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  1. GaryP, Could you please post your project file? SO far I've only used bitmap fill text with bevelled stroke. Thanks, Carl
  2. Josef, I've just tried this using N-Up printing and think the method will work for you. I designed each page on a full A4 sheet and then did the printing as shown in the attached image of the Print dialog. Some of the setting may be, as suggested by V-kyr, printer dependent. The setting for 'Double-sided:' was a guess and resulted in the image being upside down. I'd assume the 'Flip short side' would be OK or I could flip the design. As my designs did not extend to the very edges there was no problem with the printer's required narrow margins. I didn't worry about printing any cut mark as it's exactly half the sheet. n.b. So far I'd only used N-Up single sided for jar labels for jams and pickles using 9 repeats, 3 across and 3 down. Regards, Carl
  3. Zbigg, Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but doesn't the 'Transform' studio provide the functions? Just set the rotation value to zero in the little text entry box. To align you would have to read the rotation value for the first object and then set it for the second. I use copy / paste! Regards, Carl
  4. lettergothic, The values you seek are displayed in the 'Character Studio' panel. Place the text cursor between two characters for 'Kerning'. If a group of character are highlighted you get 'Tracking' value in the next window down -- all the spaces are adjusted. Regards, Carl
  5. dmont76, It depends on what you want to do to your single letter but if you convert to curves (to change the shape say) your text will no longer be editable. My suggestion is: 1. Using one of the text tools (Frame or Artistic) do a click + drag to select the single letter. 2. Go the the Character Studio. 3. Do what you want! I've changed the font size of the 't' from 30 pt to 60 pt as a simple example. Hope this helps. Regards, CPC
  6. Robert, I'd suggest your trying printing 'N-Up'. I've been using it for labels for my jars of jams and pickles. You may have to experiment a bit... My designs (Affinity Publisher) are created at full A4 and then printed with multiples retaining the A4 proportions. Quick check... Create a new document with the page proportions of your coupons and then print N-Up 3 across / 1 down. Note you need to choose to appropriate 'Fit Type' to scale. Regards, Carl
  7. Mandu, Is this what you are seeing? It was saved first as a 4bit BMP with no dithering (in paint.net) and then re-loaded and saved as a jpeg to attach here. Perhaps your monitor is the problem as you suggest. Regards, Carl
  8. I've been following this thread and have an additional question... How are you going to print? The concern for accurate measurements suggests printing to paper labels. I have been printing my CD/DVD labels using a Canon PIXMA iP4850 which came with its own simple design and print program. As Affiniity doesn't seem to offer any option for printing direct to disc I'm experimenting with the following workflow -- [1] prepare my design in Publisher, [2] export as a jpg image, and [3] print this to disc with the Canon program. Using the image as a 'background' simplifies the final step as a background image is by default imported at full height. I chose a 300mm square page but could have done it 1000mm equally well as the actual dimensions don't really matter however many the decimal places! :-) The trial design is a number thin outline transparent circles, identified by text on path dimensions, aligned horizontally and vertically on the square page. The exported jpg image was loaded into the Canon printing program as the background image for the CD. The scan of the disc shows the full page width 300mm circle just fits the disc though close examination indicates that I'll need to make a small print offset correction in the Canon program. My next task will be to remove many of the circles and change the text to be more useful reminders eg 'outer limit' and 'inner limit' and perhaps add a few layout lines. This project will be a template for all my CD/DVD discs. The circles etc can be deleted before export or simply hidden in the layers studio. I find a print to an A4 sheet is useful as I often sketch out my initial design ideas with pencil on paper.
  9. Sharp corners are available from the rectangle's stroke menu.
  10. I've had similar problems but found there are quite a few sites that can analyse bitmap images you supply and return a list of 'matching' fonts. For example https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ or https://www.fontsquirrel.com/matcherator .
  11. MJCphoto, I assume you are using Affinity Photo, thought the same for the others... I'd suggest checking that the layers studio is activated in the 'View' drop down menu as shown attached. Alternately, if there are too many studios active the one you want may be hidden in the clutter.
  12. I used a similar approach to closely match a company letterhead. In this case I stacked artistic text layers with varying drop shadows rather than strokes.
  13. I've had a quick look and think your problem is that your curves aren't joined. EDIT: Quick, but not quick enough! Others have answered as well but I'll continue as I prepared a screen shot which shows the problem.
  14. Thanks for that tip! It's solved one of those 'I'm sure it worked before but why doesn't' it this time?' mysteries.
  15. AndyQ, You need to select the 'Add...' option as shown in the attachment. NOTE: This choice, as are some others, is persistent -- it stays selected even if you use other tools in between.
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