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  1. Using the expressions of \< and \> (start & end of word respectively) in the following text: Hi this is test file to carry out few regular expressions Replace: \~ lists the find results in a weird way. Replace/inserting say a tilde character only works one at a time. Replace all inserts the tilde at the end of the text. It should insert the tilde either at the beginning/end of each word depending on what find string one uses. Mike
  2. I imagine that the market is relatively small. If you want sticker shock, there is an add-on for Acrobat that many/most professional print establishments use and is far more capable.
  3. Any company can likely license callas technology and roll it into their pdf software like Adobe does. But I doubt they will. Professional software costs money. If someone makes money from their work, it's mainly the initial cost that hurts. Upgrades are $199 if I recall. pdfToolbox also does imposition so there is that...
  4. Yep, the \s in the replacement was pretty dumb, wasn't it. May I claim sleep deprivation? I haven't been to sleep yet after an all-nighter. You can search for unicode in the case of the zero-width character or any other unicode entity as well using unicode in the replacement.
  5. I would need to download the movie to see what you are trying. Why not post a screen shot or the pattern you tried, as well as whether it is a regular f/r or grep?
  6. Just try the \s from the other post from Seneca. I mentioned it there.
  7. Oops. Thanks, Bruce. I forgot the spaces on each side of the n-dash in my screen shot... Edit to add, one has to type the physical space as while \s can be used in the find, it cannot be used directly in the replace...
  8. This, using regular expressions, will only find/replace m-dashes that have no space between words and replace it with an n-dash.
  9. Yes, and to be specific, the saving of the replace strings as well. (And I would add that not all regular expressions can even be used in the Replace input. So that needs fixing.)
  10. Geez. Until such time as the OP's problem is resolved, could the banter be suppressed? @JoBrown, I tried your file, PDF convert from eps.pdf, in Q2018 and I got identical output as the PDF shows. Which is why the original files would be helpful. There are quite a few people using AD and APhoto in conjunction with Q of various versions, including 2018 on the closed QuarkXPress FB group. A couple do newspapers. Issues with the combination can always be asked there as well. But either place, it is helpful to see original files. It would be helpful as well if you would even just show screen shots of the PDF settings you are using in Q. Mike
  11. OK, @JoBrown. To better aid you, the AD file would be more helpful. In fact, if you Zipped up the whole thing: Your AD file, the PDF you exported from AD to import to QXP and the QXP file that is linking to your PDF. And then uploaded it here or to a place like dropbox and provided a link here or privately via a PM. I would be happy to look at it. Mike
  12. While APhoto will still be quicker, try using about 40% on a 20MP image in PL as that is about equal to APhoto's 100px. Also, both types of radial blur are available in PL. Which is controlled via the radio buttons in that dialog. I don't know whether the brothers who do PL will be adding radial blur to the live adjustment layers. Most filters have been added over time and those that have been were re-written and are quicker than their former counterparts. You just happened to choose a filter that has not been re-written at this time. That said, some things are quicker in PL, others in APhoto. The assembly language part is mostly a red herring as regards speed of things that use libraries that are not themselves written in assembly. Where it does/can make a difference is both in size of the executable, etc., and in any process making use of the assembly language. But you know that already. PL's startup is certainly faster. Certain other functions are as well. I only use PL as an actual image editor. All the other stuff added over the years doesn't interest me. If I had to use it for drawing (as in AD, CD, XDP or AI), I would probably quit this business...or have to charge less due to the time it takes. But as an image editor, I do prefer it to APhoto. Mike
  13. If I update your TOC, having added a few more "chapters," each chapter is listed once. So maybe I don't understand what is meant by once. I don't know what y'all expect. But having a line break in the text to be picked up by generating a TOC, having the line break in the TOC is what I would expect. You can, once finished, use find/replace to remove the line breaks. It isn't onerous.
  14. I use the following: I don't follow posts myself. I first used the above Content I Posted In option, then made it my browser shortcut so each time I visit, I see if there are replies to posts I posted in whether I am quoted or not. Mike