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William Overington

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  1. I have now found the earlier thread. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/75141-a-test-pdf-seems-far-too-large/ William
  2. I had an issue of a huge PDF in another thread which I shall try to find. I found that by having the purpose of the PDF as for the web rather than for print got the size down a lot. Whether that is significant in this case I do not know but I thought that I wound mention it in case this helps. William
  3. I had not seen this thread before someone posted to it recently and it came to the top. Upon checking I realized that I had not previously noticed that there was anything about EULA on that panel! Even now, turning up the brightness I notice that there is EULA and Third party licenses and then a lot of stuff that might be text that I simply cannot make out what it is supposed to be. Could the About panel be about ten to twenty times larger in area please and with a different colour for the lettering? William
  4. Oh. I was thinking that my type 1 version was what was being requested in the original post. When you write of a "stored-workspace feature", what do you mean please as I have not met that before as far as I am aware. [How does none add the @ link in please? I tried to add one and I could not get it to go.] Well, I was thinking that it would be helpful for people who are learning or who just want to produce output without having to first learn much about how to use Affinity Publisher. I am not sure what is the target purchasing-audience for Affinity Publisher. For example, should it include someone who would like to be an author of, say, a small book of poems who could just buy Affinity Publisher and very quickly produce something - maybe someone with little prior knowledge of using a computer - maybe just having used it for watching videos and ordering shopping. William
  5. Yes, this is a good idea. Can I suggest that Serif provides three versions please? 1. A version with all blank pages. 2. A version as if a photo book but with instructions, such as, in places where an image would be, an image that has lettering that says something like, Please replace this image with an image of your own, and in places where text should be, some text such as, Please replace this text with the title of your photo book. 3. A version ready-done as a finished photo book, though in which someone can change pictures and text as he or she wishes. That could be very helpful. Widening the discussion, could that be done for various publication please, such as My Poems, set up so that someone who has written some poems can straightforwardly produce a document for a printshop to print out. Another example could be "My short story for a handheld device" or whatever the correct naming should be. Each time, three versions, one blank, one explaining what to do, and one a finished example. William
  6. Well, the discussion went on to tee shirts that could be purchased, so my comments are valid for that. Where are they available please? William
  7. Alas, I know little German, so I put it through Bing translator and got the following: > Hi, although the formatted titles are on the right of odd pages, the table of contents indicates the page number to the left of it (even). How, please, is that to be changed? Thanks and greeting, lars I put it through Google translate and got the following: > Hi, even though the formatted titles are to the right of odd pages, the table of contents indicates the page number to the left of it (even). How, please, is that to change? Thanks and regards, lars William
  8. And also, in my opinion, to implement things that only a few people request. For example, PDF/A support. William
  9. The problem with tee shirts with special logos is that they only seem to get made in a limited range of sizes, so people who are not in that size range get marginalized as they cannot participate. William
  10. Will Affinity Publisher support production of a PDF/A format document as a choice when exporting a PDF document please? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/A William Overington Thursday 7 March 2019
  11. Will Affinity Publisher allow the Author and Subject fields of a PDF to be set by the end user of Affinity Publisher, and neither left blank, as at present, nor autofilled, please? William Overington Saturday 9 March 2019
  12. William Overington

    PDF/A

    I should have mentioned at the start of this thread that PDF/A is used for archiving, particularly over long time periods. William
  13. William Overington

    PDF/A

    Could you clarify which checker you are using please? When you write "accessibility checkers" is that the same thing as checking for PDF/A validity? Can I get round that by starting with a PDF made with Affinity Publisher? William
  14. William Overington

    PDF/A

    Looking back through emails I think that I got vera as a result of the following that was linked from an email. https://openpreservation.org/news/verapdf-1-10-released-on-international-digital-preservation-day/ I find that I had problems getting it to install and then I got the following advice as I needed to install Java. >> Try installing Oracle Java 9 from here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/javase/index-jsp-138363.html. Once that's done you should be able to double click the installer jar from the installation zip package and all should be good. To which I replied. > Yes, I did that yesterday evening and I have got veraPDF working. I downloaded the offline version of the installer. Thank you for your help. I added a shortcut to verapdf-gui.bat on the desktop. This makes use easier. ---- I hope that that is helpful. William
  15. William Overington

    PDF/A

    As I wrote, I was unsure, so I exercised caution. Maybe the smaller file size is partly, or even totally, because as a part of the test when producing the PDF from Affinity Publisher I deliberately did not subset the font, just in case. In the event the PDF/A version has the font subsetted. William
  16. William Overington

    PDF/A

    Well, I was not sure of what effect renaming the PDF file might have on the provenance of the testing. William
  17. William Overington

    PDF/A

    I have had the vera PDF/A checker on my computer for some time. I cannot remember where I got it from. It was announced in an email and I got it and tried it and got lots of errors with a file produced using PagePlus but I do not remember which file that was. I will try to find it. William
  18. William Overington

    PDF/A

    Here is the second PDF. Please note how it is much smaller. I do not know why. William test_20190308a.pdf
  19. William Overington

    PDF/A

    I have just tried the facility to produce a PDF/A document and I have had success! Looking at the conversion facility's Supported Formats I found that Adobe PDF looked like the only way to go from a publication produced using Affinity Publisher to a PDF/A. So I decided to try to produce a PDF from Affinity and avoid every restriction that I could. So, I decided no rasterization, no compression of images, PDF 1.4 compatible, embed all fonts and no subsetting and include the ICC colour profile. I did not know what to do about honouring spot colours so I deselected it for this test - maybe that was the wrong approach? I started a new document in Affinity Publisher. It is attached. I then produced a PDF for web and tested it using the vera PDF/A checker. It gave three errors. I then processed the PDF through the facility mentioned by mac_heibu and then saved that PDF and then ran that through vera PDF and it passed. As it happens the facility produces a PDF with the same name and I saved it to a separate folder on my computer. To try to avoid confusion I am adding the source file and the first PDF to this post and I will try to add the second PDF to a separate post. William test.afpub test_20190308a.pdf
  20. William Overington

    PDF/A

    Thank you. I have found the following. https://www.pdfa.org/pdfa-faq/ Regarding the German website to which you provide a link, I found that one can switch the language to English. William
  21. William Overington

    PDF/A

    Does anyone know how much extra work would be involved in programming Affinity Publisher to produce PDF/A documents please? Also, in that Affinity Publisher produces various types of PDF, such as for web publishing and for sending to a printing house and they have vastly different file sizes (much smaller for web publishing), does anyone know which sort of size PDF/A would come out as please? William
  22. It depends which ligatures are being used. In addition to the ligatures mentioned by Bhikkhu Pesala there is also the possibility that ligatures encoded using Private Use Area code points are being used, or that the font is automatically displaying ligature glyphs where they are not actually encoded in the text. In rare cases there could be a ZWJ ZERO WIDTH JOINER character between the characters that are the basis of the ligature. Could you possibly, if the text is not confidential, post an image of the display and some of the text characters please? William
  23. William Overington

    PDF/A

    Hello Alfred Thank you. I have now added a link to this thread into that thread. William
  24. William Overington

    Support for PDF/A?

    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/80691-pdfa/ William
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