It's usually better to generate your own PDF rather than relying on the Lulu Word-to-PDF conversion. If you're using Word 2007 you can create a compliant PDF using the free Microsoft add-on available from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&dis...
You have to flick a few switches on the Save dialog so that your fonts are embedded correctly, but this solution works fine for me all the time.
03-28-2011 03:35 - edited 03-28-2011 03:36
If, as Tony (lotontech) says, you can upload a PDF with the fonts embedded, you can use any font you want.
But if you can't create a PDF with the fonts embedded (for whatever reason) and you can upload a wordprocessing file acceptable to Lulu's requirements, here is the list of fonts that Lulu can embed in your document for you: http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Interior-Formatting/What-fonts-can-I-use-in-my-document/ta-p/33679
Here is the list of types of documents Lulu can accept: http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Publishing-Process/What-types-of-files-can-I-upload/ta-p/33469
(Oops, sorry for double posting the accepted fonts link)
Author, Managing Editor BDA Books
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Thank you once again.
You can use whatever fonts you like on the cover as long as you design the cover yourself either:
* as two hi-res JPG or PNG images which you upload to the Lulu "ImageOnly" cover theme in the Cover Wizard
* as a print-ready cover PDF that you create entirely yourself
You can use whatever fonts you like inside the book as long as you create your own print-ready PDF for uploading to Lulu. The font restrictions only apply if you want the Lulu wizard process to convert your Word document into a PDF.
I hope this helps,
Actually, Tony, the problem I've been having relates to the covers I've designed myself. They look fine here on my computer, but when I upload them to Lulu for a cover, the text is fuzzy and looks amateurish. Only when I add text from Lulu to my back cover do I get non-fuzzy text, in bright color, the way I want it. I know there are limited text fonts available in the Cover Wizard, but I don't know what they are, or what they look like, so I'd like to have a list, so I can look them over on my own screen, before I commit to any of them. Saves time and aggravation.