How to embed OTF fonts in a PDF

Community Beginner ,
Dec 27, 2019

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OS: Windows 10.

 

I purchased an Open Type Font which is supposed to be embeddable (I checked the font settings in Control Panel > Fonts : it shows as "Editable"). I am using Microsoft Word 2016 and I have Adobe Acrobat installed, so I used "Export as Adobe PDF." However the OTF font was not embedded and text using it turned into gibberish.

 

Apparently Microsoft's answer is "Only use TrueType fonts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

Is there any other way to embed an OTF font in a PDF? Can it only be done with InDesign?

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How to embed OTF fonts in a PDF

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OS: Windows 10.

 

I purchased an Open Type Font which is supposed to be embeddable (I checked the font settings in Control Panel > Fonts : it shows as "Editable"). I am using Microsoft Word 2016 and I have Adobe Acrobat installed, so I used "Export as Adobe PDF." However the OTF font was not embedded and text using it turned into gibberish.

 

Apparently Microsoft's answer is "Only use TrueType fonts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

Is there any other way to embed an OTF font in a PDF? Can it only be done with InDesign?

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi David,

 

Thank you for reaching out. Would you mind checking this article: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-fonts.html and let us know if that helps?

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Community Beginner ,
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Hello Harshika,

 

While that article wasn't clear in its recommendations, I tried reinstalling the font in one of the folders it mentions (/Users/[username]/Library/Fonts) and that seems to have worked as now the font is embedded. Is that the recommended solution for getting Adobe OTF fonts to embed from Word, or did I accidentally discover a hack that won't work in the future?

 

Thanks.

 

ETA: That seemed to be a fluke. Now it is not embedding again. I don't know how I got it to embed the first time.

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