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How to unembed or remove an AcroForm font that is not used by any form field anymore?

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Nov 09, 2020

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I have a  good old AcroForm created with Acrobat. When I change the font of some form field, the corresponding font gets embedded within the AcroForm. However, when I change the form field's font, the old font remains embedded within the AcroForm, even though it is not used by any field anymore. This adds a lot to the form's file size. How can I clear / remove the obsolete font from the AcroForm?

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Correct answer by Bernd Alheit | Adobe Community Professional
  1. Create a empty PDF with one page
  2. Add the pages from your form
  3. Delete the empty page
  4. Save the new form
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How to unembed or remove an AcroForm font that is not used by any form field anymore?

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I have a  good old AcroForm created with Acrobat. When I change the font of some form field, the corresponding font gets embedded within the AcroForm. However, when I change the form field's font, the old font remains embedded within the AcroForm, even though it is not used by any field anymore. This adds a lot to the form's file size. How can I clear / remove the obsolete font from the AcroForm?

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Correct answer by Bernd Alheit | Adobe Community Professional
  1. Create a empty PDF with one page
  2. Add the pages from your form
  3. Delete the empty page
  4. Save the new form
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  1. Create a empty PDF with one page
  2. Add the pages from your form
  3. Delete the empty page
  4. Save the new form

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Thank you, Bernd. This trick does the job.

 

I just found that "Pages -> Combine files into PDF" does the job too, without the need to create and remove an empty page.

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