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  1. PDF (digital - high quality) Standard Affinity setting unaltered – I tend to optimize in Acrobat for size and opening settings etc after output. Setting is RGB as it is screen targeted. Although you've probably noticed that in my hastily composed test I have built a CMYK document. This however shouldn't affect anything on output apart from dulling the screen experience. The original file that I can't share is RGB to RGB PDF and was experiencing all the same issues. Peculiarly now when I go back to this test file it crashes Publisher on load - Designer version again, no such issue (also CMYK as just Designer opening Publisher original).
  2. UPDATE: I have discovered that if you change the layer transparency of affected groups to "Normal" from "Passthrough" Publisher then will write the PDF correctly (Makes no difference to appearance on screen). Something is clearly still wrong here somewhere though – when you open the original file in Designer the layers are still flagged as "Passthrough" and PDF Designer writes is fine and remains so if they are changed to "Normal". So Publisher issues with Passthrough layer settings?
  3. When exporting to PDF from Publisher vector object groups with transparency added using "Transparency tool" will not be executed. I tested which persona I added transparency in to see if this was an issue, but it appears that the file fails on both. There's a workaround it would appear - open the file in Designer and export as PDF from there. Cannot work out a logic to this, all PDF settings the same in both apps. Files attached. Original publisher and its PDF output, saved in Designer file and its PDF output. In addition after a good PDF from Designer I tried the reverse and opened the .afdesign file back into Publisher. No improvement on the results of the PDF save from there. All looks right on screen, output however is a fail. I haven't got time today to try other objects text etc to find out all the fails, but please look into this. 1 - Transparency PDF test - Publlisher.afpub 2 - Transparency PDF test - Publisher.pdf 3 - Transparency PDF test - Designer.afdesign 4 - Transparency PDF test - Designer.pdf 5 – Transparency PDF test - Designer - back to publisher.pdf
  4. This so far has only appeared as an issue on the Selection brush tool width slider, all other width sliders behave as expected. Whereas the slider would usually have a graded expansion taking up to 50% of the slider to expand to 100px the slider in v2 is rapidly expanding in random decimalised px quantities with no precision at all. See screenshots Photo v2 has got to a very random 1961.1px at 50%
  5. I think I may have discovered that this due to another font error - have seen some mentioned elsewhere. The preflight for the files that have been involved in this have the font Abel in them and have flagged on the last page "(x) Missing characters ()" Oddly the error came from a phone number which if I deleted and retyped apparently no longer had missing characters. Turns out there is some form of character between the the last number and the end of the text… which shows in Arial, but not in the many other fonts trialled (list is not extensive), but I have no idea what this character is/represents or where it may have come from. See first screenshot (Arial and funny hammer type symbol) and then second which is Abel and still has the character there… but totally invisible, not even a Special Character recognition. Hopefully this is the cause. If not I'll be back, thanks.
  6. I can't recreate with a specific file as it has happened on several and I'm not sure for what reason (although your discovery may be it) but can't see how it would be avoided. I have no third party UI, my set up is 2 screens on a Mac Studio. Primary screen Asus Pro Art P279 running at 3008x1682 (mid res) and a second screen HP E273 running at HD res (1920x1080). It appears to occur (definitely) on PDF exports, possibly PNGs (my most common two formats). If I can fill in more as the day goes on I will, and if I have a file I can openly share that creates the error.
  7. I have opened a v1 document in order to take a simple graphic from it and re-use. It is a group made of two curves and a placed embedded SVG file, the intention to copy to multiple locations and replace the embedded SVG with alternatives to label a diagram. First issue, the SVG didn't visibly transfer - just the curves - but it existed in the layers menu. Subsequent it cuts and pastes in OK, but as soon as I replace the SVG in any location it crashes. When I looked in the resource manager there was the embedded file but no preview. Using the resource manager I replaced the SVG in all 11 locations with one I planned to use somewhere within the document. It showed in Resource manager as preview and populated document OK. So I went on to attempt to replace a single SVG again in just one selected location. Same CRASH. (SVGs in the original file opened in V2 edit, swap and save as expected. New document has been working with different structure perfectly well but had not swapped SVGs only Jpgs. Tried switching paste format to SVG - no change) So I have further explored and this is an SVG for SVG swap issue. I can swap the existing SVGs for another file format JPEG, PNG, etc and then import the SVG I want. However I cannot swap that SVG for an alternative SVG. This is the situation for any document I create Publisher, Designer or Photo SVG swap crash log Publisher.rtf
  8. This is true of the pen tool (and frustrating but I don't think it's a bug), but not true of the vector brush tool that retains the brush setting. The use of the new style picker tool can allow you to quickly drop the style from your first line onto subsequent ones if you are wanting to draw using the pen and point to point bezier curves and shapes etc. Draw and style the first line applying brush as you want it to appear. Draw the rest of your point to point lines, select all of these at once and then with the style picker pick up the style from your first brush style line and all will change. Or pick and drop individually if multiple styles. Maybe not quite what we wanted but a huge improvement over going through various palettes and redoing all your choices.
