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Jeremy Bohn

No document-wide replace font?

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Unless I'm missing something, the Font Manager in Publisher is seriously lacking. I don't understand why there is a way to specify a substitution for a missing font, but no way to actually apply the substitution. And if the font isn't missing, you can't even pick a substitution. The only way around it appears to have set up Styles from the start and then change the styles one by one. But Publisher needs to have a feature like Adobe's "Find Font" in InDesign and Illustrator and Quark...

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I think the Font Manager only provides a temporary override for the missing fonts, and I agree that the ability to provide a permanent substitution for them would be useful.

For fonts that aren't missing, you can use Find/Replace to change them in existing text. Click the cog icon in the Find box then click Format, and specify the font information to find. Do the same with the cog in the Replace box to specify the replacement font.

But yes, if you're using Paragraph Styles that specify fonts you would also need to update any Paragraph Styles to ensure that new text used the proper fonts.


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This is a good observation. I encountered it just a few days ago too, and I was surprised when the substitution was only kind of like preview substitution. This could be helpful in some cases, but I also think actually replacing might be useful more often. I would suggest adding to the current behavior the ability to actually replace fonts.

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On 8/15/2019 at 12:11 PM, Jeremy Bohn said:

Agreed. It's like there should be an Apply button or something.

I just ran into this and hope that this suggestion is incorporated in the next update. Very necessary in my work. Had there not be these remarks on the forum I would have still been looking for some type of "Apply" button since it is obvious in other programs,

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You can use Find & Replace to search for and replace fonts.

Click the gear icon next to "Find" and select "Format", then specify the font to search for.

Click the gear icon next to "Replace with" and select "Format", then specify the font to replace with.

Leave the find and replace text fields blank, click Find, then click Replace All.

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9 hours ago, fde101 said:

You can use Find & Replace to search for and replace fonts.

Yes, and that works if the font you want to change is installed on your system. But does that work for fonts that are missing on your system? There are reports that it doesn't.


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Hate to be a dick - but this issue exists since 2014 - it's not going to fixed.

You get what you pay for.

*goes and replaces each font manually*

SMH.

Edited by Joe Kaylem

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4 hours ago, Joe Kaylem said:

Hate to be a dick - but this issue exists since 2014 - it's not going to fixed.

You mean before APublisher was released?

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Presumably Joe means since Designer, since that was the only Affinity app out in 2014 (right?). And I wouldn't fault Serif for that, because replacing fonts automatically would hardly be a priority, must-have feature for Designer, especially in its early days when so much else was needed.

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