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  1. Grotesker

    Thank you, Affinity!

    Yes, this is quite amazing for a Beta, very impressive indeed, thank you. It may not do .idml but has a really good crack at .pdf files.
  2. Grotesker

    Font Manager

    Typeface (typeface.criminalbird.com) is handy and a good price. I tend to use FontBook to manage the fonts I use all the time but Typeface for browsing all the (000s) of others.
  3. Grotesker

    Fonts and pdf

    Thanks: the convert to curves is fine but you need to remember to uncovert if you think you're going back into the file to edit it again. I Just manage to destroy the programme completely by directing the (excellent in every other way) glyph panel to a font which it didn't like. It won't run at all now, so use with care!
  4. Grotesker

    Fonts and pdf

    Sorry, should have been clearer. (1) Looks like Postscript Type 1s but not all (some of mine are rather old) (2) With Monotype Bulmer the basic font sets ok but not ligatures (3) Opening pdfs in Preview/Mail preview. Imported into AD still has the problem Thanks
  5. Grotesker

    Fonts and pdf

    When exporting I'm having some problems with fonts in pdfs. Some fonts produce rubbish text (EG Frutiger, Frutiger 2 – the URW one, Bulmer alternatives but the main font's ok, can't immediately see a pattern).
  6. Grotesker

    Cropping, again

    Thank you; I'll stop looking for it! One for my wish list though.
  7. Apologies, this has almost certainly been covered, but I can't find the answer: When I rotate using the crop tool in Photoshop it automatically crops the original image area (i.e. no out of frame pixels) In AP I have to manually crop down, i.e. the image is rotated to include empty space. I prefer the PS behaviour; have I missed something? Is there a way to replicate it in AP? It would also be good to be able to have a way of using the last-used crop ratios (almost always original ratio for me) as in PS. Thanks for any advice.
  8. Grotesker

    Soft return

    Hope I haven't missed something, but the latest beta doesn't seem to want to do soft returns (i.e. new line, not new paragraph) with shift-return, whereas 1.4.2 does that fine. I downloaded 1.5 beta (11) as the print bug (first time you go to print, you just get the beachball. Crash the program and restart and it prints fine...) was getting me down! Tony
  9. Thanks, that does the trick on the move tool (I still think that artboard and move aren't the two tools I'd nest by default.) As to the other, you go file>open> choose your file and nothing happens until third go, but sounds like you're on the case. Hope the weather in Lisbon is cheerier than in England!
  10. What am i doing wrong? Two things that I'm finding a bit tricky! 1) It generally takes three goes to open a file; the first two attempts just do nothing. Worst in Photo but also sometimes Designer. 2) The Select/Move tool and Artboard tool flyout. I generally use the artboard tool once at the start of a project, but use the Move tool every few seconds, so find their combination very awkward, particularly when working with text, when use of the V shortcut has regrettable effects. is there anything I can do about this? Thanks Tony PS 2012 iMac 27in with 16gb ram
  11. Grotesker

    Affinity Designer Customer Beta ( - RC2)

    Great work, and my old fonts are back ok. Thank you very much
  12. Grotesker

    Imported bitmap

    Ah, that made me check the bitmap again. It had a very slight feathered fringe to it, just enough to show up on the pdf as a line. Trimmed the fringe, and it's gone. I'm really sorry to have wasted your time; hope you have a good weekend off. Thanks tony
  13. Grotesker

    Imported bitmap

    Thanks for being so quick; that's not quite what I meant. If you look at the attachment I've put a pink ring round the corner of the line that's showing up (on a screenshot), but I don't think should be there. box bug.afphoto
  14. Grotesker

    Imported bitmap

    It's here, I hope: the containing frame of the cut out image (the crib scene) shows up on a pdf, when I'd rather it didn't. Thanks Tony PS I forgot to say, great programme and looking forward to publisher! carols.afdesign
  15. Is it the changes you've made to font fallback causing several of my older type1 fonts (e.g. Bulmer) to not appear – I'd be sad to lose it!