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  1. What Old Bruce said - check to make sure your PDF reader is showing you the document outline, not the thumbnails. For the sake of clarification, if anyone cares, thumbnails, the document outline, and bookmarks are all PDF navigation methods. Confusingly, document outline entries are sometimes called "bookmarks," but they are actually two different things.
  2. Ooof! My apologies. Yes, that was an error on my part. I have corrected the original post.
  3. Finding a word using "match whole word only" is confused by colons. If you search for "word" using "match whole word only" and "word:" appears in the document it will not be found. Apparently the ":" (and perhaps other characters) are not counted as punctuation. Affinity Publisher 1.8.6, MacOS 10.14.6
  4. Finding a word using "match whole word only" is confused by colons. "word:" will not be found; apparently the ":" is not counted as punctuation.
  5. Thanks. They're the ones called out in the Font Manager, which flags fonts that contain them as having unsupported characters. After some experimentation, I found that the Font Manager's "locate" function can find them, so that they can be replaced and that is what I did.
  6. "Locate" in the font manager will find them; the regular find command doesn't.
  7. (Second, hopefully more clueful version.) Continuing in my "put out a new PDF version of this big thick book" project, I have gotten the fonts all licensed and cleaned up, found and fixed out-of-date links, and I'm about ready to make a releasable PDF of this thing. So. I want to create a PDF outline for the document. Apparently, there is some support for this with automatically generated tables of contents, but the book already has a table of contents, and it would be a huge amount of work to recreate it. Is there any way I can manually generate an outline?
  8. (This turns out to have been rather clueless. I can't find a way to delete it, so I'm going to leave it here. I'll be working up a new version that will hopefully draw more useful feedback.) Continuing in my "put out a new PDF version of this big thick book" project, I have gotten the fonts all licensed and cleaned up, found and fixed out-of-date links, and I'm about ready to make a PDF of this thing. So. I want to create a PDF table of contents. It appears that this is something that Publisher doesn't currently do. (I am not complaining. Publisher made this whole project possible.) What tools can I use to do this? Can I do this with PDF-XChange Editor? PDFtk? PDF Expert? Or do I need to lease Acrobat Pro DC? (Really don't want to do that.)
  9. It's not a big deal, I know what the numbers are supposed to be, but it is kinda clunky. Nothing I have found resizes that pane; I can never see the second page number.
  10. Followup: the macOS "preview" app, which is among other things a PDF viewer, will correctly read and export the mathematics in my document, and Publisher imports the resulting document without fuss. Unfortunately, its export leaves me with the pages all 8½ × 11 inches in size, and these would have to be cut down in Publisher. So I'm doing individual pages when I need to. So with this, and the information in my previous comments, my problem is solved. Thank you all for the advice and encouragement.
  11. When importing PDF files with significant mathematical content, turn off "Favor editable text over fidelity" and "Group lines of text into text frames." This much reduces your chances of getting scrambled mathematics. You can then assemble the text into editable regions manually. If you have a document that contains both extensive text you need to edit as well as extensive mathematics, consider doing both imports, and then moving pages from the less scrambled one into the one with editable text. Another useful technique if you are a Mac user: the macOS "preview" app, which is among other things a PDF viewer, correctly read and export the mathematics in my document, and Publisher imported the resulting document without fuss. Unfortunately, preview's export left me with the pages all 8½ × 11 inches in size, and these had to be cut down in Publisher. So I'm doing individual pages when I need to.
  12. The "locate" function of the font manager will select unsupported characters, which may then be replaced. Unsupported characters may not be what you expect, they may look normal, but the font manager will find them for you.
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