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Not sure if this can be reported as a bug, or if this is just something that is not supported, but the following kinds of Illustrator created eps files do not open correctly in Designer (nor Publisher). These are in practice MathType generated eps files that have been finalized with Illustrator CS6 and that can be placed as inline graphics in InDesign. These work perfectly well in CS6 environment and have been used to produce printed publication so nothing wrong with the format. Quark can import these ok but cannot use them as inline graphics. Just FYI that this is not sheer Adobe thing. SangaEqn005.eps EDIT: Some additional information: CorelDRAW (2017) can also import these correctly. (So I'm on WIndows platform...) These are in grayscale format. EDIT2: It seems these are direct MathType exports, after all. It is related to handling of fonts. The original files just refer to installed fonts (mostly Times New Roman), but do not embed the font. However when I open this kind of file in Illustrator and then save the selection as Illustrator eps (with preview and fonts embedded), Affinity Designer still cannot show content of certain formulas as text (empty content shows where text should appear). Certain formulas show content, but then the text is converted to curves, while other similarly created formulas only show the graphical content, and completely ignore the text part. I tested the feature now with MathType 6.9, which is the latest Design Science version (non-subscription license) so cannot tell if MathType eps exports still behave the same, but this is an important issue for anyone that hopes to be able to use Affinity Publisher for laying out scientific publications. When the eps files are converted to AI, Designer opens the formulas correctly but AI is not a good format for formulas as they contain the artboard and cannot be just bounding box selections.