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Use of Fonts in PDFs

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Jan 17, 2015 Jan 17, 2015

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1. Can I create PDFs of documents that use fonts (that were installed in my Macintosh upon installation of Adobe Creative Suite CS5) for creating proofs for client approval and for sending to supplier for output?

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Jan 17, 2015 Jan 17, 2015
Unconditionally, yes!This is not necessarily true for fonts sourced from other font foundries which although they may allow embedding in PDF files, might charge royalties for PDF files with such fonts embedded distributed for any commercial purpose. Fonts sourced from Adobe (including fonts bundled with Adobe products) have no such embedded use distribution royalties.          - Dov

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Unconditionally, yes!

This is not necessarily true for fonts sourced from other font foundries which although they may allow embedding in PDF files, might charge royalties for PDF files with such fonts embedded distributed for any commercial purpose. Fonts sourced from Adobe (including fonts bundled with Adobe products) have no such embedded use distribution royalties.

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- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Jan 19, 2015 Jan 19, 2015

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Thank you, Dov.

May I provide my client with the final PDF for their use?

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Jan 20, 2015 Jan 20, 2015

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susanm1861977 wrote:

Thank you, Dov.

May I provide my client with the final PDF for their use?

Absolutely, yes!

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- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Jan 20, 2015 Jan 20, 2015

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I've purchased other fonts from Adobe.com. Do the same privileges apply for making PDFs and providing them to clients for their use?

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Jan 20, 2015 Jan 20, 2015

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The same applies to all fonts either licensed from Adobe (typically via adobe.com) or licensed via being bundled with Adobe applications. All these fonts have at least preview and print embedding privileges which means you can embed the fonts in PDF (or EPS) files and redistribute the resultant PDF (or EPS) files without any limitation for personal or commercial purposes. Obviously, you cannot redistribute the raw font files!

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- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Thank you, very much! Enjoy the rest of your day.

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