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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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>
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 I don't think I can update to 330 … there's a big post at the top of the section that says 330 has been withdrawn because of another error … but hopefully that means this has been fixed and will be taken care of when they re-release a new update.
  8. 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 1.7.0.312 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
  9. 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.)
  10. Hey folks, Thanks for all the input! I guess preserving hue and saturation would make sense as a photo manipulation tool, which isn't what I was trying to use this for. IRONICALLY, I found what I wanted last night while noodling around in the iPad version of the app … then came here and immediately found it in the desktop app this morning. I was looking for some variation of "transparency lock" like in Photoshop, but it turns out in Affinity Photo it's called "Protect Alpha" and it does the job. So, umm, case closed? topic resolved? whatever? Thanks everyone, and have a great day.
  11. Hello again folks! I'm trying to figure out what's going on with the Color Replacement Brush Tool … I thought it might be a suitable replacement for the "Lock Transparent Pixels" option on Photoshop's Layers palette, which I can't seem to find a direct equivalent for in Affinity Photo. Weird thing is, when I try to replace one color with another … it always seems to produce a lighter or impure version of the color instead of the one I have picked that I'm trying to replace with. (See attached screen capture.) It's almost like it's doing some kind of multiply/screen/etc. kind of adjustment to the color. (It seems the lighter the color it's replacing, the lighter the replacement color is.) Any suggestions here? Am I not understanding the purpose of this tool? Is there a setting or option for the tool that my weak eyes are missing? Is there some other/better way to do the transparent pixel lock thing from Photoshop? Also, I'm not sure what those little white artifacts are, next to the red arrowhead and under the pink exclamation point. Thanks y'all!
  12. Thanks for your comments, folks! Sorry if my initial question wasn't clear ... I've been a Mac user for 30 years … technically I know the difference between buying a serial number online, downloading an installer and registering the software with the serial number vs. buying an app on the App Store and being able to install it on any machines logged into your AppleID. I was more curious if there are any specific differences in the features or capabilities between the two versions, particularly because of the sandboxing that's required for Mac App Store apps. It sounds like there's no serious functional differences there … but if anyone knows of any, please let me know! I already bought Photo and Designer for iOS, planning to snap up the macOS versions in the next few days. Not making Serif pay royalties for Mac Store sales … that is something to consider! Thanks!
  13. Oh, nice! Yeah, I'd much rather be able to scroll thru a list to search for a brush by name, but this will be helpful as a stopgap in the meantime. Thanks!
  14. Can anyone say if there are functional differences between purchasing the Affinity apps for Mac on the Mac App Store vs. purchasing a serial number online here? I must admit I enjoy the convenience of having apps in the App Store so I can install them easily on my iMac or MacBook, or anytime I'm installing to a new upgraded machine. But I also know sometimes there are trade-offs to buying the "walled garden" version of an app. Thank you!
  15. Hello! I'm exploring the Affinity apps right now, really hoping I can use them to transition away from Adobe. I'd really love to see an option to view paintbrushes in the Brushes palette by name -- or ideally, as a small square thumbnail of the brush with the name alongside it. I see that the name is technically there, and you can edit it by right-clicking in the brush palette, but there seems to be no way to view them that way. I have a LOT of brushes I'd like to import, but a lot of them are hard to distinguish or identify by a simple brush stroke (whether because they have an odd texture, or they're too large to see properly, or whatever.) Viewing by name would be a huge boon as I switch over from Photoshop. Thanks!
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