Error Converting word document to PDF

Posted on 2008-11-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 Converting word document to PDF, but when it contains simplified Arabic Font then it fails in producing PDF converted document with this error message adobe PDF printer failed to create the PDF file
Also I got attached error

Question by:Alkannetworks
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    Accepted Solution

    OK, due to licensing restrictions you cannot embed the font, which means that other acrobat professional users will be able to 'edit' the pdf with the arabic font; You can still produce a pdf by changing your conversion preferences; Within Word, from the Adobe PDF menu, choose Change Conversion Settings (or preferences, depends on version of word), then click the Advanced Settings button; On the left side, go to the fonts category and uncheck Embed All Fonts; Click OK button and again click OK button to close PDF preferences. Now generate the PDF. HTH

    Author Comment

    Thanks but I want to do this through web (internet explorer 7) and it gives me the same error.
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    Expert Comment

    Easier to troubleshoot if you can attach the word doc giving problems; I'll figure out the solution on my end;
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    Assisted Solution

    Second alternative: The absolute guaranteed solution (albeit a workaround)
    1) Create a local postscript printer on file
    Click Start > Control Panel > Printers; Add a printer, any postscript, usually people select a Tektronix color laserjet although an hp laserjet would also work; use any color postscript printer; When asked where it is located indicate not LPT1 but FILE.
    2) In word, print to the new postscript printer on FILE; Save the .ps file somewhere you can locate it
    3) Open the Acrobat Distiller (Advanced menu > Print Production > Distiller)
    4) In Distiller, open the .ps file saved in step 2
    Note: This workaround creates an untagged pdf which isn't optimized for handheld devices but it'll display just fine in IE7

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