I recieved a pdf from a vendor but when I open it it tells me: Cannot find or create the font 'Century Gothic', Some characters may not display or print correctly. I know the pdf originated from a Solidworks drawing. any suggestions?
Mr Peneguy and Mellissa you are a geniuses. I copied the TTF from one computer to the other and Voila!!!
BTW I copied the ones from fonts folder in Control Panel as the screenshot above suggests.
Thanks for the detailed instructions.
It's way betterer now.
Thanks to all for the help,
Additional information: I can open these same pdf's on a different computer with no issue. I'd like to fix the problem on my computer.
Check out this topic.
2017 SOLIDWORKS Help - Adobe Portable Document Format (*.pdf) Files
Drag and drop pdf to google chrome. (Open with google)
PDF fonts, Adobe Acrobat
English is not my first language - If you point out my mistakes I'd be very grateful..
Thank you for the information. I dragged the doc into Google and it did open it but the fonts were not right at all, looks like google replaced them with its best guess, which wasn't very close.
I then turned off the "use local fonts" box in Adobe and again no luck.
I started to read the Adobe page but it seems pretty technical to me.
Thing that is odd is regular Adobe opens it fine on both of my other computers with the free version of Adobe, the computer I am having trouble with is Adobe DC (my main computer). Not sure why that would make a difference.
This won't help your current situation, but whoever sent you those files needs to embed the font in the PDF going forward. There is no reason not to do it that way. I suppose years ago people were concerned about file size. But, that concern has gone away. System Options>Export:
Thanks Matt, I'll work to get with the design guys and talk with them about this.
In the meantime if anyone else has any idea how I can help Adobe fine the missing fonts or how to add them to my library I would appreciate it.
Do you have the missing font in your Windows\Fonts folder? If not, maybe you could get the font from one of the computers that it does open on??
This should fix it. Just put the TTF file on the server from one of the computers and I think it is as simple as dragging and dropping it into the fonts folder:
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