> The number of characters per line is different -- the PDF seems to have > about 10% more characters per line. (Note that this is definitely *not* > caused by margins or the entire page being printed 10% smaller -- > my first thought).
This sounds like a font substitution issue, but since you've determined that fonts did embed in the PDF, is it possible that you're using a different printer to view the FM file than to create the PDF? FM displays a document using the metrics of the default printer. If your default printer is not Adobe PDF, what you see on screen is probably not what you'll get in your PDF. Best practice has Adobe PDF set as the default printer when composing and viewing an FM file. Then, rather than printing a native FM file, print to PDF and print the PDF from Acrobat. SetPrint is a great, free utility that lets you set Adobe PDF as the automatic default printer for FM, without changing the default printer elsewhere in Windows. I highly recommend it. You'll never have to remember to reset the default printer in FM again, and your PDFs should always look like what you see on screen in FM. You can get SetPrint here: http://sundorne.com/FrameMaker/Freeware/setPrint.htm Mike Wickham Pleco Press, Inc. "Aquarium books endorsed by fish!"