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  1. On 2/7/2021 at 4:22 PM, v_kyr said:

    Aren't there enough GIF animation building tools (?), the net is full of them, freeware, opensource, commercial ones etc.

    Well... no. Seems Photoshop is the only simple one that can handle PDF layers. GIMP probably too if you can figure out the interface. Maybe Krita. I had 20 years ago a simple GIF animator app that could produce beautiful animations from Photoshop layers, but I guess this market just vanished when PS gained GIF animation ability.

  2. Do not format the Word document too much. Page properties etc (page size, margins, master pages, columns, styles) should be set in Publisher. 

    The good old way would be to import Word document as "just text" and ignore formatting, flow text through pages, letting Publisher create new pages as necessary. Then select all and set all to body text. Then go though the text page by page and apply other styles as necessary.

    More modern way would be to use Word styles after import – that would mean that Word document has styles used for headings, body, captions etc. Edit imported word styles or replace them by search tool as necessary.

    Anyway, handling local styling is the hard part – you want to keep italics and bolds and super/subscripts but jettison all Word specific stuff that could cause trouble. There are different methods for that. I am not sure what is best way for Publisher as I still work mostly in InDesign.

  3. So, you have OCRd a book and need some way to add specific diacritics to characters using Publisher?

    Correct way would be to find a font that has right diacritics. That may be a challenge if you are not familiar how to find diacritic or how to make sure right diacritics are included. 

    Easy cheat if there is not too much of the affected text is to use inline graphic added like @iconoclast explained.

    Adding diacritics to existing font is something typographers do all the time but takes some experience in the field.

  4. 23 hours ago, Alfred said:

    Apply a Threshold adjustment before you make the selection.

    How would that help? The aim is to threshold the selection mask, not the actual image.

    Channel/mask handling is not AP's forte. As far as I can see there is no way to threshold actual selection (as would be the first idea). It should though be possible to make selection a layer that can be thresholded and turn that back to mask. One of the workarounds that are plenty in Affinity environment..

  5. 21 hours ago, Angelika said:

    the title still dose not print out black/black, it has a muted black and is compromised in the darkness

    Probably text is 100K and background is rich black (C89M78Y62K97 or about, depending profile.). That is how it usually is preferred (not black on black, but 100K on coloured background). You CAN make your text rich black if you want to (like C90M80Y20K100, you just cannot push all to max as paper would get too wet) but text may not be as crisp as 100K as it will probably be slightly misregistered and have partly halftoned edges. Register problems would not probably matter here.

    It is also possible that there are problems with colour profiles but it is not possible to say without seeing the file.

  6. Usually a dedicated film scanner can do better than a flatbed. It has better resolution and density range (Dmax) (though negatives should be lower contrast than slides). You might find a used one cheap as demand is lessening all the time for them.

    It is also possible to use a camera attachment to photograph negs, which should be quick, but turning them to positives is not so easy. Scanners have special software to make the conversion.

  7. It is about the same procedure. Note that you have to rasterize imported layer to be able to remove extra area. I would also use difference transfer mode to set layer exactly to right place (layer turns black when pixels match). Arrowhead is available only with Context Toolbar as AP does not have Stroke panel (I might do labeling with layout app but that is personal taste, merits and drawbacks...).

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