Outline command in Font Effects is malfunctioning.
I just downloaded version 188.8.131.52. The new installation overwrote my 3.4.0 version.
I then opened a Draw file that I had created in version 3.4.0 and which had "outlined" text used in a logo design. The outlining was no longer present.
I attempted to outline new text again to no avail. All I get is a "thicker" black color filled version of the Font in question. This problem applies to all Fonts.
I may have to re-download 3.4.0 to save my work (if I still can (?!),unless you can suggest a fix.
Can't reproduce with 184.108.40.206 under both Windows 7 & Fedora 19, so maybe it's Mac-specific bug.
@NSK Saad: Could you please provide some test document + screenshot of the bug?
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PDF file of Text outline effect once exported to PDF
Attachment to my added comments on Text Outline effect bug
Strange new development. In responding to your e-mail for more info and screen shots, I opened a new Draw file and showed the issue using 4 different fonts on four separate pages, where both regular and outlined font is shown.
On the Mac's screen in Libre Office, the issue is obvious. However when O export the Draw file to PDF and open the PDF file, the issue is resolved...i.e. the fonts now appear "outlined " ??!!?? I am attempting to attach files but your system will not let me attach mor than one ata a time
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Screen shot # 1 of Outline issue as seen in LO Draw
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Screen shot # 2 of Outline issue as seen in LO Draw
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Original LO Draw file in odg format
I have exactly the same issue.
After a little digging I can a few details on this.
The problem does occur on the latest Mac OS X (Lion=10.7 and Mountain Lion=10.8).
The earlier versions seem OK, though.
The Outline problem is one thing and the shadows is another.
Both are related to font rendering and it seems that Mac OS X Lion (10.7)
changed something in that regard. The shadows on the two newest Mac OS X
releases appear with the same color as the font. On other systems, the
shadow is in a different color so you perceive as a shadow. So the
shadow feature does not work properly because the shadow and the font
are the same color and it is not possible to tell them apart.
Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and 4.0 do render outline and shadow effects
properly on both old and new Mac OS X systems. This might offer
a hint of what is happening inside LibreO.
Another issue that might be related here is the font naming scheme.
LibreOffice uses "Casual" as a font name. All other applications
on Mac OS X call it "Apple Casual".
Is it possible that this is related to some sort of API change
in Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8?
This is still an issue in LO 220.127.116.11
*** Bug 75750 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Norbert Thiebaud committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
fdo#67808 Fix Outline Font Effect support with CoreText
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.