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  1. Sure Lee, This is one page. The little symbols are all linked images which were relinked to SVG files using the resource manager. The black boxes we not there before the relink. It's not exactly a game-breaker, but it makes it harder to see the work. The larger red icon to the left was updated directly using replace image, and this seems to be the only way to get rid of the x-boxes. Cheers, Tony
  2. There is a strange feature of Publisher. When a linked image is either updated outside of Publisher, or the Resource Manager is used to replace images the subsequent picture box displays a rather ugly black cross over the image. Now, I suspect this is a deliberate feature to give a heads-up that the image link has changed, but tbh, I find it rather distracting. Is there a way to turn this feature off without needing to Ctrl-Shift-W to turn all the frames and guides off? Cheers, Tony
  3. Brilliant! Thanks. I just knew there must be a way to do this, but it's not entirely obvious.
  4. Apologies if this has been adressed elsewhere but I can't find any mention. When I set up a layout grid using grid manager I know how to adjust the size and colour of the grid just fine. What I can't figure is how to set the start point of the grid. I want to align it to one of the frames on the page and I want a simple, non-sub divided grid. If I drag/drop the top left of the screen the rulers move just fine but the grid stubbornly remains at the top left border of the document. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Tony
  5. Ok. Simple as that? Thanks very much. Probably the one thing I didn't try! 👍 Tony
  6. I've run into a minor problem and I can't find a way to fix it. Hopefully somebody out there knows. I take an element from an image using masks and eraser to isolate the element and then copying it out onto another doument. Unfortunately the element is not orthogonally placed and so when I rotate it to be orthogonal the frame it's in is skewy, at an angle of about 26 degrees. This is not an issue until I want to line it up with other elements and guides and resize it. It's much harder to align. Is there a way of resetting the frame to 0 degrees rotation without moving the image within? I tried cropping but crop doesn't really behave as I expect - it retains the boundaries of the initial image, either too large or crooked. Any suggestions would be great. I hope I've explained this well enough. Cheers, Tony
  7. I should add that the little poker chip image at the bottom, also an .afpub turned svg, seemed to take the change no problem, so this confuses the issue further. Cheers, Tony
  8. I'm still getting this issue. Perhaps I'm using the software wrongly but.... I have a document which was linked to many .afpub images . This was causing problems with the print proofs so I turned all the links into SVGs, and relinked them in the resource manager. Fine. However, MOST of the image boxes are then incorrectly sized (see Wrong.png) I have to call up the properties window and, even though the 'scale to maximum fit' option is highlighted, I need to re-click it to remind it of the setting. At which point the image displays correctly (see Right.png). Can anyone suggest why this happens? Cheers, Tony
  9. Ok. That's clearer now. Thanks Walt. And Garry. Looks like we need to be very organised or resign ourselves to the occasional relinking exercise. Cheers, Tony
  10. Ah that would be it, I suspect. I've just done your paragraph 1 and it worked fine. before, the file had previously been amended by a remote working colleague? Even though he was linking to the same Links folder it seems the different machine causes the absolute link to be lost.
  11. The afpub was in the 'A' directory next to the 'ARCHIVE' folder. I wasn't expecting relative links to be maintained, no. It was the absolute links I expected it to retain.
  12. Hi chaps. Thanks for the feedback. I also suspect it's an issue with using remote files. However, attached is a crude sketch of my file structure to explain. The file.apub is the main document and it is linked to the images contained in LINKS. If I move file.afpub into ARCHIVES, for example, it will lose all its links when opened from with there. This was my issue. I couldn't see why. The afpub ought to remember it's looking in LINKS wherever it happens to be sitting. If I move or rename LINKS then I fully understand why file.afpub is unable to find it, but this is not the case. @walt.farrell Thanks for the tip about the mass relinking tip. INDD used to do that so I was sure Affinity could also, I just hadn't found it yet.
  13. Can somebody please explain how Publisher manages it's linked files? I use a shared remote dropbox area which holds all the links for a file within a directory. This works fine for everyone accessing the file. However, if I move that file, even, say, just one directory up, it loses ALL the links and defaults back to looking for them on my colleagues local computer. Why? I can well understand that if the LINK folder is moved or renamed it's going to confuse the afpub, but why can't the afpub simply remember which directory it needs to look at? Why does moving IT cause a link breakage? Cheers, Tony
  14. Well, embarrassingly, I can't remember exactly which files gave me the issue - I'm working on quite a few. Also, I haven't encountered the problem recently, ever since I split the files into smaller sections, so I suspect it is a memory linked issue. I only have 8Gb of RAM and I'm going to look at upgrading it after lockdown. So.. Thanks for your reply but I may just be wasting your time. Let's let it ride for now and if it happens again I'll come back to you. Cheers, Tony
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