[GRLUG] Illustrator PDFs

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Sat Mar 6 13:57:37 EST 2021

On Sat, 6 Mar 2021, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group wrote:

> Well, sort of.  If it is a font issue what you have is a font
> mappingissue.  You need to change the font map or install the matching
> fonts.
FTR, I think I have confirmed this: When I open it in Draw, it's totally
borked (pictures are much bigger and scattered at random).

When I was creating another borked copy for a friend to look at, I move
the images aside and saw that Draw **HAD** remapped the fonts to working
versions (though the physical size was different, it could easily be

> This isn't a Linux issue, not really.

Agreed. I suspect that Adobe has some creative security on their fonts so
that they cannot be grabbed intact.

> See the feature "scrubbrush" in the workflow engine I maintain for
> an example.http://www.opengroupware.us/pdf-scrubbrush Something like
> "/usr/bin/pdftocairo -pdf -origpagesizes input.pdfoutput.pdf" may 'fix'
> the PDF.
Will give it a try - thanks!


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