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2011885 - PDF character metrics differ from spool character metrics


You have decided to convert spool requests into PDF files.

The spool requests look fine and the PDF arrangement is also fine, but the spaces between the characters are different from the spool request: either the space (character positioning) is too large or too small between characters.

This happens especially to the letters 'W' and 'w'.


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  • SAP R/3 4.6 and above
  • SAP ERP 6.0 all releases
  • SAP NetWeaver all releases
  • SAP S/4HANA on-premise all releases
  • SAP ABAP Platform all releases


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP ERP all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP R/3 4.6C ; SAP S/4HANA all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


Gerätetyp PDF, Gerätetyp PDF1, Gerätetyp PDFUC, Zeichenabstand, Zeichenabstände, Spoolauftrag, Dokument, Breite / Höhe , KBA , BC-SRV-SCR , SAPscript , BC-SRV-SSF , Smart Forms , How To

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