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  1. Hello all,

    I am responsible for public relations at the German Mycological Society and create all my printing templates with Affinity Publisher. However, a colleague from the Presidium, who also designs printed matter, has been working with Indesign for years. Neither she nor I want to learn how to use the other app. Besides, I am not willing to spend money of our society for this and certainly not my own.

    I myself have an easy job importing her data: She exports her documents as PDF/X-4 files with image compression disabled. I open them and save them as .afpub files. With version 1.8 I can now also use IDML import.

    But how can my colleague open my .afpub or .pdf files? Unfortunately, Indesign can only open .pdf files as images. And .afpub files aren't supported, if I remember correctly. But without being able to exchange the data in both directions, there is no efficient creative collaboration. In any case, I wouldn't know how.

    Because of that it would be great if Serif could add IDML export in future.

    Regards, Andreas

  2. Curious. I extractet the fonts directory from the install.wim of the installation iso. Then I copied the font files into the C:\WINDOWS\Fonts directory of my system. And the error is there again. Tomorrow I'll try to solve the error.

    Update: I cleaned the font cache (services.msc contains no entry, so I had to stop the service with the command "net stop FontCache"). Then I added two .reg files to the Windows registry (please have a look to the quote below). After I restarted the computer all is working fine.


    Windows 10/8.1 Default Font Archives

    If you don’t have a Windows 10 (Windows 8.1) installation image, you can copy the directory with the original fonts from another computer running the same OS version or use ready font archives that can be downloaded from the links below:

    Download and unzip the archive for your Windows version and copy its contents to the C:\Windows\Fonts folder with the replacement of the files.

    Also download and apply (double click) the following reg files from the archive win10-default-fonts-reg.zip.

    The first file (win_10_fonts.reg) contains a list of standard fonts registered in the registry (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts).

    The second file (win_10_FontSubstitutes.reg) contains font association settings (HKLM \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes).

    Restart your computer, the problem with the fonts should be gone!

    Source: http://woshub.com/how-to-restore-default-fonts-in-windows-8-1/

    I hope, that this solution could help any other Windows 10 users to solve their corrupted standard fonts.

  3. I'm using no extra font manager.

    I cleared the Windows font cache - the same before.

    After that I downloaded the Arial fonts from the Microsoft TrueType core fonts at Sourceforge, unzipped the archives and copied the .ttf files into the WINDOWS/Fonts directory. After restart the Publisher the exported PDF is showing well. I think the fonts were destroyed.

    Thanks for your helping hints

  4. Affinity Publisher is much cheaper than Indesign and is available without a subscription. I am convinced that the program will find its buyers.

    An open file format would give Serif the chance to open closed InDesign workgroups for afpub users. A practical example: I volunteer my time in a non-profit organization and occasionally design flyers and posters together with a colleague. But she works with InDesign and I use afpub. She saves her work for me as PDF/X-4 files, which I can easily open with afpub. But I have not yet found a satisfactory solution for the opposite direction.

    Whether Adobe would then support the format in his program is, of course, on a different page.

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