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I created Postscript from InDesign using the Adobe PDF PPD. I selected "Download complete" and "Download PPD fonts", and Distiller failed with the following PostScript error log: Start Time: Friday, April 09, 2004 at 3:57 PM Source: INP Recruiting Brunch 2004--II.ps Destination: D:\My Doents\Neuroscience Posters\INP Recruiting Brunch 2004\INP Recruiting Brunch 2004--II.pdf Adobe PDF Settings: C:\Doents and Settings\All Users\Doents \Adobe PDF 6.0\Settings\High Quality.joboptions %%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: findfont ]%% Stack: /Font /Times-Roman 32 [/NUL /SOH /STX /ETX /EOT /ENQ /ACK /BEL /BS /HT /LF /VT /FF /CR /SO /SI /DLE /DC1 /DC2 /DC3 /DC4 /NAK /SYN /ETB /CAN /EM /SUB /ESC ...

  1. #1

    Default Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    I created Postscript from InDesign using the Adobe PDF PPD. I
    selected "Download complete" and "Download PPD fonts", and Distiller
    failed with the following PostScript error log:

    Start Time: Friday, April 09, 2004 at 3:57 PM
    Source: INP Recruiting Brunch 2004--II.ps
    Destination: D:\My Doents\Neuroscience Posters\INP Recruiting
    Brunch 2004\INP Recruiting Brunch 2004--II.pdf
    Adobe PDF Settings: C:\Doents and Settings\All Users\Doents
    \Adobe PDF 6.0\Settings\High Quality.joboptions
    %%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: findfont ]%%

    Stack:
    /Font
    /Times-Roman
    32
    [/NUL /SOH /STX /ETX /EOT /ENQ /ACK /BEL /BS /HT /LF /VT /FF /CR /SO
    /SI /DLE /DC1 /DC2 /DC3 /DC4 /NAK /SYN /ETB /CAN /EM /SUB /ESC /FS
    /GS
    /RS /US -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -
    null-
    -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null-
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    /MathWorks
    -mark-


    %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
    %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%
    Distill Time: 0 seconds (00:00:00)
    **** End of Job ****

    When I turned *off* "Download PPD Fonts", it distilled fine. The only
    thing in the error log that means anything to me is "Mathworks", the
    manufacturer of MatLab software--using which I generated a number of
    EPSs placed in the InDesign doent.

    Any thoughts about what this means?
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    I'd post this in the Windows Acrobat forum.

    It's clearly an error related to fonts. It may be something that MathLab is doing with the fonts in the EPS file.

    You also might contact Mathworks tech support.
    Steve_Werner@adobeforums.com Guest

  3. #3

    Default Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    I created Postscript from InDesign CS using the Adobe PDF PPD. For
    font settings, I selected "Download complete" and "Download PPD
    fonts", and Distiller failed with the following PostScript error
    log:

    Start Time: Friday, April 09, 2004 at 3:57 PM
    Source: INP Recruiting Brunch 2004--II.ps
    Destination: D:\My Doents\Neuroscience Posters\INP Recruiting
    Brunch 2004\INP Recruiting Brunch 2004--II.pdf
    Adobe PDF Settings: C:\Doents and Settings\All Users\Doents
    \Adobe PDF 6.0\Settings\High Quality.joboptions
    %%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: findfont ]%%

    Stack:
    /Font
    /Times-Roman
    32
    [/NUL /SOH /STX /ETX /EOT /ENQ /ACK /BEL /BS /HT /LF /VT /FF /CR /SO
    /SI /DLE /DC1 /DC2 /DC3 /DC4 /NAK /SYN /ETB /CAN /EM /SUB /ESC /FS
    /GS
    /RS /US -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -
    null-
    -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null-
    -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null-
    -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null-
    -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null-
    -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null-
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    -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null- -null-]
    /MathWorks
    -mark-


    %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
    %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%
    Distill Time: 0 seconds (00:00:00)
    **** End of Job ****

    When I turned *off* "Download PPD Fonts", it distilled fine. The
    only thing in the error log that means anything to me is
    "Mathworks", the manufacturer of MatLab software--using which I
    generated a number of EPSs placed in the InDesign doent.

