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  2. You are absolutely right. The export dialog allows one to select pages to be PDFed. So, really, no need to worry about hiding a page to exclude it from export. One can PDF pages one needs.
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  5. Steel Rat

    Crop default

    I second this! Very tedious having to constantly re-configure the tools you use all the time.
  6. Thanks Old Bruce, Yeah... i had tried every red dot combination... but for the sake of the GIF, I just left it as near to the corner as I could get it. I'm away from that computer now, but I did a Callout Rotate... using the rotation handle. I didn't try mirror inverting... which would have been a good idea.
  7. I wonder if there's a bug there, with respect to the text inversion. I can create a callout, and invert. I can then cycle the selection box (aka, in Designer or Photo, reset the selection box) and the rotation handles for the inverted callout now indicate that it's right-side-up (i.e., the rotation handle is on the top). However, as soon as I click on it with the Text Frame tool the rotation handle moves to the bottom, and the text is inverted. I think the process of converting it into a Text Frame should have recognized that it was no longer inverted, but it failed to do so.
  8. Medical Officer Bones

    Importing SVG in Designer

    Sure, whatever works. I prefer Opera since it is installed on my local machine, and I can't be uploading licensed (client) work to an online service like that. I need to be able to maintain control over the files.
  9. The Export dialog allows page selection, just like the Print dialog. Unless I've misunderstood what you mean.
  10. walt.farrell


