Nancy,
And if what Art suspects is true, you can get another very handy FrameMaker
plugin, SetPrint, which can be configured to set the default printer, when
in Frame, to the Adobe logical printer, while your system default printer
can be whatever physical printer you have. You can download SetPrint from
http://www.sundorne.com/FrameMaker/Freeware/setPrint.htm.


-----Original Message-----
From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art Campbell
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:49 PM
To: Nancy Allison
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Omega symbol becomes W in pdf

A couple things are (or may be at work).

First, it sounds as if your Adobe PDF logical printer is not set as
the system default. Which means that it's possible for Frame to access
other fonts that aren't available to the Distiller, for instance if a
printer with its own hard fonts is in use. If that's the case, FM can
see the symbols the hard printer has on board, but Distiller can't
touch them because they're not really on the computer.

Variations of this can be: the font that you're using for symbols
isn't in the Available Fonts path for Distiller, or it isn't properly
installed, or the license prohibits it being embedded.

But the first easiest thing to check is to make sure that the logical
printer is set as your system default. If it already is, then you'd
need to check the Distiller settings for font locations, the font file
itself and so on. But I'd bet on the default printer not being set
correctly.

Art

Art Campbell
               art.campbell at gmail.com
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On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Nancy Allison <maker at verizon.net> wrote:
>
> My document uses some special symbols, like the Omega.
>
> To create it, I type W and then apply a Symbol character tag, which
> applies the Symbol font.
>
> I've created PDFs from this file in two ways:
>
> ---Used Framemaker's "Save as" feature.
>
> ---Printed to .ps file and opened it in Acrobat Distiller. In this case,
> I've deselected "Do not send fonts to printer." I believe this should
> assure that the Symbol font is sent to the printer.
>
> Either way, the Omega character is turned back into a W in the final
> PDF.
>
> This is also happening with the Symbol +/minus sign (the plus is
> directly over the minus) -- it is transformed into a plain minus sign.
> NOT GOOD.
>
> I'm sure this problem is as old as the hills, but I have Googled lots of
> phrases and have not found a good treatment of this subject.
>
> In the short term, I'm creating .gifs of the symbols and importing them
> into the text as graphics, but that is time-consuming and clumsy.
>
> All suggestions will be very welcome.
>
> --Nancy
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