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Doc1 Generate V5\V6 - Empty AFP output File reads as 4MB Size

Product Feature: Printing-General Output


 

Issue

Empty AFP File reads as 4MB Size

Cause

Before any pages are produced, all fonts that are to be embedded will be included in the resource group of the AFP file, and the more fonts that are present, the larger this resource group will be, especially when using AFP Bitmap font output, as an individual font is created for each font and point size.

For example, if your publication is using Arial 10pt, Arial 12pt and Arial 14pt, three separate bitmap fonts will be created in the resource group.

Resolution

UPDATED: April 4, 2017
You can either not embed the fonts in the output (this will rely on the destination printer having the fonts resident), or use the AFP Outline font format option.

When this option is selected, if your publication is using Arial 10pt, Arial 12pt and Arial 14pt, only 1 font will be created in the resource group, resulting in a smaller resource group.