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In InDesign CS 3.0.1 preferences, under the General settings, there is a field labeled "Font Downloading and Embedding." Within, it says: Always subset fonts with glyph counts greater than 2000. What does that really mean, and why is it there in preferences? Is the font embedded in the indd file, or is it referring to the Export of PDFs with embedded fonts? Mike Witherell in Washington DC...

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    In InDesign CS 3.0.1 preferences, under the General settings, there is a field labeled "Font Downloading and Embedding." Within, it says: Always subset fonts with glyph counts greater than 2000.

    What does that really mean, and why is it there in preferences? Is the font embedded in the indd file, or is it referring to the Export of PDFs with embedded fonts?

    Mike Witherell in Washington DC
    mikewitherell_at_jetsetcom_dot_net Guest

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    I'll take a guess that this is to keep file size down and printing times
    to a minimum. Some of the new opentype fonts can have thousands of
    glyphs. Some of the Japanese fonts are huge. If the entire font were to
    be embedded the file size would explode.

    Anyway, just a guess.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Bob,

    I wonder how you would set this preference to basically preclude font subsetting? Or is it something that triggers in the print or pdf export dialog boxes? Is it making the Indy file smaller? Or is it making the exported PDF smaller? Or both? I am failing to understand its intention.

    Mike Witherell in Washington DC
    mikewitherell_at_jetsetcom_dot_net Guest

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    Since you can't embed a font in the ID file, it's only for the PDF or
    actual data being downloaded to a printer.

    But again, this is all conjecture on my part.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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