Hi, we are a large format printing company and we usually receive .PDF files from our customers. Sometimes .PDF files come with embeded fonts instead text converted to pahs. No problem with it until the moment we need to edit them.
I describe our solution to this situation. Maybe someone has a better solution for it.
When we use illustrator to open the .PDF files the program tell us that he can't find several fonts (bad thing). Then what we do is to open the file in Corel Draw and a pop-up window answer us for importing the text as type or paths (obviously we import the text as paths). Later we save the file as .AI or .PDF ir order to open it again in illustrator and edit it.
We are not familiar with Corel Draw and several times complex files are not managed well (color management, transparency, cut paths, etc.) and when we open the file back in illustrator we find a mess that we need to arrange wasting time. Unfortunately Corel Draw is the only program we know that answer us for importing the text as paths.
We hope this way can be helpful for anyone and we encourage everybody to share another methods to convert embedded fonts in paths.