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  1. Mind you, Publisher has trouble doing comic content for print in the old right way. It cannot really handle 1200 dpi 1-bit bitmaps. If handling comic as 300 dpi RGB/CMYK art is enough then Publisher can do press ready material.
  2. You can adjust text style. Set in spacing tab left indent to same as in bullet tab tabstop is, and first line indent to 0.
  3. If the book is image heavy maybe it should not be reflowable but fixed layout. Jutoh imports styles quite nicely from Word, but I am not at all sure it is possible to use them and override old formatting by adjusting style. I tried to this because I want to keep local italics and thus using clear all local formatting is no go. Have to study more..
  4. Oh so. It is probably some setting file, maybe someone knows more? I am quite sure there is no mechanism to save and load such sets in Affinity.
  5. It is due rounding errors. When curve tool assigns new values to pixels they are approximated to nearest pixel brightness level. Normal RGB has only 256 of those so there is not too much to choose from. Maybe "dynamic range" is not the right term as it relates to ends of range (blacks and whites) and usually curve adjusts mid pixels (though if you manipulate end of the curve it certainly affects range ends). Severe problems show as banding as there are less colours available. That said, even in normal 8-bit / channel RGB edits should be biggish this to show and with 16-bit images there should be nothing to worry about.
  6. Not really broken but does not plain exist. Serif has told they are not going to open Affinity file format for third parties so PM is not going to be able to read file contents. Instead they should be able to read preview image which while at the moment is a bit lowres but very helpful anyway. Reading preview needs some code but should not be too complicated. Edit: sorry. I read this wrong ways. From PM > AP it should work.
  7. I do not now if there is any migration assistant app available for windows but at least you can just plain copy the fonts and install them to a new machine. Folder location is probably C:\Windows\Fonts.
  8. OK, it may be more flexible but it is not expected behaviour. Hmmm... what? I meant that it is weird to use ppi as base for document size when obviously physical size is the more meaningful one. This opens up all kind of problems as I cannot be sure if pasted vector element is of right size or if its size has been re-interpreted based on its assumed ppi. It is not even consistent – I created a A5 document @150 dpi in Photo and in Publisher and placed those to Publisher page. One created in Photo was 50% size of the Publisher created one...
  9. As soon as you install it. Foorumilta löytyy kyllä ohjeet sanakirjojen asennukseen. Voikko ei toimi mutta hunspell toimii. Sanakirjojen löytäminen ei ole ihan niin helppoa kuin muissa kielissä kun Libre Officessa ei suomi-hunsplelliä ole saatavissa.
  10. We just do not now for what Affinity uses Metal hardware acceleration. It should be more that just screen redraw. "On Mac computers end-to-end Metal compute acceleration takes advantage of Apple's discrete GPU, resulting in a 10x speed increase for all raster layer and brush operations." says Affinity ad. See also: https://affinity.help/photo/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Extras/hardwareAcceleration.html?title=Hardware acceleration which says: Hardware acceleration is enabled by default. If you experience poorer performance than expected, try disabling it to see if CPU-based processing works better on your system. CPU and GPU performance can be numerically compared using Affinity Photo’s built-in benchmark. Benefits In practice, the performance boost depends on the task at hand. Hardware acceleration is of great benefit to many raster-based tasks. Vector operations and specific features like blend ranges are performed on the CPU. Tools, adjustments, filters and other operations including RAW development will use GPU resources to achieve improved performance. The benefits are especially noticeable when stacking several Live Filter Layers together—export times are significantly quicker and canvas previewing is snappier. I have check how my Radeon WX behaves in my other system. I have checked Affinity recognizes it at least.
  11. Yes, that helps. But when there is no transparent background it should still behave the same; after all painted pixels are flat in the bg colour and there should be no alphas in play. I consider this bug. This is also weird design choice; why use ppi? Layout application should always use physical dimensions.
  12. Give it a try if you use mac. It is quick and fluid but does NOT supply print preview where you could check ink coverage, overprinting and rich black, of which rich black check would be most wanted feature. I am not keen on convert features as they are more prepress functions. If there is a problem with file you should go back to original file and fix it as it is probably a work flow problem that should be corrected. (Of course if you get an advert with problems it may be easier just fix it and pass on.)
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