ConvertXtoPDF Free Tutorials - How to Customize Fonts Profile

Introduction

ConvertXtoPDF Free is able to create high quality PDF from any printable formats with customizable profiles including document properties, font embedding, active links, image compression, layout, watermarks, bookmarks, overlays, rotation, transparency, PDF linearization, password-protection, digital signature as well as different preset quality settings for screen, eBook, prepress, printer and tons of others. If the person opening the PDF doesn't have the same font set as you, the document will look different as their computer will compensate with a different font. ConvertXtoPDF Free prevents this by embedding the font directly in the document. You can choose to embed whatever fonts you like as well as the fonts used in source files.

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Customize Fonts Profile


Customize Fonts Profile

Fonts embedding

Do not embed fonts: if you use this default font preset, the PDF will be created without embedding any standard Latin fonts in it (but it will embed the subsets of non-standard Latin characters, i.e. Chinese characters). This means that if the recipient of the PDF doesn't have the fonts used in the document on his system, the PDF will be shown using a substitute font. This preset is intended to be used when sending PDF documents for reviewing or loading them on the web, where a small file size is more important than how the PDF looks on the recipient's system.

Embed used font subsets: if you use this default font preset, the resulting PDF will have all used font subsets embedded in it (even the fonts that are protected). This means that even if the recipient of the PDF doesn't have the fonts used in the document on his system, the PDF will still be shown using the original fonts used when creating it. This preset is intended to be used when sending PDF documents for printing, where how it looks for the recipient is more important than a larger resulting size.

Embedding fonts can make the created PDF will look exactly the same on all systems where it is opened, because the fonts will be "packed" within the created PDF even if the recipient's system doesn't have them. Font embedding leades to larger-size PDF. By default a font embedding preset is selected which does not embed fonts in PDF. You are allowed to manage/add new ones by clicking New/Manage.

Embed all used fonts: you can choose to embed all fonts that are used in a PDF file by checking the Embed All Used Fonts check box. This will generate bigger PDF files, so this setting is not recommended, unless you have to open the generated PDF files on a computer that does not have all used fonts installed.

Embed font subsets: you can choose to embed only subsets of font files by checking the Embed Font Subsets check box. This will generate smaller PDF files, so this setting is enabled by default. When using characters that are not in the standard Latin character set (eastern European character set, Japanese, Chinese, Korean or other character sets) the font subset is included in the PDF file, no matter if the font subsets checkbox is set or not, because otherwise these characters will not be included in the generated PDF files.

Force embedding of protected fonts: you can choose to embed all fonts that are used in a PDF file by checking the Embed All Used Fonts check box. However, there are some commercial fonts that have restrictions regarding embedding, so if you have the right to embed and distribute those fonts with your PDF check this option and those fonts will be embedded, in spite of the restrictions.

Available fonts: this list shows all TrueType, OpenType and Type1 fonts installed on your computer that are not already listed in the Always embed fonts and Never embed fonts lists. You can select multiple items from the list and move them using the right arrow button from the form.

Always embed fonts: allow you to embed all fonts from the list below into the PDF file. The list can be filled from the Available fonts list using the right arrow button. You can select multiple items from the list and remove them using the left arrow button from the form.

Never embed fonts: prevent embedding of the fonts from the list below into the PDF file. The list can be filled from the Available fonts list using the right arrow button. You can select multiple items from the list and remove them using the left arrow button from the form. By default, the Arial, Courier and Times New Roman fonts are in the Never Embed Fonts list because they are standard fonts in the PDF format and they do not need to be embedded with the PDF file.