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3joern

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    3joern reacted to MikeTO in Unofficial PDF Manual - Expert Guide to Affinity Publisher   
    Updated for Publisher 2.5 (May 2024)
    Publisher Manual May 23 2024.pdf
    This free in-depth manual is filled with steps, tips, and recommendations for:
    Documents, Pages, Master Pages, Sections, and Baseline Grid Character and Paragraph Formatting Text Styles (paragraph and character) Text Frames, Text Flow, and Stories Images and Picture Frames Books and Chapters Cross-References, Table of Contents, and Index Notes - including Footnotes, Sidenotes, and Endnotes Fields - including Page Numbering, Running Headers, and Custom Variables Anchors and Hyperlinks Printing and Exporting Settings New for this edition: Getting Started, Variable Fonts, a Dutch, Polish, and Ukrainian terminology dictionary, and more This manual does not cover other types of objects, path and photo editing, or the other artistic features.
    Q&A
    Is this really free? Yes, it's copyrighted only to prevent others from publishing it as their own Is there a longer manual I can purchase? No Is there a version for Designer or Photo? No, but many of the features are the same so it will still be relevant Is there an iPad version? No, the steps and screenshots are for the macOS and Windows versions Why does it use a print layout if it's a PDF? It's a demonstration of how to use the features it describes to create a print book Previous 2.4 edition:
    Publisher Manual Feb 26 2024.pdf
    You might also like:
    Special Characters Quick Reference Chart: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/176386-special-characters-in-affinity-quick-reference-chart/  
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    3joern got a reaction from bures in Last PDF export settings save with document   
    What I notice more and more often, the more I integrate Affinity (Publisher and Designer) into my everyday office routine, it is a bit annoying to adjust the PDF export settings again and again, even though I have already set them in the document. Yes, I could save a preset, but hey, professional programmes are supposed to make my work easier. So, just save the PDF export settings that I made last in the document in the document. That way, I can concentrate on the adjustments later, when there are adjustments from the client, and export them quickly. That way I'm more effective and I don't have to export and check countless PDFs because I didn't make a setting 100% like last time.
    Thanks
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    3joern got a reaction from Martyn Folkes in Last PDF export settings save with document   
    What I notice more and more often, the more I integrate Affinity (Publisher and Designer) into my everyday office routine, it is a bit annoying to adjust the PDF export settings again and again, even though I have already set them in the document. Yes, I could save a preset, but hey, professional programmes are supposed to make my work easier. So, just save the PDF export settings that I made last in the document in the document. That way, I can concentrate on the adjustments later, when there are adjustments from the client, and export them quickly. That way I'm more effective and I don't have to export and check countless PDFs because I didn't make a setting 100% like last time.
    Thanks
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    3joern got a reaction from retrograde in PDF Export Reverses Page Order   
    Affinity/Serif, please hire an professional ergonomist who is familiar with Interface usability and user logic. This is not a job for programmers. 
    The thing with the page export in reverse order, because the artboards are always inserted at the top of the page, although they are then automatically inserted from left to right, is completely confusing. Sorry too many WTF moments lately with Affinity Designer. On so many levels such a great tool but then so many teething troubles which are really annoying.
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    3joern got a reaction from Dennison in Preview Mode in Designer without any lines?   
    Hi,
    just have a small project that I want to do in designer and for the consistents I need some Guides, Margins, bleeds, columns. Nice all there, but when I want to see how the Layout looks like without all the lines there no way to hide them in one step.
    In Publisher is a Preview Mode, why not in designer?
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    3joern reacted to garrettm30 in Preview Mode in Designer without any lines?   
    I understand that Serif is trying to differentiate between its different apps for things that rightly belong to one app or another, but I keep feeling like preview mode should not be one of them. Forget Publisher for a moment: if things like guides, margins, and bleed rightfully belong in Designer, then so does the need to be able to turn off display of these interface elements to see a clean preview of a finished design. I fail to understand how a preview mode is more relevant in Publisher than in Designer.
    For folks like me who have also purchased Publisher, the lack of this feature that has already implemented seems like an annoying arbitrary limitation that forces one to unnecessarily open up Publisher just to see a preview, even when Designer is the natural choice for the project at hand.
    For folks who only have Designer because they only work on the kind of documents that Designer is best suited for, do they have no need of a preview mode at all? For example, is it useless in designing vector artwork? I think not.
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    3joern got a reaction from tcdaly in Preview Mode in Designer without any lines?   
    Hi,
    just have a small project that I want to do in designer and for the consistents I need some Guides, Margins, bleeds, columns. Nice all there, but when I want to see how the Layout looks like without all the lines there no way to hide them in one step.
    In Publisher is a Preview Mode, why not in designer?
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    3joern reacted to YM77 in PDF Export Reverses Page Order   
    I also just writing here to support several replies above. Having the artboard exported is very unintuitive. There should be at least an option to export in reverse order. 
    Saying this due to the programming is just lame. Word start with page1 by default even if I am pretty sure the underline code count starting at 0. This is a UX problem, not a programing problem.
    I am very disappointed this has been an issue for 7 years! without any improvement from the developer team, even at version 2!
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    3joern reacted to gabriel_komorov in Save studio layout.   
    I'm working on little program that will handle backing up and also syncing workspaces (from standalone apps to Publisher). Will post about it on forums when it's ready
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    3joern reacted to Brian_J in [Affinity Publisher] Hot key zoom out zooms to different page   
    I was thrilled to discover this issue has been corrected in Publisher 2. Thank you Serif!
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    3joern reacted to Patrick Connor in Is AFFINITY dead?   
    Sorry, we are focussing our efforts on a major release (new features and fixes) and consequently have not done any minor patches for a long time, as you say. But no not dead.
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    3joern got a reaction from HenrikF in Duplicate a layer by alt + drag & drop in layers panel   
    I also miss this option with alt to copy an drag a layer for a fluid workflow, any news here?
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    3joern reacted to Dan C in Linked Image can't find   
    As per the above, this is unfortunately not a bug within the applications - however I can certainly understand the frustration caused with this workflow, so I'll be moving this thread to the feedback section of the forums for our devs to see and consider
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    3joern got a reaction from thomaso in Linked Image can't find   
    Ok, that's a bit borderline if that's a bug, for me in Professional workflow it is.
    I have a book with 130 images, initially layouted with OPI images (jpg). Now the prepress sends me the final fine data as tiff. In Indesign this would not be a problem, in Publisher it can no longer assign these files when I specify the new folder as source, although size ect. is positioned correctly (fortunately) when replace individually. Now I have to pick out 130 images completely individually and update them individually? That should not be so.
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    3joern reacted to albertkinng in Corrupt Text PDF by Affinity Publisher PDF export   
    @3joern Your advice on cleaning the Font Cache solved the problem! I'm still trying to figure it out why or what relationship one thing have with the other, but for some reason everything is working fine! After the restart I recorded a short video and you can see how great it works! 
    Update_PDF_issue.mp4
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    3joern reacted to thomaso in Hallo in den Dokumenteinstellungen springt die Voreinstellung immer wieder auf "Umwandeln" um. Kein Export von Schmuckfarben im PDF möglich!   
    Hi Volki,
    Welcome to the Affinity forums!
    Deine beiden Dateien "Fensterdekorfolie_filomenal" enthalten die Sonderfarbe wie von dir beschrieben als "weiss" benannt, in deinem exportierten PDF auch dann, wenn ich dieses in APub öffne. Ich sehe insofern nicht, welches Problem du genau hast, bzw. warum du den Screenshot der Dokument-Farb-Einstellungen zeigst.


