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  1. I see Affinity Publisher has a spell check... but how can I grammar check? Is there an App? and Add-on? a plugin? Does "Grammarly" work within Affinity Publisher? Or is there another third party App that can help? I have searched high and low on these forums, and the tutorials by Serif and Google searches to find the answer but not coming up with much except pasting the text into an external App. I have a 300 page book divided into 17 chapters i.e. lots of individual text frames, so I'm not really that keen to copy and paste the text somewhere else to grammar check it then paste it back into each frame again. I also don't want to risk piracy or compromising confidential information by pasting the text into an external App that operates on a website somewhere. I'm on a Mac desktop if that makes any difference.
  2. Thanks for this solution. Renaming my linked files seems to have fixed the crashing issue for me. Luckily I only had 3 images to relink. I am also using iMac Catalina.
  3. I have just updated my version of Affinity Publisher (1.9.3) I also tried the Beta version a few weeks ago (1.9.2....something) after seeking help on a different part of these forums... but both Apps still crash when I open my file that has linked Affinity Designer files. I'm using Mac Catalina 10.15.7 The file had been showing signs of struggling prior to becoming completely unopenable. The resource manager would report having lost the link to a file even though the linked file had not been moved or even updated. I would just relink it and it would be fine until the next day when I reopened the file. All of my files are iCloud based. I tried relocating this file and it's links to my local computer to see if that would help but it didn't. I also created a keyboard shortcut to the resource manager so I could open that without using the mouse ( it seems to be moving the mouse after opening that triggers the rainbow circle of death). Will I ever be able to open this file again? It contains 6 months worth of proof reading! and I stupidly don't have a back up or previous version. Happy to share a file with moderator or affinity staff privately to prevent copyright breaches of my author's content.
  4. Thanks for the suggestion. I just downloaded the Beta version to try this. Unfortunately the problem wasn't solved. The beta version crashed too. I really thought it would work after reading the description of the Beta version. I should have mentioned earlier that one of the linked resources was often marked as "missing" in the resource manager when it wasn't. The linked file was still in the same folder with the same name. I relinked that same file several times. So that is probably the source of this crashing issue.
  5. I have been working on a 312 page book in Affinity Publisher (1.9.1) on my Mac (OS Catalina version 10.15.7). I'm in the final stages of publishing this book so I was messing around with the document settings to change the colour profile (CYMK / Grey etc) and exporting several versions altering the colour profile settings each time to get the shades of grey to look consistent and print correctly. I was also updating the linked .afdesign files several times as I adjusted their document colour settings too. Now the .afpub book file won't open properly. I'm guessing it's corrupt. I can open other .afpub files just fine. When I try to open this file I can see the spread I was last working on but it's blurry like it's in the initial stages of opening but the Affinity Publisher freezes and I can't do anything except watch the rainbow wheel circle continuously. Luckily I managed to get a suitable pdf to send to the printer so there's no urgency to repair this file but my previous version and backup are several weeks old (my fault for not having recent backups). Just wanted to share this in case there is a bug that needs to be fixed. I'd also like to know if it's possible to repair restore the file?
  6. I'm creating an image of a map of New Zealand for a book I'm publishing. I need to add some terrain relief shading of the mountains etc. I have access to terrain relief shading files online that I can use under a Creative Commons licence but it is available as 445 jpeg files or 445 pdf files that I'd need to stitch together OR one .dwg file .... that I cannot import or open with Affinity software. It's so frustrating because I know I would have been able to import a .dwg file using Adobe Illustrator. As a landscape architect it was really handy taking existing CAD drawings of a land parcel or project and importing them to Illustrator to use as my base map. I really hope Affinity add .dwg capability to the software soon. It sounds like it has been thrown in the too-hard basket. Other than that, I'm really enjoying using Publisher, Designer and Photo. So much more affordable than Adobe.
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