Overlapping letters in textbox from imported PDF exported from MS Excel [SOLVED]

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Overlapping letters in textbox from imported PDF exported from MS Excel [SOLVED]

Postby seans_potato_biz » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:44 am

I exported some charts from Excel 2016 as PDFs. I imported the PDFs into Inkscape 0.92.3 and when I try to type in the text boxes, the letters I type overlap each other. In the below screenshot I placed the cursor after the 'l' in 'manual' and typed XYZ which overlap the l and the space after the l.

The .svg can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1vmvxnvhkgp3m ... g.svg?dl=0

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Re: Overlapping letters in textbox from imported PDF exported from MS Excel

Postby Xav » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:05 am

1) Drill down into the groups until you've got a text object selected (check the status bar).
2) Edit > Select Same > Object Type (to select all the text objects)
3) Text > Remove Manual Kerns
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Re: Overlapping letters in textbox from imported PDF exported from MS Excel

Postby seans_potato_biz » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:16 am

Perfect! Thanks very much, Xav!
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