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    GaryLearnTech reacted to orjwid in Using Publisher for PowerPoint   
    I thought it would be wonderful if you could export a Publisher file to powerpoint, or even add som features to powerpoint to become a powerpoint editor. As I was preparing for a powerpoint presentation, I realised that I could export my Publisher file, in which each page was edited in Designer, using master pages for background design, to pdf. Then I used one of the free online facitlites to convert the pdf to powerpoint with all layers etc preserved! Then i the powerpoint editor I could add various animations etc. Thus Affinity could be used as en excellent tool for creating advanced powepoint presentations!
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher Flip book   
    Some outdated things make beautiful results though
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Gigatronix Pete in What is the best way to warm up this image?   
    Tint is your green/magenta slider.

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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Gigatronix Pete in What is the best way to warm up this image?   
    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.
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to Patrick Connor in And then that happened!   
    We can’t believe it’s been five years since we launched Affinity Designer, the first in our creative suite of apps. It’s been an incredible journey and we’re amazed that Affinity has now been adopted by over two million users worldwide. 
    Along the way we’ve launched the first professional creative applications for iPad, picked up loads of awards including an Apple Design Award and multiple App of the Year awards, and finally realised our initial vision for Affinity - to provide one seamless workflow between creative applications - with the announcement of StudioLink in Affinity Publisher just a few months ago. 
    All of our success is down to the support and feedback you’ve given us, so as a thank you, we’ve slashed the prices of our content packs in half.
    This 50% off sale is only on for a limited time, so make sure you head over to our store now so you don’t miss out. Sale ends Friday 4th Oct!
    https://affinity.serif.com/store/content-packs/
    While you're here we have also just released updates to all our applications, details are found in links from this post
     
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to Lee D in Where to buy UI kit for affinity designer   
    We did offer a free GradeUI kit as part of our 1.6 release, you can still download these from a post I created here. You could also try the Resources section of the forum.
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to PixelPest in Skewing a shape.   
    Just in the case you really want to skew and not a perspective distortion it´s quite easy. Wait for the cursor to change to skew mode - then click and drag:

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    GaryLearnTech reacted to PixelPest in How to Makey Polygon Corners Rounded?   
    Like so maybe:

    Cheers
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to DWright in Straight Single Quotes   
    Thank you for all the information this issue has now been logged with our developers to investigate.
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to v_kyr in Calendar   
    Free SVG Calendar Templates for Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher
    AD/AP Calendar 2018 templates (DE, EN, ES, FR), assets, custom colors
    cal (Unix) (there are also Windows variants)
    generally search after affinity calendar
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Alfred in Calendar   
    The ability - yes.  Templates baked-in to make it easy - sorry, no.
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Old Bruce in 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.
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to Old Bruce in Swaping characters   
    Thanks for teaching me something old. Many times I am amazed by my basic ignorance about an OS I have used for decades.
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Old Bruce in 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.
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to v_kyr in Swaping characters   
    Ctrl-t key usage for transposing chars on Unix based systems are mostly influenced here by corresponding Emacs keyboard shortcuts. Most text editors and libs which deal with text editing did adapted some of those shortcuts.
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from dedolightamericas in Batch files renameing   
    Another approach, since @dedolightamericas is on a Mac, would be to use a utility such Better Rename to handle the renaming.  You can get it from the Mac App Store or direct from the publisher (where a free trial is available).  You have the choice of many different rule types available and can see a live preview of the results you'd get when you finally tell it to proceed.
    It looks to me as if you'll have to break this down into batches due to slight variations in the naming, such as single digits versus double digits being adjusted.
    This screenshot shows the first step I'd use, based on your initial sample.  Read the screenshot from left to right: 

     
    The second step would use the same command to exchange the first two characters to put the numeral first, followed by the hyphen.  These steps can be built up and run as a single batch, so adding the second step under the first one in the left hand column would look like this, with the preview of the final renaming in the right hand column:

     
    When it runs, it's very fast.  I used this about 18 months ago to work through an old set of clip-art CD's that I had copied onto an external USB 3 disk.  As with this, I had had to break the job down into batches, but it got there.  Sets of steps, such as shown above, can be saved as presets and easily recalled in the future, rather than rebuilding from scratch. 
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    GaryLearnTech reacted to dedolightamericas in Batch files renameing   
    You are a life saver, the free trial only allows to rename 10 files at a time... since I hope this is only one task to perform, I will stick to the free trial... THANKS!
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from dedolightamericas in Batch files renameing   
    Another approach, since @dedolightamericas is on a Mac, would be to use a utility such Better Rename to handle the renaming.  You can get it from the Mac App Store or direct from the publisher (where a free trial is available).  You have the choice of many different rule types available and can see a live preview of the results you'd get when you finally tell it to proceed.
    It looks to me as if you'll have to break this down into batches due to slight variations in the naming, such as single digits versus double digits being adjusted.
    This screenshot shows the first step I'd use, based on your initial sample.  Read the screenshot from left to right: 

