Re: Create PDF with spaces intact?

Subject: Re: Create PDF with spaces intact?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Barb -at- caslonsvcs -dot- com
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 15:37:19 -0400

It *is* the end of the world if the code is python, where leading spaces
are significant!

A proper solution to this would be good to have. Personally I'd suggest
avoiding Word in the first place, but apparently that's like suggesting
the proverbial Bear or the Pope avoid their favorite rhetorical haunts.

Barbara wrote:
> We are creating a PDF that contains code snippets that we are
> encouraging users to copy and paste into their own applications.
>
> We have noticed that the code loses spaces in the PDF output. So
> the following bit of code:
> myResult = dataqueue.add(12, 3)
> if myResult == false then
> print("Failed to add 12 to the
> dataqueue")
> end
>
> Would come out as:
> myResult = dataqueue.add(12, 3)
> if myResult == false then
> print("Failed to add 12 to the
> dataqueue")
> end
>
> Not the end of the world (the code still works), but it would be
> nice if they could maintain the formatting. Has anyone found a way
> around this?
>
> Text is created from Word 2003 and converted to PDF using Acrobat
> Distiller 8.
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