[OS X TeX] Text in illustrations - unembedded

Lee Tryhorn Lee.Tryhorn at arts.monash.edu.au
Wed Mar 22 21:11:36 EST 2006

Dear everyone,

I am having a problem with a pdf that I am producing using TeXshop on a 
machine running OS X 10.3.9.
I have no problems in viewing the pdf or printing it from my computer, 
everything looks great.

However, when I tried to view the pdf on a computer running Windows or 
Linux I received the error message, 'unable to extract the embedded 
font XXX'  and much of the text would be displayed as dots.

Currently, after playing around with it a bit, Adobe (using Windows) 
will view most of the pdf okay, it just makes a couple of the pages 
blank, and along with the embedded font message gives the error 
'There was an error in processing a page, wrong operand type', 'An 
unrecognized token -382d' was found', 'There was an error in processing 
this document (114)'.

It appears that the problem lies in the text in some of the figures 
that I am inserting into the document, when I comment out the figures 
that have text in them I can view the pdf in Windows with no problems.  
Has this happened to anyone before?

It has been suggested to me that that because the text in the figures 
used on the standard fonts available the software didn't embed these 
fonts.  Then when the figures were added to the TeX stuff, ghostscript 
didn't embed those fonts either.

The figures were created in IDL.

If anyone has any suggestions on what I can do to fix this it would be 
most appreciated.

Kind Regards,

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