I usually don’t reblog content, but in this case, I MUST! Excellent tutorial from one of my print-geek friends Christine Alexander.
Outlining fonts is feature in Adobe products that allows a designer to turn all copy into vector objects within their design. While it can prevent certain headaches (like unwanted text editing) to be avoided, it can also create a lot of headaches at the same time.
For example, some people might outline the fonts before creating a PDF for print or sending all of a project’s working files off to their printer to avoid any missing (and/or corrupt) font issues. While this might make sense, there are a few things you should consider before outlining your document’s fonts.
InDesign PDF Settings
For starters, when you export a PDF in InDesign, the software already embeds all the fonts within the PDF – so long as the font vendor’s End User License Agreement allows it. Therefore, if the font is not installed on the printer’s system, the PDF should still show the…
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