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In PDFs generated by FM 11, the word spacing for some paragraphs widens.  What causes this?

Nov 22, 2013 3:09 PM

Tags: #spacing #word #pdf #fm11

In PDFs I'm generating using FM 11, the word spacing for some paragraph tags widens.  I cannot see any difference in the paragraph tag properties.  Sometimes this causes the text to extend into the margin or even outside of the table borders as shown in the examples.

 

Note that I'm using the "Save as PDF" option.

 

Please see the attached examples which show the PDF output and the FM source of the same thing.  Notice that the extra word spacing does not happen to every paragraph.

 

What causes this and how can I fix it?

Adobe-example-1.pngAdobe-FM source-1.pngAdobe-example-2.pngAdobe-FM source-2.png

 
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    Nov 22, 2013 4:12 PM   in reply to joaudette

    There may be multiple things to consider, but the first that came to mind is:

     

    In your maker.ini (and you may have 2; 1 system; 1 user)

    what is the [ On | Off ] declaration for string:

    "DisplayUsingPrinterMetrics="

    It is found in the "Font Options" section of my .ini.

     

    Further musings ...

     

    What printer is configured during edit? If it's not a PostScript or Ps-like printer, I could see PDF gen looking different.

     

    Then, what Font you are using, and does your system actually have it or is a substitution occuring?

     
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    Nov 24, 2013 3:54 PM   in reply to joaudette

    I recently had a client using the same font and experiencing the same result.

     

    I believe the UI stands for User Interface, and that this font is not intended for print. My client switched to Calibri, and has been moving along ever since.

     

    -Matt

     

    Matt R. Sullivan
    co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11

     
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    Nov 25, 2013 7:02 AM   in reply to joaudette

    What joboptions ar you specifying for the PDF creation? Also, do you have the CMYK option enabld? This option still messes up with some classes of OTF Pro and TT fonts.

     
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    Nov 25, 2013 10:05 AM   in reply to joaudette

    Perhaps, but here's what Microsoft has to say at

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa511282.aspx

     

     

    Segoe UI and Segoe are not the same font. Segoe UI is the Windows font intended for user interface text strings. Segoe is a branding font used by Microsoft and partners to produce material for print and advertising.

     
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    Nov 25, 2013 2:09 PM   in reply to joaudette

    Change to the RGB mode - the CMYK mode still has some issues and unless you are creating output for colour press work, avoid it at all costs.

     
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    Nov 25, 2013 3:49 PM   in reply to joaudette

    Glad it worked for you!

     

    Please file a bug report detailing the font and referencing this thread at:

     

    https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform&product=6 3

     
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