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  1. @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. 😁
  2. @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.
  3. I personally recommend https://fontba.se as a great 'free' font manager that is also cross platform and supports collections of fonts too.
  4. Enfocus Pitstop was our tool of choice for years - as it also handled loads of other problems we would encounter on our RIP's
  5. 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.
  6. @benwiggy, this is what I have been saying since the start of this post...
  7. @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...
  8. @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!
  9. 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
  10. See video for explanation - happened in Beta - still happens in Release linked text flow.mp4
  11. 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?
  12. +1 for a flatten/rasterise on import option +100 for convert text to curves on import
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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