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How to outline missing fonts in new document

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I have a document sent to me by a customer in both PDF and AI format. The document uses a font that I don't have. Even though I uncheck replace fonts, Designer doesn't outline it. It just give me a standard system font. Am I missing something? I swore Designer would do this. I'm running 1.6.5

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The Affinity apps don’t currently interpret fonts embedded in PDF documents. You can convert text to curves (i.e. outlines) to make fonts in your documents look correct to other Affinity users, but if you don’t have the fonts used in a PDF file there’s no way to make it look correct when opened in AD.


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Thanks Alfred. It's sloppy work by the original designer that made the file. They should have converted to curves before sending it out. It's standard practice with our staff to do that before sending a file. We were just stuck dealing with it this time.

Perhaps it's something Serif can implement in a future update like an "open as EPS" which doesn't carry any embedded fonts over so we don't have to jump to other software to convert everything embedded over to curves. 

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24 minutes ago, JoeISP said:

Perhaps it's something Serif can implement in a future update

I’m sure they will eventually, Joel. PagePlus — their well-established, but Windows-only, DTP product — has been able to do it for many years, so they obviously have the know how!


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