PDF output file size is larger after upgrade to the Windows operating system in DOC1Generate

Product Feature: Printing-General Output
Operating System: Windows 7 64bit

Issue

Following an upgrade of the operating system, the output PDF file size is larger using the same version of DOC1Generate.

Cause

Windows fonts packaged with later versions of operating systems are larger, specifically the Windows system fonts (supplied with all Windows Operating systems), such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana.

These fonts are regularly updated by Microsoft, either as HotFix Patches or as Service Packs or Updates.
 
When publishing for either PDF or Postscript, the fonts are much bigger on Windows 7 (and any other later operating systems such as Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016) compared to Windows XP / 2003.

Resolution

UPDATED: December 11, 2019
If the user deploys the font subsetting option in the output device specification, the output file size should be comparable to output produced from earlier versions of the operating system.

The HIP file in later versions of the operating systems are likely to be larger (because the embedded fonts are larger), but font subsetting should ensure that only the characters in use are embedded in the output.

PLEASE NOTE:  If Postscript output is to be used in PCE, then font subsetting should not be used.