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Topic: Base-14 font help wanted
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 158459
From: thejonesboy
Date: 2/27/2007 07:58 PM

Hi, I'm a newbie to this conference - and a relative newbie to Acrobat (so
please be gentle)

I had several versions of Helvetica on my Mac and wanted to know which
one was part of the Base-14 collection. I thought that the Base-14 set
was installed automatically, along with Adobe Reader, so here's what I
did (impetuous fool that I am!)

I trashed all the versions of Adobe Reader
I trashed all my Helvetica fonts
I reinstalled Adobe Reader 8 and fired up an InDesign doc which I knew
to contain Helvetica.

A dialog box popped up, informing me that the document "uses one or
more fonts which are not currently available on your system"

Aha!, I thought, I must have used one of the non-Base-14 Helveticas, I'll
substitute it for the one that Adobe Reader will have just installed and
everything will be fine and dandy.

Guess what? No Helvetica! Clearly, the Base-14 set is not installed
with Adobe Reader!

Next I tried re-installing Acrobat (6) but still no Helvetica :-(

Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong? I want to end up with just
one version of Helvetica, and I want to be sure that when I create .PDFs
via InDesign that the Helvetica I use will be a Base-14 font.

Finally, if I install HelveticaNeue.dfont would that be treated as a Base-14
Helvetica by Acrobat?


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