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  1. I've got all three apps on the Mac and both on the iPad - and have been lurking around these forums for several years. I could be wrong but, frankly, Serif doesn't strike me as the sort of company that would stoop to such underhand tactics. If nothing else, it would be a rather contrived approach to their goal of world domination.
  2. Try this? Before clicking the Export button, click More. Click the Compression pop-up menu near the bottom. It has three options (None, LZW and ZIP), so take a note of the current selection and try the other two…
  3. No worries! You have a good weekend too.
  4. Tint is your green/magenta slider.
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    Studio Link Broken

    And finally, don't they have to remain in the "proper" default installation location? (I seem to recall reading that moving them elsewhere is known to break Studio Link.)
  6. I thought about this from a more photographic background. Two possibilities would be to add Layer > New Adjustment Layer > White Balance… OR Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Lens Filter… In the first example, try starting out with White Balance set to around 10% – but leave the Tint set at 0%. You could slowly boost the WB value, but I think you'd probably want to keep the Tint at 0%. For the second example, the default Filter Colour is okay to start with, as is the Optical Density of 50%. You could select a slightly warmer Filter Colour or tweak the density up or down (depending on the colour you've selected). Cranking up the settings in either approach might require masking the cables to avoid introducing an unsuitable colour cast in an otherwise fairly neutral area.
  7. You certainly can. I have my copies on both my personal iMac at home and my office iMac at work. You've mentioned the version of macOS that's installed on your problem iMac, but you've not said a word about the model. Perhaps the problem stems from not meeting the hardware requirements? Take a look here: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/full-feature-list/ https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/designer/full-feature-list/ If you don't know your iMac's specs off the top of your head, go to the  menu and select About This Mac - that should clarify most of the points mentioned as the requirements…
  8. GaryLearnTech

    Straight Single Quotes

    I wonder if this might not involve a system level override being provided/applied by macOS itself?'  > System Preferences > Keyboard > Text
  9. GaryLearnTech

    Calendar

    The ability - yes. Templates baked-in to make it easy - sorry, no.
  10. Maybe I'm missing something here, but can you not simple multiply the floating stop values by 100? That will map your existing range of 0 to 1 to the full Affinity percentage range? For example Stop 0.0000 0.00% Stop 0.0071 0.71% Stop 0.0286 2.86% Stop 0.0857 8.57% Stop 0.1429 14.29% Stop 0.2857 28.57% Stop 0.4282 42.82% Stop 0.5714 57.14% Stop 0.7143 71.43% Stop 0.8571 85.71% Stop 1.0000 100.00% I'd suspect that you want/need to round off your percentage decimals, but I think it should otherwise sort your issue…
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    Exporting to PDF

    Hi @curtsheller - this is no more than a stab in the dark (but from a guy who has been doing support and trouble-shooting of one form or another for longer than some of the participants around here have been out of nappies (or, depending upon where you hail from, diapers)). The path indicated in your screenshot looks as if it could be on an external drive. I've seen a number of reports in recent years of issues - in general - with some apps when saving to external drives. Could be to do with permissions on the drives, especially if they're network rather than USB drives? Dunno, but they're out there. What happens if you simply export to, say, your Desktop in the first instance? If that doesn't work, is your source Publisher document on your boot drive or is it also on the suspected external drive? If not, can you make a copy and repeat the test?
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    Swaping characters

    @Petar Petrenko the ctrl-t shortcut I was talking about for Macs comes from the system level, ie it's a core part of the operating system. I seem to recall it's permanently turned on - I don't think there's anywhere it needs to be configured for it to work. Then, for any app that have used the appropriate developer libraries, you find it simply works without having to do anything special. I'm afraid I don't know if there's an equivalent option in Windows, sorry. I suspect maybe not. My vague memory is that ctrl-t is an ancient short-cut from either Unix operating systems (which macOS was originally built on) or either of the popular Unix text editors: vi or EMACS.
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    Swaping characters

    For colleagues using Macs, ctrl-t should work to exchange two adjacent characters - as demonstrated by @v_kyr. I believe this applies by default to apps that use certain core developer libraries, rather than implementing their own text-handling routines (yes, I'm looking at you, Microsoft Office ). Fortunately, this shortcut does work in Publisher (and will almost certainly work in Designer and Photo too). Sorry, @Petar Petrenko, I know your signature indicates you're a Windows user - I don't know if there's an equivalent that you can already use with out any further configuration.
  14. You wouldn't by any chance have a firewall running, in which a rule might have been set that's blocking the content from coming down?
  15. GaryLearnTech

    Batch files renameing

    I took a quick look at that first, but reckoned you couldn't do exactly what the OP wanted. It is certainly a powerful feature though, that could be better known.
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