a problem previously.

It is a pricelist for customers and i would like it to stop doing this.

Does anyone have any solutions?
 

Harry

Senior Member
#2
Flatten all the fonts in Illustrator (select all then create outlines) then resave the PDF.

Edit:

Select all » Type » Create Outlines
 

Tom Sound

Active Member
#4
samjacksondesign said:
Hi Harry,

i will give this a try but as my pricelist contains a table copied from Excel it creates bold lines in places i dont really want.

That might just be a screen preview thing, zoom in or print it out to double check
 
#5
Hey,

I have created outlines and PDF'd it. No error messages, however i get funny bold 'l's etc on certain words. Is there anyway to eliminate this or is it just the way Adobe compresses?
 

Greg

Active Member
#6
Hi Sam,

Did you check by zooming right in/out as Tom suggested?
PDFs/Acrobat has a habit of displaying like this with some typefaces.
 
#7
It's just a sampling problem with reader (probably, but you could take a screen), it'll print fine, don't worry.

Actually I think there's a way to turn it off, something about enhance small lines or thin lines in options if I remember.

Edit: Ok found it it's in Edit->Preferences->Page Display->Enhance thin lines
 
#9
Hey sorry for the late reply.

Basically i created outlines then saved to PDF.

There were a few 'blocky' characters however this is overcome when zooming in or printing.

It was for a customer pricelist for my other work. The pricelist will be mainly be viewed on screen and i thought the blocky characters looked a little 'unprofessional'.
 
#10
Bear in mind accessibility issues when creating outlines for onscreen use - screen readers can't parse the text as it's not there.

Kinda depends on your client's customers though I guess. Just a heads up.