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39 Messages


798 Points

Thu, Aug 9, 2018 2:54 AM

Bridge output to contact sheet always bad fonts

Have tried Arial for all descriptors (title, file name, page number). Keep getting erros in Acrobat. Tried changing to Helvetica. AND keeps telling me Arial is there even when no Arial fonts are used. Need to output and do minor editing to over 50 contact sheets and it is causing too much time to manually change every piece of type in a contact sheet -then when it is opened again many characters are missing. Acrobat Optimize shows no embedded fonts. What font can I use that will read from Bridge to Acrobat? Using standard fonts, no extras, no symbols, etc.


47 Messages


780 Points

3 years ago

I'm going to get some grief here for pointing this out yet again, but it is what it is.  Apparently, my decades of experience administering some of the world's largest computers, solving problems for Fortune 100 companies in server rooms whose raised floors contain more acreage than the land under most people's homes, means nothing - because it isn't "politically correct" to point out what I saw in the Real World time and time again.

Are you running Bridge on Windows, or a Mac?

This is important because the PDF standard is basically Postscript in a wrapper, and Unix systems speak Postscript as a native language.  Windows systems do not.

I had a real-world issue back in the day when PDFs created from Windows systems wouldn't print properly on the corporate Big Printer (which ran Unix).  It was because Windows couldn't/wouldn't deal with industry-standards regarding fonts.  I tried, and tried, and tried to get it through the programmers' heads that their problem was nonstandard fonts; they wouldn't hear me.  

I finally had to "solve" the problem by running their PDFs through a Windows print server, which then forwarded the output to the Big Laser.

I'm guessing that the root cause of your problem is the very same thing.