Cannot extract the embedded font...

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Oct 28, 2008 Oct 28, 2008

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I am encountering the following message when opening a particular .pdf:

Cannot extract the embedded font "Arial,Bold". Some characters may not display or print correctly.

I've attempted to open his file at different PCs-message persists.

Adobe Reader 8.1.2
Windows XP SP3
Dell Optiplex 745
2GB RAM

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LEGEND , Oct 30, 2008 Oct 30, 2008
There is a problem with the pdf. Try a new copy, but most likely you'll
need to get the creator to regenerate the pdf.

Mike

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There is a problem with the pdf. Try a new copy, but most likely you'll
need to get the creator to regenerate the pdf.

Mike

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 28, 2011 Jun 28, 2011

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I've seen this same answer a few times on these forums, but the question is, why does the creation cause these errors and how does the creator avoid them?

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Jun 28, 2011 Jun 28, 2011

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According to this thread: http://choorucode.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/adobe-acrobat-embedded-font-error/

the error relates to a font that is used in the document that is incompatible with the version of Adobe Reader being used (or is an outdated font). On the extreme side, the font itself could be corrupted on the PC of the person who created the PDF. So, you'd want to check:

1) Is the font file on the PC corrupted (does this happen only for documents created by one user on one machine)?

2) Is the font outdated/unsupported?

3) Is the font incompatible with your version of Adobe Reader?

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks.

There's also the option that the file in question may have been uploaded using FTP in ASCII format, rather than binary.

This was the cause of the issue in my particular case.

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Nov 04, 2021 Nov 04, 2021

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I agree with you. We have a Linux Server and a developer copied the pdf in ASCII format by mistake and all the users conencted to the server started seeing this issue. We re-copied the file in binary mode and the issue resolved.

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