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Americ font in PDF how to open?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Chuck Peterson, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Chuck Peterson

    Chuck Peterson Member

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    I got a PDF from a customer with what he calls an Americ font. Looks like different characters, I don't know how to describe. I need to open this in Omega or Illustrator and it shows as a bunch of boxes. I can see it in Microsoft Word in the correct characters. I have done this before, but can't recall how. It doesn't need to be editable text, just vector shapes.
    Anybody have an idea?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. Jay Grooms

    Jay Grooms Printing, Printing, Printing......

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    Convert the PDF to outlines and then open. It's because you don't have whatever font it is installed.
     
  3. Chuck Peterson

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    I tried that but it just outlines a bunch of boxes with x's in them instead of what shows as Arabic (or Aramic?) in Word.
    It says the missing font is SegoeUIHistoric. I got the font but something'd still whacked out.
     
  4. Chuck Peterson

    Chuck Peterson Member

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    A little more info - In Adobe Acrobat it looks correct. I wish I could convert to outlines, but Acrobat doesn't appear to have thet option. In Illustrator it doesnt help to convert to outlines, because it doesn't look correct.
     
  5. Chuck Peterson

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    I did it. I found my old notes from last time. I saves the PDF as EPS in Acrobat. Now it opens as outlines in Illustrator and Omega.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Marie

    Marie Member

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    Try this - open a blank drawing board in Illustrator. File/place the PDF file. Then with the placed PDF selected, Object/flatten transparency. Make the settings: High resolution / 100 / Convert all text to outlines. I actually think that I learned this trick from a Signs101 post a long time ago.
     
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