Hi Ingar, Guenter,

Thanks very much for your inputs.

I finally used Xelatex to generate the PDF with Verdana font. It works very
well, except that it does not support the  `attachfile' package that I use
to attach files to the PDF document. Do you know of any other packages that
Xelatex supports, that can be used to attach files to the PDF.

I first generated a tex file from my Lyx file, and then added the following
lines to the tex file before running the Xelatex command to generate the

I got the following warning (however, the PDF got generated without any
attachments) -
"Package attachfile Warning: attachfile works _only_ with pdfLaTeX and
_only_ in

(attachfile)                PDF-generating mode. For this run, placeholders
(attachfile)                be substituted for all attachfile commands.."

Many thanks in advance,


On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 8:16 PM, Guenter Milde <mi...@users.berlios.de>wrote:

> If you really need Verdana, you must use XeTeX. This is not officially
> supported (yet) but there are workarounds. Search for XeTeX at the wiki
> (http://wiki.lyx.org).
> On 2009-06-13, Richard Talley wrote:
> > It can be hard to find typefaces that look excellent on paper and on
> > screen (and on both Windows and OS X). Sometimes I'll reset a document
> > in a different typeface when I print it out. The technical documents
> > I'm producing right now I'm putting in Bera (based on Vera Bitstream,
> > realist family) as a reasonable compromise.
> Bitstream Vera (or the extended version DejaVy) is the font used by
> OpenOffice: like Verdana it is designed for good appearance in both
> on-screen and printed documents. It is supported in LaTeX by the two
> packages 'bera' (Vera serif) and 'arev' (sans serif with math support).
> Günter

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