Adobe embedded font problem

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I have made a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. I have embedded a font in the document. I have sent the document to a friend, via email, and my friend has viewed it using Adobe Reader.
The document looks fine on the screen and the embedded font displays correctly.
Unfortunately, when my friend prints out the document, the embedded font seems not to display correctly. Some of the font characters have been substituted with system fonts and some of the spacing is altered.
Is this a problem with my Acrobat 8 Professional programme, with my friends Adobe Reader, with his printer or a combination of all??
Any suggested fixes??
Question by:davehep
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    Accepted Solution

    If the font is true type then it is probably the printer that is at fault - in that it does not recognise the postscript commands to print the font and is using substitution to handle it. Printers act completely differently from screen/dispaly properties - and the embedded font option is only relevant to the the display properties - not print. Zip the font and send it to your friend so that they can install the font on their machine. Then get them to print the document again - if the printer is postscript capable (most modern printers are) then the document will print correctly.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks  - that fixed it. Sorry for the 'slightly late' awarding of points - I only recently re-subscribed to Experts Exchange and this question was still showing on my account!

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