Feature request #8844

PDF output option - text as text objects rather than paths

Added by James Harvey about 4 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No


Would be nice to retain text as text rather than converting to paths and embedding the fonts if possible within PDF's. I am sure that converting text to paths too much is increasing the file size quite a lot on complex maps. It would be good to at least have an output settings screen that allows changes to the type of file output to be made.

Having text embedded would allow for better accessibility and searching when viewed in a PDF viewer as well.


#1 Updated by James Harvey about 4 years ago

PDF output compatibility might include a dropdown for EG. Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3) - Acrobat 8/9 (PDF 1.7)and have PDF/X or other types of PDF standards, along with settings with options to convert text to paths or retain as text with fonts.

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - High Priority

#3 Updated by James Harvey over 3 years ago

It would be nice to have the option to maybe set background layers to render but export the text as text objects on top.

#4 Updated by Alexander Bruy over 1 year ago

  • Category changed from Build/Install to Map Composer/Printing

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi 7 months ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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