embedding fonts illustrator cs3

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by gonnabuyamac, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    how do i embed fonts into an illustrator cs3 file?
  2. zarathustra macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    You can't - unless saved out as a PDF editable by Illustrator. Typically, when you release files to say a printer, you'd include, or "package" your fonts in a folder or ZIP archive.

    Another option is to convert the text to outlines, making them vector shapes. I'd do this if you are 100% certain there will be no copy changes and there are no spelling errors. This is the most surefire way to get the effect you want from a print provider.

    I have had nightmarish results when a printer substituted a font that was "close enough", because they had a font conflict. Like, Univers 45, and they have let's say Univers Bold. Or I get a default Courier from the printer back for a proof, because the fonts didn't activate.
  3. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    thanks. that's helpful. with the printer i typically work with (an online print source that my client works with) i'll probably just have to go with converting the text to outlines.

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