     
    The second step would use the same command to exchange the first two characters to put the numeral first, followed by the hyphen.  These steps can be built up and run as a single batch, so adding the second step under the first one in the left hand column would look like this, with the preview of the final renaming in the right hand column:

     
    When it runs, it's very fast.  I used this about 18 months ago to work through an old set of clip-art CD's that I had copied onto an external USB 3 disk.  As with this, I had had to break the job down into batches, but it got there.  Sets of steps, such as shown above, can be saved as presets and easily recalled in the future, rather than rebuilding from scratch. 
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from fde101 in Affinity-Shortcuts-Cheat-Sheet for Publisher?   
    @Bob Grahame You can get utilities that will do this for you on the fly, temporarily displaying them as an overlay on your screen.  I'm on a Mac and recently/finally bought Ergonis' KeyCue.  Here's an example showing my current shortcuts in beta 1.7.0.145.  Note that this includes a few that I have defined myself and should not be regarded as the default set.  Note also that what KeyCue displays is interactive, not just a static graphic that you see here.
    Still on Macs, there is at least one other utility that you could try which is free: CheatSheet, from Media Atelier.
    I'd be surprised if there wasn't something similar available for Windows users.

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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from LibreTraining in Font stopped working   
    Hi @LibreTraining This same preference panel appears in each of the Mac versions of Designer, Photo and Publisher.  My versions are each simply v1.7.1, with Designer and Photo coming from Apple's Mac App Store and Publisher coming from Serif's own store.  No beta versions.
    I don't recall the exact list of options that would have been available when this thread originally ran just under two years ago but if it wasn't the exact same as now, it wasn't far off it.  In other words, not much has changed for this on the Mac version.  
     
    A more detailed version of this exists - at least it does on the Mac - if you hold down ctrl-option (aka ctrl-alt) when the app is launched.  I've seen this mentioned here several times over the years.  I would imagine you'd have something similar on your Windows version - production or beta.  This screenshot obviously shows the options for Designer. Photo has a few more options and Publisher one more option than Photo.

     
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from LibreTraining in Font stopped working   
    Hi @LibreTraining This same preference panel appears in each of the Mac versions of Designer, Photo and Publisher.  My versions are each simply v1.7.1, with Designer and Photo coming from Apple's Mac App Store and Publisher coming from Serif's own store.  No beta versions.
    I don't recall the exact list of options that would have been available when this thread originally ran just under two years ago but if it wasn't the exact same as now, it wasn't far off it.  In other words, not much has changed for this on the Mac version.  
     
    A more detailed version of this exists - at least it does on the Mac - if you hold down ctrl-option (aka ctrl-alt) when the app is launched.  I've seen this mentioned here several times over the years.  I would imagine you'd have something similar on your Windows version - production or beta.  This screenshot obviously shows the options for Designer. Photo has a few more options and Publisher one more option than Photo.

     
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Father ODD Creations in Font stopped working   
    Looking at the selection of data that can be reset, I'd guess that each Affinity application builds its own caches and uses that data to speed up day-to-day operations.  Reseting, say, Fonts would then clear the relevant cached data and cause it to be rebuilt afresh.
    In cases where the cached data has somehow become corrupted and has begun to cause problems, discarding the cached data and recreating it would resolve some of those problems.
    @thomaso in the case you describe, that might be the equivalent of a "micro reset" - causing the cached data for an individual font to be first cleared and then recreated.  But that's just a guess.  
    Anyways, glad my old comment was able to help @Father ODD Creations! 
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Father ODD Creations in Font stopped working   
    No idea if this will work or not, but I noticed it earlier - and it'll cost you nothing to try…
     
    Preferences > Miscellaneous > Reset Fonts
     
    Worth a shot, especially since you've described having used the font with Affinity Designer projects in the past…
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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Publisher: Save a document as a template?   
    On a Mac, it looks like the Stationery Pad feature still works.  That's been in existence since Noah was a boy though, for myself, I've rarely used it.
    File > Get Info > tick Stationery pad checkbox
    What should then happen is when you double-click on the template document in the Finder, the Finder makes a copy and opens that instead.  (To modify the stationery pad document, either turn off the checkbox and edit as usual - or go into your app and select File > Open and select it directly.  Or drag-an-drop it onto the app in, for example, your Dock.)

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    GaryLearnTech got a reaction from fde101 in Affinity-Shortcuts-Cheat-Sheet for Publisher?   
    @Bob Grahame You can get utilities that will do this for you on the fly, temporarily displaying them as an overlay on your screen.  I'm on a Mac and recently/finally bought Ergonis' KeyCue.  Here's an example showing my current shortcuts in beta 1.7.0.145.  Note that this includes a few that I have defined myself and should not be regarded as the default set.  Note also that what KeyCue displays is interactive, not just a static graphic that you see here.
    Still on Macs, there is at least one other utility that you could try which is free: CheatSheet, from Media Atelier.
    I'd be surprised if there wasn't something similar available for Windows users.

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