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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0012895ScribusPDFpublic2016-03-30 22:28
Reporterdotherightthing2 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformMacOSOS XOS Version10.9.5
Product Version1.4.4 
Target VersionFuture Release - Nice to have 
Summary0012895: When PDF text is reflowed in Adobe Acrobat XI, spaces are missing
DescriptionWhen text is reflowed in Adobe Acrobat X, all spaces are missing. This makes the text illegible.

Expected behaviour is that reflowed text contains spaces as entered into Scribus.
Steps To Reproduce1. Create a new Scribus document
2. Create a Text Frame
3. Insert Sample Text (uses Arial Regular)
4. Save as PDF
  * PDF 1.5
  * Do not Compress Text and Vector Graphics
  * Embed all fonts (Arial Regular)
5. Open PDF in Adobe Acrobat XI
6. View > Zoom > Reflow
7. All spaces are removed from text (see screenshot)
Additional InformationThe error occurs whether the PDF is Tagged or not.
Tagslayout, scribusctl



2015-01-18 20:42



2015-01-18 20:46


Reflow Output.png (108,269 bytes)   
Reflow Output.png (108,269 bytes)   


2015-10-09 04:21

updater   ~0036568

adding to 1.4.6 just in case this is an issue. haven't tested it yet.


2015-10-10 15:55

administrator   ~0036602

Scribus doesn't output the spaces into PDF but places letter by letter. Not an issue as such but due to change at some point in the future with new text storage and placement system.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-01-18 20:42 dotherightthing2 New Issue
2015-01-18 20:42 dotherightthing2 File Added: ReflowTest_PDF15_nocompress_embed_tagged.pdf
2015-01-18 20:46 dotherightthing2 File Added: Reflow Output.png
2015-10-09 04:21 Kunda Note Added: 0036568
2015-10-09 04:21 Kunda Target Version => 1.4.6
2015-10-10 14:51 jghali Target Version 1.4.6 => Future Release - Nice to have
2015-10-10 15:55 cbradney Note Added: 0036602
2016-03-30 22:27 Kunda Tag Attached: layout
2016-03-30 22:27 Kunda Tag Attached: scribusctl