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  1. Hi. Regarding 'Using Shortcut combo Keys' Did you mean to say ⌘ +/⌘ - , rather than CTRL +/CTRL -? This is working for me as expected now.
  2. I am upgrading my Mac, that is currently limited to running up to El Capitan, in the interim period it would be preferable if my current Affinity Applications [Designer; Photo; Publisher Beta:] remained operable on the existing Hardware. Does the Licence permit downloading and installing the Affinity Applications on the newer Hardware before they are removed from the older Hardware? I have no intention or desire to violate the Licence conditions and official input would be very welcome, thank you. Thanks for your time, best wishes, G
  3. I have found a workaround [? solution] to the problem of Constraint Groups and the perimeter clipping that occurs. Although I still do not understand why apparently randomly some Groups result in becoming Constraint Groups whilst others, using similar Objects, remain simply as Groups. If a Constraint Group is 'Grouped' the latter displays as a simple Group, ungrouping the Constraint Group within the newly formed Group allows the latter to remain as a simple Group. Importantly the previously troublesome clipping does not occur. It would be nice to know if I am unwittingly creating a problem, if this behaviour is intentional or is a bug?
  4. I am also experiencing Strokes that form portions of Object Boundaries are clipped when they are part of a Constraint Group. This does not happen with all similar groups of Objects, all of these contain Closed Curves that have Frame Text positioned on top of respective shapes. Regardless of actions to Ungroup or Edit within an existing Group the following remains true. Ensuring that all Objects in that particular Group have individually had all Constraints removed, i.e. no Constraint facility remains Selected [Highlighted] when the Group is reformed it still displays as Constraint Group. It is also noted that Grouping a Constraint Group [effectively double grouping initially accidentally in this case] causes Constraint Group to display as simply Group. Ungrouping this 'Group' reverts to Constraint Group and this situation is not perceived as being helpful. The attached File has examples of Constraint Group and Group, since these all [originally were copies of #1 it is strange that they are not all of the groups are of the Constraint variety] the Rounded Rectangle #4 was freshly created in an attempt to learn why the [#1 and #2] Constraint Group iterations of the Rounded Rectangle have Corners with a noticeably thicker Stroke. Any solutions to this effect would be appreciated. The Filler Text offered the opportunity to learn a little about this facility but other commitments prevented me from making everything appear 'sensible'.Card TEST 2.afpub CONCENTRATING ON 'CONSTRAINT GROUPS' I OVERLOOKED THE FORUM TITLE, MY PROBLEM IS WITH PUBLISHER BETA. Please, can a Moderator/Administrator move this to the appropriate Forum? Thank you.
  5. HI @vonBusing Thank you very much for the information about Curve Text, I certainly was not aware that it existed and could not find any reference to it on the Affinity web site. Experimenting with Text input the Area on the Left rejects both Artistic and Frame Text, although either can be dragged or otherwise manouvered onto it. The Area on the Right accepts Artistic Text input, although ion the is case because it was copied and flipped through 180°, any input is upside down. It refuses to accept Frame Text directly into the area. It exists and so should have a purpose but I do not have the time or need to discover aspects that seem undocumented, whilst remain happy to place Text, in standard closed areas, by the usual means. Thanks again for your input and time, best wishes, G
  6. I am a newbie as far as Affinity Software is concerned so it is possible that I have missed something? I am really enjoying the 'learning curve' of this range of Applications and will not hesitate to purchase this new addition to the Suite. This has nothing to do with placing Text on a Curve. The attached Affinity Publisher File has two iterations of Curve Text. I have no idea where the first iteration sprang from but the second is probably a copy of the first. The ScreenShot shows that the name Curve Text had been generated by the APub Application. Of note is that the Colour Tools indicate that the Fill Colour is Red when in fact it is Yellow, the Outline Colour is shown as Black but try as I may it will not adopt any colour and therefore remains 'invisible'. It was my attempts to add an Outline in order to match the rest of the document that brought this problem to my notice. Also changing the Fill Colour has nil effect. There does not seem to be any other options available, 'playing' with Constraints I managed to create items that were not visible but interfered with Outlines and/or filled with colour but failed to show, in a manner I was anticipating, on the Layers List. Eventually, the problem was located by deleting one item at a time until it became obvious that the 'constraints' labelled items were causing the problem and that Ungrouping was the answer. Aware that the offenders could easily be deleted and replaced I am seeking to 'learn what I did wrong in the first place to create the problem', with a view to not letting it happen again. Thanks for any help you can give. Card TEST.afpub
