FW: Re: strange (invisible) spaces in loaded .doc files

Lee Harr missive at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 15 08:27:44 PST 2005

I am having trouble printing from abiword, and this is the response
I got from the abiword mailing list.

I believe that I have gnomeprint as far updated as is available in
ports. (gnomeprint-0.37_1)

Is anyone else having a problem? Is there another workaround?

>From: msevior at physics.unimelb.edu.au
>To: "Lee Harr" <missive at hotmail.com>
>CC: abiword-user at abisource.com
>Subject: Re: strange (invisible) spaces in loaded .doc files
>Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 02:02:28 +1100 (EST)
> >
> > After a recent update, I have been having some problems with
> > .doc files loaded in to Abiword.
> >
> > I am using Abiword-2.2.5, but the problem was also evident with
> > 2.2.4.
> >
> > I tried re-building Abi and all of the dependencies (using FreeBSD-
> > 4.11 ports) but the problem persists.
> >
> > The symptom is that the document looks fine in the editor, and
> > even in the print preview, but when the document goes to the
> > printer, there are spaces in the middle of words that are not
> > visible in the editor.  If I put the cursor in that position and hit
> > backspace, there is no space there.
> >
> > Playing with it now, I realized that the problem is with the 
> >
> > I selected all the text and switched it to left-justify and now the
> > print looks fine.
> >
> > In fill-justify, the fill spaces are sometimes coming inthe middle of
> > words.
> >
> > Has anyone else seen this problem?  Is this a bug, or just some
> > setting that I have set incorrectly?
>Hi Lee,
>         This is caused by a bug in an older version of gnome-print. If you
>upgrade to the latest version of gnome-print things will print
>Another work around is to change the font to a Type 1 font like Nimbus
>Roman Number 9

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