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PDF - Nexus 7
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:43:52 am »
My Scribus 1.4.2/PDF document opens like designed on Ipad2 and Windows PC.  On Nexus 7, however, big and small hedlines in Ariel Bold opens like a weak thin lined font, which is alo used when displaying  original  small text in Times New Roman Italic.

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Re: PDF - Nexus 7
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 12:30:00 pm »
Problem solved. As a PDF beginner, I had not embedded all the used fonts into PDF.


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Re: PDF - Nexus 7
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 02:06:33 pm »
Hello PiperCub
Are this all fonts you have? I ask, because there are a lot of really good fonts free on the web. There is absolutely no need to use the standard M$ fonts. With more individual Fonts, your print matter looks less like a mass product.
Have you first consulted the Manual? You can probably find the solution there.

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Re: PDF - Nexus 7
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 03:22:17 pm »
Arran makes an excellent suggestion.

A well chosen font can turn a run-of-the-mill document into something special, but I'd add a friendly warning that you should make sure that any font you download really is free for how you're using it.

For instance, some fonts are free for personal or non-profit use but not commercial use. Other fonts request a donation or some kind of credit in the finished material.

When you embed a font in a document and then someone downloads that document - or however they get it - you're essentially distributing that font so you need to make sure that it's okay to be doing that. (It's a legal minefield that has been around for years.)

The website you get the font from should contain terms and conditions that you should read and abide by, and most fonts come with a text file listing these terms too.

This probably isn't a problem for most fonts - especially the ones that came loaded on your machine - in most cases, but it's something you should keep in mind if you start to use stuff you get from the web or other sources such as magazine cover disks.

P.S. There's always the option to outline fonts instead of embedding them - which can, in some cases, lead to a smaller PDF size - but that's another story altogether.