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Helge N

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  1. I haven't been working with Affinity Designer for very long, but I'm taking a closer, more intensive look at the functions and am currently examining the color management more closely. The color management in Affinity Designer seems to be missing some important features: 1. If I want to create a new color palette from an Affinity Designer document, in which also global colors were defined and used, these global colors are missing in the created palette. The colors and color values are there, but no longer as global colors. The corresponding colors can also not be easily converted back into global colors. 2. Unused, superfluous color fields can only be deleted individually, apparently there is no multiple selection. From my point of view a big shortcoming. 3. Color swatches cannot be moved between palettes. 4. Unused colors can't be selected automatically in the color management to delete them for example. Maybe someone here can help me or correct me if I missed something Best regards from Marburg, Germany Helge
  2. It has nothing to do with missing photos etc. But, it's been working again since yesterday. I don't know what the problem is yet.
  3. Thanks for your tips. I had already done the 12 columns too. I want to avoid complicated handling with master pages. My method now: Temporarily change the document from double pages to single page, make the different layout columns, and then switch back to double pages. That works.
  4. Hi, while working on a magazine (double pages!) I noticed that with Affinity Publisher (version it is not easy to create different column layout grids for opposite pages. The guides manager always does this for both sides of a double page (in InDesign this would be no problem) Sure, you might could get a grip on this via the master pages. But I'm looking for a way to do this without having to assign extra master pages (the magazine already needs a lot of them anyway). The only thing I can think of is a cumbersome solution: Putting an additional temporary page between the facing pages (which both have, let's say, four layout spans so far), then set the second grid (with e.g. three columns) for one of the two pages and then delete the temporary page in between. The result could look like this (screenshot, pages 3,4, other then 1,2) Is there a less cumbersome way to get different layout columns for facing pages? If not, in my opinion this is a Must for one of the next Affinity Publisher updates. best regards, Helge Example_4 pages.afpub
  5. Hello, with Affinity Publisher (version there is sometimes a problem when scaling photos: Usually it is like this: When the Move tool is active, the "dpi info" of the resulting effective "dpi" (more correct would be "ppi") is displayed in the context bar on the left (see appendix). Strangely enough, this is not always the case. Sometimes this info is completely hidden. The next day it runs correctly again. I can't figure out why. Could it be a bug? Please let me know if you know the problem or if I am missing something here. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
  6. Hi, here is a sample, for this purpose simply with the Arial line-spacing-does-not-work.afpub
  7. No, it has nothing to do with the Baseline Grid, I’ve tested all this!
  8. Hello, while working with Affinity Publisher (version I came across a strange thing, maybe a bigger bug? Magazine insert, column set, bodycopy text and teaser texts: The line spacing of some texts cannot be edited (anymore). A text style was created for each of these texts. But, no matter if the line spacing is changed in the text style or in the paragraph panel, and no matter what is set there, the line spacing does not change anymore. To find out when exactly this happens, I will now create the corresponding pages again, step by step. I'm very interested to know if anyone besides me has noticed this before? Thanks! Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
  9. Thank you! Coming directly from Indesign, as I do, it might happen that you look in the wrong places. To place the format change under Find and Replace is actually quite logical.
  10. Hello, I am new here and this is my first post. In Affinity Publisher I encounter three problems that in my opinion need to be solved urgently in one of the next updates. 1. function or Tool for formatting and format-change The following scenario is an example, magazine insert: Let us assume that a formatting for the body text (Body 1) was found in the layout process. The process continues, at some point a font is found that you like even better. You make a format for this too (Body 2). This will be used from now on. But what about the text components that are still linked to the old format (Body 1). You want to reformat all texts that are still linked to the Body 1 format into the new Body format in one go. This is what Affinity Publisher does not provide a function for, neither in the context menu of the Text Style panel, nor elsewhere. Now you would have to go into all texts linket to Body 1, detach all Body 1-text from that format first, and assign that piece of text to Body 2, manually. This might be a good idea for a flyer. With longer articles, or a complex non-fiction book etc. this becomes an imposition. Here a function should definitely be implemented. For simple formatting work I also miss a tool for format transfer or direct formatting, for example a pipette. 2. font management I miss a good font management within Affinity Publisher. For example, to replace entire font sets and optionally update already created formats. 3. a professional search & replace function including GREP Thanks!
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