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On 02/25/2014 02:19 PM, r_ouellette wrote:
I've always considered LO (and prior OOo) does an excellent job in pdf
conversion. My pdf files where compact and efficient as I always did these
font substitutions to use the 35 Adobe font:

closely related font (Times NewRoman, Liberation Serif) > Times
closely related font (Arial, Liberation Sans) > Helvetica
closely related font (Courier New, Liberation Mono) > Courier

By doing so, the substituted fonts ARE NOT embedded in the pdf file and the
pdf reader uses the always included Adobe fonts to render the pdf file. The
result was perfect!

Was? Yes, now LO4.2 seems to ALWAYS embed all fonts, even if I don't want
this behavior. I would prefer to have an option not to embed all fonts to
revert to the pre 4.2 behavior. Maybe this option is possible in the
advanced settings, but I didn't find it.


You could always use an external PDF file creator. I have CUPS-PDF installed on all my Ubuntu systems as the default printer. On Windows systems, I use doPDF as their default printers.

Personally, I like embedding fonts, so they will read the file exactly as you have it formatted. Sure, font substitution is an option. Yes, Adobe has some good fonts. But do we have to use them "most of the time" as the "default" fonts that are displayed? If I use a Caslon font, DejaVu font, Galliard, Garamond, Liberation, Libertine, OpenDyslexic, Open Sans, or any number of hand writing and script fonts, I expect to have the reader of the PDF file see these used fonts in the document. I choose my fonts for the documents and format it to those fonts. I would not like to see what font substitution would do for some of the fonts I use.

Yes, LO should give you the option on embedding or not. But, if the font is not embedded you cannot "complain" about any formatting issues that come up. I have seen a lot of documents, sent to me, that did not have embedded fonts and their pages were a mess and had to be reedited to make it look good with the fonts I had that were close to what the document used in its creation and not installed on my system.

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