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  1. I knew about the duplicate fonts issue because that is the same problem I ran into with LibreOffice on Windows. It too would not display certain fonts until I cleaned-up all the duplicate font files, registry errors, and font cache issues. LibreOffice now takes about three minutes to rebuild its font cache when I install new fonts, but at least there are no issues like this any more. It could be APub is not rebuilding its font cache properly, or when needed. Application font caches also get corrupted. FontExplorer X has a utility which can clear the Windows font cache, and the font caches of various Adobe apps and Quark, etc. That tool exists to help users because there is an ongoing problem. Try this: - Exit APub if running - Un-install the fonts - Make sure the font files are actually gone from the fonts folder - Run the FontExpert utility to see if there are still any registry errors (If I remember correctly I may have even manually edited my registry to delete errors) - Manually delete the Windows font cache - Restart your system - Windows will rebuild the Windows font cache - Start APub - it should rebuild the APub font cache without Gotham (check) - Stop APub again - Re-install the fonts - Restart APub and test - it should rebuild its font cache with correct fonts If APub still has issues - try another application. If the other application works, then APub is not properly rebuilding its font cache.
  2. The above was from v1.00. Current version is v2.01. Need to redo. MS cleaned-up alot. On my phone right now. Will send you a PM in a few hours.
  3. Syncovery (used to be called Super Flexible File Syncronizer) https://www.syncovery.com/ Been using it for years. Set it up and forget it. Can do all you request and more. Good with huge files because it can update just blocks that have changed. Runs in background. Usually I don't even notice when it is doing my main daily back-up at 5pm. You can schedule multiple times per day. Can also have it watch folders and backup when it sees changes. I also use it for one-off transfers because it is much faster than Windows copy/move. For example last Thursday I transferred ~20GB to a friend's very sloooooow USB stick. Set it up in Syncovery in about a minute, set it loose, and went back to work. When I got a couple new WD 4GB USB drives I used Syncovery to move everything. Set it up, start it, and go back to what you were doing. If it gets interrupted, or you pause it, it starts up again where it left off. More expensive, but highly recommended.
  4. What version of APublisher? What operating system? What version of Word? What font? (including version)
  5. @Sean P I uploaded the fonts that Polyeder sent to the above link.
  6. @polyeder How is it going? It does appear that FontExpert has a 30-day full function trial. Once I cleaned-up all the Windows font issues I now keep a tab open in my file manager to the fonts folder. When I un-install fonts I make sure they are gone. Often files are left behind and then when you install a new version duplicates are created. It appears some apps such as APub have problems with that.
  7. Yeah, the Windows registry also has errors. You can manually remove the errors. Font management apps like MainType and FontExpert have utilities to clean the registry errors. Not sure if the demo versions have this enabled. On my phone on the Metro right now so I cannot check. But you need to get the registry, font cache, and font files back in sync. Try it on your own first. I may get back here later today or it may be tomorrow. Because of this Windows font issue I now have a method which keeps it all working correctly. Will explain later.
  8. First just to clarify ... Calibri and Calibri Italic are OpenType fonts, but with TrueType outlines. The OpenType standard/spec recommends that - OpenType fonts with PostScript outlines have the .otf extension - OpenType fonts with TrueType outlines have the .ttf extension Most of the time this recommendation is followed by commercial font foundries. But you will find OT fonts with TrueType outlines with the .otf extension. And older actual TrueType fonts also have the .ttf extension. It is confusing. On to the issue at hand ... The fonts you sent me look fine. I see no reason what they should not work. All the naming fields for Typographic Family (used by APub) look fine. Your fonts - Gotham.v3.201.(2014-03-19).OTF-PS I have here - Gotham.v3.301.(2018-09-21).OTF-PS They have made some changes in the name fields and the weights assigned.. Your fonts - Gotham.v3.201.(2014-03-19).OTF-PS - Style Groups Note that older windows apps like LibreOffice use the style groups. APub is using the Typographic Family and Subfamily (not pictured here). The point is - all of it looks OK. My fonts - Gotham.v3.301.(2018-09-21).OTF-PS - Style Groups There is now a full four font style group Gotham - comprised of Book/BookItalic/Bold/BoldItalic LibreOffice on Windows uses style groups. So only the Gotham font is in the font list (not Book or Bold), and then you use the Bold and Italic buttons. All of it looks OK. Gotham (normal width) tested in APub 1.7.0.305 (Beta) All fonts selected from the toolbar - which appears to be Typographic Family/Subfamily. It all looks OK. Export to PDF - checked and all fonts are correct. Below is Export to PNG. So I have no issues in APub with my Gotham fonts. I think the issue may be with your system. Some users have had odd issues related to having duplicate fonts installed. And when those were cleaned up the issues went away. Use a file manager to look in your Windows fonts folder to see if you have any duplicates. You have to be able to see the actual files (not the Windows Fonts display). Look for duplicates such as: - Gotham-Book.otf - Gotham-Book_0.otf - Gotham-Book_1.otf. If you find any, delete all the font files (for those with duplicates only, not all your fonts) and then restart your system. That should rebuild your font cache. Then re-install the fonts. Then restart APub and see if the issue is gone. I saw no issues with the fonts you sent. I have no issues with the Gotham fonts I have. Try the above and then if that does not work I can send these fonts for testing.
