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LibreOffice Writer export pdf does not embed fonts

asked 2020-05-04 01:19:27 +0200 gravatar image

I have a fresh install of Lubuntu 20.04. I have installed LibreOffice When I export directly as pdf, the document produced is smaller pdf file than the original odt file. Furthermore, using command line pdffonts <filename>.pdf shows that there are no exported fonts. If I open the file with qpdfview, the file is blank.

Next, if I use the command line: libreoffice --export-to pdf <filename>.odt, it produces a file <filename>.pdf of the proper size. When I use the pdffonts command as above, it shows the proper embeded font. If I open the file with qpdfview, the file is displayed properly.

It does not matter what font is used: Liberation Serif, Times New Roman, etc.

Is this a bug?


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answered 2020-05-04 06:25:39 +0200

JohnSUN gravatar image

Please choose File - Export As - Export as PDF, General tab and verify this option:


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answered 2020-05-05 04:58:59 +0200

I am no expert at all. Just I also had this problem in Lubuntu 20.04 with LibreOffice 6.4.x. The solution provided by @wxl in Lubuntu forum (Printing problem with 20.04) worked smoothly for a while to me and suddenly, out of the blue, it stopped exporting PDF. Then I found this solution in another post here in Ask LibreOffice and now I am back on the road! It can help you momentarily until we figure out what is really happening.

My suspect is LibreOffice ;D

AskLibreOffice :: Cannot print anything...

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answered 2020-05-04 20:05:31 +0200

doktoroblivion gravatar image

@KevinR, JohnSUN is correct, check this option when using that option.

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