How Do I Tell If a Font is Used in PDF Output?

This article will show you how to tell if a font is installed on your system, and is being used in PDF output.

Is the font installed on your machine?

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Click "Appearance and Personalization"
  3. Click "Fonts"
  4. Locate then double click the Font in question

Here are all the Fonts belonging to the Font Family. In this example "Helvetica Bold" is installed.

How to confirm that the font is used in PDF?

  1. Open the PDF output
  2. Right click anywhere in the body of the template
  3. Choose "Document Properties..."
  4. Open the "Fonts" tab

You'll see the font listed if it's being used.

If font substitution is being used you'll see it indicated as "Actual Font".


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