Missing spaces between words in PDF document

Cearbhall O'Meadhra



Does anyone know what causes some PDF documents to have words that are not separated by a space?


For example: “TheCitizensBoard issuesdocumentsabout organisingevents”

This line of text should clearly have a space between the words.


I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader under Windows 10 and NVDA 2016.3.


This is not new and I often find it. Can anyone explain why it happens or at least what I can do to advise authors on how to avoid sending out these badly structured documents?


All the best,




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