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  1. Alright. This is a helpful comparison. If set up correctly, AP does not handle the shadow as overprinting black. InDesign does it the right way. As being seen in your comparison. It seems to be a commonly known issue:
  2. Okay, the reset did the trick: I found several reset-options in the applications settings. (I dont know the shortcut for starting up / reset in MacOS) Now, I am getting the correct PDF-output from my documents as well. I understand, that this is something Affinity is still working on. I hope, the workflow for the colour settings gets improved with later releases. Although, it might just be me learning pretty slowly... @Joachim_L Thanks for your help! And as you were pointing out: There seems to be some improvement in 1.8. I cant wait to get the next version released. Cheers
  3. umm. I have no idea why this is happening. I double-checked all the settings. (I attached the file) I think, I am overseeing something completely. This test is very important for me – We, as our office, are thinking about a complete switch from Adobe to Affinity.. The color settings is pretty essential for this task. spot-colour-test2.afpub
  4. Thanks @Joachim_L I did copy the spot colour from a different document. It is spot (I can confirm that in Acrobat) Also, I set the colour in the drop shadow to 100% black. I am not sure what to try next..
  5. @Legarto you pointed me into the right direction! Doing the PDF/X based export with the option "Text as Curves" enabled is working fine. This seems to be the most consistent workflow for creating printable documents. By doing these tests I ran into another colour-issue: I am Placing a drop-shadow on a spot colour. by doing so, the colours in the PDF will be rendered as the undesired CMYK as well. I am not sure how to address this. The wanted PDF-Output is the use of two colours only: black and one spot colour. spot-colour-test.afpub
  6. I have to look into this on Monday. Its a PostScript Type 1 font. If I am remembering correctly. (I am not at the office right now) I thought about the "Text as curves" option as well. I ll try and report on Monday.
  7. Thanks @Lagarto Yes, I was aiming for a propper PDF/X export... Unfortunately, I couldnt get it to work. It runs into an error (discussed here on the forum as well) In my case, the reason is the used font. Without fonts, PDF/X export is working as expected. With fonts: no luck.
  8. I just solved the issue. I was blindfolded not seeing the obvious. This post lead me to the solution: By making sure, the colour space was correctly set in Publisher *AND* in Acrobat professional, it seemed good. Sorry for spamming the forum.
  9. Hello forum, I hope, someone can help me out with setting up a Publisher document: The colours used are black (from cmyk) and one spot colour. By writing the PDF for printing, all texts (set to 100% black in Publisher) are being transformed to "rich black" containing cmyk colours. (Nooooo!) How can I prevent 100%-black-elements from being converted to some cmyk colour? I've found a suggestion to create a solid colour for 100% black. That solution is not working for me: I am using greyscale photos as well. So now the created PDF contains three colours. The first spot colour, the black from the greyscale photos and the spot colour I created to prevent texts converting to cmyk. That is very annoying, I need the PDF to be used only the black from cmyk and the one solid colour. Is there a soloution for this? Thank you guys for suggestions / help. Cheers
  10. @scottf You want to open your SVG-file in a text editor. (Sublime Text, Atom...) That is the code, you d want to place into your html. You ll find examples ---> google.com
  11. @Geoff777 Nice! – That did the trick. Thank you!
  12. Okay, I thought so. No big deal, usually either way of the generated code is fine. Its just this one situation when I want to use the SVG for an animation. I tested writing the SVG in Illustrator, that works for now. But as I want to get rid of all Adobe related Apps I need to find a different solution. Re-writing the code is an option, but I am so lazy... I need to look into automatically "find & replace"... Umm, or I could write an AppleScript to do that for me...
  13. Hi there, I need to export a drawing to SVG – I am using Affinity Designer on MacOS – Is there a way to define the markup style in the SVG-file? I need the path-tag to be like this: <path fill="none" stroke="#000000" stroke-width="2" d="M257,1.5"/> But the SVG-output from Designer is like this: <path d="M68.5,260.5l193,-189" style="fill:none;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:#000;stroke-width:2px;"/> Visually, the output is the same – but I need the SVG to be written like the first example. Is there a setting to achieve this? The reason behind this is as following: For a web page, I am using the css-framework https://getuikit.com/ For a simple SVG-animation, I need the SVG to be written like the first example above. If I put the Designer-SVG into my code, the animation is simply not working... Thanks for any suggestions!
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