The following WMF is extracted from a word document:
When placed into another Word file or when placed into an Open Office Writer document the WMF looks fine, however when placed into an Adobe product (Illustrator or InDesign), the letters “x” and “f”, as well as “d” and “x” pile up on each other.
What is wrong and how to fix it?
I am on Windows 7.
The WMF file looks wrong in the following products: Illustrator CS 5.0, InDesign CS 6.0.
The WMF file looks correct in the following products: MS Word 2010, OpenOffice Wiriter 3.2.
Yes you are on, to something, thank you.
Can you take a look at the layers panel: instead of x and f being on the different layers, they appear on the same layer; this is suspicious.
Now I need to find a way to set the kerning to auto for hundreds of equations. LOL
My first reaction was to figure out where this kerning flag would be in the WMF format and then write a utility to add this flag where it is missing. But I think you are right – why bother, when Illustrator can do all that for me.
Thank you very much guys. And especially thank you Larry G. Schneider, sir, you are a scholar and a gentleman.