[XeTeX] Font problem with publisher --- help!!!
nivaca at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 15:52:57 CEST 2009
I agree that they're messing things up. I'm gonna see what they have in
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 8:42 AM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>wrote:
> On 11 Sep 2009, at 14:28, Nicolas Vaughan wrote:
> What do you think about converting all text to outlines? That'll solve the
>> problem, but I don't know if it has "collateral damages...
> I think you shouldn't be doing any of this.
> If something about the actual text needs to be changed, the publisher
> should tell you what, so you can change it and regenerate the PDF. (If you
> convert it to outlines, they can't edit it anyway.)
> And if they want to add something to the pages without actually touching
> your text (e.g., their logo, ISBN, etc), then they should be "placing" the
> PDF page (or an EPS copy) intact, complete with its embedded fonts, not
> trying to open it in Illustrator for editing.
> In either case, it sounds like they're currently going about things in
> completely the wrong way.
>> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 8:13 AM, Nicolas Vaughan <nivaca at gmail.com>
>> Dear all,
>> Thanks for your advices. I will be meeting today with my publisher again,
>> and I'm carrying with me a host of PDFs with your suggestions.
>> In the end, I did as William suggested: export all the pages into EPS and
>> placed them in a INDD file.... let's wait to see what they say now.
>> Best wishes!
>> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 7:59 AM, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com>
>> On Sep 11, 2009, at 2:17 AM, Nicolas Vaughan wrote:
>> The problem persists, though. I think my publisher is trying to open the
>> PDF in Adobe Illustrator, in order to do something with the text block
>> (don't know why!). But when he tries to do that, AI reports that KP-etc.
>> fonts are not available. And they aren't available to the OS (and to AI)
>> since they are LaTeX fonts only.
>> Any ideas?
>> If they want to do something other than edit text, they can open your .pdf
>> in Adobe Acrobat Professional, save out the pages which they wish to change
>> as .eps files, then place (not open) those .eps files in Adobe Illustrator
>> (or better still Adobe InDesign) and add whatever additional elements need
>> to be added (they'll need to set up the page properly to match trim, bleed
>> &c.) --- of course if the text needs to be edited, then they'll need for you
>> to do that as previous respondents have noted.
>> Or they could purchase Enfocus PitStop and use it for any such .pdf
>> Adobe Illustrator is _not_ a general purpose .pdf editor and has to
>> translate all elements of a .pdf into its own internal format which can
>> result in marked changes in appearance or text formatting and then creates
>> the need to proof the edited file character for character, line for line,
>> graphic for graphic.
>> William Adams
>> senior graphic designer
>> Fry Communications
>> Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
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