[scribus] exporting to .pdf messes up the fonts in final doc.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Aug 17 18:51:17 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 17 August 2010 12:13:52 Nathan wrote:
> Submitted on 08/17/2010
> Submitted by anonymous user: []
> Submitted values are:
>    Name: Nathan
>    Email Address: evokal at gmail.com
>    Subject: exporting to .pdf messes up the fonts in final doc.
>    Message:
> Hey I am using Arial font for my upcoming book, but everytime I export 
> file to .pdf and open it - something weird has happens to the font - it
> looks darker, and messier than in Scribus and the letter L looks like it
> has been stretched and bolded every time. (by the way, in Scribus
> everything looks perfect)
> Any ideas why this has happened? I also exported the same file last week
> and it worked fine - so I am not sure what is going on today.
> thanks in advance.
> Nathan
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Could be a problem with your pdf viewer.  Try magnifying the image and see 
if the artifacts disappear. Print out a page locally and see if it prints OK.

If you are publishing a book in the US or the UK I would suggest a serif and 
not a sans-serif font.  For these audiences sans-serif fonts are tiring and 

I would suggest using something other than the standard Microsoft or Adobe 
fonts. Sometimes unexpected font substitution can occur. Deja Vu family 
has both Serif and Sans-Serif faces. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95

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