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Embedded font / resources

We are converting .Docx to PDF using Aspose.Word, at times merging several docx files into one PDF. These word files have page counts sometimes approaching 30 each.

The files are then converted from PDF to AFP and depending on the number of merged docx files, become extremely large, with over a hundred thousand resources. It appears the Fonts and Resources are embedded; however when the file loads to the printer it spools for hours. It appears the resources are attached to the file at a page level instead of the file level, causing the printer to load resources for each page one at a time.

My print partner has reached out to the Pitney Bowes to determine a solution.

We’ve tried both font options (subset / fully embedded) with similar results.

Is this something you’ve run into in the past? Are there other options?


We are in coordination with product team to get answer pertaining to your queries. Soon you will be updated with the required information.

Best regards,


Please note that Aspose.Words does not duplicate resources. Each page uses a resource dictionary with links only to resources required by this particular page. If there is same font on two different pages, document will have only one copy of font embedded in the document, and two references for it. MS Word generates Fonts and Resources dictionary the same way.

Despite the fact that PDF specification allows to write common resource dictionary to several (or all) pages of the document, it is preferable to write resource dictionaries per page. This will help PDF viewer/processing applications not to load all the document resources when processing single page.

The fact that printer loads resources for each page one at a time is not related to the Aspose.Words’ PDF output, but we believe it is related to the PDF to AFP conversion process.

Best regards,