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  1. It may be, that you haven't choosen the appropriate CMYK profile in your printing dialogue ("Farbeinstellungen"). Therefore the printer may print an RGB Colour => all 4 CMYK are used to print the colour "black". That's at least the cause for the same symptome I had at the start with AFPub. Best wishes Johannes
  2. You are welcome! The first part of your reply I do not understand in every aspect. But that doesn't matter (you need not telling the same in other, much more words...). As I started with DTP in my publishing company, may be 20 years ago, we invested for that start about $ 10.tsd. only for fonts! And until the very newest time we legalized every font we used with a lot of money. Over the time, this had been a good amount of money. At least in Germany, fonts had been fiscally seen as part for the property accounting like wrenches for a car repair shop. This picture leads me to the phantasy, "what about changing the norm for all screws used in mechanics? And by that – hurrah! – forcing all car repair shops and all companies to buy new wrenches? And for me this is exactly the case with fonts. Affinity with it's suite is in the children's shoes (but just very good and promising ones!). Indesign 2 by Adobe had been much more worse. And over time Adobe got arrogant and user-disrespectful, like Quark just before they went down the slope. I'm confident and really hope , that Serif will make its path. Johannes
  3. Hello Lacerto, many thanks for your resumées and your conclusions! At least one is informed by that about the consequences in near future. And these are not so welcome. I hope, that I am not totally wrong and particularly I do not want to offend you: But from time to time, your contributions "smell" for me as if you are an Adobe Ambassador and monitor in the Affinity forum ... I personally of the strong opinion, that the type 1 fonts had been/or are to be "killed" intentionally – in order to "reset" the whole typographical scene and software world. Because of my age (≥ 65) I have been with the development of fonts from the very beginning on. And I have to admit, that in ≥ 2015 the flood and the bootleg of fonts where overwhelming. So it was high time, (besides of the [not so] concurrent type vendors Linotype, Adobe, Berthold, Apple, Microsoft) to reset the whole thing by introducing a new technology incompatible with all, what had been installed before. Now we are all to re-buy the fonts, we need *really*. Best wishes! Johannes
  4. Hello out there! I hope, I didn't miss some "wambo mambo", but even after watching the Affiniy help and video tutorials, I do not succeed in setting up a simple own macro in AFPhoto 2 and running it: converting the color profile of the given picture to Adobe RGB (may be it's the name ... 😆) and then setting the picture resolution to 300 dpi – without recalculation. The recording of the macro seems to be stright forward. The saving into an (own) macro-set in the library, too. But when I recall that macro by clicking on the list item in the macro list – nothing happens. Or if I double click, the whole app crashes off (vanishes from the monitor). Slow long clicking on the list item - nothing. From time to time something happens! – But the picture gets distorted 😞 (Although I knew that there has to be the "lock" picture...) The "process" of starting a macro via only one click without any response seems to me not very user friendly: Other softwares have a "Play"-button, so that one is aware of what is going on. Just clicking on the item in the macro list may happen even more by accident ... Also there is no context menue item: "run macro". Also the "edit macro" menue is not very lucky: I can only (de)select the check mark to activate/deselect a single macro step. But I can't go into the single step and chane only a certain parameter. Or am I wrong? I would be happy, if someone has a hint – or less happy, if others do have the same difficulties... Best wishes Johannes I forgot!: MacOS 12.6.1 on a MBP M1 Max
  5. Many thanks for your response! which I cannot understand in all aspects exactly, since it is somewhat syntactically and semantically complicated. I've decided not to use the words of the company A... anymore, be it .ai formats etc. I still think A... is a monopolist, what is illustrated exactly by the technology of .ps , .eps, Type 1 etc. The whole community is dependent on these. The fact that there is still no affordable alternative to the PDF editor "Acrobat" speaks a lot. The IT department of our big company used to laugh at me because they could offer "very good" printers for $600 or $800, while I had to pay an additional $1000 for printers with "original A... Postscript" right away. Most professional PDF editors are so expensive, because of lizenses to be paid to A... That Affinity doesn't support T1 fonts right from the start may be, because Apple announced, that it would remove .ps/T1 support from the operating system in near future? Back to topic: My questions/concerns relate to the fact that with the sending of .eps and .ps to the nursing home, large and small software companies can no longer rely on OS routines and are therefore "outside" of business – or have great difficulties to develop complicated functions (color management, writing prepress conform PDF etc.). I think it's a little arrogant to stand up and say "PDF and .ps are open source systems, anyone can try them". What does the discontinuation of Postscript and T1 in the Apple macOS 13 mean for Serif and the further development of the Affinity Suit? Greeting from Johannes
  6. Hello Paolo, thanks for your answer! I have to apologize for writing something wrong: It's not Mojave (although I'm too tried to stay there as long as possible), but it is Monterey! In Monterey there is no .eps-view by default. And orginally the fanbase assumed, it's a bug, which will be fixed with the next version. But now we've learned, is was a (abandoned) feature? The rest of the situation described stays the same ... Johannes
