# [pdftex] Fwd: [OS X TeX] font embedding / pdfpages

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Sat May 29 02:43:14 CEST 2004

Here's a message, recently posted to another list;
but I think this is the best place to get a good answer.

as there are bound to be others also interested in this.

Cheers

Ross

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Jan Anderssen <jan at linguist.umass.edu>
> Date: 29 May 2004 7:09:43 AM
> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Subject: [OS X TeX] font embedding / pdfpages
> Reply-To: "TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List" <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
>
> hi.
>
> i hope this is not too off-topic, but this list is amazingly helpful,
> so i hope somebody might have a solution and be willing to help.
>
> i'm bundeling several papers in pdf-fomat into a large pdf-file for a
> conference proceedings volume. i'm using pdflatex and pdfpages.sty.
>
> one of the papers was written in latex and uses mathtimes. for this
> file, acrobat reader says under document properties/fonts:
>
> ....
> MTSYN (Embedded Subset)
>      Type: Type 1
>      Encoding: Custom
> .....
>
> when i try to embed the paper with \includepdf, i get the following
> message:
> Warning: pdflatex (file mtsyn.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for
>
> (i don't have the yandy fonts)
>
> when i then open the newly created file in acrobat reader, i get the
> following error message:
> Cannot find or create the font 'MTSYN'. Some characters may not
> display or print correctly.
>
> in fact, in acrobat some brackets display as dots. (in preview, btw,
> everything works fine, and the characters display correctly.)
>
> any help or hints as to how i can fix this would be greatly
> appreciated. i don't have to have the fonts that are embedded in the
> pdfs that i embed with pdfpages, do i?
>
> jan
>
> ps. here is a mini .tex-file i used (the regular one adds headers,
> blank pages, etc, but this one is enough to run into the font
> problem):
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{pdfpages}
>
> \begin{document}
> \includepdf[pages={-}]{paper.pdf}
> \end{document}
>
>
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