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Sep 16, 2019

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I have a customer that's on Adobe Acrobat Reader 2019.012.20040, with Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1809, and when he tries to open a certain document, he gets the following error:

 

"Cannot find or create the font 'ArialMT'. Some characters may not display or print correctly."

So far, the user has uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Acrobat Reader, his computer was wiped and re-imaged with a new Windows 10 baseline, we've added the ArialMT TrueType font file to Windows 10, and he's installed the DC Font Pack (my suggestion):

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Font Pack (Continuous) - For Acrobat Reader DC version 19.x

 

But he's still getting the error.  Are there any suggestions as to resolve his issue?  Thanks.

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ArialMT font missing

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Sep 16, 2019

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I have a customer that's on Adobe Acrobat Reader 2019.012.20040, with Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1809, and when he tries to open a certain document, he gets the following error:

 

"Cannot find or create the font 'ArialMT'. Some characters may not display or print correctly."

So far, the user has uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Acrobat Reader, his computer was wiped and re-imaged with a new Windows 10 baseline, we've added the ArialMT TrueType font file to Windows 10, and he's installed the DC Font Pack (my suggestion):

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Font Pack (Continuous) - For Acrobat Reader DC version 19.x

 

But he's still getting the error.  Are there any suggestions as to resolve his issue?  Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 16, 2019

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Hi Steveh,

 

Thanks for reaching out. As described above the user is getting the error "Cannot find or create the font 'ArialMT'. Some characters may not display or print correctly." is this a behaviour with a particular file or with any PDF file the user tries to open?

 

Please make sure that the latest version 19.12.20040 is installed on the computer of the user. you may also refer to the link - https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/index.html and check if that helps.

 

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Amal

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Sep 16, 2019

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The customer is running the latest version (2019.012.20040), and states that the files he's having trouble with were created in Microsoft PowerPoint or Altium. I'm able to share one of the documents. By the way, I'm unable to reproduce the error on my PCs.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 16, 2019

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Hi Steveh,

 

We tried to reproduce the issue at our end and it working fine. 

 

Please try the following preference settings and check if that works for you
Go to Edit (Windows), Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Mac) > Preferences > Page Display  >  Select Use local Fonts >  click OK , restart the application 

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You may also ask the user to repair the installation (For windows only) Go to Help > Repair Installation.

 

 

Let us know if that works for you

 

Regards,

Amal

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Sep 16, 2019

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I've sent this to the user and am awaiting results. On mine, "Use local fonts" is checked by default.

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Sep 17, 2019

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It sounds like the information for that font was not embedded. They need to do that when creating the pdf to assure it will all be transferred into the pdf file. The one thing that "may" be an issue is the MT font. That is owned by Microsoft and it may not allow embedding.

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New Here ,
Sep 18, 2019

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Now the user reports that it's happening at random:

 

"FYI, the error occurs only when I power up the laptop and open the file for the first time. After the error goes away (randomly), I can open the file without the error message popping up."

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2020

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I have the same issue when reviewing the PDF file while using Adobe Pro DC and checked that all the above mentioned steps have been taken.

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2020

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Hi Amal,

 

i have the same problem and my reader is the latest. The strange thing is, that ArialMT is not used in my document at all (autocad-drawing). To make it more strange: ArialMT is installed on my computer and i have the option "Use local fonts" checked.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 29, 2020

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Hi there

 

We are sorry for the trouble and the delay in response.

 

Is this a behavior with a particular PDF file or with all the PDFs? Please try to open a different file and check.

 

Please try to create a new test user profile with full admin rights or enable the root account in Mac and try using the application there and check.

 

If it still doesn't work, please share the file with us for testing so we can check it at our end?

 

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Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 01, 2020

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Hello Amal,

 

I see this behavior with pdfs that are generated in autocad, but not consistently. I have several texts that are defined the very same way (copied) and partly correctly displayed and partly not.
 
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New Here ,
Jul 29, 2020

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Thanks for this thread.  I have the same problem so I'll be watching to see the result.

I have a blueprint that won't display the ArialMT font.  It's necessary for me as the specifications for the job are in there.  I have no problem sending you the page.

Thanks.

Please respond to [Email removed by Mod] as I don't know if I would get notified of a response here.

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New Here ,
Aug 06, 2020

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Have yall figured this out? I am having the same problem. We just recently switched our computers to Windows 10 and now it will not work for me. Prior to the new computers, we were on Windows 7 and this did not happen.

 

If I open the PDF (autocad drawing) with Bluebeam, I do not have this issue. This verifies that i have the font installed on my computer.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 12, 2020

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Hi there

 

We are sorry for the trouble and the delay in response.

 

A new version of Adobe Acrobat/Reader DC is now available version 20.12.20041. Please update the application from the Help menu > Check for updates. and see if that works for you.

For ore information about the new version available please take a look at the help page https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/index.html

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
Aug 19, 2020

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At this point updating the application to the newest version has no impact.

Old version, new version have the same behavior, can we have some solution beside "Use local fonts"?

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 20, 2020

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Hi there

 

We have released a new optional update for Adobe Acrobat/Reader DC version 20.12.20043 addressing this issue. Please try to update the application to the new version from the help menu go to check for updates.

 

For more information about the new update please take a look at the help page https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/index.html

 

Let us know how it goes

 

Regards

Amal

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Aug 20, 2020

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Hi Adobe team,

I get my Adobe Reader DC updated and the issue is still here, annoying too much.

Also be noted that I have installed ArialMT font and checked Use Local Font option.

 

Rgds,

Thang

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 26, 2020

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Hi there

 

I am sorry for the delay in response. As described you are using the latest version of the application and still getting this issue.

 

Please share the sample PDF file so that we can try to reproduce the error on our end and isolate it for a solution. Please upload the file to the Document Cloud https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/home/ generate the link and share it with us for testing.

 

Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2020

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For the AutoCAD users when you publish in PDF go into PDF Publish Options (in AutoCAD) and select the capture fonts used in the drawing. This resolves the problem because then it includes all the info that Adobe needs to recognise the font.

Hope this helps

 

 

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Aug 31, 2020

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