How to extract embedded fonts out of adobe reader

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How to extract embedded fonts out of adobe reader
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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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  • Adobe Acrobat

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  1. 1

    Launch Adobe Acrobat from the Start menu. If you do not have the software, download a trial version from Adobe website.

  2. 2

    Click "Advanced."

  3. 3

    Click the option "PDF Optimizer."

  4. 4

    Click "Fonts."

  5. 5

    Single-click to highlight the font you wish to extract and remove from the list of "Embedded fonts."

  6. 6

    Click the "Unembed" button. Repeat these steps for all the embedded fonts you wish to extract. Click "OK" when done.

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