Years ago Macintosh versions of Word supported font embedding. It was
problematic for several reasons, and Microsoft has since dropped support for
font embedding on the Mac. Although font embedding is still supported on
Windows, these problems remain:
* Fonts have a form of digital rights management built in. Unless the
font's creator allows the font to be embedded, you can't embed the font even
if Word has the capability. Most font designers expect you to pay for the
font, so few were allowing fonts to be embedded, which made the feature
useless for most fonts.
* Users expected that formatting would match exactly for everyone. But even
though with an embedded font the characters would look the same on screen,
using various printer drivers would still skew the output.
* Fonts do not always work perfectly across platforms. More often than not
there would be problems
* Document sizes grow dramatically when fonts are embedded - especially if
the option to include the entire font set is chosen.
Stick with PDF format document if you want to let your audience have an
exact view of your document.
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