Symptoms

Assume that you run an application to convert a document to an XML Paper Specification (XPS) document on a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. In this situation, some text in the converted XPS document is not searchable.

Note The unsearchable text in the converted XPS document is in the device-independent bitmap (DIB) format.

Cause

This issue occurs because the graphics device interface (GDI) cannot handle the font simulations that the fonts require. Therefore, when a user requests bold text with a font that does not have bold type available, the GDI cannot continue the operation and the text is converted to the DIB format instead.

Resolution

Hotfix information


A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.





Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information notesImportant Windows 8 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.2.920 0.20 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,437,696

07-Mar-2013

02:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,437,696

07-Mar-2013

02:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,437,696

07-Mar-2013

02:00

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,690,624

07-Mar-2013

02:14

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,690,624

07-Mar-2013

02:14

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,690,624

07-Mar-2013

02:14

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,437,696

07-Mar-2013

02:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,437,696

07-Mar-2013

02:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.2.9200.20655

1,437,696

07-Mar-2013

02:00

x86




Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

An XPS document is a document format that you can use to view, save, share, digitally sign, and protect your document's content. An XPS document is like to an electronic sheet of paper. You cannot change the content of a piece of paper after the paper has been printed, and you cannot edit the contents of an XPS document. 

DIB is a format that is used to define device-independent bitmaps in various color resolutions. The main purpose of DIBs is to allow for bitmaps to be moved from one device to another. A DIB is an external format, compared to a device-dependent bitmap (DDB), which appears in the system as a bitmap object. A DIB is usually transported in metafiles, BMP files, and Windows Clipboard.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

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