Thanks, folks for the clarification.
Typographically, I'm a neophyte, so excuse me if my terminology is
The reason I asked about the "family of fonts" is that even though I have
Arial Bold, Arial Italic, etc. on my machine, when I send the finished file
to my printer, he is unhappy with the bold, italics, etc. So this is an RIP
When I convert my PageMaker file into Postscript, is there a Distiller
setting I should tweak to avoid these problems? I do not just use the Export
feature to create pdf's.