Support for custom fonts
Not infrequently, customers want to include their branding in reports including custom fonts so that the pdfs sent to customers and suppliers follow the clients branding. i.e. any font that is non-native to pdf (14 native embedded fonts). Usually this is nothing too extreme.
Unfortunately, I have found Report Designer's pdf support for anything other than Arial and the 14 native embedded fonts to be poor.
Usually you end up with something like the image below in the pdf version. When dealing with descriptions that may or may not overflow, it becomes impossible to manage. Mostly, you can get the font to be embedded so that even if the row spacing is incorrect, the font actually prints. In the case below, this was the font Blanco, where the font and the line spacing is incorrect.
Has anyone worked out how to deal with this issue? Hopefully someone has some magic tricks. It seems like it been around for at least 5 years
I haven't messed with fonts much personally. If you want to embed the font in the PDF, I believe the font has to be installed on the web server, but I think the font list that you see in Report Designer is your local computer's list of fonts. Not sure if that helps here, but thought I'd mention it.