Save font file with document from my MFC aplication
Posted on 2006-06-10
Yes I know! You are not supose to distribute fonts whitout copyright infringement unless you have writen consent and bla bla bla ...... and I'll be dead before I can even think on this because I'm not even close to super powerfull (Put your favorite to hate corporation name here).
But I'm doing this aplication for a design firm wich helps them to protect/manage their designs database and they insist on having a PDF file behavour when opening their files from my aplication. I proposed them that the file can let them know wich fonts aren't available when opening but they still don't like to lose time surfing the server looking for a font. Something like Corel Draw cdr files with the fonts used embeded in the file when the document is saved.
I think that what I need to know for this to work is:
1. How do I get the file name from a LOGFONT structure so i'll be able to save it with the document?
2. When opening a document from my aplication, how do I check if the fonts the document needs exists in the computer used to open such document just using the "font name"?
3. And how do I install a font file from my application?
IMPORTATNT: Please don't confuse font file with font name