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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
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>>How do I get the file name from a LOGFONT structure so i'll be able to save it with the document?
>>When opening a document from my aplication, how do I check if the fonts the document needs exists in the computer

Have a look at this for getting font file info from font face name:
XFont - Get font name and file information
http://www.codeproject.com/gdi/xfont.asp
Finding a Font file from a Font name
http://www.codeproject.com/gdi/fontfile.asp

and This one retrieves font name from TTF file :
http://www.codeproject.com/gdi/fontnamefromfile.asp

Now with above two articles useful to get font file name from face name and face name from file name. So with above may easily check that fonts you needed in your applicaton are present or not.

>>And how do I install a font file from my application?
Have a look at this :
A simple wrapper to dynamically install/uninstall application specific fonts from compiled resources.
http://www.codeproject.com/gdi/FontInstaller.asp

-MAHESH
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