Feature request #8844

PDF output option - text as text objects rather than paths

Added by James Harvey over 3 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:Open Start Date:10/14/2013
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:Future Release - High Priority
Platform:Mac & PC Resolution:
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Would be nice to retain text as text rather than converting to paths and embedding the fonts if possible within PDF's. I am sure that converting text to paths too much is increasing the file size quite a lot on complex maps. It would be good to at least have an output settings screen that allows changes to the type of file output to be made.

Having text embedded would allow for better accessibility and searching when viewed in a PDF viewer as well.


Updated by James Harvey over 3 years ago

PDF output compatibility might include a dropdown for EG. Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3) - Acrobat 8/9 (PDF 1.7)and have PDF/X or other types of PDF standards, along with settings with options to convert text to paths or retain as text with fonts.

Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - High Priority

Updated by James Harvey almost 3 years ago

It would be nice to have the option to maybe set background layers to render but export the text as text objects on top.

Updated by Alexander Bruy 11 months ago

  • Category changed from Build / Install to Map Composer / Printing

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