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Export to PDF - missing text

Jan 13, 2014, 19:46
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Export to PDF - missing text
something strange is happening. I'm new to Gimp (ver 2.8.8, on Linux Mint)

I just created a simple poster (8.5 by 11 inches) and imported one small jpeg, and I added some text (each in their own layers). It looks nice in Gimp, but when I export as PDF, it's missing some of the text. I had to keep making the font size smaller before it eventually printed to the PDF. Anyone know why it looks nice it Gimp, but missing some text in PDF export?

Thanks.

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Jan 13, 2014, 20:39
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RE: Export to PDF - missing text
Sometimes it is the pdf viewer app that is at fault. Which are you using Evince, Okular or...
Have you tried opening the PDF in a windoze viewer, adobe, foxit ...

If the worst comes to the worst, reduce the text to raster layer(s)
Right click on text layer -> discard text information before exporting to PDF

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Jan 13, 2014, 21:29
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RE: Export to PDF - missing text
(Jan 13, 2014 20:39)rich2005 Wrote:  Sometimes it is the pdf viewer app that is at fault. Which are you using Evince, Okular or...
Have you tried opening the PDF in a windoze viewer, adobe, foxit ...

If the worst comes to the worst, reduce the text to raster layer(s)
Right click on text layer -> discard text information before exporting to PDF

I'm usinf Okular, Version 0.14.3

Yes, that's what I had to do -- reduce the font size. It was a matter of trial and error. But it seems to me very odd that it looks nice in Gimp, but the PDF is truncated. Is this a known issue?
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