    Any thoughts about what this means?
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    Try typing this into Notepad and distilling it. (That is, save the
    file as *.PS and then use File > Open in Distiller). Does it work? If
    not, what is the error?

    %!
    /Times-Roman findfont 20 scalefont setfont
    72 500 moveto (A test) show
    showpage

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

  5. #5

    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    I will try it on Monday when I return to work. Could you tell me what
    you are thinking might be going on?
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    Maybe messed up fonts on your system. This test will say whether
    Times-Roman is causing the problem, or whether that's just a
    coincidence.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    [email]Aandi_Instonadobeforums.com[/email] wrote in
    news:4078193e.18959442adobeforums.com:
    > Try typing this into Notepad and distilling it. (That is, save the
    > file as *.PS and then use File > Open in Distiller). Does it work?
    > If not, what is the error?
    >
    > %!
    > /Times-Roman findfont 20 scalefont setfont
    > 72 500 moveto (A test) show
    > showpage
    This what I get in the Distiller log:

    Start Time: Monday, April 12, 2004 at 12:36 PM
    Source: test.ps
    Destination: C:\Doents and Settings\mnitabach\Desktop\test.pdf
    Adobe PDF Settings: C:\Doents and Settings\All Users\Doents
    \Adobe PDF 6.0\Settings\High Quality.joboptions
    %%[ Warning: Times-Roman not found, using Font Substitution. Font
    cannot be embedded.]%%
    Distill Time: 0 seconds (00:00:00)
    **** End of Job ****

    The PDF that was created has the words "A test" in the middle left of
    the page, and the fonts listing reads:

    Times-Roman
    Type: Type 1
    Encoding: Ansi
    Actual Font: TimesNewRomanPSMT
    Actual Font Type: TrueType

    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

  8. #8

    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    Ok, that's much as expected and shows your Times-Roman is not of
    itself broken. Moving to the next piece of evidence, do you have a
    font called MathWorks on the page? Or anything else related to
    anything called MathWorks?

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    [email]Aandi_Instonadobeforums.com[/email] wrote in news:407bd6bf.264061450
    adobeforums.com:
    > Ok, that's much as expected and shows your Times-Roman is not of
    > itself broken. Moving to the next piece of evidence, do you have a
    > font called MathWorks on the page? Or anything else related to
    > anything called MathWorks?
    There is no font called Mathworks on the page. There are a number of
    EPSs generated directly from a program called "Matlab", which is
    manufactured by the company "Mathworks". I'll try distilling one of
    these EPSs directly and see what happens.

    What is the significance of the fact that the PostScript distills fine
    if I set InDesign to *not* send PPD fonts to the PostScript stream, and
    only fails when InDesign *does* send PPD fonts?
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    [email]Guy_Smileyadobeforums.com[/email] wrote in
    news:31153643314CA717CDFD0255CE78B90Cin.webx.la2e afNXanI:
    > [email]Aandi_Instonadobeforums.com[/email] wrote in news:407bd6bf.264061450
    > adobeforums.com:
    >
    >> Ok, that's much as expected and shows your Times-Roman is not of
    >> itself broken. Moving to the next piece of evidence, do you have
    >> a font called MathWorks on the page? Or anything else related to
    >> anything called MathWorks?
    >
    > There is no font called Mathworks on the page. There are a number
    > of EPSs generated directly from a program called "Matlab", which
    > is manufactured by the company "Mathworks". I'll try distilling
    > one of these EPSs directly and see what happens.
    This seems to have been a red herring, as the EPSs themselves distill
    just fine, and do not contain any Times-Roman font. In fact, there is
    no Times-Roman in the InDesign doent according to InDesign, nor is
    there any Times-Roman in the PDFs that I can create either by exporting
    from InDesign or distilling PostScript generated by turning off "Send
    PPD fonts".
    > What is the significance of the fact that the PostScript distills
    > fine if I set InDesign to *not* send PPD fonts to the PostScript
    > stream, and only fails when InDesign *does* send PPD fonts?
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling InDesign-Generated PostScript

    Any further thoughts?
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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