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Old 02-07-2013, 05:25 AM   #1
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How to correct these fonts?


I am able to open following document in libreoffice (3.5.4.2) but the fonts are all messed up.

http://www.whoindia.org/linkfiles/vacancy_phf_eng.doc

The document opens well in windows. How can I correct this problem? Thanks for your help.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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What do you mean by "messed up"? I just looked at it and there was no problem with the fount, Ariel size 8. I am using OpenOffice, which at this point is little different than LibreOffice. Perhaps it is an issue with the way you have configured it or a problem between LibreOffice and your OS? Which system are you using?
 
Old 02-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response. It is really encouraging to know that it can be opened properly. But where is the problem with my system? I am using Debian linux (unstable) with libreoffice (3.5.4.2).

Following link shows how it looks on my system:

http://i.imgur.com/NSMYrkm.png

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:19 AM   #4
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The first question that comes to my mind is; is this the only document that has a problem? Try saving a copy as an .odt file and see if the problem persists.

I have never used Unstable, so I can only throw out guesses. Perhaps it is one of those Unstable bugs that lasts for a day or two? A problem with an LO update? .doc files do not like your personality? Someone who uses Unstable might have some insight.
 
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I have tested in debian wheezy also (Testing version- currently in freeze to become the next debian stable). The problem persists.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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Again, only with .doc files, all files or only this one file?
 
Old 02-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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It is only with this doc file. I realized that it is not the font problem but a table format display problem. The entire document is a large table with many cells merged and resized. This complex table is not being picked up well by libreoffice. I tried with Abiword and with Calligra-word programs also in linux. They are also not able to display the document well. Converting to odt format does not help. Simple doc files are usually read well on my system, with minor format problems.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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Your assessment is probably correct. The particular table format used in that document may be incompatible with LibreOffice. However, that does not explain the fount display problem.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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Can you post a snapshot of how it looks on your system (linux openoffice)? That will be of great help.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #10
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http://www.dumpyourphoto.com/photo/view/199851/GU7BhO
http://www.dumpyourphoto.com/photo/v...852/bhwAH32zKs
This is OOWriter, not Calc or any of the other applications.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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i get this in LibreOffice 3.6
http://imgbox.com/acgGrWg1

it looks like the tables are off
 
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Thanks for posting the images. The table format display problem is same with libreoffice and openoffice.
 
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Yes, the table format is troublesome, but there should not be trouble with the fount. Ariel is on every system, as far as I know, and definitely in Debian.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #14
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Abiword and Calligra-word also do not open this document very well, though I found calligra-word to be closest to original. I hope some developers take a note of this post and correct this problem. Otherwise, probably the problem can only be solved if everyone uses only rtf or pdf formats for documents.

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