    Hinweise:
    • Die Buttons "Umwandeln" und "Zuweisen" sind nur bei einer Änderung der Dokumentfarbeinstellungen wirksam, sie sind nicht rückwirkend aktivierbar. Dabei ist "Umwandeln" die Standard-Einstellung in APub.
    • In deiner .afpub Datei ist die Sonderfarbe "weiss" als überdruckend definiert, dadurch werden Farben, die darunter gedruckt werden, mit der Sonderfarbe gemischt (was eventuell nicht gewünscht ist). Daher zeigt jetzt ein Export deines APub-Dokuments zusätzlich die darunter liegenden CMYK Farben.
    • Bitte beachte auch, dass dieses Forum für Programm-Fehler ist. Für Fragen zur Benutzung der Programme ist das Forum "Affinity Support & Questions"–> "Affinity on Desktop Questions (Mac and Windows)". Dort gibt es bereits diverse Topics zu Einrichtung bzw. Export von Spot Colours, z.B.:
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    3joern reacted to Dan C in [Affinity Publisher] Hot key zoom out zooms to different page   
    I certainly understand the frustration this can cause and I've updated the development log with your report now
    I can confirm that the helpfile for the application should list all active keyboard shortcuts, however currently when editing Keyboard Shortcuts in the app directly, you're only able to add custom settings to options that appear within the top menus. For example if you open the View menu from the top bar, you'll see all of the options here can have custom keyboard shortcuts applied, and as the shortcuts you've highlighted in the help file don't exist within this menu, you can't set a custom shortcut for these actions.
    I'll be sure to pass your feedback through to our team here, to see if this is something we can allow user control over in the future.
    I hope this helps!
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    3joern got a reaction from ffionn in PDF Export Reverses Page Order   
    Affinity/Serif, please hire an professional ergonomist who is familiar with Interface usability and user logic. This is not a job for programmers. 
    The thing with the page export in reverse order, because the artboards are always inserted at the top of the page, although they are then automatically inserted from left to right, is completely confusing. Sorry too many WTF moments lately with Affinity Designer. On so many levels such a great tool but then so many teething troubles which are really annoying.
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    3joern reacted to walt.farrell in Characters superscript or subscript / Zeichen hoch- oder tiefstellen   
    In Affinity, the Superscript and Subscript settings in Typography require support from the font that you're using. When the font does not provide that support, you need to use the Superscript and Subscript settings in Positioning and Transform, rather than the settings in Typography:

