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World View

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  1. Thank you, Dominik! This way I can create my own font library with quick access. I'm going to work on the default settings of tools. That's my next task to learn with this software.
  2. I think the software is very intuitive. Given that I just started with it about three weeks ago I could create a good demo document and several drafts of an eMagazine. And it's fun to work with. Thumbs up!
  3. I tried the picture frame tool and found it awkward. I couldn't remove images and I couldn't scale them (maybe this has been fixed now) The place image tool does everything you need: you can scale images, then move them around, and then change the size (you'll see in the resource manager how the dpi changes, if you make an image smaller, it doesn't get compressed, the dpi number rises, and if you decide you want it bigger, you can do this without a loss in quality) I did some rather complex arrangements of several images that needed to fill a page with just a thin line between them, and with the place image tool I had all the flexibility I needed.
  4. If you choose "embed" at the document setup, your images will always be part of the document. No matter where you move your project, the images will always be there.
  5. Is there a way to select certain fonts as favorites? At the moment, every time I select a font and write a word in it and change the tool afterwards, it snaps back to Arial, and I have to look for the font again I have just written in. How can I stop this behavior and have the artistic text tool remember the last used font - and how can I select favorite fonts where I have a shortlist of 4 - 6 fonts I regularly use, so I don't have to browse through all those comic sans funny symbols chalk scriptures and impact stuff to find the fonts I want to use. thanks!
  6. Thanks, Michail - but I couldn't create a mask - something is still missing the way I try to do it. If I drag the layer with a photo on it to the right, it disappears. If I draw a rectangle afterwards, it is on its own layer. And I don't see the button "insert into selection" in the toolbar. If I try the same thing as I do in photoshop and click the mask button, the image gets a mask beneath, but I cannot work on the mask. I click on it, draw a rectangle, but the rectangle is not on the mask. I'm used to Photoshop, where you can mask in five seconds 1. click mask button 2. draw rectangle on the mask that shows as black, and you are done. That's where I am coming from, and Publisher seems to be working in a totally different way.
  7. I'd like to mask off certain parts of an image. So I select the rectangle tool to create a shape that would do that. The mask is selected, I draw with the rectangle tool - but the rectangle doesn't appear on the mask. It gets its own layer, masking off EVERYTHING, not just the layer on the mask. Why doesn't the rectangle tool create a shape on the mask?
  8. Thank you for introducing the Resource Manager to me. I could switch all the images in the document to embedded in a minute!
  9. Tthhaannkn yyoouu, Aammppaa! Keeping it to the left made this work! CTRL + SHIFT + down arrow move the rectangle on the page for me, not moved it down the layer stack. Could this be a keyboard shortcut for windows? The "arrange menu" - where is that?
  10. By mistake I had "linked" selected in a document. So Affinity wanted to establish the linking to a document that was on a turned-off external hard drive. I did that, and switched the document setup to "embedded" - I know there's a bug where even when "linked" is chosen, all documents are embedded (which I can see in the file size) After establishing the link, I turned off the external hard drive and opened the document again. And again Affinity is asking me for "linked" documents, even though the setup has been switched to "embedded" and all the documents are actually embedded. I have to send out this document, so I need embedded. What does this not work? Do I have to do the whole document (20 pages) again from scratch? thanks for tips to resolve this problem!
  11. I'm trying to create a black background for a portion of a page. So I draw a rectangle, color it black. It covers everything, because it's on top of the layer stack. So I want to put it on the bottom so it is the background. But I can't do that. Whenever I drag it to the bottom, it attached itself to one of the four "W" letters, and colors only this letter black, creating a cut-out or clipping mask. (see screenshot) I cannot find any controls to release the clipping mask. I want the rectangle to sit on the bottom of the layer stack and just being black without affecting the letters. thanks for your help!
  12. Yes, I got really careful about always selecting the move tool - sometimes the keyboard shortcut "v" is unresponsive and I have to click the symbol. For now I have sworn off picture frames - as I discovered the picture placement tool (not working in .293 and spreading images all over the page) is working. Sooo much easier. Another strange thing about the picture frame tool is that not all controls are available in the toolbar. I could never access the "presets" mentioned in the help documentation as it simply wasn't there.
  13. The picture placement tool - which didn't work in .293 (always filled document to the edge with it) - now started working in .305 So I'm relieved of picture frames, Walt. Much easier this way and I can move them around and grow and shrink them. Hooray!
  14. Thanks. I was not able to move a frame with the image. I can move the frame on the master page, but there is of course no image in it, as the image was loaded onto the specific page. On the specific page I cannot move the frame as it is locked on the master page. So I don't see how I could move a frame with a picture inside it. I also cannot find most of the picture frame controls - I have screenshot the manual. I only have the controls until "stroke properties". But "Presets" are not there. Sometimes I have more controls there, sometimes less. But never "presets"
  15. EDIT: I just saw the image placement tool - which didn't work in v.293 started working in .305 I can now put images into the document without using picture frames.
  16. Am I supposed to load pictures onto the master page? That's the only way where I get some control and can move the images. When I load the images into a picture frame on a page, I have no control. I cannot move them, cannot adjust them, cannot remove them (only load new images on top of them) The moment images are loaded into a frame they are locked. Is this a but, or is it a feature? How do I use this feature? I cleanly cut the head off a lady just now, and can't get it sawn back on. So, as a gentleman, I'm in trouble, and roses won't help for the indecent treatment of the lady...
  17. Ouch, this wasn't a solution. Because changing the stroke meant that the picture frames are now in the real design in this awful blue color. And I don't seem to be able to get rid of them. I turned their opacity down to 0% - but they stay, blue and ugly and ruining my design. How can I show outlines JUST for the design phase but have NO frames in the actual design? This is a real problem: that the outlines of the picture frames blend in with a neutral gray background. As of now, I have to turn the stroke to a visible color and then, when all is set, turn the opacity of the stroke to zero, one frame after the other - which is quite awkward.
  18. Thank you, I was in the pages section. Still getting used to the masters / pages concept. I had found that link/detach buttons a couple of days ago - for the moment I'm hunting it as a ghost... but I have to speed up as I promised my rep a first draft of the client eMag.
  19. Thank you, Walt, and thank you, Hawk - both methods are great! And already integrated into my personal Affinity Publisher manual as a new piece of treasure! I feel I'm starting to get a hang of the software...
  20. Thanks, Walt! Is it possible to turn off this last color used feature? So I can have one color for regular rectangles, one color for text boxes, and one color for image frames.
  21. I appreciate seeing the lines of the rectangles and text boxes when designing the shape language of the page. But once I have content on it, I'd like to turn everything off that isn't part of the page - namely the blue marker lines of the text boxes - just as you can turn on and off a grid via CMD + ' How can you turn off those blue markers of boxes? thanks!
  22. I don't have a master page entry in general, only the single entries (I compared to the help document - it should be there, but it isn't) None of my master pages has a master page layer, only each shape I added shows as a step. I'm attaching a screenshot of the layers panel.
  23. Yes, Walt, it was just blending in. The problem is that rectangles and picture frames are linked via stroke color. When I changed the stroke color for picture frames to red, the rectangles also changed to red, and the documents got a red frame - which didn't work out. Here's something Serif needs to do: to let rectangles and picture frames have different stroke color - so you can take them apart. And I'd like rectangles blend in more and picture frames stand out more.
  24. I just started with the software and couldn't find this link/detach master page button - I saw it somewhere. And somehow the picture frame disappeared and the image was still there and locked. So I deleted both the master page and the page and set it up again.
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