Monday, April 9, 2012

Fixing "font not embedded" issue to pass the IEEE PDF eXpress check

I spent two hours making my pdf file to pass the IEEE PDF eXpress check.


After I latex and submit the pdf file, I got the following errors.

Errors & Warnings
Severity Description
? 8 Error Font TimesNewRomanPSMT is not embedded (817x)
? 8 Error Font TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT is not embedded (204x)
? 8 Error Font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT is not embedded (6x)
? 8 Error Font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT is not embedded (13x)
? 8 Error Font Arial-ItalicMT is not embedded
? 8 Error Font ArialMT is not embedded (12x)


You may also get other fonts embedding problem.


In Windows, the solution can be very simple.


1. open your pdf file, 
2. select file -> print
3. set your printer to be Adobe printer (assuming you already installed it)
4. click on properties
5. click the tab "Adobe PDF Settings"
6. uncheck "Rely on system fonts only; do not use document fonts"
7. click on the Edit... after Default Settings
8. click on Fonts, add those missing fonts to "Always Embed" (It is recommended to save the properties as a new setting.)
9. print the pdf file with the new settings, and your new pdf file should be good to go.



17 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! THIS HAS BEEN SO VERY HELPFUL !! Saved me sooo much time :) ( from the creators of TipeME !!)

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  2. Thank you so much for saving my life :D

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  3. Is it possible to do this during compilation with pdftex? This printing method kinda changes the paper colors.

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    1. I am not aware of any. Pls share with me if you find a way of doing it during compilation. :)

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  5. You will get the best solution here for PDF EXPRESS ERROR !!

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  6. Not working for TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT/TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT

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  7. Thanks. It is truly life saving fix.

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  8. here is what I did
    opened my finally prepared document
    file ->print ->on the print dialog box PDF printer is selected ->save the PDF.
    that is the solution, and easy steps

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  9. Esto me ayudó mucho, muchas gracias!!!

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  10. I installed Adobe PDF printer. PDF printer is visible in the devices. But when i print the document, the print dialog box does not contain PDF printer.
    Can you help me?

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  11. Thank you very much! I had been struggling with this issue for a while.

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  12. thanks a lot. this was really helpful

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