  9. Struggling to find the common source/routine for this odd behaviour, but when I've created something in Publisher 2 and exported a file from it, if I switch to Mail to find the output file to send Publisher quits during the switch. On one occasion this has made open Designer app crash too despite not being actively involved! Will try and add more… fear it may still be Dropbox integration related. Have attached a crash report… doesn't help me but may help someone who understands them! 32GB Mac Studio Ventura 13.0.1 CRASH REPORT - export crash .rtf
  10. That used to work with version 1 (for me at least) but is being extraordinarily stubborn in v2. I thought it had been fixed on first testing with a file that continually exports 19 slices, assumed it was the linking to Dropbox that had repaired it. Now however its reappeared and app quit and reopen is not clearing the error this time – or with restart. Very frustrating. Mac Studio M1 Max 32GB
  11. I have been using isometric grids a lot and beyond the base set had introduced a couple of my own. However I am now only getting a couple of grids showing in my drop down list (see second image) despite the grid preset manager showing many more (see image 3) Having tried various things including removing from library the grid_presets.propcol file and allowing to recreate (losing my presets) it still does not return other grids to list. Large illustrations have been created on these grids and then they disappear. A new file adds some, the Graph Paper and Parallel Perspective categories, but there is always a blank category at the top that I can't remove. Any help appreciated. Mac Studio OS 12.5.1 32GB, Designer 1.10.5
  12. Same thing with using a collaborative dropbox set up with synced local files. Always fails to export first time (of the day, switch off overnight). Seems to work fine after App restart.
  13. Having a similar issue. Designer artwork set to have continuous PNG export in background - as this needs initiating every time file is opened (before working "continuously") Designer suffers a freeze every time. Reopening and then re-initiating export sets it on a steady reliable path for rest of day. Frustrating. I am not spinning up external drives but do work with synced dropbox - not entirely issue free when it comes to finding links and directories.
  14. This is definitely an area that needs looking into. Having created a document palette from a supplied graphic it has created many more than the apparent swatches and deleting them out is a painful exercise. Intention to add and convert the few colours to global for easy across doc editing, didn't happen!
  15. That's good, it's the first time that I have downloaded Beta versions and I don't really know where they sit relative to one another app wise in the development cycle. Look forward to full suite updates as they are becoming stronger and stronger with each release.
  16. I have downloaded the Publisher Beta version and it would appear that this has not been fixed in that application yet. The same behaviour occurs (although sometimes with a slight delay) but essentially in the Photo Persona you can create and edit the layer (scale rotate etc), but as soon as you click away it will crash.👎
  17. Excellent thanks, look forward to finalised version. Had to resort to PS much to my disgust this morning, if only I'd known!
  18. I too am suffering with pattern layers whether using in Photo Persona in Publisher or directly in Photo. Was delighted to see/find this addition when reviewing filters online. Had an immediate visualising need using a swatch sample. Made seamless using the "affine" displacement (discovered at the same time), but each time I create a pattern layer, either using the selection, or by defining and then merging down into, the same result. Layer fills canvas, stutters and then crashes apps. My first test with just a PNG I imported worked perfectly, or appeared to, until it crashed in the background when I flipped to another app. Now I can occasionally start to manipulate rotate and admire, but as soon as I release… crash. Disappointing, please fix asap (I have just noticed that this is Windows specific forum – but the problem isn't – I'm on iMac will try and move)
  19. Please address this. As another user who works collaboratively with others on dropbox the fact the links are user explicit and not file relative is a nightmare. (And I too love Publisher and Affinity products in general!) Large files with mass resources (supposedly all on our shared space) will just crash. Smaller ones usually throw up resource errors and then can be fixed. This too is a pain as Publisher does not search folders for other files when you locate one of them, so even if missing resources are only in 3 locations for example you have to replace them individually in the resource manager. Hard work and frustrating… prevents proper collaboration.
  20. Why has this still not been properly addressed? If I paste in a noisy grad from an old file I can use and copy, but no edits to noise "stick". Adding a new colour into a grad is also a killer to the pasted grad and cannot have noise adjusted or added. I thought as previously mentioned that it had fixed itself, but this isn't the case and it seems to be more persistent than ever.
  21. I too would like this non rasterised method of recolouring artwork. Hadn't realised it was missing until today when using "other peoples artwork" with the need to recolour and reduce colour numbers – and had to switch back to illustrator make adjustments and reimport. Had used the recolour… option in AD and not realised until outputting as a EPS that this was a pixelating process. Don't use all the time, but when you know its there in AI and then can't achieve easily in AD it's frustrating.
  22. Adding my weight to this request after a sudden end of job new request from a client. Have tackled colour usage for sight issue legibility but am unable to get a PDF that 'reads' in anything but most garbled form.Trying to tackle in Acrobat doesn't work as no structure is present to begin with, some long sections of paragraph text are spelt out letter by letter at high speed. Have tried reordering layers in an attempt to alter random read order but this makes no difference. If there is any method of working with/around this please advise. And as many others have stated this is now becoming a major request and compliance issue.
  23. Hopeful that v1.9 would bring this apparently already fixed in Beta repair to something that had separated the app from the dreaded AI, I downloaded to find nothing had changed… until I pasted in a textured grad from an old illustration. And now works… weird. May help if yours doesn't work straight off! In addition something odd has happened to my sample pipette (tools and colour window) and text layer icons (layer menu)… they seem to have shrunk. Not the end of the world, but a bit odd.
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