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  1. 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".
  2. 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:
  3. 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.
  4. 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:
  5. 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.
  6. @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.
  7. @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.
  8. I think you want to toggle the following setting: Preferences > User Interface > Auto-scroll to show selection in Layers panel
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. 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:
  12. I've never really used this particular feature myself before, but I hear it changed slightly with the recent upgrade to v1.9 What you now have is a bunch of starter settings. Single-click on one of the offered settings and you'll get a new adjustment layer along with your sliders…
  13. Hi @Lin D - perhaps you could rescue the situation as follows: create a new blank document; copy and paste part of the old document at a time; save new copies between each copy/paste (to be on the safe side). Hopefully you'll end up with a new copy of the same content that doesn't cause the crash you're seeing just now. You might even find that a particular section of text or images triggers a new crash (which is why I suggested making multiple copies as you go along), which might point to why this problem began in the first instance.
  14. Current production version of Publisher, purchased from Serif store. macOS Big Sur, v11.2.1 Mac mini M1: 16GB RAM, drive only half full - so plenty of free space. Display: Samsung LU28R55 - 28.5-inch (3840 × 2160); directly connected via supplied HDMI cable to HDMI port on Mac mini. Launch Publisher directly (click on app in Dock, use Spotlight, Alfred, etc - as opposed to clicking an existing document) Dismiss the Welcome screen File > New Double-click, for example, A4 (problem also seen with A3 and A5 - I assume this will happen for many/all sizes) Observe randomly drawn artefacts, which vary each time this is repeated Double-click on the icon for Page 1 to clear the artefacts Quit, repeat. Was originally happening every time. This appeared pretty reliable - until I set out to make a nice recording for you. Then, of course, it occasionally worked properly. Changing resolution down from 3840×2160 to produce the following video seemed to prevent the problem. Returning to the highest resolution brought the problem back. I didn't try a Safe Boot, but the recording was produced after holding down the shift key at login to prevent a selection of utilities loading during this session. Of course, it also happens with a regular full login. The video shows the process repeated twice to demonstrate different artefacts. AP Screen Recording 2021-02-16 at 9.40.24pm.mov
  15. With the selection of the black surrounding pixels that's present in the saved file, simply click on the Background layer and hit Delete - your selected black pixels will be deleted, ie that area will become transparent. (I hope I've not misunderstood what you're after! This seems rather obvious, but then, what's obvious to one person ain't always going to be obvious to another…)
  16. Have you checked that there are no hidden characters, such as line breaks? It's conceivable that they were present before, but that your design was masking their presence. It's easy to check: Text > Show Special Characters. If I'm wrong, it only costs you a few seconds to at least rule this out.
  17. That looks fine to me. I'm pretty certain that Serif have specifically prevented the iPad versions from being downloaded onto the new Apple Silicon machines, so I don't think you could have done what you were concerned that you had. (At least, not without doing something like side-loading, which I've seen some discussion about - but if you had done that, you'd know and you wouldn't be here asking these questions! 😀)
  18. Sounds like you've got one of the new M1 (Apple Silicon) MacBooks. App Store Purchases can be toggled to show native Mac apps or your mobile apps. There's a simple toggle, shown below:
  19. Hi @RNKLN I believe I have found at a least part of the explanation for your anomalies. As far as I can see, the three special Affinity folders are optional. (Obviously, you can create your own ones with similar names.) In System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud, you should see something similar to the following. (Note that this view is the same on both Big Sur and Catalina.) Click the highlighted Options button from the first screenshot to be presented with a list of compatible apps. I'm betting that you've got different selections made between your two machines. In the final screenshot from the Finder, there was only the Designer folder when I looked at this earlier. When I saved a test file into the Photo folder from the app itself, the new Affinity Photo folder showed up in the Finder. Both have the apps's icons on the folders. (Yes, there's an oddity with the Photo icon on the Designer folder. I believe I've seen that discussed here before, but I'm not fussed - it's close enough for me just now.) In contrast, the plain Publisher folder was created directly in the Finder in the old fashioned way: cmd-N . These hopefully illustrate the difference between what I referred to earlier as special folders and regular folders. I suspect that if I was to create a special Publisher folder (by saving a file directly from within Publisher), there might be conflicts of some sort with the manually created one. Consequently, I shall either be deleting or renaming the one in the example below to avoid any possible problems in the future. Hope this points you in the right direction!
  20. Maybe start from the area common to both paper sizes? Then take off a small margin? Then extend your template to exceed both sizes as you already described. That should allow you to focus on a single design that's common to both sizes. Here's your starter for 10:
  21. Yup, it was v1.8.4 that I used. (Brand new install just last week, on a brand new MacBook Pro, using the Affinity Store version, rather than the Apple Mac Store version.) And this has made me realise, I need to make a minor tweak to update my .sig
  22. On a Mac, cmd-K is quite commonly used as the shortcut to insert a hyperlink against the selected text. It was available, so I added it here: Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts.
  23. In LaunchPad, hold down the option (aka "alt") key. All icons will wiggle for as long as the key is held down. Apps which have been purchased from Apple's Mac App Store will have a small circle with an x in the middle at the top left. This can be clicked to delete/uninstall the Mac App Store apps. It's probably the only thing I ever use LaunchPad for. Independently sourced apps have no (x) and must be deleted in a different manner.
  24. Sounds like you're heading off in the direction of Reallusion's Cartoon Animator 4, hmm?
  25. 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.
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