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I am having trouble searching Gramps text reports created as PDF files, from within Adobe Reader or my OS.  None of the search terms, even a single letter, match anything in the file.  Cutting and pasting from the PDF file to an MS Word file creates a repeating series of a special character--a question mark within a square.  It seems Gramps is using a mulitbyte character set.

Is there a way to change the character set within Gramps so the PDF files are searchable?

Gramps 3.4.2-1
Mac OS 10.8.2
Acrobat Reader 10.1.4


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Re: PDF Text Report Font Issue

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On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Lingenbrink Doug <[hidden email]> wrote:
I am having trouble searching Gramps text reports created as PDF files, from within Adobe Reader or my OS.  None of the search terms, even a single letter, match anything in the file.  Cutting and pasting from the PDF file to an MS Word file creates a repeating series of a special character--a question mark within a square.  It seems Gramps is using a mulitbyte character set.

Is there a way to change the character set within Gramps so the PDF files are searchable?

Gramps 3.4.2-1
Mac OS 10.8.2
Acrobat Reader 10.1.4


Doug,

I can't offer any assistance, except to note that I done't have this issue on Linux (Ubuntu 12.10) with Gramps 3.4.3 and evince. All of the PDFs are searchable (Text, Graphical, and Graphs Reports, via GraphViz or Ghostscript).

Not sure what the problem is. If you go to, say, openoffice first, then make a PDF, is that searchable?

-Doug 


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Doug,

Yes, creating PDF files from other applications (openoffice and MS Office) create searchable files.


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On Dec 28, 2012, at 5:22 AM, Doug Blank <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Lingenbrink Doug <[hidden email]> wrote:
I am having trouble searching Gramps text reports created as PDF files, from within Adobe Reader or my OS.  None of the search terms, even a single letter, match anything in the file.  Cutting and pasting from the PDF file to an MS Word file creates a repeating series of a special character--a question mark within a square.  It seems Gramps is using a mulitbyte character set.

Is there a way to change the character set within Gramps so the PDF files are searchable?

Gramps 3.4.2-1
Mac OS 10.8.2
Acrobat Reader 10.1.4


Doug,

I can't offer any assistance, except to note that I done't have this issue on Linux (Ubuntu 12.10) with Gramps 3.4.3 and evince. All of the PDFs are searchable (Text, Graphical, and Graphs Reports, via GraphViz or Ghostscript).

Not sure what the problem is. If you go to, say, openoffice first, then make a PDF, is that searchable?

-Doug 


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Re: PDF Text Report Font Issue

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John,

More and more Mac users it seems. Pdf created via cairodoc seem to be non-searchable with adobe reader on Mac. No idea what can be the reason, on linux, they are searchable with evince or okular.
Doug L., please create a bug ticket on the bug tracker, http://www.gramps-project.org/bugs, and post the link here

Benny


2012/12/29 Lingenbrink Doug <[hidden email]>
Doug,

Yes, creating PDF files from other applications (openoffice and MS Office) create searchable files.


Doug


On Dec 28, 2012, at 5:22 AM, Doug Blank <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Lingenbrink Doug <[hidden email]> wrote:
I am having trouble searching Gramps text reports created as PDF files, from within Adobe Reader or my OS.  None of the search terms, even a single letter, match anything in the file.  Cutting and pasting from the PDF file to an MS Word file creates a repeating series of a special character--a question mark within a square.  It seems Gramps is using a mulitbyte character set.

Is there a way to change the character set within Gramps so the PDF files are searchable?

Gramps 3.4.2-1
Mac OS 10.8.2
Acrobat Reader 10.1.4


Doug,

I can't offer any assistance, except to note that I done't have this issue on Linux (Ubuntu 12.10) with Gramps 3.4.3 and evince. All of the PDFs are searchable (Text, Graphical, and Graphs Reports, via GraphViz or Ghostscript).

Not sure what the problem is. If you go to, say, openoffice first, then make a PDF, is that searchable?

-Doug 


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