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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0015036ScribusImport / Exportpublic2017-11-03 22:18
Reporterclafleur Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionduplicate 
PlatformWindowsOSWindows 10 Pro 
Product Version1.4.6 
Summary0015036: Cannot export searchable PDFs
DescriptionI would like to export PDFs with scannable text (ie. not saved as an image) but Scribus is not allowing me to embed fonts. Can someone please provide the steps to fix the problem or a workaround?

Steps To ReproduceFile/Export/Save as PDF
Fonts--when I try to embed fonts, they go straight to "Fonts to outline"
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duplicate of 0012788 new Some fonts do not appear as searchable text in PDF 



2017-11-03 17:54



2017-11-03 22:17

administrator   ~0044621

Duplicate of issue 0012788.

Look at this issue for some suggestions. Noticeably look at File > Preferences > Fonts and uncheck the "subset" option for the fonts you absolutely want to embed. This has some limitations tho:
- this option must not be unchecked for OpenType fonts: OpenType fonts *cannot* be embedded in PDF formats Scribus support
- this may increase the output PDF file size
- some fonts will still not be embedded because since Windows 8, quite a few Windows provided fonts miss the table providing PostScript glyph names

Also for your information, this kind of question should generally be asked on the forums at As this is a bug tracker, we tend to promptly close duplicates of existing issues.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-11-03 17:54 clafleur New Issue
2017-11-03 17:54 clafleur File Added: Working-with-11.2017-ONLINE.sla
2017-11-03 21:57 jghali Summary Cannot export scannable PDFs => Cannot export searchable PDFs
2017-11-03 22:17 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2017-11-03 22:17 jghali Status new => resolved
2017-11-03 22:17 jghali Resolution open => duplicate
2017-11-03 22:17 jghali Note Added: 0044621
2017-11-03 22:17 jghali Relationship added duplicate of 0012788
2017-11-03 22:18 jghali Status resolved => closed