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1 hour ago, md_berlin said:

Incorrect display of text on placed PDF when numbers are set proportionally

Your screenshot shows Interpret, and your topic title says Passthrough. Please clarify which you're talking about.

Also, the Typography panel would not be available for text in a Placed PDF, so where is that screenshot from?

 

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Thank you for your quick response and sorry for the somewhat inaccurate description, but I think there is a mistake here.

I have a text „1234” with „Ziffernbreite” = „Proportional”, in this example with the font „Akko”, then I make a PDF place that with the option in german „Interpretieren” in an other document.

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You might remove some confusion by editing your topic title so it says Interpreted rather than Passthrough :)

You can do that but editing the first post, or by clicking and holding on the topic title.

First, when you exported the PDF, in the More... part of the Export dialog, what font embedding option did you use? You have a choice if embedding a subset or embedding the full font.

Next, I'm not sure that a PDF contains enough information to recognize all the  typographic options. PDF files are more about describing how something looks, not precisely what it is and exactly what it is composed of.

If you want it to look exact, you need to use Passthrough, not Interpreted.

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I always embed the full font in the PDF. I have worked with Quark and ID and I think this is something that better not happen. I need to be able to rely on a PDF being perfectly printable everywhere. With complex documents you may not recognise such errors.

 

 

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2 hours ago, md_berlin said:

I need to be able to rely on a PDF being perfectly printable everywhere.

That's why Affinity now implements Passthrough mode. Use it instead of Interpreted if you need full accuracy.

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The problem is that I get a PDF file from someone and I have to place it in my document. If I don't have the fonts used, either the colour is wrong or the font is wrong. It would be nice if there were some improvements here.

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/137608-colours-are-not-correct-with-pdf-setting-transferpassthrough/&tab=comments#comment-758709pdf1234.jpg.a7999cb8348f1a78acf055ba8f9e0ade.jpg

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22 minutes ago, md_berlin said:

The problem is that I get a PDF file from someone and I have to place it in my document. If I don't have the fonts used, either the colour is wrong or the font is wrong. It would be nice if there were some improvements here.

Your color problem sounds like a bug to be fixed. For your purpose, you must use Passthrough.

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