Problem : All or part of the selection has no available system font. You cannot add or delete text using the currently selected font .
Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard.
When using hte touchup tool, a coustomer of mine gets a message:
All or part of the selection has no available system font. You cannot add or delete text using the currently selected font .
How do we fix this?
Solution : All or part of the selection has no available system font. You cannot add or delete text using the currently selected font .
Don’t restore anything!
You can only use the TouchUp Text tool if the font that’s used for the text that you want to edit is available locally. This does not necessarily mean that something got corrupted on your local system, it is much more likely that the font used is actually embedded in the PDF file and is not even supposed to be installed on your system (e.g. because you have not licensed it).
To find out what font is used, select the text in question with the TouchUp Text tool active, then right-click and select “Properties”. This will display what font is used. You will also see if the font is embedded or not. As I said, it is very likely that the font is embedded, and not installed on your system.
Acrobat is using this mechanism/limitation because of font licensing issues: You may be allowed to embed a font in a PDF file for display/print purposes only. Once you try to edit the text, you might need a different license. Acrobat does not know anything about the license that the font came with, so it has to restrict what you can do with the touchup tool. Once you have the font installed locally, it is assumed that you do have the correct license to use it to craete/modify text.