Missing Glyphs Error in Importing PDF Files

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Hello folks! When I tried to import some PDF files from WordPerfect into InDesign, it prompts me to an error. I have been getting a “Missing Glyphs” error and I do not know what does it specifically refers to and what are the implications of that error? I thought with a PDF editor like Iceni Infix, the erroneous pages will be corrected however, all the fonts in Acrobat reports are embedded and subset. And also, all other preflight programs are working fine too. I am basically wondering because the help file didn’t give me the exact details of such error. Another thing, if I am going to ignore these errors, is it safe for me to do that? Thank you for entertaining my concern.

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Missing Glyphs Error in Importing PDF Files


There may be a procedure that you are not doing right when importing the fonts to InDesign. You will need to observe the following:

  • Make sure that you have set Distiller to error out whenever a font is missing.
  • Always make sure that you have embedded all fonts.
  • You should also check to be sure that you have embedded complete fonts, and do not subset the fonts.
  • You will need to make sure that you have turned off  the ‘Use local fonts in Acrobat’ on every machine that you are using
  • Also, you will need to check that you have done a preflight for occurrences of Courier in PDF files that you process or send away or receive.

See if that helps solve your problem.

-Thompson Locker


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