Font changes when converting word to pdf

Community Beginner ,
Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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I have to convert a word file to pdf by using acrobat pro dc. Word file text font is Times New Roman, file created in MS Word 2013. Whenever I convert word doc to pdf, font becomes helvetica. How original font could be retained while converting to pdf?

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Adobe Employee , Sep 05, 2018 Sep 05, 2018
Hi Pizush,As you have mentioned above, you click on Prepare form after converting Word file to PDF.Would like to inform you that in Prepare form, you cannot make any changes to the text already on the PDF.You can just add the form fields and apply an action to them in the document.It seems that you are checking the font in the text box properties window for a text field you have added.Check the screenshot below:By default, the font selected for the text field is Helvetica. It does not refer to t...

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 28, 2018 Aug 28, 2018

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Hi Pizush,

Sorry for the delay in response.

When you convert the Word file to PDF using the Adobe PDF maker, the text font does not change.

It remains the same.

As you have mentioned above that the text font changes on converting Word file to PDF, it seems that you are not using Adobe PDF maker.

Could you please share the steps you do to convert the file?

Also, confirm the name and version of the Adobe application installed on your machine. You can use the steps mentioned here Identify the product and its version for Acrobat and Reader DC to check that.

Let us know if you need any help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 03, 2018 Sep 03, 2018

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Hi Meenakshi

Sorry for delayed response.

Acrobat dc version is 2018.009.20044.

Steps I follow:

1. MS Word>Acrobat>create pdf>click save.

Then

2. Open pdf in acrobat dc>click prepare form.

After clicking "prepare form", new text field auto generated which has default font helvetica. I am trying to know is there any way so that these newly created text fields font will be Times new roman when I click "prepare form".

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 05, 2018 Sep 05, 2018

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Hi Pizush,

As you have mentioned above, you click on Prepare form after converting Word file to PDF.

Would like to inform you that in Prepare form, you cannot make any changes to the text already on the PDF.

You can just add the form fields and apply an action to them in the document.

It seems that you are checking the font in the text box properties window for a text field you have added.

Check the screenshot below:

By default, the font selected for the text field is Helvetica. It does not refer to the text font of the PDF.

There is no option to change the default font for the text field. You will have to manually select the font for the fields.

If you wish to check the font of the text in the PDF, open the PDF and go to Edit PDF.

Select the text and you will see the font of the text under the Format in the tool pane at extreme right.

Hope that answers your query.

Let us know if you have any questions or need any help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Well, I see that my problem of font changes when converting a PM7 PMD file using Acrobat is no longer being addressed here, although there may be a gem or two I could try.
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Enthusiast ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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FYI, I did reply to your other post a few days ago but you have not answered my questions there.

 

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New Here ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Hi RoaringMouseGraphics,
When you said " FYI, I did reply to your other post a few days ago but you
have not answered my questions there. " seems that sadly you weren't
addressing me. Mine was about seemingly indiscriminate font changes when
converting a PageMaker 7 PMD file (uh huh, still a few of us around) to PDF
using Acrobat with the Print command.

Upon closer inspection, the font changes are of size - changes just a few
connected words from Arial 12pt to Arial 11.5.

Any thoughts?
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Enthusiast ,
May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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That was the thread I was referring to: re: PM7 fonts changing. I had asked what system you were using, etc. 

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