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Paul Bravery

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  1. Hi rfpels, Welcome to the forum! I also took advantage of the Beta testing promo and downloaded Affinity Publisher 1.7.1 from the direct link emailed to me. I found that after running the updated Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer from MAS at the same time as opening Affinity Publisher, that the integration was working and I could easily switch Personas in Affinity Publisher. The only thing I'm not sure of, is how easy it is to update from MAS in future. Cheers, Paul.
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    Affinity for Linux

    Hi guys, An interesting vlog response to Adobe being asked to port to Linux: https://youtu.be/KFmQMbastjc It might be an interesting exercise to see how many Windows users would consider switching to Linux if they could use Affinity software and have the same Affinity user experience on that platform…
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    Affinity for Linux

    My 2 cent's worth… Back in the day (1992 for me) when Serif Inc. were located in: 17 Hampshire Drive The Software Center Suites 1 & 2 Hudson, NH 03051 United States I was a keen user of PagePlus and later, DrawPlus, WebPlus and MoviePlus – I distinctly recall a similar conversation taking place from the Mac side of things regarding PagePlus etc. being for Windows only! The company's position at the time was that they would never write software for Apple! Never say never eh?
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    Introduce Yourself

    Hi Gary, welcome to the forum! I didn’t, so I looked it up! http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-apl-programming-language-source-code/
  5. Hi tecz, Welcome to the forum. The Persona gives focus to the task at hand, exporting and the choice of parameters can be accessed in either mode – see screenshots attached. Export Persona: Export Menu: I hope this helps, Cheers, Paul.
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    HELP! Cannot "merge all windows" anymore

    Hi Daniel, Have you selected Separated Mode?
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    Editable Text in EPS?

    Hi Ian, Are you using a Beta version of AD?
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    Editable Text in EPS?

    Hi all, I think I've found a Mac solution. I'm not sure if it works in Windows, as the default text editor in Windows works a bit differently to the Mac's "TextEdit" app. The screenshot attached shows the original formatted text in AD to the left, the imported text box in AI at centre and the RTF file that I made by copying the AD text into TextEdit and then saving it as a RTF file. Illustrator was able to "Import" the RTF file, but I had to change the font from Myriad to the version of Helvetica that I used in AD!
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    Editable Text in EPS?

    I'd be very surprised if Affinity Publisher could resolve the exported live text issues in Illustrator, when Adobe haven't managed it with InDesign. Freehand, QuarkXpress and PageMaker were nightmarish in Illustrator also!
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    Trapping Controls?

    Hi Jim et al, I realise that Jim's post is from 3 years ago, but I'd like to share my trapped files produced in the latest version of AD. I have no idea if actual trapping controls for individual objects has been implemented, perhaps I missed that memo! However, as you will see from both the AD file and the PDF, I have achieved editable trapping for individual objects by using 'Darken' on the objects that I need to trap and layering them above the object that they trap into. The varying amounts of trap is a function of the amount of stroke applied to the objects. The black cat below the trapping objects has the original object shapes knocking out of it in white, so only the stroke will trap. I have been using Illustrator since AI5.5 on a PPC Mac. I've noticed that some designers who use Illustrator use this same method of trapping also, even though overprinting strokes is the standard! Just thought this might be a convenient workaround for those who produce for print and need to supply trapped spot colour PDF files… Affinity_Cat-Pantone-Trapped.pdf Affinity_Cat-Pantone-Trapped.afdesign
  11. Hi Dmitri, Please accept my apologies, I ditched Windows a few years ago in favour of the Unices (GNU/Linux and macOS). I have also been a Mac Pre-Press Operator/Graphic Designer since the '90s, starting with classic Macs (Mac OS 7.5.5-9.2.2). Clearly, your Print Manager issue is specific to how Windows interacts with Affinity Photo. Have you tried printing the TIFF file from another native Windows application? Kind regards, Paul.
  12. Hi Dmitri, welcome to the Affinity Forum! I notice that you have the paper size as "Defined by Driver". Have you tried selecting the actual paper size you are printing to (A4, A3…)? Paul.
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    Crop Tool

    Hi hobbytobiz, welcome to the Affinity Forum! Are you referring to Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo, Mac or Windows? I've included screenshots from both AD and AP, using the crop tool. When the crop tool is active in both apps, at the lower left of your screen, you should see contextual hints on how to use it. With both AD and AP, when the desired cropping is achieved, you can confirm the crop by either clicking on the blue 'Apply' button at top left or simply pressing <Enter> (Windows) or <return> (macOS).
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    Alternative to Lightroom

    Hi Vitalspark, There is an open source project named Darktable for macOS and Linux. It is under development for Windows. It might be worth a look. Cheers, Paul.
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    Introduce Yourself

    G'day, Kads, Do you know what the spec is for your PC? It may have a 64 Bit CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo minimum). If so, can you afford to purchase and install Win10 64 Bit? All the best, Paul.