Opening PDF Files with GhostScript

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Eidolon
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Opening PDF Files with GhostScript

Post by Eidolon » Wed 16 Sep 2020 22:15

Greetings.

I receive PDF files with embedded fonts. I want to add the PDFs without changes to my PhotoLine layout.

I understand that PhotoLine will use Ghostscript to convert the embedded fonts to outlines. I’m running MacOS 10.14.6 and PL 21.5. I installed the full Ghostscript 9.53.1 package for Mac as provided by Richard Koch. GS runs normally in Terminal. However, in PL when I use the command Import > GS Import, PL still tries to replace the embedded fonts with system fonts. What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks for any help.

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Re: Opening PDF Files with GhostScript

Post by der_fotograf » Thu 17 Sep 2020 08:20

Password-protected document?
Only subset of fonts embedded?
TrueType fonts?

I can open any PDF (I am using only professional OT fonts) either by clicking the file, right click —> open with or by importing by —> GS import

macOS Catalina 10.15.6
PL 22.03
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Re: Opening PDF Files with GhostScript

Post by Martin Huber » Thu 17 Sep 2020 09:35

Eidolon wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020 22:15
I understand that PhotoLine will use Ghostscript to convert the embedded fonts to outlines. I’m running MacOS 10.14.6 and PL 21.5. I installed the full Ghostscript 9.53.1 package for Mac as provided by Richard Koch. GS runs normally in Terminal. However, in PL when I use the command Import > GS Import, PL still tries to replace the embedded fonts with system fonts. What am I doing wrong?
The Open panel of "File > Import > GS Import" has an option to convert text to paths. Sadly, by default, macOS is hiding this option, and you have to click the "Option" button in the lower left corner of the Open panel to show it. Did you do that?

Martin

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Re: Opening PDF Files with GhostScript

Post by der_fotograf » Thu 17 Sep 2020 13:47

I guess Eidolon expects the text to be editable...
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Re: Opening PDF Files with GhostScript

Post by Eidolon » Thu 17 Sep 2020 20:34

Martin Huber wrote:
Thu 17 Sep 2020 09:35
you have to click the "Option" button in the lower left corner of the Open panel to show it.
That solved the problem. Thank you!