Sorry, I'm new here, I hope that this is the right place for my question.

In my document, I have a lot of tables with bold text. I just noticed that when I generate the PDF, the bold text is not there. There is bold text in paragraphs of text, but not in my tables.

Here is that it looks like in FrameMaker:

table with bold text

Here is what the PDF looks like:

table without bold text

Any ideas of what is happening?


This could be a font issue.

The screen font has no printer counterpart so a substitute font has been used.


The font is not licensed to be embeddable (legally) in the PDF so a substitute font has been used.


Use an embeddable font.


Install the printer/outline font required by the printer corresponding to the screen font.

  • The font being used in the tables is Arial Narrow. The outputted font is Arial Narrow. The paragraph style weight is set to bold.
    – Mike Wills
    Aug 10 '17 at 13:19
  • Could this be the problem? helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/…
    – Mike Wills
    Aug 10 '17 at 13:28
  • I changed the font to something else (I think it looks better anyway) and now it's working.
    – Mike Wills
    Aug 10 '17 at 16:04

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