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Word Documents / Office 2010 fonts and server options

First, let me say, I love this software! But there is one question that is stuck in my mind.

A lot of Word documents are going to have microsoft fonts that are only shipped with Microsoft Office. How does ASPOSE handle it when the server that has ASPOSE on it doesn’t have Office (and the associated fonts) installed when converting to a PDF. Does it care? What is the expected behavior?

Finally, assuming it substitutes, what have others done to properly license and leverage the office fonts as part of this solution?


Thank you for your interest in Aspose products. I would suggest you please go through the following articles:

How Aspose.Words Uses True Type Fonts
How to Specify True Type Fonts Location

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Best Regards,

Hi John,

Thanks for your inquiry.

Aspose.Words requires fonts to be present on the machine for embedding and use during rendering. If fonts are not found then they are substituted with the next closest font.

Please see the following article for how Aspose.Words handles fonts when rendering: http://docs.aspose.com/display/wordsnet/How+Aspose.Words+Uses+True+Type+Fonts

Note that you can supply your own fonts by specifying the folder where the fonts are contained. In the next version of Aspose.Words you will also be able to set the default font to use if a font is missing.

I’m afraid there hasn’t been much discussion from customers on how they are dealing with licensed fonts. If you find any revalant information then please feel free to share it through a comment on our confluence documentation pages here: http://docs.aspose.com/display/wordsnet/How+Aspose.Words+Uses+True+Type+Fonts