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Re: space disappears when printing

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  • Subject: [mg19722] Re: space disappears when printing
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 02:40:55 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <7redi4$47p at>, Henrik Weimer <henrik at> writes:

>I am using Mathematica 4 to do most of my technical writing. I write
>lots of (fully justified) text with inline equations and then print them
>to a PostScript printer (Xerox N32 which has Adobe PS3). I commonly do
>check "include Mathematica fonts" when printing.
>Now, sometimes but not always, there are spaces missing between words in
>the printout where there definitely are spaces in the notebook. What is
>causing these blanks to disappear and what can be done to prevent this?

Check to see if you are hyphenating words with the minus "-" character
near the instance of the disappeared space.  This seems to happen with
notebooks created by the X window-based front end the the cases of 
fonts with proportional spacing.  I'm not sure exactly why this is so,
but it is very easy to work around.  Replace the minus characters with 
the \[Hyphen] (or \[Dash], if more appropriate).  This will avoid the
messup in the font metric calculation that results in the missing 

If this diagnosis is not appropriate, or if you think I have 
misunderstood your question in some sense, please let me know.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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