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export to PDF error with embedded font


i have added a Barcode font to a report and it is failing to export to PDF now saying it that the "font is not allowed to be embedded in document". i have tried with two different Barcode fonts A39W and C39W and both fail.

I have looked at forums which suggested downloading patches and updating the registry key ForceLargerFonts to 1, however this has not worked in either V9, V10 or V11.

Can anyone help??

Many thanks,


Former Member

Hello Hugh,

When exporting to PDF format, it embed the font your report use in the PDF document.

If the fonts can't be embedded due to security set on it, you will be getting the error message:

"font is not allowed to be embedded in document"

And this is normal behavior as a PDF document by definition needs to look the same regardless of where you view it, and this is why fonts are embedded in the document as one computer may have it, but not the next one.

To be able to export your report to PDF format with the bar code font, you will have to contact the font provider and request a copy of the font without this security.



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