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Odd characters such as PSEP and others from Adobe Apps

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When copying and pasting text from Adobe apps into Affinity Desiger or directly into CMS such as WordPress -OR- when opening Illustrator files in Affinity Designer and later copy/pasting from there, there will be inserted into the text several odd characters some of which are PSEPs or paragraph separators.

THESE CHARACTERS ARE NOT VISIBLE ON MAC OR IN FIREFOX ON WINDOWS. They definitely display in Chrom on Windows. Finding them can be very tricky and a lot of work.

For Mac users particularly and maybe Windows users as well, I have found a way to at least spot and remove them. Most text editors will not display these except for Microsoft's VSCode (not the IDE just the text editor). If you paste into VSCode, you can see them although it isn't that easy particularly when you have long text strings.

This took me a lot of sweat to discover and I thought I should share.

This happens with me copying from Illustrator, Affinity Designer when file was originally created in Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat or Reader and then pasting into browser app such as WordPress.

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Affinity Publisher can display non-printing characters. Designer and Photo are currently unable to do this.


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4.186 • Designer for iPad 1.8.4.4 • iPadOS 14.2 (iPad Air 2)

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If you're getting odd characters from Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Acrobat, @stinkykong, shouldn't you be talking to Adobe (or Adobe users) about that? Serif isn't going to be able to do anything about how the Adobe apps work.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.852 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.852 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.850 Beta.

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