Extracting embedded fonts out of a PDF file reduces its file size significantly. If your Adobe Reader is taking too long to open a PDF, chances are that it is graphics-heavy and has embedded fonts. The only way to extract and remove embedded fonts is by using Adobe Acrobat. Note when you extract a embedded font, a secondary font takes over and thus, reduces the file size.
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Things you need
- Adobe Acrobat
Launch Adobe Acrobat from the Start menu. If you do not have the software, download a trial version from Adobe website.
Click the option "PDF Optimizer."
Single-click to highlight the font you wish to extract and remove from the list of "Embedded fonts."
Click the "Unembed" button. Repeat these steps for all the embedded fonts you wish to extract. Click "OK" when done.
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