I stumbled onto several folder named "Adobe" in TeXLive distribution, and it seemed like they are ready to be used. So, is there a way to use Adobe fonts in pdftex,like adobe symbol font for math and adobe times for text?
If you say
you'll be using Times and Symbol (plus some characters from other fonts).
However the standard set up uses URW clones of the fonts that are freely usable. If you don't want them, then use the following code:
This will use the default Times and Symbol font coming with the PDF previewer or the printer. But, as Taco suggests, this may happen or not depending on arcane astral conjunctions.
Better to stick with the default setting and let pdflatex (partially) embed the fonts in the PDF file.
Have a look at the document of