Fonts Preferences

The Fonts Preferences section contains all of the font settings for PDF Studio.

To open the Fonts Preferences dialog:

    1. Go to Edit > Preferences (Windows & Linux) or PDF Studio 11 > Preferences (Mac)
    2. Select Fonts from the panel on the left of the preferences dialog to view or modify these preferences.


Font Embedding - Word to PDF

The Font Embedding settings allow you to set whether fonts are embedded or not when converting word documents (.doc or .docx) to PDFs. It also allows you to set a fallback font to be used when the font does not exist on the system.

NoteBy default PDF Studio will use the DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf font that has been packaged with the installer as a fallback font.

Do not embed fonts - fonts will not be embedded in the document when converted. Instead fonts will be referenced by name within the document and it will be up to the PDF viewer to find the font on the system to be displayed when viewing the document.

Embed fonts - fonts will be embedded into the PDF document when converted.

When embedding fails - Determines what PDF Studio will do if the font named in the Word document does not exist on the system.

NoteWhen converting a word document PDF Studio will first look for the font on the system, then will attempt to find the characters within the fallback font set. If no characters are found within either the system or fallback font the entire document will fail conversion. It's important that, when selecting a fallback, a font is chosen with as many characters as possible to avoid conversion failures.

Fallback font - The full path to the font file (.ttf) to use. Click on the "Browse..." button to open a file chooser and navigate to the font file (.ttf) you wish to use .

CJK Font Defaults

This section determines the default fonts to use when rendering unembedded CJK fonts

Type -  Lists each of the CJK font types used in PDF documents.

System Font - The font that is currently being used for the selected CJK font types. To edit, select the CJK font type and then choose the font from the system to be used when the font is not embedded. For each type of CJK font (Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc...), users can select what local font to use among all the fonts installed on their system. If no CJK fonts are available within the system font combo box, you will need to find and install new CJK fonts on your system. It is usually possible to install new fonts in ttf or ttc format. By default PDF Studio will have the below settings.

Default CJK Font Substitution Settings

When rendering a PDF document where CJK fonts are NOT embedded, PDF Studio will try and find CJK fonts on the system .  We have examined recent versions of Windows, OSX and Linux to understand which CJK fonts are provided with the operating system.

From this information we have developed prioritized font lists for each OS.  PDF Studio  will look for the fonts and will select the first one that is found as the default substitute font for that CJK category.

Default CJK Fonts in Windows

PDF Studio will use the following CJK fonts that ship with Windows:

Default CJK Fonts on the Mac

PDF Studio will use the following CJK fonts that ship with Mac:

Default CJK Fonts in Linux

PDF Studio will use the following CJK fonts that ship with Linux: