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Old 01-17-2022, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default An interesting conundrum

I just uploaded a print-on-demand book to both Amazon KDP and Barnes and Noble Press. Rather than risk their conversion, I chose to upload a PDF of my file for the book, which was created entirely in Microsoft Word 2016/2019. I created a PDF by using the Word Export as PDF function, and Amazon accepted it.

Not so Barnes and Noble. B&N reported that the file was not usable because fonts were not embedded. So I opened up the Word file and "printed" it to PDF using the free virtual printer doPDF. B&N was happy with that, and the book has now been put into their queue for sales on the B&N web site.

Does anyone know anything about the inner workings of Word's PDF export function? I'm gobsmacked that it doesn't embed fonts. Is there a toggle somewhere to turn on font embedding?
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