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  1. Wosven, I definitely like your guidance for bottom alignment of the drop cap with the third line of text. To my eye, however, keeping the first word together is more readable. Splitting the word seems odd. Maybe the the rectangular box you described is used because it is much easier to implement. I'm styling all 25 drop caps in my book individually, each tailored to the dimensions of the letter. An "M," for example, needs to be styled differently from an "I." I'll look again tomorrow. Thanks.
  2. Wosven, Thank you. You baseline advice is excellent. However, I can't seem to adjust the font size of the drop cap through the Character dialog. I like preserving the first word intact, however. Perhaps 200 years from now designers will do it my way and wonder when it originated. Perhaps not.
  3. Solution! Keep distance to text small and add one-third space to second and third lines!
  4. I have a book interior that I created about a year ago. It has many drop caps. It is impossible to tweak their layout with the most recent version of Affinity Publisher. Note image A. On the left is the drop cap made with an earlier AP version. On the right is the drop cap from the same file using the current AP version. Previously, I could keep the first word together and still adjust the distance to the text independently. With the current version that is impossible. Image B shows this problem more clearly. Is there any way to regain control over drop cap placement?
  5. thomaso, Excellent advice! I am in the initial planning stage with this book interior. Your comments are very helpful! I did a book interior for this client last year. It had many small black-and-white line drawings that the artist scanned as .tif files. For this new book, the art will be much larger, more sophisticated, and created by a professional illustrator. Thanks. Stay safe in Cologne!
  6. thomaso, Thanks for your reply. My client is in charge of finding an illustrator. I have been assuming that the illustrations would be physical drawings (non-digital) that would have to be photographed. So, I think you have answered my question. What would you recommend if the illustrations are digital, like .svg? How should they be exported? I just want to make sure my client hires a qualified illustrator, someone with experience in preparing files I can import successfully into the book interior.
  7. My client is writing a children's book and will use graphics supplied by a professional illustrator. What is the best file format for the illustrator to use to send us the illustrations for use in Affinity Publisher?
  8. Dan, Thanks for the information! By examining my document, I came up with 1/32 inch. (Oops! I mean 1/32 inch to the bleed.) But it doesn't really matter. I think I can meet the printer's requirement for a 0.250" offset by making my bleed 0.250". Love your software. Hope Affinity & Serif are doing well.
  9. My printer requires a minimum bleed of 0.125” for a magazine ad. He also specifies that if an ad is intended to bleed, crop marks must be applied with an offset of 0.250”. I interpret this to mean a crop mark must be 0.250" away from the actual cut. What is the default offset of the crop mark from the cut in Affinity Publisher? Can this offset be modified?
  10. I notice that in my Affinity Publisher file for a print book some of the text font is RGB 0, 0, 0 while other text font in the same file is RGB 35, 31, 32. I set all text to RGB 0, 0, 0, but I am not sure that is advisable for sending to a printer.
  11. Lagarto, Thanks again. I need to do some testing of options. I'm also formatting the book's interior and up against a looming deadline, so I appreciate all your thoughts.
  12. Lagarto, Thank you for the information. Just to confirm, if I want to check the color profile of the images in my PDF, I can open the PDF in publisher, making sure that in opening it I choose CMYK. Is this correct? The current document color space is CMYK. I think another strategy for achieving my goal (having both CMYK JPGs and grayscale JPGs) is to convert the images I want in CMYK to CMYK before inserting them into the document. Then would I export selecting Color space "As document"?
  13. I have a Publisher document with JPGs in both grayscale and RGB. If I export to PDF with "Convert image color spaces" and a CMYK profile selected, will my grayscale images be converted to CMYK? I need only the RGB JPGs converted to CMYK.
  14. Lagarto, Thank you for the excellent information. I am getting inconsistent messages from the printer. Now he is saying 400 DPI in the PDF is fine and that 600 DPI is the resolution in the actual factory print. I'll see how this all works out when I submit the file for his approval.
  15. I am working with a printer who prefers PDFs at 600 DPI. Affinity Publisher's drop-down menu for Raster DPI goes up to 400. However, you can manually enter 600. In this case, does Publisher really export the PDF at 600 DPI?
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