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Title: OS X El Capitan - exporting to pdf creates jumbled text
Post by: NorthFalke on February 04, 2016, 07:51:17 am
So I just installed Scribus tonight and have been working on a flyer for an upcoming event.

Scribus version 1.4.6
03 January 2016
Build ID: C-C-T-F-C1.14.6.-Mac/Aqua
Using Ghostscript version 9.18


Every time that I export the file as a .pdf the text becomes jumbled in that file (see attached pdf). While onscreen it looks fine and if I export it as an bmp or png the text appears just fine.

Does anyone have an idea on how to resolve this problem?

Thank you!
Title: Re: OS X El Capitan - exporting to pdf creates jumbled text
Post by: a.l.e on February 04, 2016, 10:24:13 am
well, what i see in the pdf is not nice...

are you embedding the fonts?

without seeing the .sla (collected for output) it's hard to say what is going on...
all i can say: this is not a normal scribus behavior!
Title: Re: OS X El Capitan - exporting to pdf creates jumbled text
Post by: utnik on February 04, 2016, 06:59:53 pm
hi northFalke

for a flyer you should insert normal text frames instead of the .pdf text fields. the latter are for .pdf forms.

utnik
Title: Re: OS X El Capitan - exporting to pdf creates jumbled text
Post by: NorthFalke on February 04, 2016, 11:09:13 pm
Thank you for the replies!

Can you tell me the difference between inserting normal text frames instead of .pdf text fields?

Title: Re: OS X El Capitan - exporting to pdf creates jumbled text
Post by: NorthFalke on February 05, 2016, 01:13:17 am
Actually, I'm all set with this now.

What I had to do was select Insert -> Insert Text Frame and that allowed me to insert text that wasn't displaying correctly.

Thank you for the great tips!