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Hi Rogier,

Rogier F. van Vlissingen schrieb:
Back in 2002 I produced a book, going straight to print off a Open Office
PDF, and the results were thoroughly satisfactory. In fact, my book at that
time was probably the first production book that was fully produced
straight from OO, skipping DTP altogether.

Today, 10 years later I'm doing a tentative layout for a book in Libre
Office, though this time without the intention of going to print from the
PDF, but I'm finding out I could not do it if I wanted to for there are
some unpredictable anomalies happening in the PDF in LIbre Office. (I have
not tried OO yet. Today I would probably use Scribus or Adobe Indesign to
prepare a proper print layout.) What is happening is that there are
completely unpredictable irregularities in the LO PDF output for which I
cannot find any evident cause.

    - There is irregular line spacing happening in the PDF output for
    reasons that are entirely unclear in the original.
    - In some cases opening smart quotes seem to display at a point size
    about 5 times the size of the text in the PDF (not in the actual document
    files), which at least provides a visual clue for the irregular line

Does anyone have similar experience, and has anyone perhaps found a
workaround, or is this an "issue."

It is difficult to guess the reasons, when the original document is not available. But there are two things, you should check: 1. Do you have frames, pictures o.a. alone in a line? Then add a space before or after them. The line spacing is currently broken in those cases. 2. Do you use a font with extended features like "Cambria Math" has? Those fonts are not handled correctly.

For true diagnostics the file itself is needed.

Kind regards

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