Helvetica for Everyone! PDFS 4-EVA!
May 25, 2012 2:01 PM Subscribe
Let's say I'm an in-house graphic designer working on a sale sign template for a company with several locations. I've got Helvetica. The various locations don't. I'd like to make a fancy template in InDesign, and then create a PDF form where employees can alter small portions of the text and then print the completed sale sign at their location, still using the Helvetica. Is this possible?
posted by redsparkler to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For instance, my template has foofy images and a lovely bit of lettering that says SALE, and then the employee comes along and adds beans and plates - 4 for $5 and prints it out. I've tried various ways of embedding fonts, but nothing seems to click. I've made other forms for clients in the past, but the user has always already had the font installed on their computer.
Possible relevant factor: The company also has an intranet; if the template was hosted on that site, would the font capabilities change?
After thinking this through, I wonder if the capability is lacking because I'm inadvertently trying to subvert copyright issues with fonts. If so, then I'm totally sorry, and I will continue to have everybody e-mail me their bits of text so I can print it out and interoffice mail the signs back to them.