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Chris L

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  1. LOL, just because you can doesn't mean you should 🙂 You just illustrated perfectly why many people would like this feature. I would hate to have seen the number of vectors if a more accurate trace had been done.
  2. This was my point exactly. And it's also neat being able to scan bits of line art and colourise with a transparent background. I'm surprised Serif is being so stubborn about not implementing this feature. It's almost like 'Er, no. We don't want pro studios using our product, so we'll hobble it' 🙄 But at least we can now select items with the same fill/stroke. Yay!
  3. *Sigh* Just been googling this very issue. I have a design where the background colour of the object is almost identical to the guide colour. And no way to change the guide colour. C'mon guy,s this is such a basic 'Pro' feature that it souldn't even be an issue that it's missing. It's like buying a car without a fuel gauge. It's the same as not being able to colour 1 bit tiff files, or being able to globally change colours. For a professional designer these are absolute basic features for a design app. You would get way more Print designers flocking to you if you could 'fix' some of these basic features. Otherwise, the job you have done so far, for the price being asked is nothing short of phenomenal. Keep up the great work!!
  4. Just to throw my 2 cents in. This is what I'd consider a pretty basic feature for an app like this. It's great to be able to create global colours and they work really well. But I had update 45 PDF files last week which I opened in Publisher and I had to select every line, fill etc and change to a global colour. Took me hours to do something that could have been done in a fraction of the time with 'find and replace'. If it's assumed that Serif's plan is to steal users from Adobe then this should be given some priority.
  5. I am sure this must hasve been requested before but I would like my name adding to the list of people wanting this feature. Please, please add a find and replace colour feature to the whole suite. I know I can set global colours, which are incredibly useful. But what about legacy documents, like somebody importing InDesign files, or in my case having to edit 45 PDF files. It's taken the best part of a day to open up files, create a global colour, change all the colours to the new global colour. This could have been done in less than half an hour with a find and replace feature. I'm sure it would be a useful feature to enable more designers to make the switch. But so far I am generally loving the whole suite.
  6. I used to use the 1 bit bitmap tiff an awful lot as an Adobe user. I can't find a simple way to drop a bitmap into a document and colourise it within the document, and also have a transparent background. I know I can create a png with transparency and drop that into a designer or publisher file, but this is no good when working with line art. You simply can't do it with the same quality.
  7. Hi Lee Thanks for responding. I don't think I made myself clear. I was talking about the library photos in the 'stock' tab we can drag and drop onto the page. But since I posted this I noticed the 'Open Stock URL' button in the top menu (Doh!). Just one other question is it possible to view the colour space of each image in a list. I looked at the resource manager and it shows placement, file size etc, but not colour space. I see that AP will convert images to CMYK on export to PDF, but I prefer doing the conversions myself. Unless, of course, the conversion is excellent. But I'm still new to this and haven't tried it yet. Chris
  8. Thanks guys I noticed the clock on the Mac I installed on was not set to the correct time, so that may have had a bearing on it. I installed designer onto the same machine without any issues. Had a play with it last night and was very impressed, as a long time Adobe user. What's the min spec you need to run these apps decently? I have a 2012 Ultrabook with an i5 and 4GB of RAM and a 256Gb SSD. Will it do OK on this till I get a better machine? And what's the minimum decent spec to run them on? Do I need dedicated graphics, for example? And is IDML import on the near horizon yet?
  9. I don't know if this possible as I am new to this but in InDesign I used to import bitmap files at 300+Dpi and then you could colour them to suit and set the transparency of the bitmap as required to obtain a 'greyscale' of the colour. Otherwise you will need to change everything to vectors in the correct pantone colours. You may also need to check separations for anything that overprints. Black may print as an overprint, which isn't always desirable.
  10. @MEB Any ideas on a timescale on IDML support? 6 months? A year? Sure would be nice to know.
  11. Hi Just downloaded the Publisher trial, installed it, opened one of the sample files. The app ran light treacle, literally couldn't do anything after changing a line width. Restarted the Mac and relaunched the app to be met with a message saying 'your trial has expired'. What happened to the 10 day trial? Running an iMac i7 from about 2011 with 4Gb RAM, High Sierra. About 280Gb drive space available. I would really love to have a go at this software but the experience hasn't been so great so far.
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