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  1. #1
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    Default PDF Export Changes Text

    Using Wingdings font to put a checkmark in a box on a form, Xara's PDF export changes the character. I can print it to a PDF printer and it works fine, but XP&GD15 changes it when actually exported as a PDF.

    Anyone else seen this or alternately, can anyone reproduce it?

    Original XAR file:

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    PDF Export:

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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

    Don't have P&GD. Do have XDP. I cannot reproduce the issue.

    What application are you viewing the PDF in?

    Might be worthwhile to see a sample file for someone with your version of P&GD (so what version?)

    However, Wingdings has always been a notoriously difficult font. RIPs historically had issues with it.

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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

    I have seen the same behavior with Xara Designer Pro. It seems to be a font issue.

    A possible workaround: Instead of using Wingdings, use the Font Awesome symbols. Alternatively, convert them to editable shapes before exporting.

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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

    Thanks.

    The file was created in XP&GD15 ...

    I'm posting the base XAR file so you can have a look at it.

    Schedule 1 Test.xar

    Some layers are usually locked, but I've unlocked everything. I've removed some confidential information, but the result is the same.
    Keith
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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

    The font awesome symbols may be the way to go ... It's quite an old file, I didn't have font awesome at the time it was created. Thanks Ben. Good suggestion.

    Except the font awesome checkmarks are really ugly and soulless ...!
    Keith
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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

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    Seems to work fine in XDP. I have 11 & 15 installed and both work fine.

    What viewer? Adobe Reader/Acrobat or ?

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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

    They were exported as HIGH QUALITY 300 DPI from the FILE > EXPORT PDF menu item.

    This is the PDF that was exported

    Schedule 1 Test.pdf

    I viewed it in FOXIT, NITRO and PDF X-CHANGE EDITOR ... All of them show anomalies, but not necessarily the same anomaly, so it may be a reader issue (I dislike Adobe's principles, so don't use Adobe products, and don't have Acrobat Reader installed, so I can't test it in that).

    However, as I said earlier, If it's printed via CUTEPDF printer it views with the checkmarks perfectly, so it's not JUST a reader issue.
    Keith
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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

    Using Designer Pro 15, I exported your file and got the anomalies when viewed with both Foxit and Nitro Pro.

    I think everybody is right that it is a font issue. However, if I export to PDF and in settings select convert font to shapes everything comes out fine.

    Ray

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    Default Re: PDF Export Changes Text

    Something is wrong.

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    Perhaps the version of Wingdings. Perhaps not using Wingdings. Dunno. But Wingdings isn't hitting the PDF.

 

 

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