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    3joern reacted to prophet in Context Menu - Show in Finder and open with ...   
    +1 for this. Would be very handy. Also handy would be the much asked for Resources as a Panel.
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    3joern reacted to Andreas Scherer in Size reset when exporting single page as PNG   
    I have a Publisher 1.10.4 document with multiple fullsize images.
    For preview purposes, I want to export a single page as a PNG file (or any other export format) with reduced size.
    I open the “Export” dialogue, change the desired sizes, and click “Current page only” — and the sizes are reset to the document dimensions.
    As the size fields are on top of the range selector, I would expect to keep the user's dimensions.

    APub-Export-PNG.mov
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    3joern reacted to PeterAG in Adding linked text box gives tiny and massive type   
    This is a known bug and they are working on it.
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    3joern got a reaction from sfriedberg in Tables, omg   
    Hi, yesterday I had the "pleasure" of setting tables over several pages. With Indesign I would be done in 5 minutes, but I convinced my editor aka client to try it with Publisher, because his Indesign is too old for an architecture book with 144 pages.
    I almost swept my computer off the table. It was an absolute gamble until I got the table style right. After it all fit and I set another table and wanted to apply the style, the presentation was different again. Besides, you can't let tables flow to the next page.
    Also, the presentation of how to set a table style is extremely incomprehensible. 
    As a suggestion, it would be better to design the border if you could select the lines in the left-hand area of the example table and if you had a real WYSIWYG there (line widths, colours, areas, etc.). If you choose "Apply selection" you don't see much of the result, because the selection in the layout covers everything. You always have to leave the menu to see the final result, which is very tedious. Also copy and paste a style/cell/row would make things easier. The + and - also not on the right place. The colum "+" add a row (in my point of view). Simply too many ambiguous and non-intuitive possibilities. Make the Applikation for Designers, not Developer   for this really simple table I needed 4h and many grey hairs.

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    3joern got a reaction from PaoloT in Tables, omg   
    Hi, yesterday I had the "pleasure" of setting tables over several pages. With Indesign I would be done in 5 minutes, but I convinced my editor aka client to try it with Publisher, because his Indesign is too old for an architecture book with 144 pages.
    I almost swept my computer off the table. It was an absolute gamble until I got the table style right. After it all fit and I set another table and wanted to apply the style, the presentation was different again. Besides, you can't let tables flow to the next page.
    Also, the presentation of how to set a table style is extremely incomprehensible. 
    As a suggestion, it would be better to design the border if you could select the lines in the left-hand area of the example table and if you had a real WYSIWYG there (line widths, colours, areas, etc.). If you choose "Apply selection" you don't see much of the result, because the selection in the layout covers everything. You always have to leave the menu to see the final result, which is very tedious. Also copy and paste a style/cell/row would make things easier. The + and - also not on the right place. The colum "+" add a row (in my point of view). Simply too many ambiguous and non-intuitive possibilities. Make the Applikation for Designers, not Developer   for this really simple table I needed 4h and many grey hairs.

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    3joern reacted to phph in Acrobat-Preflight fails for ICC profile check   
    Dear Affinity Users and Developers
    We’re just in the process of evaluating Affinity Publisher (tested with 1.7.0.305 and 1.7.0.312) and we’ve come upon a problem with the PDF/X export:
    In our workflow our print PDF files are checked in Adobe Acrobat against the preflight profile PDFX-ready Sheetfed Offset Classic HQ V1.5. Among other things this profile checks the MD5 checksums of the used ICC profile against a pre-defined list of profiles known to be appropriate for offset printing.
    When exporting a PDF as PDF/X-1a with the ICC profile ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI) from Affinity Publisher the preflight returns this error:
    Looking at the preflight report in the section Output Intents I noticed a difference between a PDF exported from InDesign and Affinity Publisher:
    The Output Intent is stated as ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI) for the InDesign-PDF and as ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI) (Custom) for Affinity Publisher The Color Management Module had a value of HDM (InDesign) and lcms (Affinity Publisher). Primäre Zielplattform (in English probably: Primary Target Platform): empty (InDesign) and Apple Computer, Inc. (APPL) (Affinity Publisher) Profil erstellt mit (in English probably: Profile created with): Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HDM ) (InDesign) and lcms (Affinity Publisher) The other fields were the same in both files. So I suspected this to be the reason for the different MD5 checksums. But not being an expert on the ins and outs of PDFs and colour management I turned to HilfDirSelbst.ch where we discussed this (in German) in this thread. Olaf Drümmer of callas concluded (my translation):
    So the question is
    Is Affinity Publisher correct in changing the meta-data of the profile when writing the PDF file? And if so: Would PDFX-ready need to append their list of MD5 checksums to include those of profiles created with lcms? Any insights and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Best
    phph
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