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Re: Dilemma with OpenOffice fonts



On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Stanley A. Klein <sklein cpcug org> wrote:
> I run both Fedora and Centos.  The version of OpenOffice on Fedora 7 is
> 2.3, but the version on Centos is 2.0.
>
> I've been having a problem with documents that I open in both systems.  It
>  appears to be attributable to differences in fonts.  If I prepare a
> document on a Fedora system (under OpenOffice 2.3) and then open it on a
> Centos system (under OpenOffice 2.0) the line spacing appears to change,
> even though the fonts are supposedly the same.  Text that exactly fills a
> page or a slide on a Fedora system, will overflow the page or slide when
> opened on a Centos system.  This isn't an issue I think makes sense to
> raise with the OpenOffice people, because RHEL/Centos isn't at their
> latest version.
>
> Although EPEL doesn't maintain the packaging of OpenOffice, is there a
> possibility of EPEL producing some kind of font compatibility RPM for use
> by people who share my dilemma?
>
>

I don't think so... it would collide with one or the other and cause
'confusion and delay' if you don't know what the package does. Also
RHEL-5.2 will have openoffice-2.3 in it so the font issue will go away
in 3-4 months for some people.


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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