I have an in-house application which generates PDF files for different reports. Now based on the report type, the PDF files are generated by 2 different applications - first one being neevia Doc Creator and the other being Oracle Reports.
If I open either PDF files using Adobe Acrobat reader and then issue a print command, then both the files print correctly, with all formatting retained.
However, if I copy the files directly to the printer ( the printer is shared on the network, and by copy files I mean issue
copy <file> \\share_name), then the PDF files created by neevia Doc Creator print fine, with formatting retained.
If I do the same for the PDF files created using Oracle Reports, then the prints are off, the formatting is not retained.
At first, I thought this was a font substitution issue, and found that that the fonts were not embedded in PDF generated by Oracle reports. So I did some changes, and the fonts are being embedded now - but the prints still don't match.
Why is this so ? What am I missing out on ? Any way to determine what's so different about the other PDF that makes it to lose formatting ?
This is how the print looks, when printed from Adobe:
This is how the print looks, when printed directly ( ie, copied)
The printer is a HP Color LaserJet 4700 PS, connected to a dedicated print server running on Windows Server 2003.