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  1. The stroke you add you can adjust the stroke size, so make it a very small stroke, or very thin. Test below. Top is the font as is, below is the font with a .2pt stroke around
  2. Sounds like you are trying to do Canva's work for them. Again this is a deep dive into something that would basically gather up a huge portion of the forum and put it in once place, ie what features are missing or desired in Affinity. You are trying to add specifics as in what industries use these. Not sure why you as an individual need to know this. If it is a feature you would like I would think the best thing for you to do is request it in the proper forum. I am sure a company with a $40 billion evaluation can handle these questions internally and have creative professionals on staff who know all about the features they have and don't have. There is also no indication on what sort of cash flow will be funnelled into Affinity development.
  3. And again, what does this have to do with the acquisition of Affinity by Canva? You are delving deeper into something that would warrant its own thread. The market is pretty clear, if you need to work with vector files then Designer is for you, if you are needing page layout then Publisher is for you, if you are editing photos, then Photos is for you. The question seems so convoluted. Are you working in the marketing department for Canva?
  4. This is a thread about the acquisition of Seriff by Canva, you should probably start another thread seeking out info like that in another section of the forum.
  5. The benefit to Canva is increased revenue. They have a business plan for Affinity in which to increase their brand recognition and marketshare. Canva, like every other company out there is in it to make money, so they obviously have some ideas on how they are going to do it. I think the easy thing is continued version updates with new features that improve life for users as well as attract new users.
  6. Does any company operate this way? The mess it would create if they did this would be astronomical. First, what if you were not actually the first person to post the idea, but were the first post noticed. Royalties, are you getting paid one time or forever with each sale, because they are making money with each sale and if your idea is implemented it is constantly earning money. How do you prove the idea was originally yours and not internal or you saw it in another app and requested it for this app. So Photoshop has a feature you like that is not in Affinity, you recommend this feature and it gets implemented. Do you get paid or does Adobe get paid because they are using what they have? I am guessing for my first question, that no companies operate this way from external sources.
  7. I can't see Canva offering a dumbed down offline program, the whole point of Canva is its simplicity. No installs needed, all browser based, it does not get simpler then that. Affinity will be the "pro" version and I think they will continue pressing on as normal, just maybe at a different pace. Buying the company to dumb down their software or to split them up just makes things more complicated. Imagine Canva as is, selling what they do online and now offering something for the more advanced users with offline software.
  8. At the moment no plans to upgrade to V2, I just don't use V1 and have no plans of moving from Adobe at the moment. What I do with new spot colours? I use them. With unsupported fonts, which I have yet to come up one that I could not simply replace with a newer font. Also pretty rare for a file that old to come up of a reprint. I would not say people were not using software because they were afraid they would not be respected, at least not the good and profitable shops. Why does it matter what you use as long as the job gets done efficiently without breaking the bank. I found plenty of cheap work arounds to do what the big shops with expensive top of the line RIPS and other software would do. Pride comes before the fall, and if you are letting your image in the community come before what the quality of your work is telling people, then you will not last long.
  9. I would not say the community is conservative, rather they are happy and content. I came up when everyone had different versions of Adobe and other software, it was a constant thing, someone would send an Indesign or Illustrator made in a newer version then what we had. And vice versa, would send out working files that were needed. There was a lot of fragmentation with Adobe, as well as the others that were much larger in those times like Quark and Corel. Now, I never even think about those things, everyone is using the same software (for the most part). life is so much easier because of this. As Affinity grows into new versions they will come across this as well. I have no upgraded to V2 of the Affinity suite, but have the full package with V1. Initially I bought them because they were cheap and I wanted to see what the competition was offering over Adobe. Now if I look at files someone uploaded on the forum when asking for help, I can't open many of them as they are in V2 and I am V1. This will grow larger as some people will be fine with what they have now so there is no real incentive to pay for an upgrade. This is not an issue with Adobe, we are all using the same software. I am not a huge fan of Canva, it is created more headaches for me with clients who think they can prepare print files properly in Canvas. Yes they could if they knew what they were doing, but that is the point, few actually know what they are doing in order to give proper files ready to go. Editing Canvas files was a real pain. Not sure if they have gotten better as it has been a number of years since I have received a file made in Canva. When clients have an inexperienced graphics person I always recommend Affinity simply for the feature set for the price point. People and companies not making their living with graphics are not going to pay a subscription fee for Adobe, but are more willing to pay a low cost once for apps like the Affinity suite. I hope and assume Canva sees value in what was created here, and with their resources will be able to take it to another level. I am not expecting they would simply turn the Affinity apps into offline Canvas apps, there would be much cheaper ways to do that.
  10. Most people don't realize how simple is. As long as your data is correct making barcodes is a simple variable data merge. So as of right now you should be able to do barcodes in Publisher as it has variable data capabilities. I always have clients check with their scanning equipment to try out a proof though before hand to make sure it is all scanning as it shoulder.
  11. There is a big assumption that everyone is having this same issue. As Walt asked, specs are always helpful. You never know, someone may be able to find a solution for your issue. A simple thing to try first is do a complete uninstall, and then install from scratch again.
  12. I was not suggesting using different software. From my experience files that have been setup properly and sent to clients as proofs always seem to have display issues when using something other then Acrobat. So if you had said you were using something else I would have recommended trying in Acrobat to see how it previews there. Is this repeatable if you were to do the same thing to a different image in a different file?
  13. are you using Adobe Acrobat for viewing your PDF? Anytime I have a client not seeing things correctly that I see natively in my software it is always them using something other then Acrobat to view the PDF.
  14. If you are needing to impose books regularly I recommend Imposition Studio. Not associated with the company, only a user of their software for a number of years in the commercial print shop world. https://www.devalipi.com It is a stand alone PDF imposer. So you make your PDF and then use Imposition Studio for imposing exactly how you need it. Reasonably priced for pretty powerful imposition software. It has been my go to for many years. Booklets like this are a snap to setup from scratch, or to save templates and just drop in a PDF.
  15. Like others, it is not something I would even look for, with Adobe or Affinity. I could be wrong, but templates are usually geared toward the simpler programs made for simpler applications. Affinity is a powerful suite of apps on level with the standard pro apps like Adobe. When I think of templates I think of sites like Canva. Easy to select a template and alter with little to no design experience.
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