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What is the difference between "Embed fonts in the document" and "Only embed fonts that are used in documents"?

asked 2019-11-19 18:01:28 +0200

PèreOrval gravatar image

updated 2019-11-19 18:31:13 +0200

In File -> Properties -> FontEmbedding there are 2 options

 Embed fonts in the document
 Only embed fonts that are used in documents

Embed fonts in the document is clear to me. But what does only embed fonts that are used in the documents mean? If you have used some fonts, then doesn't the first selection cover your wish?

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answered 2019-11-19 18:12:38 +0200

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In the first selection, more fonts are embedded than used in the document.

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Ok, but which ones? And why is the second selection referring to "documents? Are then fonts used in eg. doc2 also embedded into doc1?

PèreOrval gravatar imagePèreOrval ( 2019-11-19 18:32:12 +0200 )edit

At 1., as far as I know all the fonts of LIbreOffice. At 2., only the fonts used in this document. So it only refers to the currently opened document.

You can do a test. Use version 1 and export the document as PDF. Then you do the test with version 2. Then look at the file sizes of the two PDF files.

I suspect the word "fonts" should properly be called "font".

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-11-19 18:55:35 +0200 )edit

I saved my document 3 times. I used some non common fonts.

Doc1: no options used: file size = 19,5 kB, saved as pdf, file size = 82,2 kB

Doc2: first option selected: file size = 76,3 MB, saved as pdf, file size = 76,4 MB

Doc3: second option used: file size = 19,5 kB !, saved as pdf, file size = 82,2 kB !

It seems that option 2 has no effect. It looks indeed that option 1 embeds all fonts.

PèreOrval gravatar imagePèreOrval ( 2019-11-19 19:20:06 +0200 )edit

Many PDF viewers have a Properties option which will tell you about the fonts in the document.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-11-19 23:13:26 +0200 )edit
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