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Open PDF with embedded fonts?

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I work at a web agency, and in my job I often get to create or fine-tune web content where the source material is sent to me by clients. One client often sends me PDFs, and I'm supposed to create a thumbnail image out of the PDF cover and link that to the PDF on the website.

I finally found out how to actually export a sharp image (see https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/35497-exported-png-jpg-are-blurry/&page=2&tab=comments#comment-361625), but before I could start playing around with the JPEG I actually had to export it from the PDF. This didn't work in Affinity Photo, because the app wanted me to replace the fonts in the PDF with other fonts (see pdf_import.png), which made the PDF look totally weird (and even more weird when I unticked the box "Replace missing fonts"), so instead I used the Mac app called Preview to export the PDF document into an unaltered JPEG image. Is there really no option in Affinity Photo to import/treat a PDF as a rasterised image using the fonts embedded in the PDF?

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33 minutes ago, johanna said:

Is there really no option in Affinity Photo to import/treat a PDF as a rasterised image using the fonts embedded in the PDF?

There really isn’t such an option, unfortunately. The Affinity apps currently cannot interpret embedded fonts.


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2.174 • Designer for iPad 1.8.2.4 • iPadOS 13.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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Hi, I'm hoping this is the proper place to post this.

I'd like to see a far better UI when opening a PDF in Affinity apps and having to replace document fonts with other fonts.

1) a bigger preview window so I can see the changes in the document when I try different fonts

2) a bigger font selection menu— such as a separate scalable window that I don't have to use as if I'm peering through a keyhole.

3) able to see the fonts in a bigger size—scalable up to 36pt for example

So this would apply to Publisher and Designer in my case.

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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