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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0003282||Scribus||public||2006-02-23 12:12||2007-02-04 15:24|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||1.3.4cvs|
|Summary||0003282: Fonts don't work with text fields of forms.|
|Description||When creating a PDF form and applying a font to a text field, the resulting PDF doesn't use this font but rather falls back to the font that is specified in "PDF Options > Field Properties > Font for use with PDF 1.3" even when exporting as PDF 1.4 or 1.5. It doesn't matter if the font is embedded or not.|
Since I can change the font of the text field in Acrobat Professional under Windows and this results in changed font even under Linux, I think this must be a problem with Scribus.
|Steps To Reproduce||1. Create a document with a PDF form text field on it.|
2. Set a font for the text field (in Properties), for example use "Verdana Italic".
3. Set the fallback font (in PDF Options > Field Propterties) to another font (for example Courier).
4. Export the PDF as version 1.5.
5. Open it with acroread and look at the text field, it uses the second font (Courier in my example).
To verify even further:
6. Boot Windows, start Acrobat Professional and load the created document. The text field will also use the second font.
7. Use the "Select Object Tool" and select the text field, then click right and open the Properties.
8. Go the the Appearance tab and change the font from the second one (Courier) to the first (Verdana Italic).
9. Save, boot Linux, open with acroread and note that this time the first font is used.
|Tags||No tags attached.|
|related to||0000866||closed||fschmid||Implement check box radio behaviour in PDF forms|
|related to||0003180||closed||fschmid||checkboxes are badly exported to PDF|
|related to||0003964||closed||1.3.4 Release Metabug|
|has duplicate||0004224||closed||AcroForm fields not properly exporting non-core face face styling.|
|related to||0005408||closed||fschmid||Generated PDF-form doesn't show/accept äöüÄÖÜ|
|child of||0003831||acknowledged||Metabug: PDF Forms|
||confirmed with scribus 126.96.36.199|
||For me fonts do not work for select boxes and lists of forms as well. Using Scribus 188.8.131.52.|
||it needs yet some refinement. See the attached pdf 1.4 forms with embedded TTF and Type1 fonts -- I've used them for text fields and buttons, but they don't look good yet.|
testform_bookman_italic.pdf (120,270 bytes)
testform_trebuchet_bold_italic.pdf (93,788 bytes)
testform.sla (46,078 bytes)
testform_bookman.sla (46,098 bytes)
messed_up_kerning_in_form_fields.png (50,350 bytes)
messed_up_kerning_in_form_fields.png (50,350 bytes)
||Have made some more fixes now. But there seems to exist a bug with Acrobat Reader 7. With Acrobat Reader 5 text fields use the provided fonts but i can't urge AR 7 to use the fonts, whatever i try.|
20060521_form.pdf (412,313 bytes)
hmm, this one seems to be quite a tough issue. I've just played with creating forms in today's 1.3.4cvs, it's unusable for the time being -- Scribus keeps creating blank PDF files instead of forms, although every now and then a form will be created. The font issue has worsened in Acroread 7.0.1: now the kerning is messed up _and_ the font face is ignored.
I've uploaded a sample pdf form, will have a look at it in various acroread versions and see if it can be fixed with Acrobat. Franz, if you need any specific help and tests, please just let me know.
> I've just played with creating forms in today's 1.3.4cvs, it's unusable for
> the time being -- Scribus keeps creating blank PDF files instead of forms,
> although every now and then a form will be created.
This should be fixed now with current CVS, but i don't think that i can fix the main issue easily.
20060523_form_corrected.pdf (674,646 bytes)
Franz, I opened the last test form (20060521_form.pdf) in Acrobat Pro 6.0 and had a look at the 3 problematic fields. The font face of all three fields was TimesNewRomanPSMT, although I clearly remember having assigned to them 3 different font faces. It looks as if Scribus would override font faces chosen by the user.
I corrected those font faces in Acrobat Pro, saved the form, and everything works as expected in Acroread 7 (see the uploaded 20060523_form_corrected.pdf): kerning and font faces are fine.
