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
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/Wha
Here is the list of types of documents Lulu can accept: http://connect.lulu.com/t5/Publishing-Process/What
(Oops, sorry for double posting the accepted fonts link)
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.