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  1. On 3/18/2021 at 7:53 AM, Alfred said:

    Please note that substitutions are only temporary, allowing you to use the original fonts when you reopen the document on a machine  where those fonts are available. If you want permanent replacements, use the ‘Find & Replace’ command.

    I understand what migo is asking for. When you open a PDF it offers to replace the missing font with a substitute and it can be permanent if you choose. Once you are past importing the pdf, you can only substitute the font each time the file is opened. Other programs due allow the permanent change of fonts with a click.

    I do like how Affinity handles it but having a permanent option would be nice too so it doesn't tell you fonts are missing when in fact you have already chose a substitute that you would like to be permanent.

    Alfred, you offered a solution with "Find & Replace". How do you make a substitute font change to a permanent font in all of a document's font usage as permanent? I don't see such an option there.

  2. I'm seeing the same thing you guys are.

    Nowadays we don't have near as many people complaining since so much is printed composite digitally.

    I hope this gets fixed. It wil also have to fix the PDF Passthrough engine too. Colors will change when exported again. There was a major overahaul to the color engine/spaces in export with 1.7 and it helped a lot, but there is another huge leap that needs to take place.

    We have switched our printshop and newspaper over to Affinity, and for the most part, like it much better, but color issues still plague.

    Studiolink is great but Slices need to be brought in so they're available.

  3. On 5/26/2021 at 1:16 PM, loukash said:


    On Mac, once the Columns field has focus, you can increase/decrease on the keyboard with arrow-up/down. Increase/decrease in 10 steps with shift-arrow up/down.
    (Huh? 20 columns on an A4 page?! Say what…? :D)

    I agree with you, but that's not what I'm asking. I would like to be able to have a text frame selected and from the keyboard, WITHOUT having to move the mouse to the column field and click, change the number of columns.

  4. I have keyboard shortcuts for just about everything when doing a newspaper. Affinity is proving itself very capable as we have switched over our newspaper from Indesign after 17 years. 

    There is one thing (of several) that I would love to know, or if not be added, and that is the ability to change the number of columns in a text frame with a keyboard modifier such as command + up arrow or down arrow when a frame is selected. I cannot seem to figure it out what it is or how to make a modifier to do it. 


  5. 1.93 isn't beta-at least not on the mac. I've switched almost all of our production machines from Indesign to Publisher - including our newspaper publication. I've found it's faster to get the weekly publication out in AP than in ID. I did 16 years in ID and now in 3 weeks it's already better at almost every level.

    Perhaps post this in the bugs forum and see if they can be of better help than I.

    have you messed around with your RAM settings in the performance preferences? I remember changing mine to make things work better.


  6. That memory usage is not a problem at all, at least from my experience.

    Publisher on my computer will easily take up a 3GB+ in a just a few minutes with just one file open. That's no problem because computers have so much memory. What's the point of lots of memory if your programs can't use it? I used to think like what your saying until I got Affinity. Realizing how much better it is to work in than Adobe changed my mind. I'm fine with it using memory if it gives me a great experience. if you want low res previews and jerkiness, dropped frames, and still use lots of memory, Adobe is your software. 

  7. Here is the PDF - page 11. WBNews14-21.pdf

    Here is the AFPUB file: 

    Alfred - I would not expect that to happen, as it doesn't in other programs. I have been dealing with embedded fonts for nearly 20 years with Indesign. Subsetting is common and the correct way when fonts won't allow the full embedding. All characters that are used are embedded and nothing else. I believe this to be a bug if it doesn't put in the ligature.

    thanks for you help!


  8. Hello,

    I've noticed on that we had a couple of ads, and I am providing one of them, that the fonts that are embedded in a PDF are not passing through correctly in Publisher. This was on 1.9.2

    Paulding Carnegie Lib HW 2x2 14.pdf


    I know there was a new update, but I'm not sure what is going on. The PDF shows the font embedded.

    I had caught and fixed another ad that did this too. This one I missed before going to print.




  9. I guess I could use Designer to make the initial document but the guide manager doesn't work with all the artboards right, does it?

    I did successfully do our first newspaper edition this week using Publisher instead of Indesign. It actually worked without too many problems. No showstoppers and the separations looked okay for the most part. Some of the ads that gray was specified ended up separating as RGB converted to CMYK and I'm not sure why. If you made sure ahead of time that the color in the ads were 0 0 0 100 then the colors translated to the correct plate.

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