Have downloaded the corrected pdf and looked how Acrobat Pro does the fields. Surprise, its exactly the same code in the PDF as Scribus does. The only difference is that you have used TrueType fonts.
After that i've made some more tests, results:
1) Avox seems to have broken the Font setting code in the moment.
2) With a pdf i've adjusted by hand with an Hex Editor i noticed that the setting
of Fonts for Textfields works only with TrueType Fonts, Type1 aren't working.
||fschmid, thanks for your investigation, good to know the issue has become somewhat clearer. As soon as the font setting code works and kerning in form fields looks normally, we will have no trouble telling users they should use TTF only.|
||Remaining Issues should be fixed now.|
||Tested with PS und TTF fonts in form fields, works fine, congratulations, closing|
|2006-02-23 12:12||SirElvis||New Issue|
|2006-04-17 16:43||mhanski||Note Added: 0010065|
|2006-04-17 16:43||mhanski||Status||new => confirmed|
|2006-04-17 16:44||mhanski||OS||Gentoo Linux => any|
|2006-04-17 16:44||mhanski||OS Version||N/A => any|
|2006-04-17 16:44||mhanski||Platform||x86 => any|
|2006-04-17 16:44||mhanski||Product Version||1.3.2 => 1.3|
|2006-04-17 18:19||cbradney||Status||confirmed => assigned|
|2006-04-17 18:19||cbradney||Assigned To||=> fschmid|
|2006-04-19 16:29||tkejzlar||Note Added: 0010125|
|2006-04-19 17:24||mhanski||Relationship added||related to 0000866|
|2006-04-19 17:26||mhanski||Relationship added||related to 0003180|
|2006-04-22 12:51||fschmid||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2006-04-22 12:51||fschmid||Fixed in Version||=> 1.3.4cvs|
|2006-04-22 12:51||fschmid||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2006-04-22 20:43||mhanski||Status||resolved => feedback|
|2006-04-22 20:43||mhanski||Resolution||fixed => reopened|
|2006-04-22 20:43||mhanski||Note Added: 0010332|
|2006-04-22 20:44||mhanski||File Added: testform_bookman_italic.pdf|
|2006-04-22 20:44||mhanski||File Added: testform_trebuchet_bold_italic.pdf|
|2006-04-22 20:45||mhanski||File Added: testform.sla|
|2006-04-22 20:46||mhanski||File Added: testform_bookman.sla|
|2006-05-02 09:32||mhanski||Severity||minor => major|
|2006-05-04 19:27||mhanski||File Added: messed_up_kerning_in_form_fields.png|
|2006-05-04 19:28||mhanski||Status||feedback => assigned|
|2006-05-17 17:46||mhanski||Relationship added||child of 0003831|
|2006-05-21 11:30||fschmid||Note Added: 0011396|
|2006-05-21 20:48||mhanski||File Added: 20060521_form.pdf|
|2006-05-21 21:10||mhanski||Note Added: 0011404|
|2006-05-22 08:10||fschmid||Note Added: 0011407|
|2006-05-23 15:43||mhanski||File Added: 20060523_form_corrected.pdf|
|2006-05-23 15:55||mhanski||Note Added: 0011431|
|2006-05-24 21:50||fschmid||Note Added: 0011456|
|2006-05-24 22:14||mhanski||Note Added: 0011458|
||Relationship added||related to 0004224|
|2006-09-06 18:22||mhanski||Relationship replaced||has duplicate 0004224|
||Relationship added||related to 0003964|
|2007-02-02 09:27||fschmid||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2007-02-02 09:27||fschmid||Resolution||reopened => fixed|
|2007-02-02 09:27||fschmid||Note Added: 0015075|
|2007-02-04 15:23||mhanski||Status||resolved => closed|
|2007-02-04 15:23||mhanski||Note Added: 0015087|
|2007-03-02 21:02||mhanski||Relationship added||related to 0005408|