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0009806ScribusTypographypublic2016-03-08 05:56
Reportersteveballantyne Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx86OSWindows 7OS VersionHome/Ultimate
Product Version1.4 milestone 
Summary0009806: Chosen font is not used for text fields (cannot enter text in those fields on exported PDF)
DescriptionI have a problem that seems to present itself on a clean installation of Scribus 1.4.0 running on Windows 7.

When I create a text field box, and then export that form to a PDF (ensuring to embed all fonts) my text boxes simply "don't work" on the form. That is, I cannot enter text in them.

If I right-click the text box and "Edit Text", the chosen font is always some obscure font that happens to be at the very top of the list alphabetically. If I click the drop down and try to use Arial Regular (which is the font I have chosen to use as a default) - it's not on the list. It IS on the list for a Text Frame, but not a Text Field.
Steps To ReproduceHappens every time for me when running a clean install on a Windows 7 workstation. Have not tried it on other Windows OS's.
Additional InformationThe only work-around that I have found for this issue is to remove all but one non-offending font (Verdana) from the list of allowed fonts in preferences.
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-03-07 13:45 steveballantyne New Issue
2016-03-08 05:56 Kunda Relationship added child of 0003831