There is a font identifier in OVRPRTF and in the device description of the
device you're going to. More often, I've seen differences in fonts when I
send to different printers and to a PDF output because of font
substitution. Often the PDF converter has more fonts available and will
make different font substitution choices.

From: Dean Eshleman <Dean.Eshleman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange-L Mailing list xxxx <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 08/11/2015 05:18 PM
Subject: Creating PDF instead of a spool file
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This is my first attempt at creating a PDF directly from an IBM i spool
file. I first ran my process to create the spool file like normal and then
I used the CPYSPLF command to create the PDF on the IFS. When I did this,
the PDF was created using the CourierStd font and it filled the page. The
page size was 13.19 x 11.0 in. It looked good. So, I used the OVRPRTF
command to direct the report directly to a PDF. When I did this, it used
ArialMT and TimesNewRomanPSMT. The page size was 14 x 11 and the text only
filled 3.6 inches of the page width. It looks tiny on the page.

So, how do you control the font and font size that it uses to create the
PDF? Do the properties of the printer file control anything?

Dean Eshleman
Software Development Architect

Everence Financial
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