Recently I acquired the Adobe Type Basics T1 package and I am using Acrobat Distiller for the ps2pdf option (Winedt 8.0 + MikTeX 2.9). If I create a file using latex-dvi2ps-ps2pdf, the Times Roman/Courier fonts are embedded in the .pdf file. The problem is with Beamer, I have to use the PDFTexify option and it changes my fonts to Nimbus.

Is there any way to embed this kind of fonts with PDFTexify?

I have already seen the updmap.cfg file and the option pdftexDownloadBase14 is set to true.

My other question is related to the GS viewer. When using dvi2ps, I don't get the Courier font with texttt. However, when I convert that .ps file to .pdf using Acrobat Distiller (prepress) I recover the "fancy" fonts. I am telling this because printing from the .ps file (with Windows GDI Printer) gives me better results than from the "Distilled" .pdf.

Thank you very much for your help.

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    Change the LW35 option in updmap.cfg. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 24 '13 at 12:04
  • Thanks! the problem is when I try to edit the file. I go to the command prompt and write initexmf --edit-config-file updmap. After that I can see a notepad file with no text. I add #LW35 LW35 ADOBE and save. After running initexmf --mkmaps and updmap there is no change in the .cfg file. Is this the correct way to edit the updmap file? – John F. C. Oct 24 '13 at 13:12
  • Why should the configuration file (cfg) change if you run updmap? Check the created pdftex.map. If I add LW35 ADOBE to my .cfg then the map entry for e.g. ptmb8r changes from ptmb8r NimbusRomNo9L-Medi ... to ptmb8r Times-Bold .... – Ulrike Fischer Oct 24 '13 at 13:50
  • I understand, the problem is that MiKTeX can't find the .pfb files. The error says "!pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (file com____.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading". I installed the .pfm files on Windows with the right click option but did nothing with the .pfb. I guess I have to somehow "install" these T1 text fonts in MiKTeX. Am I right? Can you give me some tips? Thank you. – John F. C. Oct 24 '13 at 14:09
  • Put the .pfb in a folder "myfonts/fonts/type1/adobe", then add "myfonts" as a new root in miktex settings. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 24 '13 at 14:17

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