Times New Roman in Word documents changes to TimesNewRomanPSMT in PDF documents

I do not understand why Times New Roman changes to TimesNewRomanPSMT, when I create a PDF based on a Word document.

I write with Times New Roman in the Word document. Then I create a PDF document using different methods:

1)"Save as PDF" from Word 2010

Times New Roman (True Type/Ansi)is not embedded, but changes to TimesNewRomanPSMT

Times New Roman (True Type (CID)/Identity-H)is embedded

2)"Convert to Adobe PDF" (Acrobat Distiller 9.0.0 – Windows)

I get:

TimesNewRomanPSMT (True Type/Ansi) changes to TimesNewRomanPSMT (True Type)

In both cases TimesNewRomanPSMT replaces Times New Roman, but why? And where does Word/Adobe find this font. I have looked in C:\Windows\Fonts, but I only see Times New Roman in four versions (regular, bold, italic and bold italic).

Can someone please explain?

Kind regards,

Peter Jensen

Voted Best Answer

The Times New Roman font you have installed IS the Times New Roman PSMT font. A TrueType font can have different names. The most important ones are these:

  • There is of course the file name, which is an abbreviated version of the name
  • the "Full Name", which in your case if "Times New Roman"
  • The PostScript name, which in your case is "TimesNewRomanPSMT"

Here is a screenshot of the TTFEdit application (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ttfedit/) that shows the information for the Times New Roman font that comes with Windows 7:


So, you are actually referencing the same font via two different names.

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