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  1. @LibreTraining, this issue, I'm certain, will rear it's head when I put together my next newsletter in a couple of weeks. I'll try some other fonts then, and will report back. Thanks.
  2. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I'll give them a try next time I need to print a document that has both color spreads and greyscale spreads (in the next couple of weeks). If you wondering why, it boils down to cost. Our in-house copier has a contract that charges more for color copies (to be expected). But when I print, I can set the driver for the color quality to "Auto", which detects if the pages/spreads have color on them or not, and if not, it prints in black and white... and in turn costs less. This even holds true for pages/spreads within the same print run. So, to keep costs down, I print the cover spread in color, and the rest of our booklet in black and white. My current workflow involves exporting to PDF and converting the inside spreads to greyscale using Acrobat Pro. And that works quite well. Just looking for non-Adobe options.
  3. In Publish, Is there a way to convert select pages of a color document into greyscale?
  4. @Alfred, got it. I just need Publisher to show and print PDFs as they do in Preview, Acrobat, etc. If there is some other, more correct way of referring to this, please let me know. Perhaps. We may just be using different terms to express the same idea; an output format that shares the layout without having to install fonts. I never said anything about the format originally being conceived for editing; in fact, I don't think that is the intent of the format at all; it is quite the opposite, as I believe the format is intended to lock down the layout so that when you send it to print houses or clients, they see it as it is meant to look, without having to worry if they have the fonts installed on their computer. Which belies part of my frustration with Publisher....
  5. Thanks. So make the frame first, and then convert to text box. Got it. Any way to only convert some of the corners?
  6. While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.
  7. I appreciate all the effort that everyone is doing in analyzing my original PDF from BusyCal. So, again, I appreciate the statement, but if my underlying PDF has a combination of problems, I can't figure out why Publisher is the only app that appears to have a problem with it. All other apps read the PDF just fine. With all respect, @MikeW , I'd have to agree with @music2bmade. Publisher's inability to read embedded fonts may not be a bug, but Publisher almost seems to be working hard to defeat the purpose of the file format, just for the sake of being able to edit the file type. Just now this issue reared it's ugly head in a different way: I downloaded a news bulletin to insert into my handout, and since I did not have the fonts embedded in the PDF, Publisher is not able to interpret the PDF correctly, even though the fonts are embedded in the file. (The font at issue in the case is DecaSerif). As an editor who relies on this in my layouts, it's fairly maddening. I realize this isn't a bug, and that PDF pass-through and access to embedded fonts will come, but for me it can't come soon enough. So for now I'll take @music2bmade's work-around, and convert my PDFs to TIFF, but I will miss the scalability of the original PDF file.
  8. In Publisher I'm unable to figure the following out: How to create rounded corners for text boxes (I know how to do it for picture frames) How to create rounded corners on just two corners, and leave the other two corners sharp Any assistance would be appreciated.
  9. This is good to know, but personally this isn't the issue (as the OP) I'm experiencing. I'm using calendar software (BusyCal) on the same Mac I have Publisher installed, so when I create the PDF from BusyCal, it is using local fonts to create it. So if the above were entirely true, Publisher shouldn't have issue bringing this PDF, but it does. I assume it is because Publisher tries to interpret the characters in the PDF, so the PDF can be editable. I'm sure that many appreciate the ability to edit PDFs, but I personally don't need it very often. I wish Publisher provided the option to turn that off, and just display the PDF as is.
  10. @Wosven thanks for that tip. I didn't notice that in the export settings. That will be helpful; will give it a shot if the cleaning of the cache doesn't work.
  11. No. I'll clear my font cache none the less, just in case. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm using the ones from Google Fonts. They are installed via my font manager, RightFonts Interesting points. I'll uninstall the Google Fonts and give the Font Squirrel versions a try instead. So I opened the PDF in Acrobat. Not sure how I would inspect a font selection in Acrobat, but the list of embedded fonts reveals nothing unusual; everything listed is what I used for the newsletter.
  12. Yes, as a workaround I created a duplicate of the Publisher file, and converted the text boxes that weren't exporting correct to curves. This worked of course, but it is less than ideal, as it creates A LOT of extra steps just for the sake of printing a copy. And if changes have to be made, you have to go back to the file with the live text, make a dupe, and convert to curves all of again.
  13. Mac OS X 10.14.5 (18F132) So due to the bug in Publisher regarding color spaces and printing, I downgraded to v1.7.1. Now when I try to use Studiolink in Publisher I get a pop-up that Affinity Designer and Photo are not installed... even though they are. They are, however, the versions 1.7.2. Do I need to downgrade these as well to make certain Studiolink works? Or is there something else I could do to restore Studiolink?
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