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AP 61 Copy / Paste Issue


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Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

In AP 61 (one file per chapter) when I copy and paste text into LibreOffice 3.5.5.3 or Wordpad all the carriage returns disappear and it's one big line of text.
AP 60 (one file per chapter) does not do this.

Any change of this getting fixed?

Using Reader 10.1.4


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

It may be a Reader or LibreOffice issue.

I am using Foxit 5.3.x and Open Office 3.4.0 and the issue does not exist, ie. all the carriage returns are normal.

-- david
Papa.DRB


Similarly, no issues with using Word 2010.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Papa-DRB wrote:

It may be a Reader or LibreOffice issue.

I am using Foxit 5.3.x and Open Office 3.4.0 and the issue does not exist, ie. all the carriage returns are normal.

-- david
Papa.DRB

My issues are from Stat Blocks, the first two acted this way for AP 61.

And since it works for AP 60 I can't see it being a reader problem.
And since it doens't work for Wordpad I can't see it being a LibreOffice Problem.

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

It could be something to do with the styles or how the text was formatted when it got put into InDesign. I could also be totally wrong and it's something to do with how we ended up styling it. We also recently updated our word processing software in house, so it *could* be something to do with that. Do you mind sending a screenshot to chris.lambertz@paizo.com? I'll see what I can find.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Chris Lambertz wrote:
It could be something to do with the styles or how the text was formatted when it got put into InDesign. I could also be totally wrong and it's something to do with how we ended up styling it. We also recently updated our word processing software in house, so it *could* be something to do with that. Do you mind sending a screenshot to chris.lambertz@paizo.com? I'll see what I can find.

I'm at work now

I'll do it tonight
I'll make the subject "AP 61 Copy / Paste Issue"

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Chris Lambertz wrote:
It could be something to do with the styles or how the text was formatted when it got put into InDesign. I could also be totally wrong and it's something to do with how we ended up styling it. We also recently updated our word processing software in house, so it *could* be something to do with that. Do you mind sending a screenshot to chris.lambertz@paizo.com? I'll see what I can find.

Chris, whilst you're investigating, my one file per chapter version of this is having the same graphical weirdness the players guide was having.

I am using the latest version of Goodreader on an original iPad

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

That is good to know. I know the issue that caused that, so I can fix it fairly easily. I'm currently working through some higher level To Do list items, but I'm going to try to resolve the PDF issues I've been getting reports of as soon as possible.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
chopswil wrote:
Papa-DRB wrote:

It may be a Reader or LibreOffice issue.

I am using Foxit 5.3.x and Open Office 3.4.0 and the issue does not exist, ie. all the carriage returns are normal.

-- david
Papa.DRB

My issues are from Stat Blocks, the first two acted this way for AP 61.

And since it works for AP 60 I can't see it being a reader problem.
And since it doens't work for Wordpad I can't see it being a LibreOffice Problem.

Still works for me. Here is a LINK to a .odt file that has a stat block from each of the two pdfs.

-- david
Papa.DRB

ps. Not trying to give you a hard time, just letting Chris know that there is another data point.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Papa-DRB wrote:
chopswil wrote:

Still works for me. Here is a LINK to a .odt file that has a stat block from each of the two pdfs.

-- david
Papa.DRB

ps. Not trying to give you a hard time, just letting Chris know that there is another data point.

how come there is no bold or italics in your odt file?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
chopswil wrote:
Papa-DRB wrote:
chopswil wrote:

Still works for me. Here is a LINK to a .odt file that has a stat block from each of the two pdfs.

-- david
Papa.DRB

ps. Not trying to give you a hard time, just letting Chris know that there is another data point.

how come there is no bold or italics in your odt file?

There never is. Foxit always copies it as "plain" text

-- david
Papa.DRB

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Papa-DRB wrote:


There never is. Foxit always copies it as "plain" text

-- david
Papa.DRB

interesting, because when I paste into notepad, which also has no formatting, I get all carrage returns from AP 61 stat blocks

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Chris Lambertz wrote:
It could be something to do with the styles or how the text was formatted when it got put into InDesign. I could also be totally wrong and it's something to do with how we ended up styling it. We also recently updated our word processing software in house, so it *could* be something to do with that. Do you mind sending a screenshot to chris.lambertz@paizo.com? I'll see what I can find.

email sent

if you need more info let me know

thank you for your help

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
chopswil wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
It could be something to do with the styles or how the text was formatted when it got put into InDesign. I could also be totally wrong and it's something to do with how we ended up styling it. We also recently updated our word processing software in house, so it *could* be something to do with that. Do you mind sending a screenshot to chris.lambertz@paizo.com? I'll see what I can find.

email sent

if you need more info let me know

thank you for your help

FYI, the module "the moonscar" did not have this issue

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

So, after testing this in our office between both OpenOffice, Libre Office, Microsoft Office and Text Edit, the best answer I can come up with is that after our update to the newest version Office, there were changes in how it's handled and funneled by InDesign and in turn, Acrobat/Reader. For instance, if you paste as Styled Text in Office from Adobe Acrobat/Reader, you will get the text as close as it appears in the PDF file (the other applications retain everything but the carriage returns). If you use an alternate PDF viewer such as FoxIt or Preview, when you paste as formatted text, it retains the styles and carriage returns. I suspect this is some sort of bug with Acrobat/Reader, and wonder if a future update will fix this. For now, there's not really anything we can do in the office to fix this issue.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

thank you for looking into the issue
your customer service is the best

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

oddly enough the web supplement for "shattered Star" doesn't have this issue while AP 62 does

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

In AP 63 the issue seems to be fixed!!!

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