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Title: Blank text on pdf
Post by: jpek-m on January 27, 2015, 10:46:36 pm
I have successfully printed my documents, but pdf generation gives me pages, where only pictures and graphical elements can be seen, the text is white on white. The hidden text exist there, I can paint and copy it elsewhere. I am sure I have given proper color for my text!

I have Mac OSX 10.9.5 and latest stable Scribus 1.4.4 C-C-T-F-C1.12.16-Mac/Aqua.

This is a fatal problem :o ! Any ideas?
Title: Re: Blank text on pdf
Post by: jpek-m on January 27, 2015, 11:03:37 pm
Found a resolution: There was one word which had a font which was not embedded, and that looked ok. I removed all embedded fonts (Hoeffler Text Regular and others) and got a nice page.

Question: Why I can't embed fonts? I think they should be embedded when I send my publication to the printing house.
Title: Re: Blank text on pdf
Post by: utnik on January 28, 2015, 01:32:55 am
it's a bit hard to judge your file and rule out the problem in the empty space.
if you show me the project ('file' → 'collect for output') – i'll take a look at it…

utnik
Title: Re: Blank text on pdf
Post by: jpek-m on May 29, 2015, 05:20:13 pm
I'll report how I fixed the problem of non-visible fonts: I did not use embedded fonts but had them all outlined.

Well, I am not sure what outlining is, possibly the glyphs are all drawn as vector graphics in the pdf file? Doesn't it be slow and space consuming?
Title: Re: Blank text on pdf
Post by: utnik on May 29, 2015, 06:37:22 pm
hi jpek-m

Well, I am not sure what outlining is…

there's a confusion about outlining fonts in current scribus versions:
this problem is fixed for scribus 1.5.1 (and will be gone with 1.6…)

utnik