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Bob Grahame

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  1. I'm also experiencing the Not Responding problem with both Photo and Designer (I haven't tried Publisher yet) on my MacBook Pro running Catalina. I first noticed it when I tried opening a few graphics files of .png and .jpg in AP a few days ago. I dragged them on the AP icon and also tried launching first, which was fine, then using Open Recent. I kept getting the spinning beachball and having to Force Quit. Today I attempted to open an AD file and had the same problem. There's no crash log in Console. I tried to open an AP file I made yesterday (Open Recent>) and same problem. I thought about restarting my Mac, but I just did that last night. Interestingly, the two AD files I double-clicked on to open, which never actually opened, do show up at the top of the Open Recent menu. When I had the AP problem a few days ago, somehow I got it working. It was working fine yesterday, but not today. I'll try a Restart of my Mac. AP and AD 1.8.6 macOS Catalina 10.15.7 MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) 16GB
  2. That is interesting. I changed the color and the images came back. I also was unable to reproduce the problem in two new documents, so I'm not sure what happened. I guess if it can't be replicated, the problem can't be fixed. It has been a number or years since I last did any serious document construction. Even back in the old days with QuarkXPress, I seem to remember that a document could have various images which would get flagged at preflight. I'm guessing that when I export to PDF (Press Ready) in APub, I can choose CMYK and select Covert Image Color Spaces. I'm doing a book in print and eBook. I'm not entirely sure how to create one from the other and which to construct first. My attempt here was to come up with a design, get myself acquainted with how to layout the book, and get get more familiar with APub. So I actually hadn't paid much attention to the images, since some may be replaced with original illustrations. At this point, I'm not sure if the book will have any color, so the eBook would be RGB and the book would be greyscale.
  3. Attached is a three page sample document. I copied the contents of the pages from the main document. As I mentioned, these are images from various sources on the web for reference only. Pinned_Images_copied_test.afpub
  4. I am working on a book and have been practicing layout using APub. The practice document contains reference graphics gather from the web. I pinned them into the text. Along the way I decided to make a different document to try a few things. I copied the text with pinned graphics into a text box in the new document. The images distorted into vertical coloured lines. Next I tried copying the text box containing the text and the pinned graphics. The results were the same. This happens with all the graphics in the document. MacBook Pro 15 (upgrade RAM, SSD, etc.) MacOS X 10.15.5 APub 1.8.3
  5. If an Affinity DAM is likely a possibility for the future, can somebody suggest an alternative that could be used in the meantime? It would be nice to find something that an Affinity product could read so catalogs could migrate.
  6. I use iView Media Pro v3, or I should say, I have been using. It has lasted me for about 15 years and was way ahead of it's time. This is important for a DAM because of the possible massive number of assets. One can jump around from photo editor to editor, but your DAM has to last. Thus I arrive at my problem. Yesterday I launched iView and saw the dreaded "iView needs to be updated." I never upgraded when it passed to Microsoft and became Express, and Phase One wanted a pile of dough for the product which seemed to have lost some of its robustness and was basically old code which had never been updated. It did its job very well for a long time without the need to upgrade. Now it is discontinued. There is no replacement and apparently no other product can open iView catalogs. My collection is dead. iView will open, but catalogs seem to have lost all data such as ratings. So it looks like I have to start over with 15 years of digital photography. I need something simple that can hand off to my Affinity software. Since I am on the Affinity bandwagon, I would like to toss in my vote. Please do something basic to get started and add features down the road. A fast sorter/cataloger that integrates with Photos, Designer and Publisher seems important necessity. A central hub that can handle the management of assets used by projects and files built in Affinity software.
  7. Fair enough. I'll try to keep an eye on what I do to see if it happens again and catch what might trigger it.
  8. Bingo!!! Done and works now. I guess the question to ask is how did this happen in the first place? I don't recall tinkering under the hood much. Many thank, it not a bug unless a bug caused the problem.
  9. I restarted my computer and logged in as another user (I keep a separate Admin. account). The Move Tool work for setting guidelines. Then I tried changing a few things, such as page size and measurements in Document Setup, etc. and could not cause the problem. I switched users back to my regular account and launched Publisher and the problem returned. I tried resetting the User Defaults in Prefs. and I can't solve the mystery. Weird!!!
  10. Yup, the Move Tool is V in he prefs. I don't have any keyboard shortcut tools installed. It would be difficult to find out if some other application or process running in the background might be interfering with Publisher.
  11. CheatSheet is working for me too. Sometimes it comes up a little too fast and other time just right. Very useful! Thanks
  12. OK, I have now tested this over and over. I cannot set guidelines using the Move Tool, not even with any modifier key. Node Tool Yes. Go to Photo and the Move Tool works for guides. What is going on? Any ideas? Why is my Mac different? Am I missing something here?
  13. I was complaining that I could not drag guides from rulers using the Move Tool, however, I discovered I could using the Node Tool. A Windows user was telling me to use the Move Tool. We decided the Mac and Windows versions don't match in this regard. Guides can be dragged from rulers in both Designer and Photo in the Mac versions, Publisher for Mac is not right.
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