I want to know what the exact fonts are that are used in a PDF-file someone has send me, but I can’t find a way to do that in OSX’s Preview and I do not have Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Is there any other way to get this info ?
Even though Preview currently has no solution for this and the Acrobat Pro is probably the easiest way of knowing which fonts are used in a PDF, there are a few alternatives :
In Adobe Reader (the free, light version of Acrobat Pro), do exactly as you would in Acrobat Pro :
– open the PDF in Adobe Reader
– go to File –> Properties –> Fonts
Use the Terminal command-line :
– open the Terminal app
– type ” strings /path/to/document.pdf | grep FontName “, that is :
— type “strings” followed by a [SPACE]
— than drag & drop the PDF onto the cursor in the Terminal
— then typ another [SPACE], followed by a [VERTICAL DASH], another [SPACE] and “grep FrontName”
— then finish with a [RETURN]
that’s it !