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When exporting to PDF I get the following message.

I have seen in previous posts that the issue may be connected to use of some fonts but I don't believe this is the case in this instance as Bell MT was used throughout.

Any suggestions or work arounds would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you! 


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Hi Kprice,

Welcome to the forums :)

Sorry to hear you're having trouble! Could you please try the following:

1. Create a folder called 'temp' on the root of your C:\ drive so you have C:\Temp\
2. Run 'PDFLibLogging.reg' - this will insert a registry entry that enables logging for PDFLib
3. Run Affinity and export to PDF
4. Go to C:\Temp\ and view the PDFlib.txt file to see the log.
5. Run 'PDFLibLoggingRemove.reg' to remove the logging as this can cause slowdown and crashes if the C:\Temp file is removed.

Please attach the .txt file here, many thanks in advance!



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Thanks for that, your log isn't showing any usual signs of export failure (ie a corrupted font). Have you tried exporting the file to a different location?

Could you please provide a copy of your Affinity file and any fonts used (such as Bell MT) to the following link, so I can try exporting this here? What PDF export settings are you using please?


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2 hours ago, Kprice said:

Hi Dan, 

These are the settings i'm using. Tried exporting to a number of locations.


JPEG or PDF? That looks broken to me.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.5

Affinity Designer 1.7.3 | Affinity Photo 1.7.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.7.3 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.x.x | Affinity Photo Beta 1.7.x.x | Affinity Publisher Beta

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Thanks for that kprice :)

17 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

JPEG or PDF? That looks broken to me.

This does look a little odd, but it's not something that I can replicate nor is it related to this issue, I suspect it's a glitch in mouse pointer detection when taking a screenshot (assumedly using the Windows snipping tool).

Your PDF is failing to export due to 2 separate objects, on page 7 & page 10. The text objects, circled below, both have a very strange decoration applied to them, as they both have a Textured Line style applied to them as a decoration, with a Linear Gradient fill, one end of which has artificial noise and a mitre setting of 1.414. Were these decorations intentionally added? 



Removing the decorations from these two text objects will allow your PDF to export correctly, I'm not 100% certain on why this combination is causing the export to fail but I've logged it with our developers as a bug now :) 

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Strange glitch, I don't believe I changed the style of the asterisks. 

Removed and working great now, thank you so much for that :D

Have a great day.


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