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Please forgive my lack of technical knowledge here...

 

But what I have done is created an interactive PDF in indesign with form fields - each with the font size adjusted and correct font selected.

 

I then open this in acrobat, fill the form fields with a text file this I then export. Now the problem I have is that the PDF looks perfect on my computer but as soon as I send to myself or anyone else and they open it all the font field boxes are the wrong font completely.

 

I have used fonts:

 

Space Mono

Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro

 

Any help would be much appreciated

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InDesign should embed fonts automatically unless it can't. Some fonts have a setting to prevent embedding.

You can check to see if the font is embedded in Acrobat by going to the File>Properties menu. In the Fonts tab, you should see Embedded or Embedded Subset. When viewing on another computer, be sure to use Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) for best viewing and make sure the font is NOT installed on the other computer.

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Indesign linking to Acrobat

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Please forgive my lack of technical knowledge here...

 

But what I have done is created an interactive PDF in indesign with form fields - each with the font size adjusted and correct font selected.

 

I then open this in acrobat, fill the form fields with a text file this I then export. Now the problem I have is that the PDF looks perfect on my computer but as soon as I send to myself or anyone else and they open it all the font field boxes are the wrong font completely.

 

I have used fonts:

 

Space Mono

Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro

 

Any help would be much appreciated

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Correct answer by Creamer Training | Adobe Community Professional

InDesign should embed fonts automatically unless it can't. Some fonts have a setting to prevent embedding.

You can check to see if the font is embedded in Acrobat by going to the File>Properties menu. In the Fonts tab, you should see Embedded or Embedded Subset. When viewing on another computer, be sure to use Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) for best viewing and make sure the font is NOT installed on the other computer.

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When making the PDF did you check that the fonts are embedded ?

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Hey giantraining - 

My skills are pretty basic so excuse me - but I dont know how to embed a font. 

 

Is that in the export from InDesign or in Adobe Acrobat?

 

Thanks again

 

Martyn

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Use system fonts for the fields.

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This is the problem - I had a graphic designer design pdf which used different fonts and am

trying to make it work.

 

so looking for a work around

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Although you could embed the font(s), I would change the field fonts back to the default sans-serif font as Derek suggested. From the end user's viewpoint, forms are a necessary evil and not a work of [graphic design] art.

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Ah ok - well this is not really an option to have the form fields as different font as it just won't work.

 

I have managed to create a work around - where I can fill the form fields in adobe acrobat - make it look great, export as JPEG's then combine back together as a PDF!

 

Slightly long-winded but I can't use a different font as the fonts I have chosen are all through my brand.

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In that case, embed the font as gianttraining suggested. 

 

BTW, I could see your branding font used on the page design itself, but is it really necessary to use it in the form fields? As a user, would I really care (or would I notice the difference) if my name shows up in Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro vs. Helvetica or Myriad Pro?

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Hey @idea-training,

 

Sorry I am not massively proficient on adobe acrobat... How can I embed the following fonts?

 

I have 3 fonts that don't seem to work
Jinky - hand written font
Neue Haass - I agree doesnt make much of a difference

Space Mono - which is used a lot to populate on fields that need to be populated

In my case it is a recipe card.. the method never changes but the amounts of ingredients and nutritional information does.

So that is why there is some areas that need to populate in the same text.

Thanks again

 

Martyn

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InDesign should embed fonts automatically unless it can't. Some fonts have a setting to prevent embedding.

You can check to see if the font is embedded in Acrobat by going to the File>Properties menu. In the Fonts tab, you should see Embedded or Embedded Subset. When viewing on another computer, be sure to use Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) for best viewing and make sure the font is NOT installed on the other computer.

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>>  I have is that the PDF looks perfect on my computer

and 

>> but as soon as I send to myself 

These two things that can't live in parallel. Are you really use it same Adobe Reader to look your PDF?

 

>> but I dont know how to embed a font. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/pdf-options.html#font_embedding_and_substitution

 

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My case is not related to InDesign but to acrobat reader. When I want to fill and sign document and use Polish character it automatically changes the font to Times New Roman and includes MinionPro-Regular in the document. I removed this annoying font from windows fonts directory but Acrobat still uses it. Where else I is the place to completely throw out this font from the system?

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Ok removed this faulty font from following location and now it uses MyriadPro which looks better.
c:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Resource\Font\MinionPro-Regular.otf

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Seems the problem what I had since years now is now resolved!
Hope this helps someone

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