Embedding fonts in a PDF
Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:29 pm
I'm preparing for electronic submission (as PDF) of a doctoral dissertation that was written in Mellel. My university's guidelines state that "Fonts must be embedded in the PDF file. This ensures all characters display correctly when printed and preserved." There is some additional guidance on this topic on the ProQuest website:
I'm uncertain as to how to interpret these instructions. As far as I can tell, when Mellel generates a PDF, the fonts used in preparing the document are reflected in the PDF and will display correctly or print on systems that do not have these fonts installed. But I'm not sure if this amounts to the same thing as "embedding" the whole font in the document (something I suspect one may need a copy of Adobe Acrobat to accomplish). I wonder if anyone else could shed some light on this topic?ETD Administrator FAQ - What does "embed all fonts" mean?
When fonts are embedded, readers of your work will be able to see your document as you intended, with the same fonts that you used.
If you do not embed all of your fonts, and those fonts are not available on the reader's computer, Adobe Acrobat will make its best guess at what font it should use as a substitute. This can result in significant differences between your original document and what the reader sees (particularly with symbol fonts). https://support.proquest.com/articledet ... 000TjKtSAK