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Scrambled fonts PPT to PDF

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Jul 27, 2020

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I really hope someone can help me please.

When I save a PPT as a PDF the fronts are scrambled - too close together and not the Bahnshrift as was used in the original PPT I created.

 

Thank you in advanced.

The problem is that Bahnschrift is an OpenType Variable TTF font. Microsoft doesn't fully support use of these fonts yet in any Office application for PDF creation (neither with the native Microsoft PDF creation nor with the Adobe PDF creation - the interfaces within Office applications isn't ready for this format of fonts yet). Direct printing with OpenType Variable TTF fonts is also not reliable yet.

 

Adobe has reported the problem to Microsoft and allegedly they are working on it.

 

For the time being, you'll need to choose a different font family.

 

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Scrambled fonts PPT to PDF

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I really hope someone can help me please.

When I save a PPT as a PDF the fronts are scrambled - too close together and not the Bahnshrift as was used in the original PPT I created.

 

Thank you in advanced.

The problem is that Bahnschrift is an OpenType Variable TTF font. Microsoft doesn't fully support use of these fonts yet in any Office application for PDF creation (neither with the native Microsoft PDF creation nor with the Adobe PDF creation - the interfaces within Office applications isn't ready for this format of fonts yet). Direct printing with OpenType Variable TTF fonts is also not reliable yet.

 

Adobe has reported the problem to Microsoft and allegedly they are working on it.

 

For the time being, you'll need to choose a different font family.

 

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Hi Mattwarr

 

We are sorry for the trouble. As described, saving a PPT as a PDF the fronts are scrambled.

 

Would you mind sharing the workflow/steps you are doing to create the PDF from the PPT file?  Please try to create the PDF using the Adobe Acrobat ribbon in the toolbar present in MS Powerpoint on the top and see if that makes any difference. Go to Acrobat ribbon > Preferences > Advanced Settings > Fonts > Check 'Embed all fonts'> Click Ok and then create the PDF.

 

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Also, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat DC  v20.009.320074. Go to Help  > Check for Updates.

 

Let us know how it goes

 

Regards

Amal

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 Nope, see my response below!

 

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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The problem is that Bahnschrift is an OpenType Variable TTF font. Microsoft doesn't fully support use of these fonts yet in any Office application for PDF creation (neither with the native Microsoft PDF creation nor with the Adobe PDF creation - the interfaces within Office applications isn't ready for this format of fonts yet). Direct printing with OpenType Variable TTF fonts is also not reliable yet.

 

Adobe has reported the problem to Microsoft and allegedly they are working on it.

 

For the time being, you'll need to choose a different font family.

 

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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This is the sad news I was expecting.... a ridiculous situation and so utterly and completely frustrating.

 

However, thank you for the advice.

 

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Don't be so sad. I have an idea. You can first save your PPT pages as images, and then save the images to a PDF file. In this way, you'll be able to see the font in your PDF.

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