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It's a problem with the ligatures in the PDF. The PDF has "Aſter" with an ſt ligature, rather than the two letters f and t. I'm not sure why Publisher is misinterpreting it, but it's possible that whatever created the PDF did not provide all the data needed to decompose the ligature into its component characters. (I do not have the tools that would be necessary to examine the PDF to determina anything further; sorry.)


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16 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

It's a problem with the ligatures in the PDF. The PDF has "Aſter" with an ſt ligature, rather than the two letters f and t. I'm not sure why Publisher is misinterpreting it, but it's possible that whatever created the PDF did not provide all the data needed to decompose the ligature into its component characters. (I do not have the tools that would be necessary to examine the PDF to determina anything further; sorry.)

The unicode encoding for the ft lig in the pdf is U+0000, which is the null character--which literally means nothing. The problem is with the Preview application that created the pdf.

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12 minutes ago, BobZ6 said:

how does one import a pdf into an existing publisher document?

Thanks

One uses the Place command from the File menu.

But note that placing a pdf is really the same as opening a pdf at this time. That is, it's not placing a pdf the same way as InDesign, QuarkXPress, etc becuase at this point in time there is not the capability to "pass the pdf through" to a new output format.

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Thanks all. Got this off a web source. Wouldn't have thought originator would use ligatures; must've been automatic in whatever program they used. 

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13 hours ago, MikeW said:

One uses the Place command from the File menu.

But note that placing a pdf is really the same as opening a pdf at this time. That is, it's not placing a pdf the same way as InDesign, QuarkXPress, etc becuase at this point in time there is not the capability to "pass the pdf through" to a new output format.

That one is a major issue – at least for me. I do use placing PDF files in AI for slicing a lot. When you do not own the fonts this becomes a problem.
Is there any plan to ad this feature anytime soon?

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