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  1. I'm sorry, but if you are going to work in this way, you need a much bigger hard drive (external usb SSD might just help) and probably a more powerful computer. My work around would be to design your pages with placeholders or low-res images then resize your images to sensible sizes and link them when you're done. Unless your page size is huge and/or it is going to be printed by some new super-quality method, the images need to be at the very highest 600dpi. Using the full scale images will never work if they're over 250Mb each. I speak from experience having attempted books own low-end systems in the past, just a recipe for frustration!
  2. 1.8 Publisher from App Store is slow, even if run before during same boot session, but 1.9 starts up nice and quickly
  3. Find https://typefaceapp.com/ is good and reasonable price
  4. Wallop! Crash again, this time adjusting a jpeg in Photo persona. Would I do better with 1.7.2? Don't really want to get back on the Beta treadmill.
  5. I've been using Publisher since the early betas and found it pretty stable but now (Mac 1.7.1) been having a few problems: (1) Program becomes unresponsive after pasting in text from Pages, can't pick up text frame and then spinning ball. (2) Can't remember doing anything other than importing an image, but program becomes unresponsive as above and spinning ball. Worse, file will not open (program just quits, no message) so praise the Lord for Time Machine, though quite a lot of editing lost. Different documents, both fairly simple A5. Also file size seems a tad large, up to 64Mb for an A5 8-pager. This on a 2012 27-inch iMac with 16Gb of ram. Any ideas appreciated.
  6. I used Draw a lot in the olden days on pc and it was ace at corrupting files you'd spent ages working, on so never want to see it again! I'll stick with Designer, thank you.
  7. Thank you; I'll stop looking for it! One for my wish list though.
  8. 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.
  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. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I'm having a bit of difficulty with an imported afphoto file, against a solid background with a grain effect; the containing frame shows on a print pdf, faintly. The image is a cut-out on a transparent background. Any ideas? This seems to occur both in designer and the beta. Thanks
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