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Text error in exporting to pdf

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:40 pm
by Yatezz
Hi. When I export a page containing large block of text to pdf there is a consistent error: Wherever a word contains 'fi' the i has jumped into the following letter, leaving a space where the i should be and merging the i with the following letter. I'm on a tight deadline so any help today would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Text error in exporting to pdf

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:06 pm
by keme
Probably something to do with the font you are using, and the handling of spacing info in the software you are using (Draw, MacOS or the PDF viewer - be it the builtin "Preview", Adobe viewer or some third party PDF software).

In some dynamic fonts, "fi" is a digraph. If spacing info is lacking, or it is unhandled somewhere in the document's workflow, things like this can happen. Possible solutions: Use a different font, other viewing software, the most recent version of OpenOffice or change to LibreOffice.

Re: Text error in exporting to pdf

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:08 pm
by Yatezz
That's great I'll try the different font option. Many thanks.

Re: Text error in exporting to pdf

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:13 pm
by RoryOF
When faced with a problem like this, a good font to use for diagnostics is Times New Roman. Best to use a copy of your file, so you have a fallback position.