Will - Tracker Supp wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean here, can you please elaborate?
I paid for a license to download and use the PDF file for my own use, the file is (supposed to be) encoded with my license number. It's a tabletop/pen&paper roleplaying game manual and I extract single pages (fair-use clause) for other players of my group. Usually that means that I print some pages out of one or several PDF files into a small collection , mostly for tables, equipment lists or background story information. Even more often I print via FreePDF into a single collected PDF file and share that files with the members of the group.http://www.drivethrurpg.com/index.php
Possilbly. Can you send screen-shots of the Editor's Print dialog, and the Advanced Print Options --> More dialog?
Seems like I had that set to outline font instead of Auto. Still with Auto the fonts are not so properly embedded when printing out of XCHange, while they are good when printing out of Adobe Reader.
Still I wonder why the output of "outline" Editor + XChange is so much bigger than the output of "outline" Editor + FreePDF? Especially since both files look nearly exactly the same, and they even *are* the same in all the text areas. Judging from my current results I likely wouldn't switch from FreePDF to XChange Lite/Standard, simply because there seem to be more drawbacks than benefits.
Re-printing a PDF to a PDF printer isn't really a good idea and there can be a lot of unexpected results. Techinically, we don't support it but there are some instances where we'll have to recommend it because there isn't an alternative.
That being said, it does work properly with the combination of Adobe Reader + FreePDF, so it's possible. In the past I used FreePDF's "MultiDoc" option to collate several pages from one or more documents into a single file. Now I am looking at the alternatives of using Editor and/or XChange Standard.
I will have a look at it, but "batch" suggests that the job can be automated. In practice I choose several pages manually and then only have to create the collated PDF once.
Do the extracted pages also not contain embedded fonts?
Yes, they do. What I meant to say is that the extracted page and the Adobe + FreePDF files *do* contain the embedded fonts, while all other combinations do not. Among others I sent you the extracted file, so you can have a look at both the extracted and FreePDF versions yourself.
Even the combination of Editor (this time with "Auto" embed option) + XChange Standard does not properly embed the fonts, even less so the searchable text-layer (results in gibberish).
And here comes the strangest part:
Today I tried printing from Adobe Reader to XChange Standard again and this time XChange does
embed fonts and prints text as text, regardless of DPI settings and regardless of wether I turn "Embed all used fonts" on or off (same with the subset option). The fonts are slightly off, especially in regard to kerning and spacing, but it's text. If you scroll back you will see that last time I checked that combination I got bitmap fonts for 300 DPI and vector fonts for 400+ DPI. Maybe the XChange driver needed a Windows restart to function (more) properly?