Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Cooner

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. P.S. I got work to do so I killed the app … Happily recovery mode captured everything up to just before I hit XOR so it doesn't look like I lost any work. Still, tho, curious, anyone know what was going on here? Thanks!
  2. Howdy friends! I was building a few vector shapes for a design and playing with the Geometry options to "knock out" overlapping parts of the shapes, etc. At some point I inadvertently hit the "XOR" function in the Geometry toolbar, and … well, it brought up a slowly pulsating "Xor" progress bar on top of the window. There's no option to cancel or dismiss it; I can't edit or do anything with the document while it's there; and I've tried Escape, Return, control-C, command-C, option-C, and a bunch of other keystrokes to try to kill the process. It's been running for several minutes now … I selected a few objects but I don't think it was anything THAT complex to take so long to figure out? I could kill the app, but … well, that would lose a few minutes work, and … is this normal? Thanks!
  3. Heya … Fiddly request here, unless I'm missing something or doing something wrong, please let me know! For my client I draw vector designs (for CNC production) at a constant line width (usually 11pt) in a several colors (black, red, blue, green, cyan) to denote different types of lines. Right now, it seems that every time I open a document, the pen tool is pre-set at Black 18pt in the Appearance panel. If I click on any of my styles to start out (say, Red 11pt), it does not set the tool preset to that; either I have to draw all the lines at 18pt and then (individually or as a group) set them all to the style I want; or, I have to manually set the Appearance panel to 11pt, Red, before I start working, which kind of defeats the purpose of having all those styles saved up for this client. XD Is there some way to easily transfer the properties of a style to the current tool presets? Because I can't find it … If not, can I humbly suggest that as a feature request? ^.^ Thank you! (Just cancelled Creative Cloud this week, so I'm on Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher pretty much full time) ^.^
  4. Aaaah, gotcha, thanks. Well that's good to hear, hopefully it'll be fixed soon … that was certainly the worst of it. It would still be nice if you could resize by designating a width/height in addition to by DPI resolution, as well, though.
  5. Just popping in here to express similar concerns with the "Resize Document" dialog. It's weird. Here's a very common situation for me: A client sends me a 5x7" image. But because of the way they sent it, the metadata has been stripped, and it opens as a 20.833x19.167" document at 72dpi. Easy enough in Photoshop: Launch Image Size, turn off Resample, and change the DPI to 300, and et voila, the document is the correct 5x7" again. (Sorry for the use of inches, I'm one of those Americans.) In Affinity Photo it … doesn't seem to make much of a difference whether Resample is on or off? I launch Resize Document, turn off Resample, change the DPI to 300, and … the document is still the same size in inches, but its pixel size has ballooned to 4 times what it had been before. And if I want to resize it to, say, 4" wide and see how high the DPI turns out … I guess I'm out of luck, since the scale measurements are greyed out? I know I'm pretty new to the Affinity universe, but this just doesn't seem right to me? I've even read the Help topic on "Changing image size (scaling and resampling)," but the way it's described in Help doesn't seem to be the way it's working in the app itself. If this is how it's supposed to work "by design," I don't understand what the design of the feature is or how it's supposed to be used. I've also noticed it seems to work better when the rulers are set to Pixels, but having the rulers set to Inches (again … American here, dealing with American clients and print projects) seems to negate the whole point of the resample/resize function. Any help here? Or any hope of making this work more logically? I've attached a few collected screencaps so our discussion can have more focus. Thanks!
  6. I was checking in with this same question and found this thread. After the updates to work with Publisher today, my Photo and Designer toolbars were reset as well. Just to chime in once again: Another reason it'd be REAL nice if there were a way to save a workspace so you can revert your toolbar, your studio palettes, and toolbox to some predetermined layout you really like, anytime you need to.
  7. Hey guys! I'm sure you're very busy with the final release of Publisher in a couple weeks and squashing bugs in Photo and Designer, and I know this may be a bit of an edge case, but I was converting some files over from InDesign into the Publisher beta for now, and I had a request ... Unless I'm missing it somewhere … Is there a way to define a color or style as "non-printing" so it will show up on-screen as you work (for notes, guides, etc.) but will not show up when you print to the printer or export to a print format? If not, could we add that to the someday-down-the-road wishlist? Thanks so much! Good luck! -john
  8. Hooray! Congrats guys, this is awesome! And thanks for the beta discount! I'll be ordering mine as soon as my credit card period rolls over in the next few days.
  9. Hey, thanks for the input, everyone! I hadn't launched Publisher in a few days so I didn't see the new update … looks like that fixed the ellipsis problem (again). Thanks, Publisher team! As for whether a typeset ellipsis or three periods are better, I'll leave that to y'all to hash out.
  10. Auugh … I know this, I KNOW this, I don't know why I kept mistyping it through this entire thread … <bangs head against a convenient wall>
  11. Oh, I absolutely do too! I often hit opt-colon, but in the fleeting inspiration of the moment I sometimes get lazy and rely on automatic substitution to replace my three dots with an ellipses.
  12. Aaah, great to hear, thanks! I tried searching for ellipses issues on the forum but didn’t find anything so wasn’t sure if you were aware of this. It’s an easy enough work-around for now, glad to hear it’s been taken care of! For the record I’m really liking Publisher so far … been working on a little non-critical document to run it through its paces and see how it works. Very impressed, great work! Looking forward to the final release and, hopefully, an iPad version down the line.
  13. Oh, cool. I don't think I can update to 330 … there's a big post at the top of the section that says 330 has been withdrawn because of another error … but hopefully that means this has been fixed and will be taken care of when they re-release a new update.
  14. Hi, I think I may have found a bug -- my first here, if so! It seems that, pretty reproducibly for meat least, that if I type three consecutive periods and a space, Publisher completely crashes and shuts down. I can still type an actual ellipses (using option-colon) without a problem, so I'm guessing maybe something is happening when it tries to substitute ellipses for the three periods? (I'm not sure if it's Publisher or macOS handling that at that exact moment.) Also: It seems that doing this while editing in the middle of a block of text is fine; it's only when typing at the end the text within a textframe it usually happens. I'm using Publisher on macOS 10.14.4 … I was using a font called CCFaceFront when I first encountered the crash, but it seems to affect any other fonts I've tried as well. Any more information you need about my system, let me know, thanks
  15. I must say, I'm impressed! Another artist friend of mine asked if I could help compile a print sketchbook he'd published a few years ago as a PDF, with all single pages except for page spreads which he wanted included as larger, double-width pages to accommodate the full artwork. After tinkering about in InDesign and Acrobat for a bit, I decided, since it was a fairly simple and non-critical project, I'd give the Affinity Publisher a try … and it worked! The only question I have: Initially I tried to create two master pages, the default "Master A" at 6x9" portrait, and "Master Spread" at 12x9" landscape to fit the wider spread images. However, when I tried to apply "Master Spread" to any document pages, it showed that was now the master page but it didn't change the size of the page itself. To do that I had to go in manually page by page (or by groups of pages) and go into "Spread Properties …" to adjust the page size by hand. It worked, but it was rather inelegant. So I was wondering … is there a reason you can create different sized Master pages but the page size doesn't carry over to document pages it's been applied to? Did I miss something or do something wrong? Or is this just something that hasn't been implemented yet or got missed somehow? Thanks guys! Obviously this was a very simple job of dropping image files, no dealing with text or frames or any other more complex desktop publishing tools, but nonetheless I like the app so far and am looking forward to seeing where it goes. (And hopefully flushing InDesign along with the rest of the Adobe suite soon.)