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Re: st: eps font export

From   Nick Winter <>
Subject   Re: st: eps font export
Date   Thu, 23 Mar 2006 10:08:41 -0500

I've always gone through a maddening trial-and-error process when trying to set the font in eps graph exports. And whenever I get it to work, I always am so frustrated and glad to be done that I don't write down somewhere what worked, so I don't have any quick answer (which may well be dependent on details of installed fonts, anyway.)

But I've had luck with something like:

graph set eps fontface Times-Roman


graph set eps fontface TimesRoman

or something like that.

I've found it helpful to open a PDF that has the font I want (as part of the regular text), then see what it is called using File-Document Properties-Fonts in Acrobat.

Hope this helps.

(And I'd love to have someone explain how this all works so I understand conceptually what's going far I've not ever really understood how fonts work, between MS Office programs, TrueType, Type 1, LaTeX, Stata, and Adobe.)

--Nick Winter

At 08:40 AM 3/23/2006, you wrote:

Dear Statalist,

i've a problem with exported eps graphs from stata. I used the "graph set eps fontface Times" command to change the font. Importing the files in MS Word all fonts works well, but during the conversion to pfd my distiller refuses to embed the font:

%%[ Error: Times not found. Font cannot be embedded. ]%%
%%[ Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: findfont ]%%

In the created PDF-file the standard font of the Stata console is used instead of Times.
Does Stata use any special font types/format in eps format?

I'm running Win XP and have installed TrueType and PS Fonts.


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