I have a unstructured FM document that is mostly text, with a couple of images. Most of the text is normal body text with some words highlighted in bold. However, when I use the Save as PDF option to create a PDF from this document, all my text is rendered in bold in the PDF. How can I stop that from happening. I have other documents that render fine. It's just this one that won't.
Many thanks in advance for any suggestions on how to fix this.
Which font was specified in the FM document? What was your default printer in FM when the PDF was created? Did you use the CMYK or RGB option? Have you checked what the font used is in the PDF using Acrobat (Content Editing > Format)? Is your FM10 version all patched up?
Many thanks for your swift reply. Here are the answers to your questions one by one:
Many thanks for your help!
The default printer for any FM session should be the AdobePDF printer instance. You could use the freebie SetPrint utility (available from: Sundorne Communications - SetPrint) to ensure that this is always correct.
Your Distiller joboptions should specify that job be cancelled if the font can't be embedded.
It sounds like the specified font is not in the locations that Distiller is aware of, so it couldn't embed it. You should check the specified font folders in the Distiller options [it only looks where you tell it to].
Check the actual FM update location for the latest patches [Adobe - FrameMaker : For Windows]. The latest version of FM10 was 10.0.2.
Something is not correctly configured if the RGB option causes crashes [this might be alleviated if the AdobePDF is used as the printer instance]. With FM10, the RGB route the preferred option as there were issues with CMYK route [that option should only be used for creating press-ready output].
With FM10, the RGB route the preferred option as there were issues with CMYK route [that option should only be used for creating press-ready output].
To prepare OP for the happy day when he or she migrates, and to make sure I'm doing what I ought … is this still the case for FM12?
You only should use the CMYK route when preparing press-ready PDFs (or if you a Pantone calibrated printer and are using spot colours).