To print TrueType fonts as graphics

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To print TrueType fonts as graphics

To change printing preferences, you must have the Print permission, which is one of several printer permissions. For more information, click Related Topics.

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the icon for the printer you are using, and then click Printing Preferences.

  3. Click Advanced.

  4. Under Document Options, select the Print Text as Graphics check box.

    Print Text as Graphics appears in the dialog box only if your printer supports this feature.

  5. Click Enabled.


  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • When your printer supports Print Text as Graphics, TrueType fonts are downloaded to the printer by default. In general, this speeds up printing because the fonts in your document reside in the printer's memory. If your printer is unable to print a document when Print Text as Graphics is enabled, disable this setting and then try printing again.

  • You can also open printing preferences in Printers and Faxes by clicking a printer, and then clicking Select printing preferences under Tasks on the left side of the window. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics.

  • Any changes you make in Printing Preferences will alter the default document settings for the printer and will affect all documents you send to the printer. To change print settings for individual documents from within a program, click Page Setup (or Print Setup) on the program`s File menu, and then make selections.

  • For information about setting the printing default for all users connected to the printer, click Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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