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Old 12-30-2020, 02:24 PM
kilroyscarnival kilroyscarnival is offline Sticky problem - fonts embedding in Word-to-PDF Windows 7 64bit Sticky problem - fonts embedding in Word-to-PDF Office 2010
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I was just recently asked to investigate an issue with a report which apparently had some fonts in it which were unacceptable to the ultimate client. Some of the fonts were in our CAD sheets in the document, but my stumbling block was an unwanted instance of ArialMT embedded in the Word document itself when it was converted to Acrobat. I should add that I have Word 365 for Windows 10. This was a report that was created last year, before we upgraded to 365, though I'm not sure that affects this.



After considerably slow process of elimination, it appears to have come down to the bullet points in the list paragraph style employed in several sections of the document. What I can't figure out is where ArialMT comes into play. The actual round bullet appears to be a Webding or Wingding character. The Style for List Paragraph displayed a default font as "+Body" (not sure exactly where that derives), and even after I manually changed that to Calibri, to match the rest of the report, I still ended up with ArialMT embedded in my PDF. It was only after I removed the bullets and manually added the round symbol in its place in every instance that I got an ArialMT-free PDF.

It's the first time anyone's flagged our reports for an unapproved font like that, but I'm trying to get ahead of the game in case it starts happening over and over. Is there a way around this using Styles?

Incidentally, I tried going in to Acrobat (I have X Standard which isn't exactly top of the line) to see if I could remove the font, and also into the Convert_to_PDF settings to try to block ArialMT from being embedded that way, and no joy.

I'm wondering whether anyone has had a similar issue and found a simpler resolution.

Thanks,

Ann
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eNGiNe eNGiNe is offline Sticky problem - fonts embedding in Word-to-PDF Windows 7 32bit Sticky problem - fonts embedding in Word-to-PDF Office 2010 64bit
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Probably unrelated, but since you never know … Illustrator appears to let you select Arial as the font for a text string, but when you scrutinise the .svg output you discover that it's Arial MT. On the other hand, I haven't hit any problems because of referencing Arial MT in a .pdf
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Probably unrelated, but since you never know Illustrator appears to let you select Arial as the font for a text string, but when you scrutinise the .svg output you discover that it's Arial MT. On the other hand, I haven't hit any problems because of referencing Arial MT in a .pdf
Good to know, thanks! The funny thing is I didn't see anywhere that Arial or Arial MT for that matter was referenced in the Word doc. But, it's the first time we've had this objection to fonts like this, and I just want to be prepared if it's something we need to start policing more strictly within Acrobat documents.
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