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I'm trying to save a PDF file and retain text, The problem is that when I use some hebrew fonts that I purchased I get an error while saving the file, The error is the famous: "Could not save as 'untitiled.pdf' because of a program error."

I insist to use those fonts, I just don't know why they're causing that error. I tried to use font forge to re-generate the font with different settings, nothing seemed to solve the issue though.

I'd love to know how to solve this problem, Thanks.

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There most likely is no ideal solution.

Some fonts do not permit embedding within PDFs. And some fonts are constructed so poorly, they will cause errors inherently.

  • You can try converting the type layers to shape layers and then saving as a PDF.

  • You can try rasterizing the type layers, then saving as a PDF.

Those are pretty much your only two options.

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I was afraid of an answer like that, haha I knew that these are two options I could use but wanted to avoid them. Do you have any idea if moving to InDesign will solve the issue? or are there problems there with fonts as well? –  Don Nov 12 '12 at 11:00
    
If the issue is the font, then it will be an issue anywhere a PDF is generated. Moving to Indesign may not improve anything. –  Scott Nov 12 '12 at 15:56
    
It actually did solve the issue, seems like Photoshop is a bit too picky when it comes to fonts, anyhow thanks for answering! –  Don Nov 13 '12 at 5:56
    
Aren't there any plugins for for PDF reader (or Acrobat) character sets such as the Hebrew one? –  poepje Nov 14 '12 at 8:39

If you want to make a copy of your working file- you can do so and then go to Edit- Flatten Image.

This will prevent you from making changes to that version of your file, but that should allow you to make a PDF of the image/text. You can then work off of the original and do the same process when you want to print to PDF.

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