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IEEE PDF eXpress errors

Postby john_latex » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:49 am

I received the following errors from IEEE PDF eXpress.

* Font Helvetica-Bold is not embedded (34x)
* Font Helvetica-BoldOblique is not embedded
* Font Helvetica is not embedded (205x)
* Font Times-Bold is not embedded (2x)
* Font Helvetica-Oblique is not embedded (4x)
* Font Times-Roman is not embedded (3x)

I read some suggestions for .ps format.
  1. latex file.tex
  2. bibtex file
  3. latex file.tex
  4. latex file.tex
  5. dvips -Ppdf -G0 -tletter file.dvi
  6. ps2pdf -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress file.pdf

Since, I have PDF images, I can't use those codes. Is there an alternative that passes IEEE PDF eXpress with no errors. Please suggest.
Last edited by john_latex on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby frabjous » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:44 pm

If you're using pdflatex, it typically embeds all fonts it uses. My guess is that the fonts are missing from the pdf images/figures that you're including, and if they're not embedded in those files, they won't be embedded in the PDF output either.

If possible, go back to the software you used to create these PDFs and see if that software has an option for embedding the fonts when it exports to PDF.

IF that's not possible, then one possible way might be to convert your final output to .ps and then back again using ghostscript, as suggested at the bottom of this page.

  1. pdftops yourfile.pdf
  2. ps2pdf14 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress

I have not tried that. I actually also think you can call ps2pdf14 directly on the pdf file, despite its name:

  1. ps2pdf14 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress yourfile.pdf yourfile-output.pdf

Some other suggestions here.

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Postby john_latex » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:10 am

Thanks frabjous. Your suggestions are helpful. Based on your suggestions, I tried
  1. pdflatex yourfile.tex
  2. pdftops yourfile.pdf
  3. ps2pdf14 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress yourfile.pdf yourfile-output.pdf

The yourfile-output.pdf file was compatible with IEEE express. Thank you so much frabjous for replying to each of my posts.

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Postby localghost » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:57 pm

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