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  1. On zoom in/out, the Mac traffic lights (close/minimise/fullscreen) are jumping down to the left and back up again - either with menu, shortcut, or trackpad pinch
  2. Hi Jon, sorry, I can't reproduce either now. It was just a simple sheet of first names and I added one more entry. Crashed repeatedly, but today with same excel file all is well. If I manage to reporoduce I'll update here.
  3. - I read it as down the columns then next the rows - you're right, they're right, I get it now
  4. With Data merge Node Tool selected, the Layout Order seems back to front to me - see screenshot, columns then rows should go down the screen first?
  5. Placed a data source, then updated the excel file in excel. I update the source in Data Merge Manager, but when I click Generate, an alert comes up saying source has changed, update or ignore or cancel - update or ignore cause instant crash.
  6. Wow, Data merge node does more than data merge - if you add an object in there that gets duplicated too - it's like power duplicate in a grid - pretty cool!
  7. Fixed in the latest beta (1.8.502) - - nice work Affinity!
  8. I'm also getting the same weird things with text frame tab, like @janichsan there's no scroll bar, and depending what other panel is open, clicking the Text Frame tab may not open the tab at all - instead clicking on it 'blanks' the other open tabs - Macos 10.14.5, Publisher 1.7.3 - screen record below Screen Recording 2019-10-08 at 07.36.27.mov Screen Recording 2019-10-08 at 07.36.27.m4v
  9. Don't know if there's a way to select the node beneath, but you could do shift+arrow to nudge the top node a set distance, then nudge it back once you've moved the one you want: select top node shift+right arrow to move it select next node and move wherever you want select original top node again shift+left arrow to put it back where it was How far it moves depends what you have set in preferences > tools > modifier nudge distance, but it should be enough to work from the defaults
  10. Agreed, that's why I said in two tabs - they're separated, just easier to get to when you click on the wrong one
  11. Could these just be two tabs in a single window - so often I open Document Setup only to realise I need to be in Spread instead - they're so closely related and are combined at New Document dialogue.
  12. I opened your .ai file and it looks like each piece of the feather is a gradient mesh. Affinity understands .ai files as they're basically pdfs (I believe?) but can't cope with the gradient mesh part so it's turning the fills to white instead. Looks like exporting as an svg from illustrator brings it in to Publisher OK, but I haven't looked too closely.
  13. I can't find a solution - I figured a better way to do it was to create a rectangle, also in the spot pms colour and then paint a mask over that in pixel persona. Turn the mask off and all exports with spot colour intact in Acrobat - turn the mask on and re-export and AGAIN, it's converted it to CMYK!!!
  14. Correct, but there is 'Insert behind the selection' - it's in the tool bar, also menu 'Layer > insertion > behind' so you can assign a keystroke to it - but it does make it a two-step process as you have to do that then follow it with paste - the advantage is, you can follow it with 'place' instead of 'paste' if you want
  15. I'll let a PagePlus user answer your first bit as I'm not really sure what you're asking - but for brush previews, to to Preferences > User Interface - tick 'Show brush previews'
  16. I'm seeing this working fine - are you folks on Windows or Mac?
  17. Just a thought until there is a preflight panel - in terms of tracking down the culprit text-frames, if you do 'view > zoom > zoom to document' - no matter how many pages you have, you will zoom out to see thumbnails of all pages at once - the little red alert dots do NOT scale down with the thumbnail, so it's really easy to spy which page(s) have overflowing text (assuming as above, that you have 'show text flow' enabled and are not in preview mode)
  18. Despite the title of this post, I think @larsh is saying he had an image selected and clicked 'Convert to curves' - just tried this and it creates a curve object with an image fill (see screenshot) and the image is no-longer listed in resource manager, either linked or embedded - other than undo, there doesn't seem to be a way to convert back from there. Without any control over that fill I'm not sure this is a useful feature?
  19. Right now editing linked files is a little confusing - if I place a Designer file in Publisher as linked, and click 'Edit Document' it opens in a new tab and I can choose to edit it in Publisher mode, or with Studio Link switch to Designer mode, switch back to the first tab and the 'linked' file has updated. But if this is a linked file; I think one of two things should have happened at this point: My linked original Designer document should have been updated as well - if I chose to use linked documents that's because I want any changes I make to take effect in all documents that use that resource. Failing that, the file should have switched to embedded (with a warning that that would happen if I went ahead and edited) Instead, though the file is still linked, if I now go back and open the original of the linked file in Designer, it hasn't updated with the changes made in Publisher. Further, if I go back to the original Designer file and make changes there and save, in the Publisher file, it correctly shows the file as updated in Resource Manager, but if I update from there, there is no warning that 'local' edits to the file (within Publisher) will be discarded. linked-editing.m4v
  20. select the object(s) you want to export, then 'File > Export' and choose 'Selection with (or without) background' from the 'Area dropdown.
  21. A minor point, but when you print or export a document and type in a page-range the 'Area' drop-down appears to stay active. It would be good if that changed (like the 'Preset' drop-down above which shows blank if you don't use a preset) - it's not clear which option will happen - it does do the page-range but a bit disconcerting. Even pickier consistency point - in the print dialogue it says 'Range: Entire Document' in export dialogue it says 'Area: All Pages'
  22. Yes that works, thanks - TBH I'd been wondering what that 'new layer' command was for, given that each element you draw or place creates its own layer automatically. 'New Layer from selection' would be a useful command - also agree with @dkibui though - automatically splitting pages in layers panel would be best.
  23. +1 - glad I searched forum before posting the same thing
  24. Have a look in your Character panel - as well as Paragraph leading, Affinity apps have Character Leading Override: Leading Override—applies local override to selected text to increase the leading with regard to the paragraph’s leading you might have accidentally set that really low?
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