For precise control over the appearance of text in a PDF file, you can embed fonts using either Acrobat PDF Writer or Acrobat Distiller. Acrobat viewers can display and print embedded fonts in PDF files, even if they are not installed on the computer on which the files are viewed.
When Acrobat PDF Writer or Acrobat Distiller embeds a font in a PDF file, it places the complete font information in the file, including the font outlines. TrueType and Type 1 fonts can be embedded in PDF files, including certain Type 1 fonts that contain characters outside the standard ISO Latin 1 character set.
Although all Type 1 fonts can be embedded in PDF files, some TrueType font manufacturers place embedding restrictions on their fonts. Acrobat Distiller honors these restrictions and does not allow you to embed certain TrueType fonts in PDF documents. To determine whether a TrueType font can be embedded, see the following instructions.
- Open the Word or Excel file that you need to convert.
- From the menu bar. Click Acrobat -> Change Conversion Settings
- Change to the Fonts tab.
- From the embedding option, change the folder in which your fonts locate. Then Highlight the font you need. If the font is licensed you will notice that there is a Lock in the front. That means, you cannot embed this font in your documents.