RE: Create PDF with spaces intact?

Subject: RE: Create PDF with spaces intact?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Barb -at- caslonsvcs -dot- com" <Barb -at- caslonsvcs -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 12:57:58 -0700

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.

I've used every version of Word since the DOS days. Granted, it's been a while (more than 10 yrs.) since I was a power user of Word, but I still use it (Word 2007 now) for certain tasks -- release notes, etc.

I've never, _ever_ seen a PDF of a Word doc that didn't faithfully reproduce the appearance in Word, including indenting, etc.

This leads me to wonder exactly what you mean by "created from Word 2003," how the indented lines are indented, whether you're using a monospace font, and how you're creating the PDF.

I'm prone to wondering. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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