[pdftex] Error using epstopdf

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at ruf.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Nov 1 14:26:45 CET 2001

On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Thomas Schindler wrote:

> I'm having some trouble with using the epstopdf-tool. I'm trying to convert
> eps-files, which I create with VISIO 5.0 into pdf-files, in order to include the
> pdf-files in LaTeX using the pdftex-options. I'm running AFPL Ghostscript 7.00.
> When I call epstopdf, using the following command
> 	epstopdf ablbaum3.eps
> I get the following error-message:
> 	Converting ablbaum3.eps to ablbaum3.pdf .....  (199x252 mm) ...
> 	Error: /invalidfont in findfont
> 	Operand stack:
> ydieresis   _Helvetica   Helvetica   Font   Helvetica   545125
> Helvetica   --nostringval--   Courier   	NimbusMonL-Regu   (NimbusMonL-Regu)
> NimbusMonL-Regu   (NimbusMonL-Regu)   NimbusMonL-Regu

It looks, you have forgotten to install the ghostscript
standard fonts, or ghostscript cannot find the font
directory (eg.: you can use some environment variables,
see documentation of ghostscript).

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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