[TriLUG] OOo, PDF and Lulu
hcayless at email.unc.edu
Mon Apr 13 09:39:36 EDT 2009
It would be worth trying to export to PDF/A, since that should, by
definition, embed all the fonts. There's a checkbox for it on the PDF
export dialog in OOo 3. The problem with the standard OOo PDF export
is that it doesn't embed the standard PDF fonts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pdf#Base_14_fonts
). This is fine for viewers, since they're supposed to have those
available, but not for expensive and twitchy book-printers, which will
kick out (or screw up) PDFs without all the fonts embedded.
As a former Lulu, (and I'm certainly not speaking for them now) I will
just say that we always wanted to add OOo support, but the cost/
benefit of it was never justifiable. That's likely still the case.
Sad, but true.
On Apr 12, 2009, at 11:01 PM, Brian McCullough wrote:
> Since I got good results last time I passed on a message from my
> friend, he asked me to try again.
> After a lot of discussion ( apparently ), he was told by Lulu that
> would accept a PDF file, rather than .odt or anything else that OOo
> would produce.
> However, he finds that the PDFs that he is producing are being
> because they don't have embedded fonts. He has been trying all
> sorts of
> parameters in OOo ( as far as he knows ) and still Lulu rejects the
> Any suggestions for making Lulu happy with his PDF file?
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