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From Regina Henschel <>
Subject Re: fonts not printing correctly -'bold' not bold enough when text rotated during printing.
Date Sat, 30 Jun 2012 14:05:51 GMT
Hi Mike,

Mike Scott schrieb:
> An odd one. I made some invitations using an ornate font, laid out on a
> landscape page in Draw (OOo 3.2/ubuntu 10.04). Some text (in a text box)
> was font size 26pt, bold selected.
> All looked well on-screen. However, when printed (either to paper or pdf
> printer) characters following a space appeared much bolder than the
> remainder - the effect was objectionable.
> A little experimentation shows that
> * the 'after space' characters are probably correct - it's the others
> that aren't bold enough. IMBW
> * It only seems to affect certain fonts (I've tried Amazone BT and URW
> Chancery L, which show the problem; Times Roman does not)
> * it only occurs for a landscape page - portrait works just fine.
> Presumably something in the font render doesn't like rotating the text.
> * Altering font size doesn't seem to affect the problem (within the
> limits I've tried).
> Exporting as PDF (rather going through the print dialogue) is fine too
> (which is my work-round for the time being).
> Final note, because after writing the above, I put a duplicate of the
> text in a text box and rotated it 90 degrees. Shows that bold text /not/
> rotated during printing is OK, text rotated during printing isn't bold
> enough except characters following a space. Weird.
> Anyone else met this one?

That might be a problem on printer side. What printer do you use? Please 
examine the printer properties. Perhaps there is a setting like "Sent 
TrueType as bitmap"?

Kind regards

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