This blog post presents an alternative solution to the issue described in the KB article 2592142.
Consider the following scenario:
Client computers that print through a print server using Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 as a platform may encounter printing errors or incorrect output when they have an Office 2010 application installed.
Error messages or results:
a) Invalid font errors
b) Missing print jobs
c) Secure print fails
This behavior occurs because the version of the font installed on the print server does not match the version on the client that has an Office 2010 application installed. This appears to apply specifically to the Calibri font.
The scenario is described in the following KB article:
Office 2010 printing errors with Calibri font when printing through a Windows Server 2003 or 2008 print server
The mentioned article suggests one of the following options:
Option 1: Install Office 2010 fonts on the print servers (recommended)
Option 2: Bypass the print servers and print directly to the printers
Option 3: Use an alternative to the Calibri font
In case that options 2 and 3 are not applicable in your environments, either because of performance reasons (option 2) or legal constraints or organizational rules that force you to keep the Calibri font in your documents (option 3), option 1 remains the only valid alternative.
The recommended way to implement option 1 is to install the Office 2010 from an Office 2010 installation source by performing a custom install of Office and install only fonts under shared components.
This approach however requires that you enter the product key and activate Office 2010 it even if you only install the fonts. Otherwise the installation is in an unsupported state. Another aspect of this approach is that you need to have a valid license available in order to implement the solution.
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Benefits of this approach:
- successfully installs the Calibri font, thus solving the issue
- activation is not needed.