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  2. Ah yes, those NDAs are from the Plus range beta testing period, they aren't applicable any longer. The beta tests for the Affinity range of products are done completely differently now.
  3. 'Disclosure of any details relating to Beta Test programs, to any party (outside of other registered beta test participants and Serif (Europe) Limited or Serif, Inc. personnel) is prohibited. Discussion, or comments about, the contents of Beta software program(s), Beta Test feedback or discussions, and software documentation in public (to mean any place where those who are not registered Serif Beta Testers may learn of details of the software program(s)) is prohibited'. My NDA is from 2012 so has run out but i'm assuming these are the same rules? BETA testing prior to Affinity was all closed for their software. Maybe these Wikipedia links might be useful in the grand scheme of things: Serif Europe & DrawPlus
  4. Rick G

    Swaping characters

    A possibly better implementation would be an editable dictionary where you could enter "teh, hte" and have it automatically change to "the" like word processors have
  5. and that is great - I am not saying that this is not valid or not needed - it should be available option that I will use myself in many situations. In reality they are almost the same thing. Basically destructive gradient is immediately rendered/merged with layer instead of leaving active object floating above layer. Creating separate tool that does that should be quite trivial (it would be more work to create separate icon / modify GUI and documentation than actual coding - all the methods are already there). They could be renamed to 'Dynamic/Live gradient' and 'Fast/static gradient' or something like that. Separate issue is that the gradient tool does not remember last settings (they are cleared after we change focus to different tool or layer) - I am not really sure it this is intended behavior in the first place, as other tools don't do that.
  6. Is this actually a bug or a feature related to indeterminate usage of tabs that cannot be satisfactorily resolved? Tabbed text aligns correctly only when the paragraph is left aligned. Different programs seem to handle indeterminacy with tabs in different ways, but e.g. InDesign behaves identically with APub (see image below). Word does it differently, and initially x <tab> y aligns symmetrically so that the text is center aligned (the tab just adds space but does not actually align anything at any precise point). Can there be any inherently logical behavior for a tab in a center or right aligned (or fully justified) paragraph? Edit: QXP also behaves identically. The logic with these three seems to be that the text following the tab will be center aligned in relation to the position of the tab position. The preceding text is left aligned.
  7. MEB, a video doesn't show the problem well as you can't see keystrokes. I thought you were able to reproduce this back in April. We have been waiting to stop the cycling of tools for years and now there is a way but it causes a worse problem. Did you try my example with the test4 file I had attached above in April? With Use ⇧ modifier to cycle tools selected: Several things seem to trigger the problem, one of those is to: Click in the area of the layer panel below the layers to unselect all layers Then click on the unnamed layer Press a P twice you'll end up in the Pen tool but the layer selected now is the Purple layer, even if you wait a few minutes between presses Press G twice you'll end up in the Fill tool but layer Gray selected Press M twice you'll end up in the Rectangle tool but with layer Marble selected Press A twice you'll end up in the Node tool but with layer Apple selected The idea of the Use ⇧ modifier to cycle tools is supposed to be so that if we happen to hit a letter key more than once it doesn't put us in a different tool than what that letter calls for. If we forget we are already in the Pen tool than hitting a second P won't dump us into the Brush tool. And now it doesn't, but frequently the second P will switch to a different layer which I think is worse because we end up modifying the wrong layer or creating a layer in the wrong location. You are right it's not every second keypress, but it happens frequently. It used to be that when I pressed a P I would have to look at the tools or at least the cursor to see if it was correct. Now we have to look at the layer panel to see if the correct layer is still selected following the keypress. Not what I'd call forward progress. Unless we always have all groups expanded then searching by the first character of the layer name isn't a reliable method of finding a layer. And I usually don't keep everything expanded. Mike
  8. Just install them the common system wide way on your OS, APub will on it's next start recognize the added fonts.
  9. How can i do this in a mac? I have installed the spelling correction but I can't find how to do it for hyphenation
  10. Hi there. I've been having this issue intermittently since I started using designer, but I can't seem to figure out how to reproduce it. Sometimes, the floating Tools panel gets into a state where only the Place Image Tool is available. I can still access other tools through their hotkeys when this happens, and I can fix it by switching Personas. I'm attaching a screenshot. I *think* this happens most often when I start the program and immediately open a document I was previously working on, but I'm not sure.
  11. In InDesign we can add new fonts via the Font Book - how do we upload and add new fonts to Affinity Publisher. Thanks D
  12. Though we are able to colorize RGB, CMYK and greyscale (8bit) images, the support for 1bit is still kind of limited in Affinity. To colorize a 1bit image you need to activate the "K-only" button in the tool bar for that image. Then it will show an assigned fill color: –> You also might want to look at this thread about 1 bit and various aspects and users needs: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/11273-saving-a-1-bit-black-white-graphic/
  13. As others have pointed out, details that are not yet available matter in terms of "in your specific case" but in the general case, I think you can assume macOS might get a little more performance love earlier than Windows. Case in point: Serif and their cooperation with Apple regarding Metal acceleration (and regardless of Apple's participation, the more complex environment for GPU compute support on the Windows side).
  14. For plain users without much knowledge about OS and administration tasks etc. it's of course easier to just have to click some in app file assoc prefs checkboxes and then apply the settings. They then have just to keep care that no other app overwrites and catches the default file associations. - The mature user, who knows what he does, might prefer to control and setup such things from the OS system.
  15. Did you press the cogwheel in the Layers panel next to Lock/Unlock? Personally I find the blending options in Affinity to be more advanced than Photoshop, since you can work with nodes and curves instead of just two sliders.
  16. In my experience the short answer for various reasons is Mac here, even I tend to use both OS daily.
  17. Created a new document Set up a standard double spread master (Master A) with linked text frames for body text and page numbering Duplicated it for use on the first two pages, after removing page numbers and text frames (Master B) Placed a small .DOCX file and auto-flowed it Inserted 2 new pages at the start of the document and applied Master B to them while making sure physical page 3 had Master A. Pub now shifted the start of story text to physical page 4. When I finally managed to make Pub understand that page 3 really had only Master A applied to it, the text shifted back to physical page 3, but Pub seemed to have become confused as to what physical pages had the inner and outer margins applied to them. They seemed swapped around. Managed to sort that mess out after re-applying the masters to their respective pages, but now the imported / placed text vanished (as reported in an earlier post) Deleted all pages after logical page 1 (physical page 3) and tried to place the text again. Now Pub had trouble locating .DOCX files in the disc, i.e had to type "*.docx" into the name field of the file dialog window for it to show up. Saved and restarted Pub This time Pub found my .DOCX file but refused to auto-flow the imported text. I.e. the correct number of physical pages were added, but only the first one showed text. (This worked fine right after I created the document.) Manually flowed text, e.g. 3 to 4, 5 to 6, etc Figured the link between the frames in Master A had become corrupted somehow, I deleted the flow-link between the two frames on the left and right pages of Master A. Pub crashed to desktop. It's possible I messed up somehow, but throughout all this, my settings looked ok to me. But in any case, the crash shouldn't occur.
  18. Hey, guys, oh yes please! It drives me nuts that the Resource Manager – such an important feature in layouting – is not a panel but a dialog box! As much as I am happy to have banished Adobe I need to say: man is a creature of habit. The palette in InDesign, always sitting in the top right corner above the layers, was indeed something that Affinity needs to adapt as quickly as possible! Cheers MrDoodlezz
  19. Frozen Death Knight

