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  1. And Google Fonts alone has over 1400 fonts freely available. Why would anyone choose to limit their freedom in choice? Yes, I know there are users that will make that choice. I have fonts I've used since 1989 that are still usable even when the software company who "freely" supplied them has gone the way of the Dodo bird. Intentional decisions a software company makes that limits, or impedes, a user's freedom to create, collaborate with others or otherwise share assets--a category fonts belong to--with other applications is not in their users' best interest. There is a balance a software company needs to always be mindful of. Native proprietary file formats? All perfectly kosher. However, should a software company that makes applications for "artistic creatives" not also provide export formats usable in other applications, (nearly) no one would use their software. I see little difference to this "new font format" that is only usable within Serif's Affinity applications. You and I seem to have different opinions. That is all good and fine with me.
  2. Both fonts as curves and not usable in non-Affinity applications. Frankly, I cannot understand why Serif would license them for exclusivity in their products AND enforce turning fonts to curves. That aside from taking the time to create a new file format wrapper to put them in. Boneheaded comes to mind. The whole thing isn't in the best interest of their users.
  3. Thanks, R C-R, for the quote and link. But like I wrote, not of use for me.
  4. They presumably can be used in a pdf. That is what I have used since the mid 1990s.
  5. Sorry for the interruption... So are these fonts available to non-Affinity applications?
  6. Books/booklets have a number of pages evenly divided by 4. Which means you either need to adjust to fit on 32 or 36 pages. As is, with 34 pages, 2 pages have to be added and it is done automatically.
  7. All .indd files are binary. They need exported as .idml files. .idml files are a zip archive containing. xml files.
  8. Tilting at windmills much, @jackamus? You are not going to convince anyone.
  9. I cannot get \<(\s?(S+)){2}$ to work in RB nor APub. Adobe recently changed the boost library from 1.65 to 1.72. And evidently didn't provide backward compatibility and so have broken some plugins. I don't know what Serif uses. For regular expressions, I pretty much stick to Perl 5.30-5.32 in RB. If the expression works in RB, it works in ID and, so far in my testing, in APub.
  10. Hah hah--even with publishers here in the US, I often cannot "get away" with that. I believe, if I recall correctly, the issue for that style manual is that 4 or more letters are as long or longer than the recommended first line indent. Even in ID, I only use the above grep solutions in novel reprints that are destined for paperbacks. Never for first runs or hardcover reprints where there are text changes. And...I almost never use ID's paragraph composer.
  11. @lacerto, your grep can simply be: .\S+?$ The Chicago Manual of Style says that single words of 4 or more characters including spaces (but not including punctuation) are acceptable. One can use: ([[:alnum:]][^[:alnum:]]*){4}$ in APub to meet that style manual--or adjust it further.
  12. Yep. My bad. Still, the rest of what I wrote remains true. There would still be the single pdf/image for the first two master page instances of the generated pdf, the rest of the pages reference those.
  13. Not that it matters, but it's a 2000 page document when the merge is completed... The image, no matter the type, will still be included on each and every page. While that might enable the pdf to generate fully with APub, the resultant pdf will still be far larger than it ought to be...at least compared to ID/QXP, and likely others. An ID/QXP pdf of the same construction will only include a single copy of the master page pdf/image and merely reference it on subsequent pages that use it. That matters a lot both in speed of export but also of final pdf size.
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