Re: Create PDF with spaces intact?

Subject: Re: Create PDF with spaces intact?
From: Tim Murray <tlmurray -at- techknowledgecorp -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 16:17:27 -0400


> 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.

Hmm, works for me on a Mac, and frankly I don't recall that kind of problem in Windows. But in any case, try a nonbreaking space at the front.

I would be looking into your setup. For example, even though your printer instance may *say* Acrobat Distiller (or whatever) the driver it's linked to might not be the PDF engine. Yes, it's possible. And while you're doing your Word work, is the Distiller instance your default printer? It should be.
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