[Scribus] pdf problem

wayne iw
Wed Jul 13 03:20:59 CEST 2005

On Tuesday 12 July 2005 03:03 pm, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:

> Hi Wayne,
> > What can go wrong with converting fonts to outlines?
> > Will the final output suffer because of being converted to outlines?
> I am not a PDF/PS expert as Peter, but converting to outline is a last
> and safe resort to avoid font problems in many cases. Converting to
> outline is, AFAIK, nothing else but replacing the (complex) font data,
> like metrics, family etc. with "simple" vectors. In your case, you
> shouldn't expect any difficulties, because you are producing ads.
> It would be different if you were producing a book or a magazine with
> large amounts of text. Then the RIP of the printer would probably have
> to run on a mainframe, because it had to calculate hundreds of thousands
> of vector graphics. In this case, embedded/stored fonts come in handy,
> because the font data are stored in one place. That's at least how
> professional printers explained the problem to me.
> Cheers,
> Christoph

Thanks for the explanation. At least I have an option if my printer can't 
handle fonts.


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