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    Print quality issue

    Hi Chris, Thanks for your answer. Very nice and hard work guys. It is highly appreciated. Concerning the issue, I am printing both the PDF (created PDF from the A.P.) with Preview, and the file directly from the A.P. on a HP M551 colour laser printer. The differences when I am printing are visible, especially on the text of the figure (only). The other main text is normal. This (?) look like the previous one I had reported when printing with the A.D. and the I think a colleague of yours came back saying that the issue derives from the mask (?). Best regards, A.
  2. Dear Affinity, I am excited that you are trying to release a DTP software. Very nice try. I have spotted a printing issue with the Affinity Publisher version. I have created a design in Affinity Designer latest version. An AI figure was opened in AD, modified and saved as AD file (file attached). Created an AP document, pasted the text, and placed the figure created from the AD file (file attached). When printing this AP file to a colour laser jet printer, quality is very nice as expected (left part of image attached). However, when exporting the AP document to PDF (file attached) and printing it, then the quality of the PDF looks very bad (right part of image attached). Apologies if already posted. Also please include Greek dictionary, it looks awful like this. Any thanks and keep up the hard work. Best, A AD file.afdesign AP file.afpub PDF file.pdf
  3. Great first start. I know we might be asking a lot, but anchored objects is a must. A.
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    Copied vector pasted wrong

    Hi Chris B. Attached are the files requested. The name of each file explains the actions I followed for each one. 1st: Structure correctly exported (EPS) from the specific software. Correct structure. 2nd: Exported as EPS, opened in AI and pasted in AD with command+V. Issues on size and stroke. 3rd: Exported file opened directly in AD. Mostly OK except the OH that look a bit funny. 4th: Copied the structure with command+C and pasted with command+V in AD. Thanks. A. Structure correct exported.eps AD file opened in AI and pasted in AD.afdesign Exported file opened directly in AD.afdesign Structure pasted direcly in AD.afdesign
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    PDF Export overlay effect serious error

    Hi, I don't know if this is the same situation, but I am reporting it here. Left part of the image is printed directly from AD. Right part of the image is exported to PDF, then printed from preview. You can see on printed PDF from the preview (right part of the image) that there is a rectangular distortion, absent from the left part. On the red peak is has been applied an outer glow effect. What is interesting is that on the screen of the preview, the image looks right. Its on the printing that its getting wrong. Best, A.
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    Copied vector pasted wrong

    Hi again, Just noticed something that i am not aware if already noticed. Apologies if posting again. The first image (above) is a vector copied from a software designing chemical structures. The second image (below) is the how is getting pasted in Affinity Designer. I should add that when exporting the structure as SVG using Illustrator, AD opens it normally without errors. Just in case this helps. However, when copying the structure from Illustrator with command+C, the structure is not getting pasted correctly in AD. Many thanks. A.
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    Hangs on printing dialog on Canon MG 7500

    Hi Chris B, I am opening a file in AD (or working on a project), hit command+P and enter, and there is a ~30-50% chance it will hang. Then, I reopen AD do the same and then it prints, not always though, but with a small chance of hanging. Best, A.
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    Hangs on printing dialog on Canon MG 7500

    Hi Chris B. Sorry for the late response. I should point out that the issue I have is on Affinity Designer. The hang spin ball is not happening always. The only thing I am doing is command+P and hit enter. I have not locate yet what I am doing to crush. I am not loading any photo, not sure I understand what you mean by that. The printer is an HP M551 with latest drivers and firmware. let me know if you want me to try something. A.
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    Hi Callum, Here is the file. It is occurring constantly to everything I do and involves text. Regards, A. Test.afdesign
  10. Hi there, I would like to ask if anyone else has the same behaviour as me when typing text in the 1.6.1 of AD. Assume that I create a body text style with a specific kerning and tracking number (negative values). I type the text, all good (upper text paragraph in the image). However, when I revisit the paragraph and add something (Affinity Designer), the kerning and tracking in this latest addition is lost (upper text paragraph in the image). I need to select all the text and select the paragraph style again to correct it (lower text paragraph in the image). You see the problem for the guide lines I have inserted. Best regards, A.
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    Poor print quality

    I got it. I least for my case, it looks like there is bug. I could not understand why with the text it prints fine, but with text+figures the result on the text was blurry. So, I started removing one by one the figures to narrow down the issue. I found out that the problem was an opacity type. All opacities I used were normal and average. Except one, that I had used the DARKEN opacity. When I changed this opacity to normal... voila... All systems go.
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    Poor print quality

    Yeah, I did the calibration as the document in the link suggests and all the taking out & put the cartridges back in. Calibration was OK. Am I the only with this issue? What troubles me is that the pdf printed from Illustrator was OK. However, I don't know, if exporting as PDF, removes some things that potentially would make Illustrator print go bad. On the other had, never had issues with the latter not matter what I print. Text stays always crisp. I will check for any firmware updates.
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    Poor print quality

    Hi, I exported a file created from AD as a PDF, opened it in Illustrator and printed on the HP M551. It looks fine. This is the complete file with text and figures, that in similar situations AD print font is not right. Kind regards, A.
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    Poor print quality

    No worries. I can understand the process. Printed both on the HP M551. Left image exported as PDF and then print. Right image exported as PNG-24 and then print. Have the impression that it looks a bit better on the PNG, but not as expected. A.