[OS X TeX] OT: help with font embeddings

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 8 09:37:31 EST 2006

On Feb 8, 2006, at 8:01 AM, Arthur Snoke wrote:

> I have a problem that probably involves font embedding and wonder  
> if the procedure described using save to ps and re-distill might  
> help.  I would appreciate specific comments regarding the choice of  
> fonts.
> I use LaTeX with the default CM fonts and have colleagues/co- 
> authors that prefer WORD.  What I have been doing is using  
> latex2rtf, that works fairly well but I usually have to take out  
> the (EPS) figures and just do text.  I have acrobat 7, and have had  
> pretty good luck using a save as MS WORD if the source was  
> originally MS WORD, but when the source is a PDF produced by dvips  
> => ps2dpf, it often complains about the fonts (and does a poor job  
> on formatting).
> Are there fonts I could use instead in my original latex that might  
> work better?  Is there something I can do with my PDF file that  
> might make it work better in the save as WORD?
> Thanks in advance.


Given the propensity of Word users to use the default Times,  
Helvetica and Courier fonts I'd try

\usepackage{helvet} % no scaling since ``they'' wouldn't

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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