How can I open a PDF in illustrator and convert text with a missing font into outlines
I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in Illustrator, the PDF opens but the font is automatically replaced with a substitute font.
How can I open the PDF in Illustrator and have all type with missing fonts turned into outlines instead of replaced by a substitute font.
1) First create a new document in Illustrator
2) Go to File -> Place and choose your PDF
3) Make sure the link box is checked and click Place. When the Place dialogue box pops up, click OK.
4) Go to Object -> Flatten Transparency... Make sure Convert All Text to Outlines is checked and click OK.
You can now release the clipping mask and move objects around.