the fastest way to embed fonts in a PDF (for me)

I needed to submit a PDF today with all fonts embedded.  I'm working on a Mac with TexShop, and after much angsty Googling, I found lots of answers that seemed to work for other people, but for one reason or another, weren't working for me.

This is what I ended up doing: I created the PDF like usual with TexShop (without all the fonts embedded...I'm looking at you, Helvetica).  Then, I used pdf2ps to convert it to a postscript file, and then Adobe Distiller to convert back to a PDF (with all fonts embedded).  There may be other ps to pdf options that do the font embedding (Dstiller isn't free), but I was sure Distiller did, and I was on a timeline.

This is the PDF equivalent of "just reboot it."  It's silly that embedding fonts is such a messy process.

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