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Font and Image

Use these options to specify how to convert the fonts and images in your documents into PDF. The file size of your output PDF is largely determined by the options you choose in this dialog box.





True Type Font Embedding

  • By default, easyPDF Printer is set to "Embed (Subset)". This option means that easyPDF Printer will embed the TrueType Fonts used in your document into the PDF output, but only for the characters used in the document. As a result, you will get a reasonably-sized PDF which can be displayed correctly in any computer. For example, you can download this Japanese PDF and view it in a computer that doesn't have Japanese font installed. Your computer can display the PDF correctly because the required Japanese fonts are already embedded in the PDF itself.
  • By selecting "Embed (Fullset)," you are telling easyPDF Printer to embed the entire set of the TrueType fonts used in your document into the PDF output. Selecting this option will cause the size of the PDF to increase significantly.
  • By selecting "Don't embed," you are telling easyPDF Printer to place only the descriptions of the TrueType Fonts used in your document into the PDF output. The actual TrueType Fonts will not be embedded in the PDF. This will produce a very compact PDF but will display well only on machines that have these fonts installed.

Embed as Type 0 Font

  • Use this option only if you have non-standard fonts, like Barcode font.
    Note: Non-Roman fonts are always embedded as Type 0 font regardless of this option.


Font substitution

  • If you select "Don't substitute fonts", then no substitution will be made for TrueType fonts used in the document.
  • If you select "Use font substitution table", then substitutions will be made according to the table under the "Device Settings" section of the easyPDF Printer properties (can be found in the Control Panel).
  • If you select "Use PDF's built in fonts", then Type 1 fonts will be substituted for all TrueType fonts.



Downsize image

Selecting this option will reduce resolution of any images to the dpi value displayed and can greatly reduce the size of the resulting PDF file. If the actual image resolution in your original document is less than the downsize value, easyPDF Printer will not downsize the original image resolution.

Please follow the following guidelines in setting the downsize value:

  • For Online Viewing: Set the downsize value to 96 dpi (any image with resolution higher than 96 dpi will be converted to 96 dpi image). This will produce a small PDF file size, suitable for online viewing. At 96 dpi, images in your document will still look acceptable on a computer screen, but will appear somewhat blurry when printed out on paper.
  • For Online Viewing and Printing: Set the downsize value to 300 dpi (any image with resolution higher than 300 dpi will be converted into 300 dpi image). In most cases, this will preserve the high resolution images in your original document. The PDF file size will be slightly larger, but the document will look great both on the screen and when printed out on paper.
  • For High-Resolution Printing: Uncheck the "Downsize image" feature and easyPDF Printer will preserve the original resolution of the images in your document (up to 4000 dpi).

Compression Method

easyPDF Printer offers two compression methods:

  • ZIP: Lossless compression format, perfect for high resolution printing.

    ZIP (also called Flate) is a compression method that works well on images with large areas of single colors or repeating patterns, but also works with other images. The ZIP method is lossless, which means it does not remove data to reduce file size and so does not affect an image’s quality.
  • JPEG: Lossy compression format, perfect for online viewing.

    The JPEG compression method is suitable for grayscale or color photographic images. JPEG is lossy compression, which means it eliminates data to achieve much smaller file sizes than the ZIP compression. JPEG quality may be set from 5% to 100%.
  • JPEG 2000: Lossy compression format, perfect for online viewing.

    JPEG 2000 has a superior compression performance in that it has slight fidelity advantage over JPEG. JPEG 2000 has clear advantage over JPEG with respect to features such as scalability and editing capability. For images at lower bit rates JPEG 2000 performs significantly better than JPEG in terms of visibility and blocking. JPEG 2000 quality may be set from 5% to 100%.

Note: The default setting is JPEG compression at 85% quality.

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