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Topic: Re: Acrobat 6 Distiller (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 105787
From: isaacs
Date: 2/11/2004 08:38 AM

At 2/10/2004 11:33 AM, p-pdf-acrobat6 Listmanager wrote:
>From: "Mouckster"
>
>When I Distill a particular file through Acrobat 6 distiller, it crashes. It does not crash in Acro 5. The reason I get is that there is licencing restrictions with the font. I want to get my whole workflow over to Acro 6 but cannot have files that used to PDF fine, not PDF at all.
>
>Does anyone have any insights into this problem.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Dan.
>
>%%[ Error: ExPonto cannot be embedded because of licensing restrictions.]%%
>%%[ Font vendor (Macromedia) does not permit this font to be embedded in PDF.]%%
>%%[ Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: show ]%%


Dan,

First of all, Distiller didn't "crash" at all. "Crash" implies an
abnormal program termination, not the program indicating an error with
your job.

The distillation of your job failed for valid reasons as outlined in the
message you received.

"ExPonto" is a font licensed by Adobe. It was available in Type 1 format
and now in OpenType format as a "Pro" font with extended features.

The second message is the real key to your problem. The mention of
"Font Vendor (Macromedia)" would indicate that the Type 1 version of
this font was opened in Fontographer (a Macromedia product) and saved
out as a TrueType font. Whoever did such a conversion was pretty sloppy
in that they didn't properly set the "embedding permissions" to allow
the font to be embedded for at least "preview and print."

If you had used either the original Type 1 ExPonto font or the newer
OpenType ExPonto OpenType font, this problem would not have occurred
at all. Thus, the question come up as to where you got the font.
Adobe doesn't license the font in TrueType format. Either you made
a defective TrueType version yourself or you unknowingly received a
pirated version of the font from a third party. In the former case,
the "fix" is uninstall the defective TrueType font and use the original
Type 1 version. In the latter case, you should delete the font file
and obtain a licensed version from Adobe.

- Dov



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