[OS X TeX] IEEE pdf checker

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Apr 8 16:24:01 EDT 2008

On 8 apr 2008, at 18:25, Bridget Kane wrote:

> When I generate my pdf with typesetting options set to Latex default  
> and 'Tex + Ghostscript', the pdf generated doesn't pass the IEEE pdf  
> checker. The error messages I get are:
> Acrobat version is less than 5.0
> ✘? Error Font Times-Bold is not embedded
> ✘? Error Font Times-Roman is not embedded
> ✘? Error Font Times-Italic is not embedded
> ✘? Error Font Helvetica-Bold is not embedded
> When I change setting to Tex (default) and Tex + Ghostscript, it  
> still doesn't pass the checker. The errors with this option are the  
> same.

Do you include figures in your document? If so, the problem most  
likely lies with those. If standard pdfLaTeX uses times and/or  
Helvetica they most likely use a URW substitute, and this error would  
not occur. I assume that Acrobat version is less than 5.0 is not an  
error, but a remark.


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