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Snapshot Reports Still Font Dependent?

Well, I am disappointed. We were using the Snapshot format to send a
report via Email for a returned goods document that we want the recipient
to print and attach to the part. To expedite receiving at our end the
report includes a bar code of the document ID number which can then be
scanned by our receiving department.

I have always been under the impression that the Snapshot Format is
essentially an Image file and that it should be WYSIWYG barring the odd
printer driver issue. Now I'm discovering that the recipient apparently
has to have our barcode font installed or the report on their end just
substitutes a regular font for the bar code.

I doubt that there is a resolution to this issue, I just thought I would
share it with the group. Yet another reason to go with PDF I suppose.
Just wish there was an easy way to make that fully automated without
getting into external controls and such.

Nov 12 '05 #1
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I discovered the same thing, in much the same way a couple of years ago. I
didn't think to make a post out of it, I assumed that I was last the to
know. :-) However, rather than using a pdf I started printing tiffs using a
third party control. At the time it was cheaper and everyone who was
running windows 9x and up had access to a free viewer, which was everyone we
did business with. And it produced a smaller file with compression than a
pdf.

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"Rick Brandt" <ri*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Well, I am disappointed. We were using the Snapshot format to send a
report via Email for a returned goods document that we want the recipient
to print and attach to the part. To expedite receiving at our end the
report includes a bar code of the document ID number which can then be
scanned by our receiving department.

I have always been under the impression that the Snapshot Format is
essentially an Image file and that it should be WYSIWYG barring the odd
printer driver issue. Now I'm discovering that the recipient apparently
has to have our barcode font installed or the report on their end just
substitutes a regular font for the bar code.

I doubt that there is a resolution to this issue, I just thought I would
share it with the group. Yet another reason to go with PDF I suppose.
Just wish there was an easy way to make that fully automated without
getting into external controls and such.

Nov 12 '05 #2
"Rick Brandt" <ri*********@hotmail.com> wrote:
Just wish there was an easy way to make that fully automated without
getting into external controls and such.


FWIW there might be a solution which doesn't use troublesome controls at Creating PDF
files from within Microsoft Access http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/pdffiles.htm
Although something would still have to be installed.

Tony
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Nov 12 '05 #3

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