    Gradient tool is awful

    Ah, Quick Masks. That makes more sense. I personally prefer more control and a more non-destructive workflow over absolute maximized speed (speed is important of course), so I guess that's why we didn't see eye to eye at first. If I wanted to do something similar I would just create a mask, use the Gradient tool on it, press V to switch to the Move tool to ctrl drag for making duplicates (optional), and then duplicate the layer action by pressing ctrl+J over and over. Also, since duplicate selection actually remembers how much you moved, scaled, skewed, and rotated your layer, you can do some fun stuff while duplicating your mask gradients rapidly. I understand that this may not be the most optimal way for you personally, so a destructive Gradient tool would solve your issue in that case. The way the current one works is completely non-destructive unlike the Gradient tool in Photoshop, which is completely destructive in nature. I don't think it would be possible to combine the two approaches into a single tool because they are so fundamentally different. Making a new tool I believe would be the best approach here.
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  21. MichaelMeeuwissen

    Pdf export impossible

    It’s impossible to export an editable text pdf , if I export a resume to the cloud and i want to make some changes in another app like pdf expert nothing is editable . If I save it as a native designer document and open this document via the cloud every single letter is turned into a curve ! 3CCF1EBA-A9A2-48B8-ADC2-30DF2D6DB282.MP4
  22. When opening the curves adjustment, the pane opens quickly, but the contents (the actual curve unique to the image) are slow to appear. Usually it's just a second or two, but it feels slower than in the previous version(s) of Affinity photo. On rare occasions, it has never filled in the actual curve, or I have given up waiting for it. Affinity Photo 1.7.1 MacOS 10.14.5 2018 Mac mini 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7; Intel UHD Graphics 630
  23. Aha! Finally, some sort of answer. No need for novels. Do you want me to upload the NDA you had me sign, or is that against the rules it contains itself? Maybe there's thousands of us, yes, but in a sea of millions, we are indeed “special” by any measure, because we are indeed a 1%-ish minority of users. By the way, ask your PR department to do a search on your e-mail servers for “João Gomes”, my real name. You'll see some of it is interesting, and some of it is rather… sad. And not through any fault of my own (other than writing big texts, I guess, but I stand by what I've always said, that your own employees should be held up to a higher standard here in the forums than your end-users).
  24. I found an answer for this in the last 24 hours. So . . . . I'll share in case someone else needs/finds it.: 1. Select “New Document” from the pull down menu. 2. Set up the document units to pixels to use pixel measurements in place of millimetres. (1:1 ratio for document size) 3. When creating your vector object, and by way of example, if desired size is 100mm square, make the object 100 pixels square (again, 1:1 ratio). 4. Save the document as AD’s native file format for future use and editing 5. Export the document using the export option in the file menu. 6. Select 'SVG (for web)'. Click 'More' for extra options. 7. Deselect 'Set viewBox' and select 'Add line breaks' (you may wish to try and not select 'Add line breaks' as well, it made no difference for me). 8. Export the file. 9. Import file into your 3rd party working app, CNC program, laser cutting program, etc.
  25. MrDoodlezz

    Usercreated Adjustment Presets – 1.7

    Hey, Gabe, thank you very much for the statement – although not very pleasing. Sorry, but I have to ask again: so there is absolutely no way to restore your presets from a previous backup of the officially released version (no beta)? Not even after the old version has been restored and all presets are displayed again? Because that's the case for me. I can see them, but I can't get them into the new version. Greetings MrDoodlezz
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