The use of fractional font sizes in PDF opened in LibreDraw causes misalignment.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create or find a word document that has fractional size fonts.
2. Export to PDF from writer.
3. Open in Draw. Observe various degrees of text misalignment.
4. Export from Draw into another PDF, observe the misalignment stays in the new PDF.
Run-on text, misaligned text.
Properly aligned text.
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Source test doc created in Writer
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PDF doc exported from Writer
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How Ocular sees the PDF doc
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How Draw sees the PDF doc
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How Draw sees a real-life PDF doc (worst case)
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Screenshot doc vs pdf
May be a lack of pdf support. I confirm the misalignement for pdf import in Draw. May be, we can have better. I set confirmed.
Sounds like Regis wanted to set to NEW, so correcting
Nothing new here!
Same behavior in
Why would one expect fidelity when taking text with differing font metrics and attributes (e.g. underlining) through filter export from MS Word to PDF, import from PDF into Draw document canvas as individual text runs, and then an export to PDF from Draw?
The PDF is structured with text runs drawn from spans on export, each change of font & attributes in the source OOXML or ODF will ensure it is handled in a different text run in the PDF. Then on filter import, positioning of *each* individual run as a Draw object onto document canvas is limited by our 1/100mm placement resolution.
Additionally, there is also a known issue in the precision of how fonts are scaled and text glyph height and span width is calculated--which is then manifested in filter during import and export.
That is why LibreOffice will *never* be considered a PDF editor--we do not hold positional precision of the objects placed to document canvas during filter import and then export, neither graphics nor text.