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Acrobat Pro Function?

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by The Vector Doctor, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    first here is the test file for all you cs2 folks to try it out on. I don't know if this works with cs1, but I guarantee it works on Illustrator cs2.

    The PDF uses a free font called Kontrapunkt; nice one by the way. As long as you don't already have this installed on your machine, you will also have problems opening up the pdf file in Illustrator without font substitution. Download it so you can try this out. If you already have Kontrapunkt on your system I can upload another file with a more obscure font.

    Now, let me get something else out of the way first and I will give you the step by step
     

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    1. Create a new file, any size will do.

    2. Click on File -> Place and select the pdf file. The dialog box will show link and template. Checkmark on Link but DO NOT check template. Click OK

    3. The file should display with the bounding box around it. Now click on object -> flatten transparency in the menu. You will get another dialog box to come up. Make sure raster/vector balance is set to 100% vectors. Also check "convert all text to outlines". All other checked boxes are not of great concern when it is the missing font you are after. I have attached a screen shot of the "flatten transparency settings. Click OK.

    4. YOU'RE DONE! You now have a pdf file and you did not need the fonts in order to open. IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that this does not help you out if you want to edit the text. If that is needed, then you must buy the font. This simply allows you to open up pdfs without having the necessary fonts installed.

    5. The only thing left may be a bounding box that you can remove. In Illustrator, I click on the direct selection tool (shortcut A on keyboard). Drag across the bounding box only. Hit delete twice, and that is now gone.

    Fred, maybe you can put this up somewhere as a tutorial.
     

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  3. TheSnowman

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    I had a logo sent to me from a client. When I open it in Acrobat, the font is there, and it looks good. When I open it in Illustrator it isn't converted to oulines, and I can't use it because I don't have that same font. My question is...can I convert this to "outlines" in Acrobat Pro somehow, then just re-save, and open in Illustrator w/ no problems? I looked around in the menu's, but didn't see anything that stood out on what could solve my problem. I haven't ever ran into this before. Ideas?
     
  4. The Vector Doctor

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    you can open it in photshop.
    or in Acrobat pro you can delete all the bits you don't want, rasterize the font in photoshop then use illustrator to convert to curves...it's is a lot of work.
    Or you can ask someone on here that has the font to convert to outlines.
     
  6. ChiknNutz

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    Tools...PDF Optimizer.
     
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    Or you could just take The Vector Doctor's advice. That is an awesome tip that I use daily. Thanks again, Doc!
     
  8. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Thx, I'll forgive you for hatin' the cowboys
     
  9. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I got ROASTED here on this board about 6 months ago for suggesting this very thing... getting some text laid out when I didn't have the font.

     
  10. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    actually, based on what you wrote, it is not the same thing, if his file already has all the text laid out in the right font, by the client who owns the font.
     
  11. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I have copied the two posts that explain this procedure to this thread from the premium forums tutorials. Because they predate this thread they have ended up appearing at the top of the thread.
     
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