I would avoid any printer that uses a PostScript emulator rather than
Adobe PostScript like the plague, although they may have improved.
There are a few fonts that some people have found to be problematic,
but that's usually traced to a corrupted file or something similar,
like a Fontographer hack that doesn't work.

Art



On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Paul Findon <pfindon at infopage.net> wrote:
> Thanks to Art, Stuart, Fred, and Mike for your wise words.
>
> We use only PostScript printers and virtually all output is to PDF
> these days, so I guess there's no need to worry.
>
> Has anyone ever experienced a problem with a particular printer/font?
>
> Paul
>
>
> On 24 Jul 2008, at 21:36, Mike Feimster wrote:
>
>> There is a plug-in called Set Print you can get at
>> http://www.sundorne.com/FrameMaker/Freeware/setPrint.htm that
>> allows you
>> set your Windows default printer to what you normally print to and
>> your
>> FrameMaker default printer to Acrobat.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
>> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art
>> Campbell
>> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:32 AM
>> To: Paul Findon
>> Cc: FrameUsers List
>> Subject: Re: Changing Printers
>>
>> Assuming you mostly work with PostScript printers and PDFs, if you set
>> the system default printer to Adobe PDF / Acrobat, you should be fine.
>>
>> The problem is that some printers have their own embedded fonts
>> that are
>> different than the system's fonts or the system's versions of those
>> fonts. They aren't part of the Windows system, but they can be
>> accessed
>> on the printer. If the font appears to be available to the system as a
>> remote resource, it'll use it. But it can't be embedded in a PDF, for
>> instance, and won't travel with the file to another system that
>> doesn't
>> use that printer.
>>
>> A
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Paul Findon <pfindon at infopage.net>
>> wrote:
>>> Framers,
>>>
>>> With Mac FrameMaker, changing the printer made no difference to
>>> FrameMaker in regard to fonts. With Windows FrameMaker, however,
>>> changing the printer causes FrameMaker to display the following
>>> somewhat worrying message: "The font information for your system has
>>> changed. This change may affect the format and output of your
>>> documents."
>>>
>>> Can someone please explain what's actually occurring here, how to
>>> avoid any pitfalls, etc?
>>>
>>> Paul
>>> _______________________________________________
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com
>>  "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent
>> and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson  No disclaimers apply.
>>  DoD 358
>> _______________________________________________
>>


-- 
Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com
 "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent
and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson
 No disclaimers apply.
 DoD 358

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