Unable to Embed Fonts in PDF Documents
When creating PDF documents with barcode fonts or using other barcode
font utilities, the resulting barcode field document displays text instead
of the intended barcode font.
This problem can usually be solved by one of the following methods:
- The font may not actually be embedded in the resulting PDF document,
therefore, the software must be told to embed the font or to embed
the result as a graphic.
- In Adobe products, deselect the "Compress Text and Line Art"
option, under the "Compression" tab when exporting the document
to a PDF format.
- Some embedding utilities do not generally support custom fonts.
This will involve working with the vendor by supplying a font for
testing. An IDAutomation font may be supplied to a vendor with an
agreement to delete the font when testing is completed.
- If PostScript fonts are being used, refer to the
PostScript FSType Error KB Article.
- IDAutomation fonts dated July 2003, and later, have been created
without symbol encoding and may solve these issues.
Download the current version of the font by activating the
Support & Upgrade Subscription. Applications that have problems
with symbol-encoded fonts usually involve embedding or generating
documents and files, such as PDF document creation utilities.
The following PDF creation utilities can be used with symbol-encoded
fonts without any problems:
- Adobe Distiller (the latest version supports symbol encoding)
- BroadGun Software
6.2 (earlier versions have problems with symbol fonts)
- Crystal Reports 9.1 and the version distributed with
Visual Studio .NET can save reports as PDF documents.