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My paper has the font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT not embedded in itself, and therefore fails the IEEE submission check.

I am able to embed it with Acrobat by printing the PDF. However, I find it changes the colors of my paper a bit.

So I wish for a direct way to produce a PDF that already embeds all the fonts with pdflatex.

As this answer suggests, the pdftexDownloadBase14 settings in the updmap.cfg file is indeed set to true. However, it is still not embedding it.

How may I fix this?

I am using Texmaker under Window, if that matters.

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A working answer given by [egreg][1] [1]: tex.stackexchange.com/a/24005/42654 –  user42654 Dec 12 '13 at 20:14
You may also use gs for that: stackoverflow.com/questions/2670809/… –  math Apr 4 at 12:59

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I feel your pain I was in the same situation a minute ago for an IEEE conference. There doesn't seem to be a clear or easy answer anywhere on this. I wonder why they don't make this easier to do.

This worked for me and I hope it works for you:

  1. open your pdf file,
  2. select file -> print
  3. set your printer to be Adobe printer (assuming you already installed it)
  4. click on properties
  5. click the tab "Adobe PDF Settings"
  6. uncheck "Rely on system fonts only; do not use document fonts"
  7. click on the Edit... after Default Settings
  8. click on Fonts, add those missing fonts to "Always Embed" (It is recommended to save the properties as a new setting.)
  9. print the pdf file with the new settings, and your new pdf file should be good to go.

Tip: when (or if) it asks you to save the PDF settings file, save it in the suggested Adobe settings folder

Source: Click Here

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Thanks a lot, but it may not be an answer candidate, as I am looking for a way of embedding all the fonts DURING COMPILATION. However, I do now solve the problem using this method, so +1. –  Sibbs Gambling Dec 22 '13 at 15:18
Super clear instructions relevant for uploading a thesis to a repository when a non-embedded font was lurking in a figure somewhere - thank you. I was able to download a free trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro to do this. –  L Platts Sep 8 at 17:39

I found this solution to be very easy: http://nerdytales.blogspot.com/2009/01/embedding-fonts-in-pdf-using.html

The issue perhaps is the pdf figures which included fonts that are not embedded. You may reprint your pdf file using "Adobe PDF" while setting the "Properties"-> "Default Settings" to PDF/A-1 (mine had two, I chose PDF/A-1B:2005(RGB)). Then the fonts are all embedded. The generated file is in archived mode and non-editable.

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Welcome to TeX.SX! This seems most link a "link-only" answer. If you could expand on the solution that is proposed in the linked blog post that would be great. –  Adam Liter Apr 18 at 23:17

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