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  1. Hello @Amore - welcome to the forums. I don't think there's a way to split the output into single files directly from within Publisher, though I'm sure more experienced users will show you how if I'm wrong. 😁 But there's more than one way to split a PDF… If you're on a Mac, you can utilise Apple's Automator. Create a new Automator document of type Print Plugin. This will allow you to generate the individual PDF files when you print from Publisher - or from any other app for that matter. (You could alternatively create a new Application that operates by drag'n'drop: output your multi-page PDF file and drag it onto your app once ready.) On your new blank Automator document, use the filter to search for actions that contain the word "split". Your results show up at step 2 in the screenshot below - click on it once to highlight it. Step 3 shows a summary of what that selected action does. Drag the item at step 2 over to the box on the right, to produce step 4. In my case, I changed the Save Output target to a folder I made specially to test this. You probably wouldn't want to generate 5000 new PDF's on your Desktop! That one action is all that's required. When you save your new print plugin, you'll be prompted for a suitable name. Because it's a Print Plugin, it will be automatically saved to the correct location: /Users/amore/Library/PDF Services/ Now when you print, you'll have a new option under the PDF dropdown menu. The name, shown at step 6 below, is the name that you saved it as in the previous stage. Hey presto - individual files, one per page. This could probably be refined a bit, I kept it simple to demonstrate what can be accomplished easily. But I don't think there's an easy way to have the individual files custom named as Alan, Barbara, Charlie, Dorothy, etc. Still, if you used a data merge to create your Publisher document, then you could work out a method to use that same data to produce an index sheet for reference purposes… Other PDF utilities might do this sort of thing too, but this print plugin can be created in seconds using the Automator utility that Apple have been including in your Applications folder for years and years and years. Hope this helps!
  2. What Export Preview? Oh! 😀 In addition to @h_d's trackpad shortcut, I can also use the scroll-wheel on my mouse while holding down thew option key on my Mac - presumably alt on Windows? Or, to go straight to 100%, command-1 (ctrl-1 on Windows). Once at 100% zoom (or whatever), if you can't stretch the Preview window large enough, you can click/hold/drag to move the viewed area within the preview window. Not sure if I'll ever use this, but it's good to have learned another trick!
  3. In the file you supplied, you have already selected the part of the background that you want to remove, so I took that as the starting point here. Since it's not initially selected, click the Background layer. Delete. And that leaves you with the transparency "behind" the part of the image that you're interested in. 2021-02-28_15-59-28.mp4
  4. Here's another approach, using just the Crop tool. When first engaged, the Crop mode is Unconstrained. Use this mode to set the left and right edges - height is not especially important at this stage. Change Crop mode to Original Ratio. Use either the top or bottom centre handles to adjust the width - the horizontal central position is maintained. Change the Crop mode back to Unconstrained and finish adjusting the height. Click Apply. 2021-02-28_15-30-38.mp4
  5. Hi @Max Neumann Notwithstanding @GarryP's request for more background information, I wonder if this isn't as simple as not having restricted your export to just the "M" stroke itself? Ensure what you want to export is selected, then change the area drop-down menu from the default "Whole document" to "Selection without background".
  6. Hi @sintoniza.c welcome to the forums. I've not seen this error myself but, with many long years of providing technical support of one form or another, that it sounds very much as if your internal hard drive is running dangerously low on free space. (This could have repercussions for the general reliable operation of your MBP - or any computer for that matter, this is not specifically a Mac issue). You've told us various specs about your laptop - can you tell us the size of the internal hard drive and, most importantly, the available space? If you're unfamiliar with this, one way to get this info is to go to the  menu in the top left of your screen and select About This Mac. Then click on Storage in the row of tabs along the top - see the two highlighted areas in the screenshot below:
  7. Ah, I see now that you had substantially earlier posts, on the first page of this thread - sorry. I was responding to your post from earlier this evening.
  8. Hi @There is only one Ferdinan! The Eraser tool works a bit like a regular brush. Left and right square brackets (ie [ and ]) will adjust the size of the eraser. The strength/opacity can be controlled by typing the initial digits that correspond to the desired strength. For example, to set 30% strength, simply press "3". For 70%, press "7". Pressing zero restores 100% opacity. For finer grained control, quickly press both digits, eg "42" for 42%. For more information, go into the built-in Help and click the Keyboard Shortcuts section near the bottom. Look for the Painting Shortcuts section for more options. If you're a Windows user, your keyboard modifiers will be slightly different than the Mac ones shown below:
  9. File > New > Templates Instead of selecting from the default presets, click Templates, as shown below: I haven't worked with templates yet, so I'm not sure how much flexibility you have with where they're stored once downloaded.
  10. @Tokamak I believe it is a new feature that came with the recent v1.9 update (I've not been paying close attention for a while and am only now getting back up to speed). I've seen a few posts where users have been caught out by it.
  11. @biz_kid1 If you have upgraded to the latest v1.9 of Publisher and register your account, you get three substantial templates for free and which can be downloaded straight into the software. According to the recent Spotlight post: Affinity Publisher for desktop: Three professional, editable and print-ready templates, including a cookbook template by Occy Design, Gradient magazine template by Luuqas Design and Brill photography portfolio by Flowless. Each is provided in US Letter and A4 paper sizes. Worth (US)$82.
  12. I think you want to toggle the following setting: Preferences > User Interface > Auto-scroll to show selection in Layers panel
  13. Curiously, the text in the alert running under Big Sur is slightly different: Poking deeper, it looks as if the error refers to a file called "pistolet-lebedeva-14-kalashnikov-concern-pl-14-lebedev-pistol.jpg", which is stored in the "Black widow" folder on your d: drive. Perhaps that's the file that is actually corrupt? Check that one out in isolation. Perhaps it's been renamed or moved? If it's corrupt, can you replace it? I don't know how tightly these things are linked inside the parent file, but perhaps any similar jpg - with an identical name - at the path location might save your project, with just a little reworking of the pistol element.
  14. Create a new blank document View > Studio > Table (this works as expected, producing a floating panel - see step 1 below) View > Studio > Table Formats (this groups the Formats panel with the previous floating Table panel, see step 2 below) View > Studio > Table Formats (to remove/hide the formats panel: this doesn't restore the height of the remaining panel and the top is clipped - see step 3 below) For a more dramatic effect, substitute the smaller Anchors panel for the Table Formats panel to produce the result shown below at step 4. The full height of the remaining panel can be restored by finding the sweet spot at the top and dragging the edge up - but that can be fiddly (at least, it's fiddly on a 4K screen, since the sweet spot is very narrow).
  15. I get the same as @LaraJ, using macOS Big Sur (11.2.1). View > Studio > Table However, the Table panel contains the same vertical alignment controls and they are working as expected - it's just the control in the context toolbar that's broken. Interestingly, wen I use the table panel, the icon in the context toolbar updates correctly. Looks like it has already been reported on the macOS bugs forum:
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