Linux "Office" software scrambling letters

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NSA_Dontspyoneme
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Linux "Office" software scrambling letters

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I am trying to create a Resume and Libre Office is messing up all the letter spacing. Some letters are double spaced and some are smushed together. I tried saving as doc, docx and pdf and all of them are messed up.

Is there a better writer package for creating a clean resume?
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Re: Linux "Office" software scrambling letters

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NSA_Dontspyoneme wrote:I am trying to create a Resume
What does that mean?

Create a new user account and check there.
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Re: Linux "Office" software scrambling letters

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It sounds like a font problem, or possibly something with encoding. Have you tried a different font?
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Re: Linux "Office" software scrambling letters

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It sounds like a font problem


Are you openeing files that were created with Microsoft fonts? If so, do you have the Microsoft TrueType Fonts installed ? (ttf-mscorefonts-installer)
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Re: Linux "Office" software scrambling letters

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The issue might be related to this topic. Fonts that work in Windows are getting messed up in Linux.
Cosmo. wrote:
NSA_Dontspyoneme wrote:I am trying to create a Resume
What does that mean?
"Resume" means summary :-)
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Re: Linux "Office" software scrambling letters

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got the fonts, will report back, and yes its a ms file
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