Converting from Word to PDF

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When I saved a word document to a PDF and opened it in Adobe Pro, my fonts had changed--and thus so had my formatting. My word doc is in Didot roman and Baskerville italic.

 

Any suggestions how to prevent Adobe from changing the fonts? Or to put it another way, how can I preserve the fonts and spacing I have in my word doc when saving it as a pdf?

 

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When making the PDF from Word, you need to select the option to embed the fonts. This function is available only on Windows Word, not Mac.

 

There are 4 ways to make a PDF from Word and I can't determine which method you used in your project.

 

  1. Use the PDF Maker plug-in, shown below as the Acrobat Ribbon in Windows. Set the preferences first (including to embed fonts), and then Create PDF on the far left side of the ribbon.
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  2. Use Save As Adobe PDF from the File menu. Drill down in its settings and check the option to embed fonts.
  3. Use Save As / PDF from the File menu. This uses Microsoft's built-in converter. Again, drill down and check the settings.
     
  4. Print to an Adobe virtual printer, such as Adobe PDF Printer. This is the worst method and should never be used.

 

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