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  1. @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...
  2. @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!
  3. Okay, so delving deeper - if you manually scale a text frame the text flow applies that factor to the text size when link text frames to the overflow frame., or keeps the original text size from before the resize (its a bit hit and miss) linked text flow.mp4
  4. See video for explanation - happened in Beta - still happens in Release linked text flow.mp4
  5. Very short time in Publisher with Photo, but cannot for the life of me find out how to bring my Photo plugins across? Is this a bug?
  6. +1 for a flatten/rasterise on import option +100 for convert text to curves on import
  7. When I'm sending the document to a print partner and their impostion software/workflow requires single pages so that they can adjust for bulking between the inner and outer gatefold? Artworking across three single pages means bleeds are present across each page and the page folding in can be set to a width appropriate for the weight of paper/board... Plus if a client wants a page extracted to be printed individually - say a dealer list, this can be as simple as PDF'ing the relevant page - it doesn't then require reartworking/cut'n'pasting or increase the margin for error
  8. To be fair, I bought both applications as soon as they dropped and have used them extensively and look forward to publisher too. The improvement over two years is startling considering they have not required a paid update yet! If you absolutely needed those features, you could have been a CC user, but then you will have spent £1408 to have said features... Not the £100 two years ago... But it would be nice to see it added
  9. I'm sure its been asked a thousand times but is there any chance of a similar function to Inkscape's path effects being added to 1.7.0 << if it were to happen I would be more than happy to pay for the upgrade from 1.6 A very simple example is shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aotGj9iJB4U
  10. Thanks Adam, something to play with over the weekend. Nice to see inner/outer bleed on facing pages.
  11. This is an important requirement when working on multi-page documents as some of the print services I use require different PDF's to be submitted for each section/part of the item. Currently I am having to use PDFSAM to extract the pages from the document, I know this is okay, but I do always worry that something will 'break' during this process. Native export of page ranges would make the export section 'feel' more like a complete desktop publishing package.
  12. I just opened an .afdesign file and it asks if I wish to make a copy or not. As for the page additions, you can get around the bug by 'ctrl'/'cmd' dragging a page to duplicate it but yes there is an issue with adding pages too
  13. When reading/importing a designer file into Publisher, it would be intuitive to have the option to import artboards as pages. Currently the whole document is imported as a single page with multiple artboards. A work around is to create a PDF and load that as then the pages are correctly handled - however the text isn't handled quite correctly - odd letterspacing, justification etc... Just a thought. Regards, Mark
  14. Can you buy Enfocus Pitstop in the USA and use it legally? I would suggest yes, therefore the whole argument is moot. Font licenses 'generally' have a fair use for sending them to the print house for inclusion in the final printed copy, assuming the 'shop' does not keep copies of said fonts or make use of them in any other production. Without getting into an argument, having worked in the print and publishing industry for over 30 years, seeing the whole digital revolution of typefaces from paste up artwork through to cloud based fonts, the EULA you quote has already been reinterpreted for single use productions at any print shop around the world to produce the customers requirements. All most of us require is the option of importing the document with that respecting the embedded font, it doesn't need to be editable but at least be a vector outline from the glyphs stored in the document. This doesn't not break any EULA but allows production to continue... It could also offer both, outline fonts at import or editable text without any font information and the current font replacement option...
  15. I'd challenge that theory with the fact you can with the Pitstop plugin from Enfocus. Assuming the font has been embedded with all the characters you require and not dropped as part of the subsetting process then you can happily edit text in the final output PDF. Without proper handling of being able to embed a PDF into a document, whilst respecting any embedded fonts, the £49.99 won't be worth the asking price for a 'Publishing' tool. InDesign and QuarkXpress happily handle embedded fonts. See screenshot of QuarkXpress 2015 and Affinity Designer 1.6.4 << Assuming Affinity 'Publisher' application will have the same importing of PDF's means it will be dead in the water and will limit its uptake in the publishing industry hugely. Small magazine workflows require this functionality for page make up of half/quarter page advertising etc... Even the free FREE Inkscape can handle embedded fonts in a way that allows placement of existing PDF artwork... I still love the Affinity apps though and use them daily!
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