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Hi,

I am trying to place some PDF files. They are consistently coming out garbled or with text missing somewhat randomly, but it seems this happens only when the PDF was produced by Preview on my Mac. When I place PDF files with the same content that were produced using a PHP program and various PHP libraries, they appear accurately.

This is a major issue as I have literally hundreds of these PDFs that worked fine with Ado$e products and am now trying to convert everything to Affinity.

Screenshot shows correct PDF text and the version that appears when dragged in. Yes, the font is installed on the computer. Any ideas for how to work around this?

Screenshot 2019-10-08 21.52.20.png

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Thanks for your file, I can replicate this issue here and therefore I'm logging this with our developers as a bug.

On 10/9/2019 at 10:30 PM, twaltzing said:

it seems this happens only when the PDF was produced by Preview on my Mac. When I place PDF files with the same content that were produced using a PHP program and various PHP libraries, they appear accurately.

Can you expand on your workflow here? As far as I'm aware Preview doesn't have the capability to create PDf files from scratch - are you loading a file in Preview then exporting it as a PDF? If so, what format is this file?

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PDFs placed into Publisher (and other Affinity apps) ignore any OpenType features applied to the text in the PDF.

So if the PDF contains OpenType Small Caps feature or variant Figure styling or Swashes etc. then these are ignored and the text reverts to the underlying core text.
Not good. Please can this be fixed and placed PDFs are fully respected.
Perhaps there is an option to remain as PDF or open as layered file?

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Forgot to say that this occurs when the exact same font file is loaded and available.

The font should be picked up and used in full. If the PDF doesn't hold the OT styling info, then there needs to be an option to place the PDF as itself, not as an 'open file' – Text is resolution independent, not rasterised.

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