Text does not display or print correctly after you convert or combine documents in Acrobat 9.

  • Text appears to melt or characters overlap.
  • Text is scrambled, garbled, or displays as "garbage" characters.
  • Some text appears in subscript.
  • Text prints incorrectly.


Embedding prevents font substitution when readers view or print the file and ensures that readers see the text in its original font.

The text below explains how to embed fonts. Alternatively, you can view a video. 

Embedding fonts into Acrobat 9 through Distiller:

  1. Launch Acrobat.
  2. Choose Advanced > Print Production > Acrobat Distiller.
  3. Select Standard in Default settings.
  4. Go to Settings and select Edit Adobe PDF Settings.
  5. Select Fonts and in the font source window select the fonts you want to Add.
  6. Click Save As and then OK.

Note: This solution creates a new job option file in which all the fonts that you have selected are always embedded.




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