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  1. Hmm, this happened two days ago on the latest version (version 1.6.7). Perhaps under certain conditions it pops back again? (Eg: Low RAM, Running PhotoShop at the same time, A specific zoom level??? There are so many things that might cause a relapse.)
  2. To be honest, this is an intermittent problem that I can't reliably reproduce, so I don't know if it's actually a bug or not. Sometimes, when I try to move a selection, the bounding box that appears doesn't line up with the marque. Here's a screenshot – notice how they are about 10 pixels offset from each other.
  3. Master A layer was sitting in the middle of a group of layers. The moment I selected the group, I would automatically get that master layer. I thing the true bug is that we can select & group the master layer with other object-layers. If they make it non-selectable and always at the bottom, bellow all the other layers, this wouldn't happen.
  4. Oh, wait. rusty5, you are a genius. I've just done a more careful search and I did infect find that layer. I noticed when doing a "Select All" command, I seemed to be selecting something that looked like the page's margins. Now, if I select everything except that layer/object, it works perfectly. Thank you. Perhaps I should list this "Master A" as a bug of its own???
  5. No. There is no "Master A" layer... just the objects in my layout. The master page also doesn't have a layer waiting for me. Creating one before pasting makes no difference. I"ve just tried selecting every object manually and then Copy-n-paste them across in smaller batches. No crashes when I do this. I've tried doing this with all the text only, then the arrows, then the shapes... again no crashes. I am able to get everything onto the master page, I just can't do it all at once. It only crashes when I take everything across at once. I suspect there might just be clipboard limit at play here.
  6. Here's a screencast of my experience. It's still happening every single time. (surprising really... problems usually disappear the moment someone else is trying to fix it) process.mov
  7. Here you go. Select All. Go to Master page. Paste. (All done as keyboard commands) Full spectrum outlined.afpub
  8. I copy a collection of simple text boxes, circles and a few arrows (I've drawn an organogram) from my page. I go to my master page. I paste. Publisher crashes immediately. I did this a few times in a row to confirm that it happens consistently. If I manually select the items, it works just fine. It only crashes if I have selected the items by using the command "Select all", then copy and paste. Clearly, I'm picking up something extra that's not a physical object on the page. That invisible something is causing the crash.
  9. If I close a document and keep Publisher open, I get this strange display. Not critical, but it does feel like a bug.
  10. Stephen_H

    Affinity Video Editor?

    No. Just consider your statement a moment... After Effects is industry leader because it's a cinematic-level tool for film professionals.To unseat it, Affinity will need to to make something light years superior to it in both features and ease of use. That just won't happen in any time period under 10 years. There would have to be a fundamental shift in the motion graphics industry for those professionals to even consider jumping ship. If Apple can't do it with Motion despite having an existing video user base of fan boys, then how can we expect Affinity to do it? Affinity has entered the design & print market at a time when designers are frustrated by Adobe and are very limited by its alternative options. It's recognized there's a pain point and is delivering a solution. The video industry does not have this problem so they'll just be seen as the "Johnny come lately" of editors to the world of video. It's way more important for Affinity to get their products up to Adobe's level than start entering new industries. It would be strategic suicide that will drain capital and water down the brand. If you want Affinity to make other products, getting Publisher finished would be a way better idea. Then perhaps focused supporting apps like a Preflighting tool for PDFs, a tool to preview/manage fonts, Affinity's own font pack or a discounted membership at a stock library – all useful tools for designers. If there's an industry they might be able to break into, that might be website design. Frustration being caused by FreeHand being discontinued plus the Adobe subscription model made for perfect timing to launch AF Designer. Now that Muse has been discontinued, a WYSIWYG website creator might be very well received by designers as the same set of circumstances has occurred again.
  11. I must confess, there are a few features I'm desperately missing when I design logos or infographics... - Arrow heads on paths (or any graphic at the start/end of a path) - Warp transformations (pre-set envelope distortions for vector objects) - Transform function (rotate multiple copies of an object around a point. Illustrator does it, but it's horrible – FreeHand had a tool that did it brilliantly) - Zig-zag filter (turn a line into a telephone cord or stylized ocean waves – it's a pain to do it manually) - Image trace If these are in Designer but I can't find them, please tell me.
  12. Thanks MEB for clearing it up. Maybe my screen is supremely bad.
  13. Hi. I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at... all the text seems mostly the same (Affinity's column is slightly different, but I'm really pixel peeping here) Are you saying Affinity should be using a different font to achieve the same legibility rather than font size?
  14. Ahh... the "layer" not the "layer". Got it. (Maybe "Object" would've been a better term? This didn't cause confusion during internal brainstorms amongst team developers that might've hinted at our confusion later?)
  15. I notice the dark mode is easier to read than the light mode. The letter shapes are a bit blotchy and merge into each other reducing the legibility. I suspect 2 reasons for this: 1 - The font size. When I export a file from Designer, the system font in Apple looks perfect. It's a few points bigger which gives my screen a few extra pixels to render the letters. I think the fonts need to be the same size that Apple uses. (Large font in the preferences doesn't affect this – just panels etc.). If it's not the size, perhaps the font being used? maybe use Apple's system font, as is? 2 - The higher contrast in the light mode. Black text on a 10% grey BG has a 90% contrast difference. In dark mode, we get 20% grey on a 80% grey BG (figures are guessed) which results in a 60% contest difference. This lower contrast makes the fonts seem better aliased and more consistent. The think the black text needs to be a bit grayer to reduce the contrast. This goes for all the elements like ruler markings. This is what I'm referring to. You can see the difference side-by-side: : Any thoughts on the topic? Am I being difficult? I like the light mode, but the dark mode seems a bit more refined.
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