  7. Hello collegues, I read that information in that (German) article. It refers to that support document from Apple. Since I ran macOS Mojave (which I regard to be *very* stable and smooth) the QuickLook-Plugin (view a document via pressing spacebar) for .eps files doesn't work any more and does not work any more ever since there had been a system/security update. No preview, also in "open" dialogues while placing .eps-files in Affinity. Several times I had therefore to refer to an article in the internet how to "hack" and add some (xml-)code to the QuickLook "Illustrator.qlgenerator" plugin in order to bypass that quirk. Now I understand, that these had been the "shadows macOS Ventura was casting" ... I am not very skilled with the "hard core technique" of MacOS. But always I had the impression, that a lot of cool functions in finder, preview.app and in (evenmore in favorable) softwares refer to the fact, that – unlike Windows – MacOS has a lot of .ps and PDF technology under the hood. If I remember right, "long time ago" Apple and Adobe had been pulling in the same direction. There was collaboration. Back then there had been spoken of "display postscript", the invention of tranparency and absolut cool animations in the OS finder (funnel animation while taking off folders or windows into the doc!) I'm a little concerned about the "end of postscript" in macOS affectin the success e.g. Affinity. Johannes
  8. Hello out there! As I read just in that moments, Apple has published a support document, which says, that macOS Ventura will no longer support postscript (3) any more. If I'm right, until now postscript has been deeply connected with MacOS (since Steve Jobs intermezzo with Next computers), and a lot of easy going features (also in other softwares) where using the OS' PDF- and postscript abilities. Question: Do you have any clues, if that decision will bother the Affinity suite and its well designed functionality? Best wishes Johannes
  9. I would not go so far to demand "dynamic" colour swatches if generated automatically. But 4c (CMYK) should remain 4c – and the "tint slider" should be within (visible) reach... (Thanks to tomaso) Johannes
  10. Well, I have to apologize myself reawakeneing that theme! I didn't realize, that in order to choose a certain tint I have to go with the mouse into a certain menue! ... I googled that problem after yours answeres and found, that other persons have that difficulty, too – and found a gif animation, which showed it to me. OMG... That's a little akward. Thanks to you all – espezially to "tomaso" who pinpointed that inconvenience and other aspects in the UI of AFPub. Johannes
  11. I want to reanimate that thread. In "other softwares" I had been able to take from any colour swatch 0 – 100% of its density (not opacity!). And this in RGB as well as in CMYK (preferably). That's easy with 50% yellow. But If I have a colour 0 - 100 - 79 - 20 (CMYK), where in Affinity Publisher can I chose "35%" of that colour? (Please NOT by mathematics! and not by estimation!) Thanks for help! Johannes
  12. What should I reply or argue? I very often say in internet forums "There will always stay someone up, thinking it's good." – even with Mr. Tr... or M. Pu... Your point of view is of someone badly rushed. It is like walking through a auto repair shop with a 2" wrench in it hand – but while walking on, the wrench transforms in a screw driver, then in a oil can, finally in a hammer. Or take a physician! While he is walking from hospital room to hospital room, the medicine in his hand transforms from heart attack to stomach gel, to a scalpel. Brave new world!
  13. Yes, I do know that! But not in any case I do want to set up explicitly a preset! If I'm working 8 hours on AFPhoto, I would have 20 prsets and more! I do just want, that AFPhoto (and may be the other apps) remember the actual setup/parameter/aspect ratio (as examples! this counts for several other dialogs!) as long as thea are running. J.
  14. Example: I've opened 10 pictures with portraits of my team in order to optimize and crop them for web purposes. If I want to make a nice cutout of the torso in the proportion 4:5 in those 10 files, every time I flip to the next picture, I first have to choose the crop-tool (! although afore already choosen) and even more have the setup again the crop tool to "proportion" and to "4:5". This is very annoying. (Smart alecs!: because every person is pictured in some other way, there is no help in a macro!) Therefore my feature request: At least in AFPhoto, the application should remember those tool changes or typed-in parameters in a lot of dialogues as long as it is running (=> dropped when app is quitted). Thanks for listening Johannes
  15. Example: I am working in AFPub on a layout, whose filename is "redwood trees_V1.afpub". For my client I have to export the design repeatedly during working on and for correction purposes. While exporting the file "redwood trees_V1.afpub" to PDF for the client, I make a supplement only to the filename of the PDF to be exported like "redwood trees_V1_corr-01" or "_corr-02" and so on. But do NOT alter the name of the source .afpub file! From other softwares I'm used, that the application "remembers" my addtion/change of the filename of the file to be exported and suggests that altered filname the next time I export to PDF. This makes workflows very easy and consistent, because I need not remember what file name I gave to the client the last time. Therefore my feature request: The applications should remember the deviant filename in difference to the original when exporting a file. Thanks for listening! Johannes
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