  9. The issue is probably the fonts. I have four different versions of the Gotham family (16 styles) and the name fields inside the fonts range from a bit odd to totally wacko. Your fonts could be missing required info. Or APub could be confused by the way Book is used in what would normally be the Regular style group (which is treated a bit differently than other groups). I would like to see the actual fonts. Please send them to me via PM.
  10. Please explain where I said to set the leading to "Default"
  11. The "default" line spacing/leading should be in the style applied to that text. For example if your body text style is Body make sure the Body style settings are the same on both systems. The only way i have found to modify the default styles which appear when a new document created is, when you have a document open, and looking at the Text Styles, to click on the hamburger button on the right of the tab title, and select Save Styles as Default. But what I do not understand is why the styles settings do not come along with the document. That would be an APub issue.
  12. The Calibri v5.62 shipped for Mac and for Windows have different metric settings. Just to be sure I downloaded and extracted from Microsoft original ISO images. Calibri.ttf v5.62 included with Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Settings on the top left are the OS2 table and the top right the hhea table (Mac). In this Mac font the hhea metrics match the Win metrics. calibri.ttf v5.62 included with original Windows 7 In this Windows font the hhea metrics match the Typo metrics. Note Use Typo Metrics is Off (same in all their fonts I think). Just be sure this is not a fluke ... I also checked Calibri v6.01i which is included with Microsoft Office for Mac 2016. Is has the same settings/difference. I checked some of the other fonts. Most were the same metrics. Arial, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, etc. ... all have the same metrics. But I did find one other font which is also different on Mac vs. Windows. Palatino Linotype has the same quirk seen above. All of these metrics sum to 2,500 units. 2,500 units / 2,048 units per em = 1.22 line height. About 120%. So even a "single line" setting should be the same across all metrics/platforms. None of this should matter when setting a fixed leading. The font baseline should align to the leading. So if you have checked that you have the same settings on both platforms, and you still are seeing differences in line spacing, something is off in APub. If you still have an issue, attach a test doc for the Affinity guys to test. And we can give them both versions of the font.
  13. Well, oddly the metrics are different (but the same). I am now documenting and explaining. Will post with screenshots when done. But, since the metrics should calculate out the same, I was also thinking it is a styles issue. I was thinking perhaps the document style was being overridden by that style which has different defaults on the Mac. That should not happen if that is the case. Regardless we need the Affinity guys to look at this after I post the details. It may be a Typo metrics vs. Win metrics vs. Mac metrics issue. The line height should be the same the way both fonts are configured. But if APub thinks there is a difference then that may be an actual APub issue. Will post the screenshots and my questions in a while. @Colt45 Do you know the source of the Calibri on that Mac? I am assuming MS did include it in Microsoft Office for Mac. So it could be from there, or somewhere else, or someone modified it. I am going to see if I can find an Office Mac ISO and extract all the fonts. Got me curious now to see if they are all different from the Windows versions. --- Update Checked the Calibri Light you posted and it is the same as the Windows version.
  14. Thanks. But that is Calibri Light. It should be: calibri.ttf (no "l")
  15. Be happy to look at the actual font files if made available. Calibri v5.62 first shipped with Windows 7. So it would be quite common to share with a Mac co-worker. But, as you say regarding modified fonts, I have seen some really butchered font files. Only way to know for sure is to look at the actual files in use here.
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