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Topic: Acrobat 6.0/4.0 and Mac-Windows problems.
Conf: (P-PDF) Mac Issues, Msg: 107655
Date: 3/15/2004 05:43 AM
I use Acrobat 6.0 with MS WORD X on an iMac with Mac OS 10.3 and Acrobat 4.0 with MS WORD 98 on a PB400 with Mac OS 9.2. I created a WORD X document on the iMac with the CE (Central European) fonts, and used various ways to create a PDF file. With Palatino CE embedded I could never make the file smaller than 900 K.
Problem : This file will show properly on my iMac but Palatino CE will show an error when opened by Reader 6.0 on a Windows 2000 Intel computer. The error concerns only one character in the Palatino (CE) font : the accented "i" - opt e + i - causes the preceding characters in the word to show in a generic font, while the rest of the word is replaced by big blank spaces.
I had to reformat the document to fit WORD 98, create a PDF file using Acrobat 4.0 under Mac OS 9.2. Then the corresponding file was not only smaller (about 630 K) but showed perfectly also when opened by a Windows Acrobat Reader. Moreover, I took this PDF file, opened it under Acrobat 6.0 on the Mac OS X machine, reduced file size and got a PDF file of size 300K showing perfectly (in both environments). [Even without Palatino embedded, i.e. running Distiller under Smallest File Size, Acrobat 6.0 on its own could get me a 480K file only].
Question 1: Is there any way of embedding Palatino CE using solely Acrobat 6.0 so that it will show properly in both environments?
Question 2: Is there any way to get closer to the size 300K , with Palatino CE embedded, directly from Acrobat 6.0 without reformatting for the Mac OS 9.2, WORD 98 and Acrobat 4.0 running laptop?
Am I doomed to using Acrobat 4.0 in order to get PDF files of reasonable size (for the Web) and showing Palatino fonts properly also in a Windows environment?
I am thankful in advance for any advice I can get.