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  1. A little slow, but it works. I was able to open Affinity Publisher while the update was being installed, without any error message, though. I force-quit it, so I don't know what the result would have been.
  2. I am trying to use as less files as possible for comic projects using the same pages (digital/print editions, reprints, trade paperbacks, revised editions, etc.), and I think one of the ways to do this would be to have the option of grouping Page thumbnails into folders, and having a check box beside each page and folder. This way, we could just check the pages to export in a project before exporting it to PDF for example. Would it be possible to have such an option in Affinity Publisher?
  3. Wow! That's great! I can see where this is going, and it was unexpected even though I'm now used to open Designer documents in Photo and vice-versa. Now, instead of trying to import images I worked on in Photo, I am trying to find a way to create a book with the whole layered images. Now, it's only a test, since the resulting 20+-page Publisher file size will be too big, but I am going to try it anyway, just to see what kind of workflow I could create. Now is there a simple way to take several layered Affinity Photo images and put it into Publisher as pages? So far, the only way I found is to copy and paste all the layers of a Photo into each page, but it's like creating a duplicate of each Photo file. It does work, but it's not very practical. Also, is there a way to just link the Photo and Designer files to the corresponding Publisher pages, which would mean having for example a Photo file with all its editable layers in a Publisher page, editing it, then opening it in Photo and editing it again, etc. all the while avoiding to duplicate the Photo files, and keeping the Publisher file size as low as possible?
  4. Ah, I finally understood what you meant, sorry about it. Everything is working as long as we adapt to Publisher's logic, actually. I will have to erase the image frame in the Master, and add frames directly in the pages. Having a way to have a frame content change in every page would have been great, but I can wait for a new version:) Just another question: Is there a way to add a fill layer, or better yet, a background color to a master page or a page? For now, I am adding a rectangle in the background, but its dimension doesn't change when I change the page format.
  5. It seems likes a good idea, but I still have problems placing the images as I did the first time. Whatever the page I am choosing, Master or Page, it seems the Place tool is only created images in a new frame at its original resolution. Is there a way to force the Place tool to display a preview when I hover over a frame, then place the image inside the frame using the frames horizontal or vertical dimensions to adapt to the frame?
  6. Yes, having the Master selected was only a mistake (one easy to make, since you have to double-click a page thumbnail to select the correpsonding page). What I need is to have a Master page with an Image Frame in it, and to change the content in the associated pages. Creating Comics would be a lot faster this way. Hiding items in a page doesn't seem too practical. I'm pretty sure I would make a lot of mistakes this way, without understanding immediately where it's coming from. It there's no way around this, better not to create master pages in this case. Placing guides on a Master Page seems more practical, if it's the only way to do this, but as we're still in Beta, maybe Serif can find a way to allow us to create image frames on a master page and change the content only on the corresponding pages. Not sure where to add the following comment, since it has to do with all the tutorials instead of only the Affinity Publisher ones, but here goes: Adding RSS to Affinity Spotlight was a great idea that saved me a lot of time. What would save me even more time would be to add RSS to the tutorials too. This way, I would know immediately when a new tutorial is available. The only other way to stay up to date is to connect to the tutorials page every day, and I am loosing enough time as it is on my computer these days. I believe having every news in my RSS reader is part of the solution, so it would be great to have RSS in all the relevant pages of the Affinity site, especially tutorials pages.
  7. I don't know if this would qualify as a bug, but I have a technical problem with the placing of multiple images. Here is how I do it when I try to create the pages of the latest issue of my comic book series: I create a single page master with an image frame on each page. The image frame is taking the whole of the page, minus the margins. Then, I click the place Tool and select all the images at once. The first time I hover the place tool over a frame, there's a preview of the image with a size adapted to the frame, which is great. So I click the frame, and the first image is placed inside it. Then I realize that I actually selected the Master instead of the first pageā€¦ and the troubles begin. The same image has been placed on all the even pages, so I Undo, and everything is back to normal. But the first image has now disappeared from the Place Images list. It seems there's no way to have it back in the list, nor to cancel anymore. No matter, let's begin with page 2 then. Logically (in my mind, at least), if Page 2's image is the next selected image in the Place Images list, the process would be the same. Not anymore. Now, there's no more image preview when I'm hovering the cursor over the image frame. And when I click the frame, the place tool create a new image frame with the image at full size in it. Same thing with all the other images. Is there something I didn't understand about the process? Plus: Is there a way to select for example 20 pages at once in the Pages Tab, then select 20 images with the Place tool, click an image frame on the first page, and have all 20 images placed at the same format (adapted to the frame's size, in my case), in all 20 pages ? Also: To select a Master or a Page, you have to double-click it. It would be a lot simpler to select it with a simple click, and to not have the Master and the Page selected at once in the pane.
  8. Glyphs

    Strokes and fills

    Hi, Here is an image of what I have in Designer and Photo with these settings in the Stroke panel. It has to do with the middle option in the Alignement section. Is there a way to hide the white fringe around the shape?
  9. Still no way to save Interface Layouts? I just updated Affinity Designer & Photo to versions 1.6, and both my custom interfaces are gone, replaced by the default ones. Saving Interface Layouts would help, at least in this instance.
  10. Great! Believe it or not, I totally forgot that there already was a command for this:) I'll rephrase what I wrote then: Is it possible to have the Edit in Designer and Edit in Photo commands as Persona buttons? It would be even faster to switch between Apps this way.
  11. Hi, I have been using Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for more than a year now, and so far, I haven't seen any layer or layers group that I couldn't paste in both Apps with all their functionalities intact, which is totally great! But the downside is that it forces me to create many redundant layers in 2 similar files. When I work on an image file in Affinity Photo for example, I sometimes need to save this same file as an Affinity Designer file to work on it with different tools in Designer. Then, if I edit the original image file in Affinity Photo, I have to replace manually the corresponding image layers in the Affinity Designer file by the updated ones. I suppose there are a few ways to get around this, but there is also a very simple solution: the afdesign and afphoto formats look basically like the same format, the only difference, as far as I know, being the application it opens the file into. So why not create an Affinity Designer button in Affinity Photo, and an Affinity Photo button in Affinity Designer, which would allow us to open the current file in the other Affinity App? Let's say I have created an image in Affinity Photo, and I need to add a compound shape for example. I would click the Affinity Designer button in the Affinity Photo App, which would open the file seamlessly in Affinity Designer, then I would create my compound shape, click the Affinity Photo button, edit it further in Photo, etc. The advantage of this method is that you are always working on the same file, instead of juggling between two similar files containing identical items that you would have to update manually. Depending on the programming of the Apps, you could even go one step further and replace the Photo Persona in Affinity Designer by a whole Affinity Photo persona when Affinity Photo is installed on the computer, and add an Affinity Designer Persona in Affinity Photo, when Designer is installed. Is it possible to implement such a functionality in the Affinity Apps?
  12. Hi, Could you give us a way to save interface layouts, with customized toolbars and palettes layouts?
  13. Hi, Is there some file we could save in the meantime? Like a plist which would only contain preferences and interface settings?
  14. Glyphs

    Interface Localization Bug

    Not sure if I should have created a thread for this because it's not that important, but there is a little interface bug in the French version of the Curves pane in both Photo & Designer. Here is a screenshot. It might be better to just replace the text by a color picker icon.
  15. Is it possible to save an interface layout, with customized toolbar and palettes layout?