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  1. @Daniel_Schneck try the latest Publisher Beta - has built in support for passthrough embedded fonts and works exceptionally well
  2. Great shout, but I want the second text box to scale accordingly to allow for larger text areas 😃 So I need a bit of both! Would have used a two row, single column table but you cannot round corners of tables - yet…
  3. Hi, Was hoping to be able to nest an element and lock it so that scaling the outer element wouldn't resize the nest, but unfortunately it does - is there a way to nest an element and not have it scale when scaling the parent. See the video for visual explanation Screen_Recording_2020-11-20_at_10_54_53.mov
  4. PDF Passthrough works well, but there is one small bug. I have noticed that if you duplicate a PDF object the font preview render in the document goes awry - however the PDF output of the page is fine...
  5. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
  6. @GraphicDesigner that's definitely one way to do it! At least you have a working method - mine was more to do with publication adverts and placement within magazine or newspaper documents where its the whole file placed into the document. 😁
  7. @GraphicDesigner try inkscape and use the option to convert missing fonts to curves during the import of the PDF. Works well enough for the times I have tried but cannot guarantee how it'll handle those fonts you have. But at least it's free and might get you out of a hole! https://inkscape.org/ I use the Poppler/Cairo import option to convert text to curves, then resave and use that in Designer/Publisher or Photo when necessary.
  8. I personally recommend https://fontba.se as a great 'free' font manager that is also cross platform and supports collections of fonts too.
  9. Enfocus Pitstop was our tool of choice for years - as it also handled loads of other problems we would encounter on our RIP's
  10. Just use Inkscape it's free and can convert the PDF to curves - it has two options both work equally well - until Affinity decide to up their game and actually support rendering/conversion of embedded fonts - They could easily make the text areas uneditable if they are worried about users being able to access typefaces they don't own if the font is not installed. But at least it would allow the PDF to be embedded in a publication. Until this is feasible - Publisher/Designer cannot be used seriously for small/medium scale magazine or newspaper production.
  11. @benwiggy, this is what I have been saying since the start of this post...
  12. @R C-R this is not usually the case in the UK as the font is only being reproduced as per the originating artwork - the license allows for the typeface to be embedded for the sole purpose of reproduction. If the font is extracted from the PDF then the company/agency have broken the law or if the applicaton allows editing of the PDF by using the embedded typeface - if it is used purely to produce printing plates or digitally printed material the license has not been broken. However, there are multiple tools around in the printing industry - such as Enfocus Pitstop and even Acrobat Pro which allow editing of a PDF without checking if you have a license or the font installed in your device...
  13. @Darie Nani my point exactly - for magazine production it rules out Affinity (Publisher/Designer and even Photo) from being used as the page layout tool... InDesign and Quark allow placement of the PDF as an image which is passed through to the postscript/pdf rendering engine therefore retaining the original font/typefaces. Publisher, when placing the PDF as an image will strip out the font/typefaces... Not great!
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