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Import PDF to Flexi and font changes

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by JMo56, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. JMo56

    JMo56 New Member

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    I am stumped...I have PDF files that I import into Flexi 10 and the fonts sometimes change to Courier. I have no idea why this does that. I have the fonts that are on the PDF, its most common with Times. Any ideas or suggestions on how to make it just import the way it is? Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. g&eprinting

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    Nice, welcome.

    Are you importing or opening?

    What part of MA?
     
  3. JMo56

    JMo56 New Member

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    Hi thank you!
    I am importing.

    Worcester area.
     
  4. g&eprinting

    g&eprinting Member

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    It really only does this if I do not have the font.
    Have you tried just opening it and it does the same?
     
  5. TNsignchick

    TNsignchick New Member

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    There are several different types of times, formatting-wise. There's open type, true type, flexi-supported. It may be the same font, but a slightly different format or name. Best thing is to have the pdf completely converted to outlines before trying to import, or if you have acrobat professional, export it as an eps with fonts converted to avoid this corruption
     
  6. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    If you are just needing to print the pdf, just open it in PM and output it. A file that Flexi will butcher will open just fine in PM most often.

    Only helps you though if you don't need to do any editting to it.
     
  7. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    What exact version of Flexi 10?
     
  8. JMo56

    JMo56 New Member

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    thank you I will try that!
     
  9. JMo56

    JMo56 New Member

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    Flexi Sign Pro 10.5 PDF RIP
     
  10. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

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    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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  12. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    If, however, you need to keep the type editable, then you need to possess the same fonts in the same format that were used by the creator of the file and have them installed when you import the file. Just having the "same" font from a different foundry isn't going to be recognized as the same as used in the file.
     
  13. RiXaX

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    I use an older version of Flexi, but per chance my comments might be valid.
    I think when I make a PDF the fonts are changes to vectors. When I open a PDF I usually need to unmask and the text are not in a font format. Is this different in newer versions?
     
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