At the Ref Desk (7/2/19): Weird Request of the Week (WRW): patron needed help logging into a pc workstation with scanner. After I helped her log in she asked, 'can I fax from here?' [more...]

In a Perfect World (Adobe Acrobat Ed.)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 12/9/10 (9:04am)

Adobe Acrobat So I'm reading about 'Reembedding Fonts in a PDF':

"In a perfect world, all parties which contribute to a regulatory filing would properly embed fonts. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world . . . there are times when you may need to embed fonts as a post process."

Depends on your perfect world. In my perfect world, you wouldn't have to worry about embedding fonts one way or the other.



by Walt Crawford on Fri, 12/10/10 (12:16pm)

I'm intrigued. Does your perfect world not allow us to specify typefaces? Or am I missing something?

by Leo Klein on Fri, 12/10/10 (12:53pm)

You're missing something.

Specifying a typeface should be an option and not a requirement. The notion that you actually have to do something special -- embedding a font no less -- just to produce a crummy PDF seems overly bureaucratic and messy.