1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 16, 2006 6:16 AM by delaneypub

    cfdocument bug ONLY on Linux ONY with PDFs

    bradwood.com
      Look at: http://www.bradwood.com/cfdocumenttest/

      We are experiencing a handful of anomalies with the cfdocument tag when generating PDF's.

      *One* of which is that text surrounded by <u> </u> exhibits strange behavior such as extra spaces (which are underlined) magically appearing before and or after the text.

      Example <u>test</u> would have extra "______" at the end of it-- sometimes all the way to the end of the page.

      I have run 4 tests.

      a) PDF Generation using cfdocument on a Windows server using CF 7.0.2
      b) FlashPaper Generation using cfdocument on a Windows server using CF 7.0.2
      c) PDF Generation using cfdocument on a Liniux server using CF 7.0.2
      d) FlashPaper Generation using cfdocument on a Liniux server using CF 7.0.2

      a) Works! 51 KB File
      b) Works! 57 KB File
      c) Broken! 2 KB File!!!!!!
      d) Works! 56 KB File

      The problem does in fact seem to be limited to PDF files on Linux servers.
      And why the heck is the file so small???

      All of these test files are available for you to view at www.bradwood.com/cfdocumenttest. Please check them out to prove I'm not completely insane.

      Thanks.

      ~Brad

        • 1. Re: cfdocument bug ONLY on Linux ONY with PDFs
          delaneypub Level 1
          I am encountering this problem myself. I test printed PDF documents while developing on my local PC, but when I moved the CF web pages to the Linux web server, the PDF was rendered quite differently. The fint size was considerably smaller, for one.

          I also had a problem similar to your's, where the <strong> or ,b> tags had additonal spacing before and/or after them, especially if they were within a line of text. No additional spacing was there if the bolded text was at the beginning of a paragraph, although the additional spacing was there at the end of the bolded text.

          I was able to mitigate the effect with some CSS. I used a <span> tag to wrap CSS around the text I wanted to be bold, using font-weight:bold. Adding word-spacing:0 to the spanned CSS reduced the extra spacing, enough to make it less glaring, but it was still noticeable.

          I would think Adobe would want to make PDF generation a hallmark feature, but CFDOCUMENT bites on Linux.