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  1. OK, thank you. Yes it looks weird! I have now changed the UI language to US and back to German, and now when I choose "English" in the Characters panel, it seems to be applying US spelling rules ("optimize" is ok while "optimise" is underlined red). --> So, now I got what I wanted, but I don't know how it worked... :-)
  2. Yes exactly in that pane. I read somewhere that AD would automatically use the languages/dictionaries that are chosen here, but this does not seem to be the case currently...
  3. Where do I need to put the hunspell dictionary files on OSX? I have set up OSX with German, English US, English UK, English but still do not get US English in Affinity Designer, so I assume the languages are not taken from OSX but from somewhere else...
  4. Interesting. Your set of available languages is totally different. I think it is related to the Operating System (OSX), I assume you have an english-language OS setup. Isnt there anybody who knows how to install additional languages for AD? Just installing them in OSX (as suggested elsewhere) did not help for me.
  5. OK, true, you are right. (However, I personally believe that if I had such a mixed text, I would probably spend the time by proof-reading it thoroughly instead of caring to switch language for each word... :-) ) I do not see why the chosen UI language should have an implication on the spell checker, and I am glad it does not seem to. My UI language is usually German. To test it, I changed the UI language to US English, but this did not have an effect on the Character panel, it still offers UK English only (see screenshot). Are you seeing both UK English and US English in the list?
  6. I think this is the thread where I found the information that I was referring to. But this applies only to Windows. The preferences box of AD on Mac OS X does not contain the "dictionary path" as shown in the screenshot (which was obviously done on Windows). This appears consistent with the explanation given that on OSX the Affinity programs use the dictionaries installed on the System. But this does not seem to be the case??? But you are right - maybe I should rather post my question in reply to that thread, even though it is quite old...
  7. In Affinity Designer, in the "Character" dialog for spell checking, I only get English (United Kingdom) among other (approx. 10) languages, but I need US English for spell checking. I have read that Publisher uses the OSX dictionaries, so I thought Designer would do so as well. I checked which languages I have installed in System Prefs/Language and Region, and there are German, English, English (US) and English (UK) listed. Totally different items than what is offered in Designer. How can I add US English? If Designer uses HUNSPELL, where do I need to put the files? BTW. I dont understand why the Language option is in the "Characters" panel. I would clearly look for it in the "Paragraph" panel
  8. Has anyone tried to use an eps vector file from shutterstock? The file size is ca. 8MB, so obviously it contains a lot of data. But when I open it with Affinity Designer, I only see a bitmap image of a very low resolution (something like 60 dpi). Shutterstock claims the file is a valid eps and opens correctly with Adobe or Corel. Looks like AD has some kind of problem with these files. Is this a known problem, or should we file a bug report somewhere?
  9. @Phil_rose Of course it is fair for Serif to set priorities. I was just satirizing a little over Patricks reasoning. Yes, AD is definitely a bargain.
  10. @Patrick Connor In my opinion, it might be good enough to be equally good as a free application. :-) If you consequently refuse to implement anything that is not superior to free tools, then you should not have included the alignment function at all (because it is not better, in fact it is far off from being as good as the one in Inkscape, I am afraid)... Sorry for my hard words, I really like AD, but thats my honest opinion.
  11. Well we could use Inkscape *instead* of Affinity. It is not so bad actually... :-)
  12. Old thread, but I feel its the same issue. There seem to be PDFs where viewers do not agree whether they are transparent or not. I exported a document with transparent background from Affinity Designer to PDF, (1.7), and all looked well some time ago. Now I exported again (after a few changes in the document), and the resulting PDF shows as follows: OSX Preview shows white background (despite setting is "show the background" (grid)) Importing it in PowerPoint -> appears transparent Opening the PDF with Affinity Designer: white background (can switch it to transparent again) Another PDF (same artboard from the same document, other PDF settings) shows white background in all 3 situations, despite the export some time ago has been transparent. Any ideas? ToolLayout-plain_sometimesTransparent.pdf ToolLayout-plain-CMYK-neverTransparent.pdf
  13. You are right.... weird... Ahhhh now i got it: The guides disappear when I drag them out of the page (or artboard)! The ruler does not seem to matter. :-)
  14. I think sometimes it looks like they vanish, but in fact they are just not displayed because guides dont show outside the drawing (or current artboard). To my understanding, depending on your zoom level / window, it might look like the guides vanish if you drag them back into the ruler, but in fact they just vanish because they happen to be outside your paper. I personally would prefer guides to show outside the current paper/artboard, so to show on all artboards, but I understand that this will widely depend on one's application.
  15. Hi dominik, thanks, yes the button is ok. Still, it takes time to open and close that dialog each time. I would think it is much faster if I can remove them without opening any dialog. Phil