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  1. Problem is that many users keep Context Toolbar hidden, and AP even has a bug that sometimes does not allow toolbars to display in separated mode. It would be better there really was an option to develop or abort in that message dialog.
  2. I thought alt-click was implemented but there was something else happening... not sure what. Another problem here is that only some fonts work reliably: Myriad keeps nicely bolds and italics, while Avenir Next turns all condensed, unless setting trait to regular, which removes bold and italics.
  3. You can use just about any graphics software to rasterize a PDF. Apple's own Preview does it nicely. It is far more useful that you can open editable PDFs with Designer even though embedded fonts are not yet supported. It even does it better than Illustrator. Serif has a plan to add embedded font support to Designer, which would solve your problem. Personally I think that is a tall order but we will see. Meanwhile I hope support for passthrough PDFs will come first. Publisher and Designer need it. It is essential in magazine and newspaper ad traffic. And of course it would also be nice it you had option to rasterize PDFs with Affinity Photo, but that is not so important.
  4. How would Photoshop help opening PDFs with embedded fonts? It would just rasterize the whole file?
  5. You are getting the preview part of the nef file. I would propose saving scans as TIF files, using nef does not give any advantages.
  6. We usually want some local formatting to come through. Italics, bolds, super/subscripts etc. Personally I feel importing docx is possible to do very reliably. TXT files usually have problems with encoding. And yes, all docx files need cleaning up before importing.
  7. Version management. Language versions. Yes, you can do most publishing jobs without layers but there are some jobs that without layers you must do separate file versions which complicates version control a lot.
  8. If you keep the image 2250X1500, it contains the same data regardless if the DPI is 72 or 300. JPEG compression may degrade the quality and change file size but amount of pixels stay unless you resample.
  9. If you just scale the pixel art up in export resampling algorithm will soften the edges (as it is what works best for natural images). Try resampling separately using Nearest Neighbour method.
  10. Well, was it 2250X1500 or not? DPI / PPI does not matter for web page images. Only pixel count counts. If file size is 499KB it may just mean that image is very compressed. You may check the quality visually to see if there are artifacts or no. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_resolution may be helpful reading.
  11. That is the one most wanted features not yet available in AD.
  12. Simplest trick would be to use Levels or Curves command and drag black point towards middle. All antialiased grey pixels will get darker, some of them all to way to black. However, example image is rather weakly antialiased so it may not help much here. Right way to do this would be to trace the image to vectors. That is what we do a lot in our publishing jobs.