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How to perform font substitution in Word to PDF conversion?

When the necessary fonts used in the Word document has not been installed in the production machine, then Essential DocIO uses the ”Microsoft Sans Serif” as default font for rendering the text. Due to this font substitution, you could see the difference with the rendered text in the generated PDF/Image files during Word to PDF/Image conversion. To know more about the default font substitution, please refer here.

 

From 2018 Volume 1 release (v16.1.0.24) onwards, Syncfusion provides support to  perform font substitution using event approach while converting a particular Word document as PDF. So, that you can choose any installed font instead of ”Microsoft Sans Serif”.

 

The following code example illustrates how to trigger `SubstituteFont` event during font substitution in Word to PDF conversion. A runnable sample application can be downloaded from here

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The following code example illustrates how to set the alternate font when a specified font is not installed in the production environment by using `SubstituteFontEventHandler`.

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If you have any questions or require clarification about this support, please let us know in the comments below. You can also contact us through our support forum or Direct Trac. We are happy to assist you as always!

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8485 02/23/2018 02/23/2018 ASP.NET Web Forms DocIO
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