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  1. manandmouse

    White page background bug

    Even a problem with the latest version (1.7.3) of Publisher. It seems that the white background is "fixed" in the View, not on the "page": - When panning/moving the document within the view, the white area is covering different parts of the page. Can't be a very big thing to fix. But it's quite annoying, so please fix asap. Being a developer myself, I would guess that some calculations of the view/page is not correct and surely not updated appropriately. Please see attachments. - The first is after "New document" - The second after pan/moving the page within the view White should be covering everything within the thin border (page)
  2. Not very logical. If so, you should not be able to save a change in a normal document either, i.e to prevent accidental overwriting. No it's just bad design. Adobe started it, and Affinity seems to follow without realising it'a a bad design.
  3. manandmouse

    White page background bug

    It wasn´t a problem at first. But now, it's all the time. When creating a new document, it's always problem with the page background. On some documents, there is no problem. The problem is the same even if I zoom in/out. I'm running - MacOS 10.14.5 on an 27" iMac. - Graphic card: AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB - 2 external monitors at 90° rotation, one on each side of the iMac (total 3 monitors)
  4. Exactly soo. It's the current solution in e.g InDesign (in InDesign all layers are global per default thou). I could see some advantages that keep global and "single page" layers appart. Then it would be master-global-local types of layers. But it's not very important. More important is to have the same layers for all pages. I.e when working with text, you could just disable all the images (to gain speed and focus). When working with multiple languages, it's crucial. You have one layer per language and works with one at a time.
  5. This may be, as I said, a solution for a simple recurring layout. But take a minut to think about it: You have a 200 page catalog in 24 languages. Each page has it's own layout. That means that you must have 24x200 = 4800 master pages! This is not a made up example. I've been involved in productions like this over 30 years in DTP business. Global layers (or document layers) is not a strange thing. It's a very normal and good way to solve many different situations.
  6. manandmouse

    PDF flattening bug

    Yes. But that was not the issue (as described). When selecting "Unsupported properties" (or using the default presets), there is bugs when it comes to PDF export. I found out why and also described a workaround. Even if there is a workaround, bugs like this tells me something ELSE could be wrong. And then we can't rely on proper PDF export. I'm looking for using Publisher (instead of InDesign) professionally. Sending huge PDF documents to print with a new app is a tricky business just be itself. If there could be underlaying problems that occurs only in certain circumstances, that would't do at all. So the issue needs to be solved. Note: You seems to be using windows. I guess that the PDF export is the same for MacOS and Windows, but there could actually be differences. So the issue may not be the same in Windows. Even so, "Nothing" in the Rasterise option was not the issue. As documention states, Nothing in this setting may be dangerous: "Nothing—no elements within the design are rasterized on export, therefore unsupported elements are not included in the exported file" Source
  7. Thanks for the answer. Had missed that in the pref pane.
  8. That may work in a very simple and recurring layout. But for i.e a product catalog, each page may look different. So using masters for this would not be a good idea. However, it may work for a simple book etc. But if you would be a serious competitor, global layers is in many cases a must. I even use it to separate graphics, text etc for a single language. You may i.e have a layer with notes. There is no way around this. Global layers is a must.
  9. Stroke width rounds of. Can’t be set to 0,25pt (rounds up to 0,3). That accuracy may not sound important, but it is.Please add more accuracy.
  10. When making a custom export preset, it can be saved. But when changing it, there is no option "Save" to update the preset. It could be done by "Creating" a new one with the sam name. But this is not a good UI. Adobe has the same bad solution for this. Please don't think they have thought everything through. Adobe makes a lot of bad UI design. I would suggest that you add a "Save" function for the Preset manager.
  11. As it is now, a layer belongs to a page. In a publishing application, this is not especially useful. Layers should belong to the whole document. I.e: If a publication is done in 20 languages, a way to solve this is ta have common images and unique texts. Texts are placed in layers for each language. Enabling/disabling of the current language is easily done by switch a layer on/off. As Publisher is now, this is almost impossible. You would have to have all these layers on every page, and when export PDF, you would have to go over 100 of pages and switch the layers on/off. I'm surprised you missed this one. Publisher is a very good first edition. I've been using DTP for 30 years and many different systems and apps. Publisher finally lets me get rid of InDesign.But... you have to make some changes to make it really replace InDesign. I'm quite sure you will.
  12. The white page background is not filling all of the page. See attached screenshot - the white ares under the "LOGO" is only filling upper quarter of the page. In the meantime, a workaround is to place a white box on the master page.
  13. PDF export rasterise/flattens text and vector graphics under certain circumstances. In some circumstances everything is flattened/bitmapped even if Rasterise/Unsupported properties is selected. PDF should of course never ever rasterise if you not specifically tell it to (that you have an option for, ”Flatten”). This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed properly. As switching InDesign user (and several other DTP apps), you have to rely 100% of the PDF export. The problem is reproducible (I spend several hours to figure it out): If i.e an Affinity Photo image is placed in a Publisher document, and the photo has adjustment layers, PDF flattens the whole page. If the adjustment layers is disabled, it works just fine. I've attached documents. There is also a workaround: If photos, text and vector graphics are placed in separate layers, it also works. PDF_rasterised.pdf PDF_rasterised.afpub PDF_not_rasterised.pdf

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