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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.
  2. 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…
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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).
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Hi bru, Have you tried <File: New From Clipboard>? Paul. ;)
  15. Hi guys, I've just returned to working in a pre-press role for a packaging company & their main app is Illustrator, I use the outline at layer level regularly, this would be handy in AD. They are also tied in to Illustrator, because of packaging plug ins by Esko that are exclusively developed for Illustrator… would it be possible to negotiate with Esko around plug in support? https://www.esko.com/en/products/deskpack
  16. Good point! I've just returned to working in a pre-press role for a packaging company & their main app is Illustrator, I use the outline at layer level regularly. They are also tied in to Illustrator, because of packaging plug ins by Esko that are exclusively developed for Illustrator… https://www.esko.com/en/products/deskpack
  17. Hi coop3842, You may have inadvertently hidden it with the keyboard shortcut, 'Shift>Command>H'. Use the same shortcut to toggle it back on, see screenshot below: Hope this helps! ;) Paul.
  18. Hi KaotikPaladin, Welcome to the forum. :D I completely ditched Windows when XP reached end of support. I have used many flavours of GNU/Linux, and now use LinuxMint (Rebecca) on my old 32 bit PC and use it as a home file server. I switched to Mac because of the need for commercial strength graphics applications. If Affinity decided to develop for GNU/Linux, I'd be interested in switching back to a GNU/Linux desktop environment – especially when my iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) becomes 'vintage' and won't work with whatever version of macOS leaves it behind! Paul.
  19. Hi Steve, Just make sure that you are using the same Apple ID as you use for your old MBP: You should then be able to download/install your purchases from the 'Purchased' tab in the App Store. Paul. ;)
  20. Hi g0liver, Welcome to the forum. :) This is not a feature yet. You can check here to see if it's included in this link: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10410-common-feature-requests-index/ You can request it here, if it hasn't already been requested: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/6-feature-requests/ Hope this helps. P.
  21. Hi Samantha, I use the same method to open multiple files as when I used to have PS. I prefer to open the files directly from the Finder (Affinity Photo is the default app for TIFFS on my Mac). Multiples can also be opened from the 'Open Dialogue' from within Affinity Photo: Below are screen shots of multiple files opened in separated mode and windowed mode: Hope this helps. Paul.
  22. Hi Steve, As long as you use the same Apple ID when you install apps from the App Store, then any purchased software that is not installed or has been uninstalled will appear in the Purchased section: Cheers, Paul.
  23. Nice! May he rest in space…
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