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    Let's be honest

    auto-hyphenation (edit +auto) table of contents page numbers external images facing pages tables initials linked text frames easier text wrapping baseline grids (edit) ... Things not in Designer but in Publisher. I am sure there is more. ( Just my first two cents to this montypythonesk discussion. )
  3. If I had to guess, I would say € 79 with a starting discount of 33 % which makes about € 53.
  4. Unlike Publisher Photo and Designer are already main tools in my daily work. I still check every pdf with Acrobat before sending it to the printing company though. (Publisher will complete the trio soon.)
  5. I was using InDesign since 1999 as a pro and not even once was in need of a commercial template. No need to force me. The independence of being able to open my own work without Adobe on the other side is important to me. So I never joined CC.
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    I use InDesign CS6 until Affinity Publisher is out of Beta. With Parallels and I can use legacy software like Ai CS5 or even Freehand. Don't ask me about the speed of it. I just open old files. I'd guess since it's old software it should run reasonable fast.
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    Affinity Photo crashes on ICC Profile change

    Wow. It crashes if I use any self assigned shortcut key. If I use the mouse to select the menu everything seems to be ok. (Edit: but isn't. Still random crashes)
  8. So maybe its not the relative magnification alone but also the size of the magnified object test3.afdesign
  9. If you catch it in the act (and your files are saved) you can force quit (OS X) the app. Then the tool bar is where it should be. (doesn’t work anymore if you have already quit the app in a regular way with the toolbar offscreen)
  10. Hey @MEB thanks for the effort and @Alfred thanks for the tip. I will try that next time. I made a GIF to illustrate my experience what happens with Expand Stroke. Ellipse (Stroke Width 0.3 pt) Convert to Curves Expand Stroke The Lines become uneven and seem to change their position a bit.
  11. Hey @Callum I looked further into this: Affinity (Designer) seemingly sends RGB-Data to printers even from a CMYK document. This simply has to mix up the color purity of C, M, Y and K. I could find out by toggling the RGB conversion (absolute/relative) in the Fiery-RIP setup. It had an effect on directly printing out of Affinity. It had none on printing the X1a via Preview. It looks as if Affinity uses a sRGB (or similar) profile. (giving the Fiery my working profile eciRGBv2 makes it worse) So all colors are converted just to sRGB and then to CMYK again. Everything becomes impure. Especially with colors within in the CMYK color space that aren't available within the small sRGB color space like green colours this gets way off.. How can I have Affinity (Designer) sending CMYK data to the print dialogue? Can you/I make it a choice, what gets sent to the print dialogue: RGB or CMYK? Like I can choose to use PDF X1a or X3 (which can contain eci-RGB-images for printers with larger color space).
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    Undo affecting wrong document

    I experience this all the time with Photo and Designer after task switching or space switching from an other app to an Affinity app. It is pretty annoying.
  13. Hi Callum, thanks for the fast response. I hope I understood you correctly: I took the same existing export from my Designer file (the X1a with the good printout via Acrobat) Opened it in Preview and printed it with the same print preset as before in Designer again with the two methods as before in Designer and mentioned by you – + first with color matching with printer, + second with color matching set to my ISO coated v2 (which is my working profile in Designer (and output intent in X1a) and is simulated by the Printer) Both new prints look exactly the same. and – tadaa – everything looks as perfect as if printed via Acrobat. So how can I achieve that directly via Designer?
  14. Greyscale become multicoloured when printing from Affinity Designer. Obviously a conversion to/from color profiles happens inside Designer. How can I prevent this from happening? (This happens to all colours. It is just shown best with greyscale.) My printer expects data in the same colour profile as my AD files working profile. (ISO coated v2 (eci)) When exporting a PDF/X1a and printing with Adobe Acrobat everything is OK.