Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:48 AM
I have had several situations where I saved a map from Illustrator in a PDF format and after emailing the file some of the symbols were altered and did not display as I intended. Of course I found out after the fact because the person I emailed the file to did not know how I intended for them to look. For instance a north arrow displayed as a large J and a star displayed as a small rectangle. One of the files was zipped up, but I am not sure about the other one. Has anyone else run into this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:48 PM
Not sure (actually I am never sure ) but this could a case of missing fonts that is if the north arrow is a glyph (character from a font).
Take a look at the fonts used in the pdf. If some are unique to your machine that could be the underlying reason.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:54 PM
The solution is to create outlines (under the Type menu) before exporting to PDF.
GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist, Stanford Geospatial Center.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:17 PM
Obviously if they need to edit or add then that's not helpful.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:28 AM
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