Issue 102216 - Some characters of MathType formulas are thinner when exported as pdf
Some characters of MathType formulas are thinner when exported as pdf
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export
All Windows, all
: P3 trivial (vote)
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Assigned To:
: needmoreinfo, oooqa
Depends on: 103417
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Reported: 2009-05-25 10:51 UTC by gutrun
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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original document and exported pdf with thinner characters (43.85 KB, application/x-gzip)
2009-05-25 10:58 UTC, gutrun
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Description gutrun 2009-05-25 10:51:15 UTC
Greek symbols (like delta) in MathType formulas are much thinner when the
document is exported as pdf. Other symbols like the integral or the sum sign are
also affected. This does not happen when the document is printed as PDF via
Acrobat or PDFCreator. In open office it is displayed correctly. I can supply a
demo if neccessary.
Comment 1 gutrun 2009-05-25 10:58:23 UTC
Created attachment 62492 [details]
original document and exported pdf with thinner characters
Comment 2 eric.savary 2009-05-25 12:16:59 UTC
I cannot reproduce it from scratch but...
The PDF file shows as symbol font: "Symbol"
When I export a sample formula to PDF (on Vista) with one of the problematic
characters, the PDF shows "Symbols" AND "OpenSymbol" and the character displays

@HDU: missing OpenSymbol font on the system? Anything else?
Comment 3 gutrun 2009-05-25 14:53:22 UTC
I have the "OpenSymbol" font installed. It is not happening with open office
formulas or symbols. Only MathType objects are affected and the symbols are
thinner when they are exported as pdf. 
It's a aspect ratio problem.
Try to export the attached open office document as pdf and tell me what you see.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2009-05-25 15:51:20 UTC
MRU->PL: export attached odt to pdf and open in Adobe Reader -> the Greek
characters in the object look quite narrow. Maybe a wrong font in the Metafile
has been exported?
Comment 5 philipp.lohmann 2009-05-25 18:45:14 UTC
@hdu: I'll pass this into your capable hands ...
Comment 6 2009-05-26 15:19:24 UTC
Comment 7 2009-07-14 12:37:28 UTC
With the special-char field being involved this problem has quite possibly the same root case as issue 
103417. Please recheck when CWS vcl103 has been integrated and reopen if needed.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 103417 ***
Comment 8 mechtilde 2009-08-03 08:57:58 UTC
duplicate -< closed
Comment 9 gutrun 2009-08-09 09:35:51 UTC
The problem still exists in open office 3.1.1rc and is even worse. Now also some
characters are totalle missplaced.
Try to open the .odt document from and export it to pdf -> the result
is unusable!
Comment 10 gutrun 2010-02-15 11:42:14 UTC
In open office 3.2 the problem still exists. The missplacing of characters is gone.