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  1. The tutorial opens with that screenful of <Objects> and the introduction "...here ar the various ways we can select objects in Affinity Designer. So one way we can do this is to select objects on the screen or canvas. One way to do this is to make sure we have the <Move> tool selected and...." He is clearly using his Mac. From (Where?) has he previously fetched his 'screen or canvas' and how should a humble PC user follow those instructions? Why is there no preamble letting PC users that their experience will (almost) certainly be different? In other words 'What earthly use is this tutorial to me?
  2. When I select <Select> from the <Basic Operations> tutorial list the Tutor's sreen immediately appears as in (TUTOR SELECT.jpg) When I open my screen it appears as in (MOI SELECT.jpg) The <Move> Tool is certainly available but I can't find anything to move! Has Tutor James Ritson (who in previous tutorial <Open and Import>) uses a Mac computer that behaves rather differently to my PC opened or dragged that very large listing of <Objects> from (Where) ?
  3. Hi ! OK,...James Ritson uses Mac Finder to bring a whole bunch of files on to his Affinity Designer screen. Understood. But not very enlightening! Because, as you point out, I must use Windows File Explorer to find those files and my Windows File Explorer does not find those Affinity Designer files that James' Mac Finder finds ! Has Jasmes previously downloaded his files from anothe Affinity store? If so, where should I look as the tutorial ends with one of the files or formats availble to Mac users.
  4. Thanks for your reply. It seens I shall have to begin every posting in this Forum by apologising for being a complete newbie, aged nearly 80 and thus having missed the bensfit(s) of Multiple Choce education ! (Mea Maxima Culpa ?) When I purchased Affinity Designer, I did notice that there were different versions for Mac and PC users. However, when opening the Basic Operations <Open and Import> tutorial I did not notice (or perhaps simply missed?) anything telling me that the tutor was usig a Mac and/or that I shouldn't worry when I found my PC behaved otherwise ! I dare say this is due to my lamentable lack of Intuition ? So...Given that I must use Windows Explorer to find the multiplicity of file formats revealed on the Mac screen using Mac explore...How do I get to where the tutorial ended??? I have browsed around the forum and seen lots of what I assume to be <Tag>s I still can't see how your advice, while welcome, would have helped much for my very first posting !
  5. I am still having difficulty with the <Basic Operations> tutorials - at least as far down the list as <Open and Import> . However, before I go on, I must sincerely apologise for the tone of my previous posting, over which I was very properly rebuked by Mark(?) Oehlsclager, an Advanced User.who pointed out very reasonably, that a Wiki search would have given me the full specifications of a 5K Preset. He very thougtfully went on to paste these details to demonstate his point.So now I know what a 5K Peset is, but stll have absolutely no idea of why I would want to open and work with such a document. That was what I meant to criticise. My feeling was that I was having (figuratively) to drink from a high-pressure fire hose as information gushed from the exposition largely without explanation of purpose or usage of tools and settings most of which came with 'Bells and Whistles' many of the whistes having bells and vice versa ! Rather like a detailed listing and description of all the major (and a good many minor) parts of a bicycle and concluding "OK now you can ride a bike" ! So, I went on to <Open and Import>. I followed the <File><Open> instructions (several times) to the letter. I attach a screenshot from my Windows 10 Laptop.(MY_FILE OPEN.jpg) Tutor's screen looks very different (TUTOR OPEN.jpg) (I refered to the young man as 'Little Jack Horner [of Nursery Rhyme preset] as he sits down there in his corner pulling plumbs of information out of the AFDesigner 'Pie' - no offence intended.) Next comes a '...more intuitive method. (INTUITIVE.jpg) Finally comes something he drags from somewhere calling it <Explorer> (EXPLORER.jpg) [????] Is my software properly installed? Have I missed something? I am familiar with both Photoshop (earlier versions) and Paint.Net. I think that Affinity Photo seems to work something like Adobe Lightroom (which I have never used) and was hoping to combine the two appliations before using Affinity Publisher. I have purchased all three programmes, but am feeling a tad lost. For example exactly what is, or is the purpose of the required <Tag> on entering the forum?
  6. Well..........Having listened and watched 'Little Jack Horner' sitting in his corner and pulling out all sorts of options for this that and the next thing (all TOTALLY ACCURATE, I'm sure but WHAT ARE THEY FOR?) I end up with my <New Document> being a "5K PRESET" !!! What the (Deletive Expleted) IS A 5K PRESET???
  7. I am an ABSOLUTE BEGINNER! Notice that I have not the slightest idea what (in this context) the word <Tag> denotes ! There are 66 tutorial videos, The LEADING ITEM is <Quick Export> Why would an absolute beginner want to start by EXPORTING-[WHAT]? So...I really would appreciate some help in plotting a course through the MAZE of tutorial videos to give me a better chance to find my way into the LABYRINTH of the UI (one term I do understand) and OUT AGAIN with something to show for my travels !!!
  8. Having bought both the Programme AND the (rather expensive) Workbook, I perused through to CHAPTER 2 intent on 'Getting Started' only to find that the CORE SKILLS Page 'CANNOT BE FOUND'. HOW VERY ENCOURAGING !!!
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