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Embedded fonts in PDF not working - exported in Affinity Designer

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Hello,

I have a problem with a pdf with embedded fonts, exported in Affinity Designer. When i open the pdf in Adobe Acrobat Pro and try to edit the text, I get the message that the original font is not available or can not be used for editing. The pdf is attached.

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In the properties window in Acrobat, the fonts are shown as embedded.

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I deactivated "subset fonts". The font is from Adobe Fonts. When I try the same with exporting a pdf from InDesign, it is working fine. 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Fonts not working in Acrobat.pdf

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Your PDF file has the font subsetted I think. I can edit the text using Infix and Foxit Phantom PDF but not Acrobat Pro. Have you tried printing to AcrobatPDF from the ADes file and then making sure subsetting is off?


Windows 7 Pro, I5 3.3G PC 16G RAM

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1 hour ago, MickRose said:

Your PDF file has the font subsetted I think. I can edit the text using Infix and Foxit Phantom PDF but not Acrobat Pro. Have you tried printing to AcrobatPDF from the ADes file and then making sure subsetting is off?

Thanks for your reply.

I tried "Save as PDF", "Save as Postscript" and "Save as Adobe PDF" from the print menu, all with the same result.

I don`t think it has anything to do with subsetted font, because I didn`t activate "Subset Fonts", and if the fonts would be subsetted, that would be showed in the properties in Acrobat. Here the properties of an subsetted PDF: 

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Are you sure you are using the right tool in Acrobat. Using the left "T" tool I get an error message, but the other "A" tools are okay though the kerning is wrong.

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Sometimes fontmapping (or some other technical setting) changes in font when it is embedded in PDF. Do you really need text to be edited in PDF? It is not meant to be editable.

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10 minutes ago, MickRose said:

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Are you sure you are using the right tool in Acrobat. Using the left "T" tool I get an error message, but the other "A" tools are okay though the kerning is wrong.

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Are you working on Windows or Mac? On Mac, I don`t have this toolbar with "T" and "A".

What's even more confusing, even if I analyse the pdf with preflight, I don't get any errors (It's in german). But there is mentioned "Font with differences from Basic Fontset", what does that mean?

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6 minutes ago, Fixx said:

Sometimes fontmapping (or some other technical setting) changes in font when it is embedded in PDF. Do you really need text to be edited in PDF? It is not meant to be editable.

I need a vector file with embedded font. What are the alternatives to pdf?

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19 minutes ago, castorpollux285 said:

I need a vector file with embedded font. What are the alternatives to pdf?

PDF should be suitable. You can try EPS or SVG but PDF is most robust.

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28 minutes ago, castorpollux285 said:

Are you working on Windows or Mac? On Mac, I don`t have this toolbar with "T" and "A".

Sorry - these are part of Pitstop Pro, not Acrobat.


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