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2014-07-31 17:52:19 +0200 Resposta comentada Why fonts are always bigger than on other softwares ?

Thank you, Pedro, please see my own answer !

2014-07-31 17:51:34 +0200 Respondeu uma pergunta Why fonts are always bigger than on other softwares ?

OK, I understand the problem : it's possible that LibreOffice displays fonts on a mac like it displays fonts on a PC.

Here are two screenshots. The first is Windows XP's notepad with Trebuchet-MS 14Pt.

The second is Mac OSX's TextEdit with exactly the same Trebuchet-MS 14Pt.

Font size is not the same at all !

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I found this link very useful to explain the problem :

http://www.rfwilmut.clara.net/about/f...

2014-07-31 17:37:29 +0200 Resposta comentada Why fonts are always bigger than on other softwares ?

My screenshot are "out of the box". I use LibreOffice 4.3.0.4. But the problem was the same with OpenOffice for a very long time, and on all my macs. Maybe it's a difference beetween macs and PCs...

2014-07-31 17:03:12 +0200 Resposta comentada Why fonts are always bigger than on other softwares ?

hello, take a look at this site :http://reeddesign.co.uk/test/points-pixels.html. You'll see that a font of 14 Pt have approximately a height of 19px including ascending and descending.

14Pt in LibreOffice gives me a line height of 25 pixels, which is not correct at all. 14Pt in excel mac gives a line height of 18 pixels which is correct. (it depends of the font : Helvetica is higher than GillSans, for example)

I've see your screenshot of excel : the characters are definitely too big for GillSans 14 Pt.

2014-07-31 16:31:17 +0200 Resposta comentada Why fonts are always bigger than on other softwares ?

Thank you for the comment, but I think YOU're wrong. GillSans 14 on my iMac is ALWAYS the same as it is on excel : 14 Pt. With EVERY software I may use, it is the same size: safari, firefox, word, pages, numbers, textedit, xcode, bbedit, etc...

So, as LibreOffice is the only one which gives me a displayed font size of 19 for an actual font size of 14... obviously, the issue is caused by LibreOffice.

Could you really imagine that ALL SOFTWARE on my iMac gives me wrong font size... and that LibreOffice would be the only one which displays font correctly ?

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2014-07-31 11:40:02 +0200 Perguntou Why fonts are always bigger than on other softwares ?

Hello, on my iMac, fonts are never displayed at their actual size in LibreOffice.

Example : I have a table in which all cells font is "GillSans" 14 Pt.

With Excel (or Numbers...), cells displays text as "GillSans" 14Pt. But in LibreOffice, font size increases and it becomes "GillSans" 19 Pt (approx.) (of course at 100% zoom)

I had the same problem with OpenOffice for a long time. Please see attached file with a partial screen capture of LibreOffice calc : obviously, this is NOT 14 Pt font size... The second screen capture shows the same file open with MS Excel.

So, how to display fonts at their actual size in LibreOffice ?

LibreOffice (should be GillSans 14):

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excel mac (GillSans 14):

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