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  1. I think you can achieve the layout @PaulEC describes without copying at all: use the N-Up print layout, with 2x2 pages per sheet, double-sided, but set the page print order to 4,1,4,1,2,3,2,3.
  2. To adjust the stroke for the border of the text frame, use the Text Frame panel (on the left hand side of your screenshot). It currently shows 1pt (though it's unclear whether that relates to the caption box in question). Note that if you use the Stroke panel when you have a text frame highlighted, it will add/adjust the stroke for the text itself, not the text frame border. It looks like your caption text might have a stroke - it seems slightly heavier weight than the other text.
  3. Not sure if this is available in the Windows version, but in MacOS you can use the N-Up print option. In addition to specifying a 2 x 2 layout, there is an option for duplicates (so you get two copies of the one booklet). You just might need to specify a different page order (4,1,2,3). Worth playing with that option to see if you can get what you need?
  4. Try holding the alt/option key when you click - it should cycle through selecting each layer (where you click) in turn.
  5. Hi @globso, I think what you are looking for is "joining" curves, not "merging": you need to join curves together to define the boundary of the area you wish to fill. As you've found, if you just group them and then apply a fill, Affinity will apply the fill to each curve independently. Joining curves is achieved using the node tool: select the two curves, then select the two end nodes (which might be on top of each other), and use the "Join curves" tool in the context toolbar. You can only join the ends of curves; you can't join the end of one to the middle of another - which from the look of your picture, you will need to do. The only option is to break curves into segments where necessary, and you might also need to duplicate curves: one for the fill on each side. For your image, that's going to be a long and complicated business. I'd be tempted to take a different approach: use rectangles and triangles (and others of Affinity's basic shapes) to apply colour (ie. with a fill but no stroke). Place those behind your existing curves. If necessary, convert those shapes to curves and then use the node tool to adjust the lines to match (or at least be hidden behind) your curves. Something like this: (Note that I have given the shapes a stroke, just because I don't have your existing curves). I've done this fairly quickly, so it doesn't match exactly (and isn't symmetric!). PS Sorry for the insanely large images; can't figure how to shrink them.
  6. Found this thread, which might be useful? https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/85803-affinity-and-ingram-spark/&do=findComment&comment=466815
  7. I believe the "PDF (digital - high quality)" preset will use a RGB colour space. You can check by clicking the "More" button. For CMYK output I would use the "PDF (for print)" or "PDF (press ready)". You might need to adjust some of the other settings (in the "More" dialog) as well.
  8. What file format are you uploading to Ingram Spark? PDF? Please show (screenshot) the export options when you export from Publisher.
  9. Hi Ronnie, Does it work any better if you use a different font? - note the “?” by the Open Sans font name in the context toolbar. Suggests there’s a problem with that font.
  10. Noted. Thanks for the warning. R C-R has just made the same point in another post, so your memory serves you well: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/161401-text-path-now-showing-black-stroked-path-under-text/&do=findComment&comment=917658 Odd that two people should post about issues with "text frames" doing things they shouldn't (strokes in one case, fills in the other) in AD within a few hours.
  11. It turns out the Text Frame Studio panel is available in AD, but just really hard to open: it's not listed in View -> Studio and not available from the Context Toolbar for Frame Text or Artistic Text. But it is available from the Context Toolbar if you have Text on a Curve. So, create a curve, then select the Artistic Text tool, and click on the curve to create the Artistic Text. Now the Context Toolbar should include an option to open the Text Frame panel: The panel will open and can be docked and used any text frames, artistic text, text on a curve, etc.
  12. The "absence" of the text frame panel is one of the key differences between AD and AP. It turns out it's there in AD, but can only be accessed from the Context Toolbar if you have Text on a Curve selected. Standard Text Frames and Artistic Text don't show it as an option, and it's not listed in View -> Studio -> . But once you have it open, you can dock it and leave it open.
  13. Hi Steve, This might work only because I have both Publisher and Designer installed, but it seems you have both so give it a go: Select the text. In the Context toolbar, select the Text Frame option: The Text Frame studio panel should appear, from where you can adjust the stroke and fill.
  14. One thing you could experiment with is to leave the pages in their original order in the Publisher file, but to print/export them in a different order (eg. to move pages 71-120 to appear after page 170, print/export in this order: 1-70, 121-170, 71-120, 171-600). You will need to define sections and change the starting page number for each section, in order to get the printed page numbers to appear in the correct sequence. Not sure how this will work with indexes and ToCs though.
  15. As others have said, other tools might be better. But if you want to "automate" this in Publisher, you could use Data Merge Manager. Take a look at this video for an introduction to it: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/494072789/ You will need to create a text file containing the filenames for all the pages that you want to add. Create a new Publisher document with just one page, and add a Picture Frame to cover the full page. Fire up the Data Merge Manager, and specify the text file containing the filenames as the source for the data merge. Select the image frame, open the Fields panel and double-click the field containing the filename. Then generate to create a new Publisher file containing all the pages. Finally export as PDF to create a single PDF containing all the pages.
  16. Hi Yes, adjustment layers are their own mask. If you hold down Alt/Option when clicking the adjustment layer, it will be isolated so that you can see and edit the mask.
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