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  1. Good point, but they are stopping support for Type 1 fonts. I went through and checked my PC the other day and no type 1 fonts. I did have a CD of 1000's of fonts "somewhere" but that is lost in the mist somewhere.
  2. I have just looked at the V2.5.3 Release Notes, and they have finally stopped support for Type 1 (Postscript) Fonts Type 1 fonts came about in 1985 but by 1991 had been surpassed by other formats such as TrueType and their use has been dwindeling for the last 30 years. Adobe stopped supporting them in 2021, and they invented Type 1 fonts! So if you are loading any documents after updating to V2.5.3 and it says "missing fonts" this might be why. There is no going back, you will have to find a TrueType or OFT replacement.
  3. Then talk directly to Serif. I am certain they can solve your problem. None of us work for Serif and this is a direct support issue.
  4. You only know that after you have looked at the pre-flight. My point was you should always look at the preflight. It applies to any sort of output, not just output to paper.
  5. Because it does spilling and grimmer chicks. Also, it highlights overflows, things missing, and things that are too low a resolution for your output resolution. It is always worth chucking the pro-flirt just in cases.
  6. Which goes to show it is pointless doing video in anything higher than 1080p HD. This is because on phones, tablets and laptops you can't see the difference with anything higher resolution eve if you *think* you can. Besides on UHD devices such as consumer TV's they have extremely good hardware upscaling from 1080p to 4K that will give a far better picture than streaming 4K. Sorry for the de-rail... Back on topic: In reality, this is true:- I tend to go for 96-150 depending on the image, but that is it. For my PDF magazine I do it all at 300, but the online version is downsampled to 150.
  7. As with the V2 licence files, the V1 software can't read the V2 files. So I have no idea why someone would think a new licensing system would work with older apps.
  8. Universal licences are usually backwards compatible to the point where they were introduced. This is because before that point a different licencing system was used. You see this a lot in long running software. Various different licence dongles and/or software licence keys over the years. These licencing systems only work on the versions of the software they were designed into. In the case of Affinity they changed to a new "Universal" system with V2. V1 used a different system so V2 keys won't work on V2 software. Most (if not all) software companies won't sell you old versions of software. A lot of the reasons are to do with product liability and support.
  9. Then 99.9% of the world should not be using computers, cars, motorbikes, microwave cookers, mobile phones, credit cards etc. (most people have no idea how credit cards work) This includes a vast number of coders and Linux user who think they know, but don't. Most computer users could not (as Linus T often points out) use Linux as a desktop computer. I am not a "fan" of any system. I am an Engineer who designs system.
  10. Don't realize it, don't care and more importantly don't want to know. The vast majority of Linux users are software geeks (usually coders)* whereas the vast number of Windows users are your aunt sally, my mother, Bob the plumber, Fred the sparks, the secretaries and admin people who simply don't care. They want the IT dept or The Man In The Computer Shop to just give them a computer they can use the same as everyone else's (and that is important) that they can just use without thinking. They don't want to know how it works, the same as most car drivers technical knowledge ends with where to put the fuel. (the garage does everything else) Wine is what you drink. Anything else they don't care and don't want to know. The Linux market is VERY small compared to the Apple and Windows markets. Also many of the Linux users are religious in that they will not use any paid/commercial/proprietary software. This leaves the number of Linux users who are going to buy commercial software like the Affinity suite is, commercially, non-existent. Especially if they are told it is for ONE distribution of Linux only. The other problem is with Apple and Microsoft, Serif can get 1 to 2 years advanced warning of things changeling and what the changes are. With Linux you find out after it has been released.... *A lot of Linux coders know a hell of a lot less then they think they do about Linux, OS and RTOS in general, never mind software engineering.
  11. To be fair to MS there the way they handle the fonts folder does make a lot of sense (at least in Win 11) It can show a lot of customizable information Once you work out how to do it, it is easy and straightforward to do when you know, but I missed any notification of the way it is handled. So I Was in the dark
  12. Except that doesn't work on the fonts' folder! It behaves differently to all other folders! There is a solution posted on the thread linked above about the depreciation of type 1 fonts.
  13. No, not checked them. So good point. I shall have to fish them out and have a look.
  14. @Dan C and @jmwellborn many thanks for that. It seems I only have TT, OTF and Raster fonts. Well, on my PC's anyway. I will have to dig into m y old Mac Pro but I don't run affinity on it. That is where my Adobe CS6 hides! I only use the CS6 for converting files to imbl and, still, using Dreamweaver! So I am not going to need to use a font converter. (I wish I hadn't said that!) Though If I do find any PS Type 1 fonts I expect I will be able to find an OFT version. So the End of the World (at least this one) has been averted. As someone who does non-fiction stuff, both technical and a heritage magazine, it is fairly conservative stuff and I don't need a lot of typefaces. The main ones are OFT from Monotype. So I suspect any very old documents ( MS Word or even Word-Perfect) I have that might have Type 1 fonts I can convert to a different font on loading.
  15. @Dan C Thanks for the Info. As I have migrated fonts from computer to computer over the years, and moved some fonts between PC and MAC (even as far back as the PPC Macs before intel) how do I find out if any of my installed fonts, on a Win 11 PC, are Type 1? Just looked in finder and no matter what I do, Windows won't show the file extension! It looks like I will have to go through each one individually. Fortunately, I only have 387 fonts installed, and the majority will be current Windows fonts or OTF. Is there a recommended converter utility for Type 1 to OTF? I get nervous about downloading utilities from the net... EDIT: Did some research, Type 1 fonts are basically Postscript fonts developed by Adobe 1991-1999. The article below said that by 2005 it was becoming hard to find type 1 fonts. As that is about 20 years ago, I am hoping I don't have any type 1 fonts on my main Win 11 PC system. Partly because OTF were done by Adobe and Microsoft from 2000. https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/15/adobe-is-retiring-type-1-font-support-heres-how-to-prepare-for-the-change
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