"Doran, Harold" <HDoran@...> wrote:
>I was recently given a new computer and needed to reinstall MikTex. A
>document I prepared on that machine is now running into a small problem.
>When I compile tex and create the pdf, I get the following message:
>"Could not find a font in the resources dictionary-using Helvetica
>As a result, the document is not properly formatted. For example, words
>are overlapping and things in general "look ugly".
>I've searched the archives as well as the web and can't seem to find any
>relevant threads. I also am uncertain whether this may be a problem with
>Acrobat or my tex distribution.
You need to install any fonts that you use. Any non-standard fonts get
encoded in the .pdf file. I'm surprised that pdf(la)tex didn't complain that
it couldn't find the file, though.
Actually, you probably didn't use pdflatex. If you (la)tex'd the file
("latex example.tex"), a .dvi file is created, and .dvi files don't have any
information about what the fonts look like, just how the letters are
spaced. If you convert .dvi to .pdf, it probably assumes the font
information is available on the computer in another file.
-- Christopher Heckman