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Guys, Any update or someone could guide if Affinity Designer allows to get the missing fonts now specifically for a PSD file?

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On 2/6/2019 at 6:01 AM, aman204 said:

Guys, Any update or someone could guide if Affinity Designer allows to get the missing fonts now specifically for a PSD file?

Not sure what you mean by "get the missing fonts". You can certainly see which fonts are missing, which I think is the subject of this topic.

When importing the PSD file you should be able to tell the Affinity application not to do font substitution. Then in the Character panel you can change the selection from All to Missing, click on the font-name pull-down, and the names of the missing fonts will be displayed.

When opening native Affinity files that contain fonts you don't have, you will get a notification popup, which will go away. You can still see what ones are missing using the Character panel.


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I've had to put this switch to Affinity on hold. I think the developers at Serif need more Prepress experience. It barely warns you that a font is missing and if you place a PDF in a document it doesn't warn you at all and just automatically changes the font for you quietly.

This and the fiddling around with bleed has killed the idea of switching for me for now.

 

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On 2/14/2019 at 2:54 PM, walt.farrell said:

Not sure what you mean by "get the missing fonts". You can certainly see which fonts are missing, which I think is the subject of this topic.

When importing the PSD file you should be able to tell the Affinity application not to do font substitution. Then in the Character panel you can change the selection from All to Missing, click on the font-name pull-down, and the names of the missing fonts will be displayed.

When opening native Affinity files that contain fonts you don't have, you will get a notification popup, which will go away. You can still see what ones are missing using the Character panel.

it really needs a font management option, like AI where after the file is open you can go back and check. In illustrator this is the Type-> find font menu. Here it lists all the used fonts, any that are still missing and the ability to change all.

 

A missing font dialog in the character pallet is a bit useless. It's missing ok, what line has the missing font, is it just that line or somewhere else aswell? You would have to go hunting and checking every text box to see this way which is long winded.

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