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.rdlc and PDF - font overlaps horizontally/does not render correctly when printed

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Running Visual Studio 2010
Creating .rdlc reports using v10.0 assemblies.
Simple report of 1 textbox with text.
View report using report control in WinForms app or render directly to PDF via WinForms code.

All reports look fine in design and in the viewer (report viewer or Adobe PDF).

The problem is all reports are rendering incorrectly when printed (printed from the report viewer or PDF).  I originally thought this was a PDF probelm but I have the same problem priting from the report viewer control on a WinForm.

The text when printed is squished.  Line height appears to be fine but horizontally the font is overlapping every letter.

It also is not printing with the font I selected during design.  Again the reports look correct during design but not when printed.

I have tried several different fonts including installing the GNU freesans.  No difference.

When checking the PDF Properties (File->Properties->Fonts) the only font listed is Helvetica which I don't even have on my machine (ie. I can't select this font to design a report).

If I configure the PDF to print as an image it prints correctly.  This still does not explain or resolve what to do when printing directly from the report viewer control.

Any advice is appreciated.


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