Re: WYSINWYG - What you see is not what you get?

Subject: Re: WYSINWYG - What you see is not what you get?
From: Larry Fletcher (
Date: Sat Mar 03 2001 - 13:39:55 CST

On Mar 01, 2001, Pascal Schuppli wrote:
> First of all, thanks to all who are writing AbiWord, it's become my
> favourite word processor on Linux. Small, fast, practical.
> I'm using the 0.7.13 release for gnome under XFree 4.0.1, Kernel 2.4.1.
> I've noticed that when I write something and then use the print preview,
> print it, or print it into a file and then look at it with ghostview, the
> result differs from what AbiWord shows me. The postscript version of the
> document always takes more pages than the display of the document in
> AbiWord. The margins don't seem to be the same in AbiWord and the
> postscript equivalent it produces, or the fonts are off, I don't know. The
> exact amount of difference varies depending on the font used (especially
> bad with Courier, but also there with Arial, Times New Roman, etc).
> Choosing different paper sizes (A4, letter) in the page setup does not seem
> to make a difference.
> Does anyone else have this problem, or is it something unique to my system?

When I installed AbiWord 0.7.7-1 a couple of weeks ago this was one of
the first things I noticed. I'm using kernel 2.2.18, XFree 3.3.6 and
I'm not using postscript, so my guess is that this is common knowledge
and that's why no one else replied (at least I didn't see a reply).


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