How do I identify fonts from a .pdf file to edit in Word
Thread poster: Claudia Alvis
| | Claudia Alvis
Local time: 06:46
I have a pdf document with many different fonts althought most of the text is in Arial.
I have saved the document in .rtf format and with the exception of some titles and sub-titles everything looks pretty much like the original document. So I'm trying to find those fonts that are not part of Word.
I'm using Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional and I can see the fonts used listed under 'Document Properties' but they're too many. Is there a way I can identify each font with Acrobat -or any other program?
I tried asking my client but he hasn't replied yet and I'm getting impatience, besides I would like to know for future reference.
| | Samuel Murray
Local time: 13:46
English to Afrikaans
| SolidCnverterPDF || Jan 31, 2006 |
I tend to work with SolidConverterPDF, which converts PDF documents into Word and (so far) this has worked really well - you can have the trial version for free, for about a month I think. It takes a lot of the hassle out of conversions. If you can't get hold of the original, as Klaus suggested, you might find this quicker.
| | Ken Cox
Local time: 13:46
German to English
| a few suggestions || Jan 31, 2006 |
If you copy text from a PDF document to a Word document by using Select (All) / Copy / Paste, the font attributes of the original text will be copied to the text in the Word document, even if the actual fonts are not installed on your system.
Word automatically subsititutes fonts for any fonts that are not installed in your system, but it only uses the substitute fonts to display (and print) the text. If you save the document without changing the font attributes, they will remain the same as in the original (PDF) text.
If you want to know which fonts used in the document are not present on your system, open the Font Substitution window in Word (Tools / Options / Compatibility / Font Substitution in the English version). All 'missing' fonts in the document will be listed along with the fonts Word is using as substitutes. You can change the substitute font(s) if you wish. Be careful with this: if you tick 'Convert Permanently', Word will effectively change the text of the document from the missing font(s) to the subsititute font(s), so the original font attributes will be lost.
As far as I know, you cannot search the text of a Word document for a font that is not installed on the computer. However, if you want to know where a particular missing font is used, you can temporarily change its substitute font to some other font that you know is not used anywhere else in the document and then search for the substitute font (using the Find menu with 'More / Format / Font').
[Edited at 2006-01-31 17:26]
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| Identify Fonts in PDF easily || Apr 21, 2006 |
This is a bit late in this thread but I saw your question on how to identify fonts in a PDF. If you download our tool PDF CanOpener ( free 10 day demo) you can hover your cursor over any text run in a PDF document and an info popup box will appear that tells you what font that text is as well as other information such as is it embedded or subset. Quite a few other details are available on the fonts too.
PDF CanOpener is a plug-in for Acrobat 6 or 7.
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