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Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« on: September 11, 2019, 03:35:55 PM »
Not sure why, but many times using the Convert all Text to Outlines leaves some fonts live. Is there a threshold or reason why some would be left untouched? I can always use the Select Object tool and select all then manually Text->Convert to Outlines but it's a pain when there's multiple pages to be done.

Our Sign Shop wants all fonts converted, as do most outside sign vendors.
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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 04:02:13 PM »
I've wondered about this myself.
Not sure why, but I always thought it was a licensing issue (by the font creator).
Like some fonts can't be embedded in a pdf, some can't print, etc.
Usually on a font that was meant to be used only on a Web site and not for print.


but, I could be wrong

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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 04:12:53 PM »
I think it is a licensing issue too. Sometimes Pitstop Inspector will even tell you that.

Unzip the attached file and import the preflight profile into Acrobat. Run it on the file you want to outline all fonts on. Rarely misses a font.

If you use it a lot create a droplet on your desktop and just drop PDF's on the droplet.
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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 08:17:02 PM »
Cool, I'll give it a whirl when I go back. Thanks Joe!
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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 01:58:49 AM »
I'll download it just in case, but most probably will only run on DC - which does the job most of the times -
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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 09:10:32 AM »
It is a standard Acrobat preflight so it might work in older versions. It might not too. I'm not sure when they added in the ability to do fixes in the preflight.
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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 05:52:14 PM »
If you have PitStop 2019 take a look in the preferences.
New option to ignore font licensing, but please read the disclaimer!!

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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 08:24:41 PM »
How did I miss that? ;D
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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 01:03:22 PM »
Ooooh. That's awesome.
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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2019, 01:48:30 PM »
Me to boss soon..... we need to upgrade to pitstop 2019.

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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 04:57:28 PM »
Lots of new useful stuff in there!

Just read the disclaimer!! Just had a pdf the other day needing fonts outlined and got the no can do license warning!

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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 05:31:10 PM »
Lots of new useful stuff in there!

Just read the disclaimer!! Just had a pdf the other day needing fonts outlined and got the no can do license warning!

Never again!

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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2019, 06:09:25 PM »
Right on!

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Re: Convert all Text to Outlines-Doesn't Always
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2019, 06:47:04 PM »
Might be useful.