Acrobat Distiller Pro XI and Adobe fonts

Community Beginner ,
Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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I have Acrobat Pro XI on my Mac, mostly because I use Distiller with a PostScript program which I maintain (www.jdawiseman.com/placemat.html — not many PostScript programmers still active!).

Does Acrobat Pro XI include access to the Adobe fonts ‘Proxima Nova Extra Condensed Bold’, ‘Apres Extra Condensed Regular’, ‘Open Sans Regular’, and ‘Open Sans Light’ such that they can be seen by Distiller Pro XI? If yes, please, how? 

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Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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Acrobat XI is an application before the release of Adobe Fonts.
Linkage with Adobe Fonts itself is not possible.
Acrobat XI has ended security support, so switch to Acrobat DC.

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Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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Thank you. So Adobe’s font-management system just doesn’t cope. 

I own Distiller, in that I can continue to use it without repeat fees (I’m an individual, not a company). DC is much more expensive. In which case I’ll have to cope with what I’ve got. 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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You must purchase fonts and install them to your system. Once installed, Distiller will usually see them. These fonts, by the way, are not Adobe fonts!

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It isn’t clear that “purchase” allows old-Distiller proper download. Thank you for the reassurance.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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By the way "Adobe Fonts" is a subscription service to get fonts. You don't have a subscription, and even if you did, your old software would not use it...  Also, Adobe make fonts. Also, Adobe sell fonts...

 

It is generally safest to embed fonts in the PostScript. But that's not the job of a few days.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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The original of my documents are in PostScript (.ps, manual). But the long-term storage format for the documents is PDF (many examples). So I can let Distiller do the work of embedding the fonts. 

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Still, the best place for Distiller to find the font to embed it, is in the PostScript. This is the mechanism used by PostScript generators everywhere, except for the base fonts.

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