    That depends on which Affinity appication, and on what kind of Preset you're interested in. There are a bunch of Presets, in various places.
  11. Hiding pages makes sense only if they are not facing pages, I suppose. The best way to handle this scenario is to have an option for Pages to PDF in the Export Dialog. What we already have in the print Dialog.
  12. You can manually omit certain pages when you Export or Print the document. That might suffice for a small number of pages, or for groups of pages, but would be cumbersome for frequent use of a large number of scattered pages.
  13. Move the red dots after you make it and it is only 1/2 as bad. I didn't notice the inverting text thing when you go upside down.
  14. Hello @MEB Has the export to PSD feature been updated since? More specifically are texts exported as text and not as raster images? Thanks, Eli
  15. Why would Affinity Publisher need to deal with "many printer types" seeing that InDesign's Print Booklet feature does not? Seriously. Open InDesign and a document, then choose File > Print Booklet and have a look at the dialog that appears. To your left you see the following 3 choices: Setup Preview Summary Setup shows you your printer preset (if any), Page Range you want to print, Booklet Type (2-up Saddle Stitch is most common) and related choices like Creep and Bleed, Margins, and whether or not you want blank spreads printed. That's it. To setup duplex printing requires you to click the "Print Settings..." button on that same screen, which opens the standard MacOS Printer dialog box in which you tweak your settings. So really, Print Booklet just ensures that pages print in the right order so the end result is a booklet, but all the hard work is still done by the MacOS printer driver and related dialog. If there is anything "hard" about adding a Print Booklet feature to Affinity Publisher, it is for Serif to properly replicate 2-up Saddle Stitch, 2-up Perfect Bound, 2-up Consecutive, and other binding (print order) methods. But at first they could limit that to just the most popular -- 2-up Saddle Stitch and then add others over time. So again, I don't see the addition of this critically important feature as anything that would slow down development of Affinity Publisher. And seriously, without a convenient means to print booklets, why not just use Illustrator instead for designs of 10 pages or less? (Or in the context of this forum, Affinity Designer) Illustrator or Designer give you multiple artboards/pages. It may not be as elegant as a dedicated Publisher app, but it works. Indeed, I suspect that many Affinity Designer users have done just that while waiting for Publisher. So what I am saying is that if one argues for a long and troublesome method so as to avoid forcing Serif to add a Print Booklet feature to Publisher, I could easily arguing the slightly more troublesome yet usable alternative to Publisher -- using Affinity Designer. Print Booklet is to Affinity Publisher what a duplex unit is to a laser printer. Some people may not need it, but for those who do, you wouldn't want a non-Duplex printer to mass print your 2-sided masterpieces. All said... Serif, please just add a Print Booklet feature to Affinity Publisher. If it wasn't needed, InBooklet never would have come on the scene when InDesign came out, and Adobe certainly wouldn't have spent time to add that as a standard feature when Quark bought InBooklet so as to kill it. It shouldn't be that much trouble to add it, since all the hard work is done (at least it is on a Mac) in the print dialog box. Print Booklet is merely a more convenient way to establish the proper print order of the pages in your document. Thanks.
  16. My new Panasonic G9 camera has a high res file mode. It produces a RW2 File of about 80mb. I cannot open this file in Affinity even though my normal RW2 files open just fine. It will open in Luminar, but not in Xee^3 viewer on the Mac, though all other files open with Xee^3. I can convert the file using the Adobe Image converter and then it is a fully functional file in Affinity. Can someone help me understand why this file is giving Affinity a problem? A sample of these files is attached. Paul _1010136.RW2
  17. I've actually tried exporting them with just about every choice and preset that is available. The Tiffs are even coming out darker. Here's a screenshot of a photo in the Affinity desktop and one I exported to a Tiff side by side. It doesn't matter what I open them in either, even when I open them up in Affinity. Here is a 'Tiff' export I just did... I opened the tiff up in Windows Photo (or something, it doesn't matter)… Took the opened Tiff and placed it beside the open 'developed' image in Affinity. Note, the only editing I did to this photo was to add an unsharp mask. So here's something I haven't asked yet??? Are yours, or anyone else's exports coming out looking EXACTLY the same as they do on your Affinity desktop before you export them? Now; as you can see, I was able to upload this jpg with no problem. However, I copied this from the PC I did the work on and now the left cannon is darker but sharper, on the PC that I copied these 'from' the left cannon was lighter and sharper. So the sharpness didn't change but the overall brightness did. I also can see clearly that the entire image quality of both has gone down.
  18. Hi folks, First, I don't want to sound like an ingrate making these suggestions... as a fellow developer, I appreciate your amazing work and realize not everything is as easy as it seems to change. That said ( ), The callout tool is very restricting to work with. As you can see from the GIF below, it should be very easy to orient the pointer in any direction from any side. Unfortunately, the current Callout Tool only points in 1 direction. That wouldn't be the end of the world since I can easily create 4 versions (in different directions) and store them as Assets. However, The text also gets re-oriented... so I have to insert a text box inside the Callout. And finally, the Affinity Publishing Callout won't let you point from the corner of the callout. How a callout works in another software: The callout behavior from AP... notice how it won't point to a corner: Thanks for any considerations. P.S. I'm very excited about AP!!
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  20. If I get a laptop that doubles as a tablet.....which version of affinity would be the best? Does it matter? My dell laptop that I had previously did not have good resolution when I downloaded the desktop version of Affinity. My pictures were not very clear. Because of this should i go with the tablet version of Affinity?
  21. This has been an on going problem. Many keystrokes for commands simply don't work. Any involving the delete or backspace key, space bar, command key + key, option + key fail to work or invoke oddly undo. yes I have my keyboard language correctly ID'd in system prefs yes I have my lang = US English in system settings yes I have disabled a few finder commands that conflict with other apps like Command + Space bar yes other apps work perfectly fine, its only Photo 1.6.7 thats a problem. 10.14.6 or 10.14.1+ S
  22. Jim (at OnyxRing)

    Advanced features of Text Search not working

    Ok. Please remember that I don't have rights for distribution, as I mentioned, so this is just for diagnostic purposes and should be deleted when complete. On a related note: there were some strange formatting issues with upper and lower casing as well that only showed in Affinity, not PDF viewers, but I solved these by first opening it in Preview, then exporting it to PDF. Thanks for looking into this.
  23. Old Bruce

    Page Orientation Setup

    'Portrait' has to be hit a couple of times. This is the best kind of bug, it doesn't hurt when it bites. Of course the underlying fault is probably responsible for some major printing problems too.
  24. Been bitten by this bug all of a sudden. Font where there and then they were not :(. We for sure need a font search and replace. We need freehand level search and replace in Designer, this would be another standout feature for it. I need to try and trouble shoot a document that open fine in Photo and every other app on my system. I have high hopes for the next update, since we've gotten iPad apps and publisher ... but I need this app to not suck productivity away. Thanks
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