I am running Acrobat X Pro and finding difficulty generating pdf's with .otf fonts. Using Ventura 10, I imported a publication created in Ventura 8 on a new desktop on which I'd just installed an .otf typeface. The program renders the typeface fine on screen, will print to a physical printer, but when trying to generate a pdf, Acrobat X Pro produces blank pages where the .otf typeface is supposed to appear. Rules appear normally, .ttf fonts work fine, but body text calling for an .otf font simply appears as a blank page. I have a similar problem using the .otf typeface (I think I tried both normal and ital weights) in CorelDraw X3, only in this application, not only could I not produce a pdf with text, but when I changed the text to the .otf font, the text disappeared from the screen.
I exported my font in FontLab Studio as OpenType PS format and I tested the font with different software to see if it is okay.
I found that using Adobe Acrobat virtual printer to "print" the MS Word/WordPad document using my font, it will cause a postscript error:
%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
CNLicense-A not found, using Courier.
%%[ Error: typecheck; OffendingCommand: show ]%%
(%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%
However, when I use the built-in PDF export feature in Illustrator and OpenOffice.org Writer in Ubuntu, no error is found and the font can be embedded successfully.
Although I've embedded every version of TNR available on my machine in Acrobat-Pro9, it's clear that that PDF representation of TNR 10pt lacks the same solidity/density that it has in MSWord. Tildes, for instance, appear broken, losing the delicate curve. Suggestions?
- From Adobe's website:
- Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
- Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.2 and Acrobat 9.2 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Reader 8.1.7 and Acrobat 8.1.7 for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.