[Scribus] problems with embedded fonts in PDF form fields (listboxes and buttons)

jaitchis at hwy.com.au jaitchis
Wed Jun 20 05:42:24 CEST 2007

Using 3.9.9 on XP.. I put in a listbox and a button,
fonts are Times New Roman/Arial .. nothing fancy.
Saving this to PDF (1.3,1.4,1.5 .. same result) I get
the fonts "mangled" as you can see in the PDF. The
kerning and letter spacing seems to be very wrong.

This effect is present in Adobe Reader 7 and Reader
6, but in Acrobat 7 itself it looks OK. 

If I don't embed the fonts, I get the correct results
.. however, not embedding fonts is not a very nice
solution (for portability)

It also seems that including "outline" fonts does

wrt the Listbox, there seems to be some weird
scrolling happening in Adobe Reader, such that the
listbox items disappear when you move the cursor down
the list.

Are these known problems? If so, is there a bug
report extant on this?

The sla and the pdf are available from


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