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this might be considered as a bug or something for a later improvement step - or not ... i don't know ...

Please see attached "Poster test.pdf", made with Indesign and exported as a regular print .pdf.

- Acrobat shows it correctly, print is ok

- Photoshop opens it correctly (Windows explorer right click "open with ..")

- Affinity Photo (Windows explorer right click "open with ..") claimes a missing font (but should be embedded), but even with replacing the same font it doesn't help. line tracking (? - see red error) got wrong.

- Creating a new affinity file and place the pdf into it... everything is ok ...


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Poster test.pdf

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Hi Design Punch


We currently don't extract embedded fonts, so we require the font to be installed at the moment. It is something we are intending to do but currently it is not in the app



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On 07/09/2017 at 10:40 AM, Chris_K said:

Thanks for raising this issue - we have closed it as "by design".


If I read this correctly, this means Photo or Designer won't be able to display embeded fonts as vectors or pixels ?

This is a problem, since for stopping using other applications, we need to be able to replace them entirely, and in the print workflow, we need to modify some PDF files from clients at the last minute and we need this feature.

(Fonts opened as vectors or pixels, at least.)


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On 15/11/2017 at 0:29 PM, honey moyal said:
Why PDF created by affinity is not showing correct fonts




It would have been better to raise this (apparently separate) issue in its own thread.


What fonts are you using, and how are you viewing the generated PDF file?  Can you attach your Designer or Photo file here?

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