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  1. My attempts to import PDF files have shown that Publisher can not read the fonts embedded in the kind of files. When I import PDF file (see the picture 1) into Publisher I get this (see the picture 2). Every font is changed into Arial. According to FontLab all the four fonts embedded in the example PDF file have attribute "Everything is allowed." This means that when I receive a PDF file from a client, he/she will have to attach to it the fonts used in this file or to convert them into curves... or to convert the PDF file into a bitmap. In InDesign, I do not have to do this because InDesign handles the PDF files correctly, including the embedded fonts. Is it a bug or am I doing something wrong?
  2. "walt.farrell", I think "grin" and "MikeW" have something else in mind. For example, I edit a magazine with the same page header on 90% of pages. A part of the page header changes from issue to issue. In InDesign I use a main master page with the page header that many other master pages are based on. Every change of the page header on the main master page propagates to other master pages automatically. In Publisher the same change has to be done on every master page separately. This is an uncomfortable solution and error-prone.
  3. A short correction to my previous post. What was called an "orphan" in it is more often called "wiszący spójnik" ("hanging conjunction") in Polish. The "Orphan" is a more official term and "hanging conjunction" is more colloquial. The typographic problem of "hanging conjunctions" doesn't exist in most languages, including English, because a single letter or digit at the end of the line is irrelevant in them. As I see it, an "orphan" is the first line of a paragraph at the bottom of the column or page in Publisher, so please do not confuse these two different typesetting errors. Forget about my request for supporting Hunspell, because I have found that Publisher supports it and it works well.
  4. Patrick, could you tell us if you plan to add GREP (e.g. like the one in InDesign or JavaScript) to Publisher. It is a very important question for all potential Polish and Czech users of Publisher. In these two languages there is something which is called "orphans". The "orphans" are individual letters or digits at the end of the line of a text (see the included picture). It is a typographic error in Polish and Czech language. Adobe never implemented any option in their paragraph composer for removing the errors. But thanks to GREP one line of a code resolves the whole problem in InDesign. It is no problem if you work on a several-page document, but if you have to remove "orphans" in 500-pages book manually it becomes a very tedious work. Regular Expressions are a very useful magic programming tool. Please, make GREP one of your priorities... or add an option in paragraph composer for removing "orphans." The second thing very essential for many languages is support for Hunspell. The support for Hunspell will provide the spelling check and correct hyphenation in the languages (Polish, Hungarian etc.) Great thanks for the Beta.
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