Font problem - URGENT HELP NEEDED PLEASE

adriana7707
adriana7707 Community Member Posts: 34
I'm using Arial to keep things simple in my slides, but when I publish the leading and letter spacing changes somehow. Can't put my finger on it exactly, but when you view in in your browser, the line breaks are different, text goes over pics, text drops off the slides etc. In Lectora it all looks fine, it's when I publish scorm files when I get the problem. Has anyone experienced this problem and can maybe tell me why this happens and how I can fix it.

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  • kellykungfu
    kellykungfu Community Member Posts: 83
    @Adriana7707 61612 wrote:
    I'm using Arial to keep things simple in my slides, but when I publish the leading and letter spacing changes somehow. Can't put my finger on it exactly, but when you view in in your browser, the line breaks are different, text goes over pics, text drops off the slides etc. In Lectora it all looks fine, it's when I publish scorm files when I get the problem. Has anyone experienced this problem and can maybe tell me why this happens and how I can fix it.


    What browser are you using? Sounds like your browser is not set to view at 100%. If not that, it may also be your DPI setting for your computer thats not set to 100%. On Windows 7, go to Start/Control Panel/Appearance Personalization/DisplayMake text and other items larger or smaller.



    -kelly
  • cincykarin
    cincykarin Community Member Posts: 1
    @Adriana7707 61612 wrote:
    I'm using Arial to keep things simple in my slides, but when I publish the leading and letter spacing changes somehow. Can't put my finger on it exactly, but when you view in in your browser, the line breaks are different, text goes over pics, text drops off the slides etc. In Lectora it all looks fine, it's when I publish scorm files when I get the problem. Has anyone experienced this problem and can maybe tell me why this happens and how I can fix it.


    Sometimes if I copy and paste a text box or the text in the text box it renders funny when published. Have you tried deleting the text boxes and re-adding them (no copy and paste)?
  • mallow76
    mallow76 Community Member Posts: 123
    Things will look a bit different when viewed in html rather than directly in Lectora. There are a few workarounds to make this manageable....



    To keep the look/layout exactly as seen in Lectora you can convert the text box to an image (this is a setting in the text box properties). This should work although the text may look a little fuzzy and your learners will not be able to copy/paste the text.



    What i tend to do though is just use a number of text boxes in place of one text box - e.g. one for each paragraph instead of using the return key to place line breaks in one text block. This gives you much more control over how things will look when published to html.
  • adriana7707
    adriana7707 Community Member Posts: 34
    @kellykungfu 61618 wrote:
    What browser are you using? Sounds like your browser is not set to view at 100%. If not that, it may also be your DPI setting for your computer thats not set to 100%. On Windows 7, go to Start/Control Panel/Appearance Personalization/DisplayMake text and other items larger or smaller.



    -kelly


    Hi Kelly,



    I have tried different browers on Mac and PC and they all do the same and I've checked the DPI setting after doing a search on the forum. After reading mallow76's post, it seems like it is kind of a problem and a pain to solve. It actually sucks a little, LOL. Hopefully Lectora will find a way to solve this problem in their newer versions. Thanks so much for your help though, much appreciated.:)
  • beeps
    beeps Community Member Posts: 34 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    Paste the content in as plain text. The easiest way to do this is to paste the text into Notepad and then paste it into the course. You will need to delete and replace the current text boxes--sometimes if any formatting code is carried over from when you paste from a word processor deleting the text doesn't remove it.



    If the size you are viewing in a browser isn't the problem with overlapping, make sure that the text box doesn't overlap the image. When the page is rendered online, it will fit the text to the size of the box, so if there is overlap it will cause issues.



    If you convert to image, keep in mind that this won't be accessible (if that matters for your learners).
  • adriana7707
    adriana7707 Community Member Posts: 34
    @cincykarin 61621 wrote:
    Sometimes if I copy and paste a text box or the text in the text box it renders funny when published. Have you tried deleting the text boxes and re-adding them (no copy and paste)?


    You know, this may just be what is causing it in my case. I wish I could retype it all, but time is not on my side, so will just have to deal with the problem another way. Thanks so much for your help. I will remember this for the future. :)
  • adriana7707
    adriana7707 Community Member Posts: 34
    @beeps 61629 wrote:
    Paste the content in as plain text. The easiest way to do this is to paste the text into Notepad and then paste it into the course. You will need to delete and replace the current text boxes--sometimes if any formatting code is carried over from when you paste from a word processor deleting the text doesn't remove it.



    If the size you are viewing in a browser isn't the problem with overlapping, make sure that the text box doesn't overlap the image. When the page is rendered online, it will fit the text to the size of the box, so if there is overlap it will cause issues.



    If you convert to image, keep in mind that this won't be accessible (if that matters for your learners).


    Thanks so much. This is going to help a lot! :)
  • benpitman
    benpitman Community Member Posts: 763
    You don't have to do Notepad. Just Paste Unformatted using either right click and select that or Ctrl-Shift-V.

    Never copy and paste from any app except PowerPoint or Excel or Notepad or WordPad unless you paste unformatted.