PdfSaveOptions.FontEmbeddingMode property

Specifies the font embedding mode.

public PdfFontEmbeddingMode FontEmbeddingMode { get; set; }


The default value is EmbedAll.

This setting works only for the text in ANSI (Windows-1252) encoding. If the document contains non-ANSI text then corresponding fonts will be embedded regardless of this setting.

PDF/A and PDF/UA compliance requires all fonts to be embedded. EmbedAll value will be used automatically when saving to PDF/A and PDF/UA.


Shows how to set Aspose.Words to skip embedding Arial and Times New Roman fonts into a PDF document.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// "Arial" is a standard font, and "Courier New" is a nonstandard font.
builder.Font.Name = "Arial";
builder.Writeln("Hello world!");
builder.Font.Name = "Courier New";
builder.Writeln("The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.");

// Create a "PdfSaveOptions" object that we can pass to the document's "Save" method
// to modify how that method converts the document to .PDF.
PdfSaveOptions options = new PdfSaveOptions();

// Set the "EmbedFullFonts" property to "true" to embed every glyph of every embedded font in the output PDF.
options.EmbedFullFonts = true;

// Set the "FontEmbeddingMode" property to "EmbedAll" to embed all fonts in the output PDF.
// Set the "FontEmbeddingMode" property to "EmbedNonstandard" to only allow nonstandard fonts' embedding in the output PDF.
// Set the "FontEmbeddingMode" property to "EmbedNone" to not embed any fonts in the output PDF.
options.FontEmbeddingMode = pdfFontEmbeddingMode;

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "PdfSaveOptions.EmbedWindowsFonts.pdf", options);

switch (pdfFontEmbeddingMode)
    case PdfFontEmbeddingMode.EmbedAll:
        Assert.That(1000000, Is.LessThan(new FileInfo(ArtifactsDir + "PdfSaveOptions.EmbedWindowsFonts.pdf").Length));
    case PdfFontEmbeddingMode.EmbedNonstandard:
        Assert.That(480000, Is.LessThan(new FileInfo(ArtifactsDir + "PdfSaveOptions.EmbedWindowsFonts.pdf").Length));
    case PdfFontEmbeddingMode.EmbedNone:
        Assert.That(4217, Is.AtLeast(new FileInfo(ArtifactsDir + "PdfSaveOptions.EmbedWindowsFonts.pdf").Length));

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