  7. I do not have this problem but was struggling with being unable to Sort iCloud Drive Folders into Name Order. Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo topped the listing but Affinity Publisher [Beta] was way down below, see ScreenShot below. Normally working in Finder Column View and wishing to make some progress I switched to List View and found that Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo and several other Folders are listed under Kind as App Library. Unable to find anything useful by 'googling' and the fact that two out of three Folders containing Affinity App Files, all created by saving files direct from each App into an appropriately Named Folder in iCloud Drive, it was time for me to hopefully 'get lucky' and visit this forum. The Post above is the first mention I have found regarding App Library Folders. Perhaps Affinity Publisher Designers can throw some more light on the App Library situation, is the fact that Affinity Publisher is Beta status the reason why it has created a Standard Folder rather than an App Library Folder? May we assume that when Affinity Publisher is released that it will be capable of creating an App Library Folder? Lastly is it possible to prevent these Affinity Apps from creating App Library Folders? Thanks for your time, best wishes,
  8. Exploring more facilities, e.g. showing Rulers, Margins, Bleeds etc., the Text Ruler did not appear when checkmarked. The Text Ruler requires the Frame Text Tool to be in use before it makes an appearance. I was becoming acustomed not to use the Zoom In Keys but hitting them unintentionally to my surprise the Zoom In functioned. Then realised that the Text Ruler had disappeared because the Frame Text Tool was no longer in use. Reselecting the Frame Text Tool killed the Zoom In Keys function. With a Text Frame showing on the page Zooming In using the Keys is possible. Zoom In Keys also fail to function when the Artistic Text Tool is in use whilst Zoom Out Keys are not hindered. Just 'discovered' Preferences > Tools > Use Mouse Wheel to Zoom, problem solved.
  9. From the Menu > View > Zoom In functionality is as expected. Using Shortcut combo Keys ⌘ + nothing happpens. Zoom Out functions as expected via Menu or Keys. May I add you are doing a splendid job producing a REALLY GREAT product. Very best wishes, G
  10. Been wishing for a good 'Publisher' Application for Mac for a long time and so glad I waited for Affinity to present this excellent Beta version. Having watched all the videos I am completely blown away by the possibilities Affinity Publisher will offer. Thanks for all your hard work guys and gals. I am confident enough to pay now, via MAS or direct to the Affinity Store, for both the Mac and iPad versions. Very best wishes, G
  11. I have only recently started to use AD, having previously used similar Software. The lack of a Dimensioning Tool detracts from the overall usefulness of AD, what is really good software would be so much better if this feature could be added.
  12. Many thanks for the update. I am blown away by the performance of AD and it's handling of AI and PDF Files, and looking forward to other additional proposed updates, e.g. Selection by Line Width, that will further enable enhancement of the results. My Adobe use was terminated when CS3 was not upgraded to run on a then new Mac OS seemingly attempting to force users to purchase CS4. Prior to that most of my illustrations had been produced using CorelDRAW and wanting to 'escape' from Microsoft converted those Files to AI, but the results of the conversion were less than desirable. At present it is possible to convert the AI Files to 'proper' AD Files in just a few steps. Best of all the latter, with some line thickness changes, are of similar quality to the originals. Having said goodbye to Adobe the hope is to repeat that with Microsoft and Corel, so power to the AD Teams 'clicking fingers'. AD is THE product for those that need top Results and realistic Costs. Best wishes, G
  13. Has any progress been made regarding production of: Thanks, G