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Converting PDF files for large format printing

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Vinylman, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    I have several customers that don't /or won't convert the type in their artwork to outlines for large digital prints. Most of the time the are working in some type of "word processing" program, and don't have a clue how to convert text to outlines.

    When I try to open their files I get a prompt that {"The font Optima-BlackItalic is missing. Affected text will be displayed using a substitute font.
    The font Optima-DemiBoldItalic is missing. Affected text will be displayed using a substitute font."}

    Is there a way that you find simple to open PDF files in Illustrator CS2, that I could use to prevent this from occuring?

    Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
     
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  2. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    Place rather than open. Then flatten transparency with object / "convert text to outlines" checked and balance set to 100%.
     
  3. Just Another Sign Guy

    Just Another Sign Guy Very Active Member

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    there is NO WAY to have all fonts that all of your clients are going to have installed on their computers installed on yours. simply put they must convert to outlines/curves or fonts are going to be replaced.
     
  4. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Caleb is correct. My tutorial for this is in the tutorial sections of this website
     
  5. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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  6. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    Caleb,

    Thanks that solved this problem.
     
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