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Adobe Acrobat to add Fonts to a PDF

I have an Adobe Illustrator folder that contains the .ai file, PDF and other formats.

I need to upload a PDF book cover to a website to print copies of the book. But I get this error:

FONTS NOT EMBEDDED IN THE PDF: We require that all fonts be embedded. Please submit a new file with all fonts embedded. You may refer to the File Creation Guide for further instructions on creating a compliant PDF.

I have Adobe Actobat Pro on my machine, and presume I can add the 7 fonts contained in the Fonts folder to the PDF.

How do I do this?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Make sure you installed the fonts in the Font folder

http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/type/install-instructions.html

If you did install, remove the fonts (know where you can get them), restart and install the fonts again.
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I do not understand. Those fonts are not for me to see on my PC, they need to go into the PDF.
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As I recollect from our previous threads, you have a Mac. I don't, so I can't test this, but it looks like a solid approach from a good quality college (Bowling Green State University):
Embedding Fonts Acrobat Pro XI For MAC

Regards, Joe
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Adobe wants them in the Font folder.  Install them there.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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My error comes from a web service provider.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Farther down the link I posted for you is a section on Fonts for MAC

From that  "To install your fonts using a font management utility (e.g., Extensis Suitcase, Font Reserve, FontAgent Pro or MasterJuggler), refer to that utility’s documentation for instructions on adding and activating the fonts."

Does that help you ?
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I do not think it solve the problem at hand.

I need to open up the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro, add in the fonts, then save that PDF, I presume. The PDF is getting rejected by a web service. I am interested in seeing how the final version of the PDF looks, so, once those fonts are contained in the PDF, they still do not need to be on my Mac.
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Btw, I just tested the Bowling Green approach on my Acrobat XI Pro on Windows and it appears to be the same as documented in their Mac doc. The quick summary is:

Preflight
PDF fixups
Embed fonts
Analzye and fix

More details in Section 3 of the link I posted earlier and in the first sentence above. Regards, Joe
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Yes, it seems that article steps me through adding in fonts to a PDF. So, I will take a look.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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thanks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You are very welcome and good luck with your fonts.
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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You're welcome...as always, happy to help.
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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I'll look at it now.