[Tfug] OpenOffice file exports to PDF

Nathan nate at hutchingsfamily.net
Fri Sep 18 06:04:04 MST 2009

I had with problem on Windows after a program installed custom fonts.
Adobe Acrobat 8, OpenOffice and other online create pdf sites couldn't
do it, Didn't work from LInux either even after installing the custom
fonts everything displayed fine in Office and Open Office but the pdf
would have a few widgets were these special fonts were to be. PS2PDF
worked great though on linux and windows. Maybe its not broken the PDF
exporter just can create that font so it replaces it. But I'm sure if
you keep trying to fix it it will be broken. How much have you spent
"fixing it" vs. just using the workaround?

On Fri, 2009-09-18 at 00:36 -0700, Nathan England wrote:

> Charles R. Kiss wrote:
> > I painstakingly went through each font directory and found that the 
> > presence of the Deja Vu directory in /usr/share/fonts/truetype, when 
> > eliminated would no longer cause the previous font errors, so I 
> > changed all the formula fonts to Nimbus No9L and the wierd fonts 
> > wouldn't show up (even though I highly doubt they were in the Deja Vu 
> > font directory.
> >
> > Instead what happens now is that an empty space appears in the .pdf 
> > where there were once proper fonts in the .odt; so instead of weird 
> > fonts, there are no fonts in occasional spaces where there are 
> > supposed to be numbers.
> >
> > So, I'm done for the evening -thanks for all your help!!
> >
> > Charles
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 13:00:02 -0400, <tfug-request at tfug.org> wrote:
> >
> >>  Next step is reinstall your fonts and try again
> >
> >
> On my systems I have a package that is a font alias, it assigns the 
> aliases to generic fonts... So a program does not need to know I have 
> DejaVu Sans installed or FunkyMonkeyMonoSans3 it just requests "sans" 
> and it works...
> Sounds to me like your alias package is corrupt. Not sure what it would 
> be called. Mine is called xorg-fonts-alias
> Try removing/reinstalling that.
> nathan
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