Adobe PDF Font Error
Thread poster: Danesh

Danesh
Local time: 12:19
English to Farsi (Persian)
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Aug 2, 2012

Hello everyone,
Printing a Word 2007 document (.docx) (containing both Persian/English texts and digits) with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Version 9.0.0 (Adobe PDF), under Windows 7 Ultimate x64, fails and then automatically a .txt log file appears as follows:

%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
%%[ Warning: Lotus cannot be embedded because of licensing restrictions. ]%%
%%[ Font vendor (Macromedia) does not permit this font to be embedded in PDF. ]%%
%%[ Warning: Lotus,Bold cannot be embedded because of licensing restrictions. ]%%
%%[ Font vendor (Macromedia) does not permit this font to be embedded in PDF. ]%%
%%[ Error: Lotus,Bold cannot be embedded because of licensing restrictions. ]%%
%%[ Font vendor (Macromedia) does not permit this font to be embedded in PDF. ]%%

]Warning[ The font LotusBold could not be embedded because of licensing restrictions.
Text may display incorrectly on platforms that do not have this font installed.

%%[ Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: xshow ]%%

Stack:
[70 163 194 0]
( )

%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%


What's wrong? What should I do?

Thank you very much indeed in advance for your patience, time, expertise and step-by-step instructions in simple language on resolving this issue.

Sincerely,
Danesh


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Tony M  Identity Verified
France
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Not an expert, but... Aug 2, 2012

The problem seems to be that your are trying to embed fonts that are not licensed to be embedded — the 'embed fonts' option is often turned on by default in such applications.

So you might start by turning off the 'embed fonts' option in your Acrobat — however, as the warning says, this could cause viewing and/or printing problems at the receiving end, if they don't happen to have those fonts installed.

Another solution might be simply to replace those un-embeddable fonts by others than can be embedded; it will of course depend on just how important the appearance of the final PDF is, and how those fonts are being used.


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Ambrose Li  Identity Verified
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font licensing problem Aug 2, 2012

The problem is what the error message says: A font licensing problem. There are some fonts that are digitally marked as non-embeddable. That is, you can’t generate a PDF file from a document that uses these fonts.

As to why anyone would create any such fonts that’s a mystery to me. IMHO fonts that can’t be used in a PDF file are absolutely useless.

So to “fix” the problem you have to use a different font. If that’s not possible then you are stuck.


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Rolf Keller
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Embedding is not compulsory Aug 2, 2012

Ambrose Li wrote:

As to why anyone would create any such fonts that’s a mystery to me. IMHO fonts that can’t be used in a PDF file are absolutely useless.


There are people who sell licenses and earn absolutely useful money.

In some scenarios embedding (which actually means copying) is not necessary: The very last recipient (e. g. a printing house or what have you) might own a legal copy of the font.


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Danesh
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Thank you all Aug 3, 2012

Dear friends,
Thank you all for sharing your knowledge.


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