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World View

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  1. Masks are so awkward in Publisher. It's one of the weak spots. For example: I masked a rectangular image to become a square image to fit a design. Then I wanted to move the image, but have the mask stay in place. No problem in Photoshop. Not possible in Publisher. It's like they are glued together. I also cannot: Delete masks, but not the image it is masking Copying a mask, so I can use the same mask for other images to create a graphic pattern There is nothing much about masks in the help. So I hope someone proficient with design/publishing software can give me a hint.
  2. I finally could create a vector mask, pull it on top of the file I want to mask. Worked well. Now I want to exchange the file that is masked. I tried to pull the mask off the file - doesn't work. They are like glued together. I can't delete the mask, I can't copy it. All I can do is delete both mask and file. But I need the mask because I need its precise size. How do I get a mask unstuck from the object it is masking. Currently, if I select the mask, the object is masks is also selected and I can't do anything.
  3. I am creating a number of text fields with the artistic text tool. I use Courier new non-bold adjustment left. Every time I start a new field it has courier new bold, central adjusted, and I have to select all and adjust it again. Why does the tool not remember the last use and stick to it - and how can I make it do that?
  4. Another problem: I like to put in words in lower case - and every time Affinity capitalizes it. I didn't find a setting to turns spellcheck off - how can I get rid of this annoying behavior where the software wants to dictate me how to write my words?
  5. It is very nice to work with and doesn't gauge you with monthly subscription fees. For a version 1 it is very stable and has not too many quirks. And it's fun to use and create with it. Very intuitive for such a complex software. I see Apple Pages listed here.... creating even a simple document in Pages is a task comparable only to capital punishment.
  6. One thing I noticed in the help section: make sure you define your terms. For true help, please do this: 1.define term, say what a tool does (which goal to achieve) 2. provide step by step to reach that goal. Currently, help lists a tool, doesn't tell what it precisely does, doesn't list steps. It isn't a text to show a newcomer what tools to use, why to use which tool, and how to do it.
  7. I use the artistic text tool a lot - it's great but it needs improvement. Editing text is a mess. I often have the problem to get the cursor in the text. Double-clicking often doesn't always work. Cursor visibility is bad. I just had to delete text where I could not add any letters. It is almost impossible to do corrections to rotated text. I had an example where the text was rotated 90 degrees and I could not get the cursor in to edit it. Even after double clicking and select all I couldn't see the cursor. I couldn't add text at the end, only at the beginning. I couldn't move the cursor as it was invisible. This is a bug that needs to be fixed. The artistic text tool works the same way as in photoshop, only in Publisher it is finicky, and blunt in response to click action and poor in feedback where you are working as you often can't see the cursor.
  8. Thanks, Walt, I got it going. The dragging of the mask on top of the picture just is so finicky. That little upward rectangle appears on the layer with the image in it, and you let go, but often it doesn't mask then but just slides off and covers the whole page. Something's not working too well here, so I'm using now the submenu when you click the right button via your stylus.
  9. I have successfully created a hyperlink in one of the betas. But now the email link did not work. Only after ten quick clicks or so the email would open. I re-created the link and now it doesn't work at all. What I did: Write the text g.g. email@mydomain.com underline it select text Go text-interactive-hyperlink I accidentally clicked in the hyperlink panel "go to target" I don't know what this means and how to set a target. When I click the email address in the pdf it takes me to page one of the magazine instead of opening up the email application. How can I fix this mess so a click on the email link opens the email? thanks!
  10. As I have Photoshop, Wasp11b, I don't have Affinity Photo installed. Thank you carl123 - so you are not masking off, but creating a shape through which you view what can be seen.
  11. I went to the help files first - there it states, yes, there are masks. But it doesn't tell you how to use them? I have used masks in Photoshop for over 10 years. Obviously, masks work completely different in Publisher. The problem I'm facing: I have inserted an image, and I want to mask out a part of it. In Photoshop I'd use the rectangular tool or the paint brush and in seconds the feat would be done. But in Publisher I don't know how to mask anything out. All I could do is create an empty mask that now sits attached to its layer. How can I get anything on that mask so it can actually do what its name promises? Step by step info would be much appreciated!
  12. No, Walter, I sent a pdf of my magazine to my rep and she put it on her google docs and noticed all images had disappeared. The magazine's first issue that I had created with a beta version did not do this.
  13. So there is nothing wrong with the pdfs output by Publisher? Is there an explanation why Publisher-created pdfs lose all images when opening them in Google Docs?
  14. Could this also be the reason why a pdf created by Affinity Publisher loses all images when placed on Google Docs?
  15. With the recent version of Publisher, the pdfs created by it do not show any images when opened in Google Docs. This is the pdf of the second issue of the magazine I created. The first issue opened with all the images in Google Docs. Could there be an issue with the pdf creation? Both times the pdf was created "for print" with all images rasterized.
  16. Thank you, kazrbutler! This helps a lot! (this wasn't in the help files)
  17. I had done several versions of a document and wanted to check on the size. I clicked "document setup" and the size information was not there any more. How can I check the size of a document before I send it off to the printer? Thanks!
  18. Thank you, Walt! This saves me to select each and every item in the design to move them together! Locking the rectangle layer will be it!
  19. I'd like to create a selection of "regularly used fonts" so I don't have to always browse the whole list. I looked it up, but the sparse help document only gives you font manager as a reply, which is not the right thing. I'd also like to delete ugly fonts like Comic sans, chalkduster and other horrors. I'd like my favorite fonts being grouped before all the others so I can quickly access them. How can I do that? Thanks!
  20. It is easy to color the background with the rectangle tool. But it totally sabotages any further work. I just tried to move a whole composition on a black background - but I can't select them. because of this damn rectangle tool whenever I try to select the elements on the page, the frame tool gets selected and the frame moves, but not the content. How can I get out of this? I'd like to fill the page with black without the annoying rectangle tool that sits like a block there and prohibits selecting a larger group of items and therefore moving them. I can only select one of two, but not eight or nine elements to move together. The rectangle tool blocks everything.
  21. SOLUTION: I did a password reset. I reset it to the SAME password I already had (so I won't get kicked out of the forum with a "wrong password" message) I was able to buy the software now. thanks for your support!
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