Embedding fonts for IEEE

IEEE requires that your PDF files embed all fonts. If you are including figures, it might prove difficult to embed them. Here is a recipe that works. Start with a file called “ICRA05.pdf”.

  1. convert to ps: pdftops ICRA05.pdf
  2. convert back to pdf using prepress settings: ps2pdf14 -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress ICRA05.ps
  3. check new ICRA05.pdf for horrendous formatting errors due to double conversion.

(Source: Owen Kaser.)

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

2 thoughts on “Embedding fonts for IEEE”

  1. Conversion to ps and back is not a good solution if you want to preserve hyperlinks.
    If you are using xfig for creating your figures, you can solve the problem by setting the “special”-flag for all text.
    The text then is included as a pstex_t file so that pdflatex can allocate the fonts for it.

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