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  1. I ended up using the SNAP2007 profile for this one which worked ok. But yes, some more pro printing output features in the future will be welcomed. Other printwork had been going well, even with the beta version of Publisher.
  2. Hi, I recently have used Designer and Publisher quite extensively for print work and yesterday I ran into an issue I didn't manage to solve with any of my 3 Affinity apps. I had to deliver an ad to The Sunday Times Ireland via qmuli.com and had used Designer to create the ad. My main issue, total effective ink coverage over 240% error. Is there a way to check and/or correct this? Or how does anybody else go about this? Another issue, PDF version. Needed PDF-X1a-2001, nothing else would be accepted. Even just exporting as a JPG which was an accepted format didn't go well. In the end I used Scribus to output the file. Imported the JPG which was rejected, set the colour/PDF specs in the file preferences and the ad was accepted. Bert
  3. Hi, Just tried those steps again and yes, no crash happens anymore. Thank you. Bert
  4. Try deleting your preferences from /userfolder/Library/Preferences/ That seems to sort it. Unfortunately settings will get lost. Bert
  5. Publisher Beta, v1.7.0.305, MBP 15" (2016), High Sierra 10.13.6, 2.7Ghz, 16Gb RAM, Radeon Pro 460 Have exactly the same thing happening here. Any export option/change opens Atom and start creating and opening "tempimage_#.ext" files. It actually worked ok after the last update. Then I had Publisher hanging at some point and couldn't restart the app. Restarted my machine, opened Publisher and that's when this behaviour started. It is also eating up space on my hard drive. Bert
  6. This one I came across by accident. Whilst working on a page, by mistake I dragged an image onto a master page layer. Didn't noticed until after a while. As is the case with a master page layer, the items on it ae locked so couldn't just delete it. The mask also ins't on the actual master page, just on the layer representing the master page. It's replicable for me: - Open APub - create blank new document - on the first page (not the master page itself) add a mask to the (Master A) layer by clicking on the mask icon in the layers window - open the (Master A) layer and right-click on the mask - select Release Mask from the menu That results in a crash each time here. in v1.7.0.283 Bert Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-04-04-150809_Bowser.crash
  7. What I do like about the tables is the way you can select cell borders as per attached image. It does seem on my machine still a bit flaky in that I often don't get the actual table with the rows etc so I can't select the borders. Selecting them this way does help but is buggy here. Bert
  8. Thanks, that's exactly how it works indeed and something just doesn't feel right about that to me. An option to set a whole bunch of cell borders in one go would be handy. How else would you set individual cell borders for big tables? Going through row after row of cells and setting the options will take way too long. What I also find counter-intuitive [Excel isn't the best example of how things should work ] is when I do select a cell and set the border to say 1pt all around but then decide later that I only want a bottom border. I then have to set the ll aorund border to none and then set the bottom border, unless I'm missing something? Overal the tables feel to me quite unfinished and not set up for ease of use at the moment. Bert
  9. Hi, Couldn't find anything but is setting table cell borders still buggy? I would expect to select table cells, set border to bottom, set border (stroke) and that would be applied to all selected individual cells. At the moment it only sets a border for the last selected cell(s). Bert
  10. Hi, Just tried to set up two different master pages, one Letter size, the other A4 size, otherwise same layout. Worked on some pages in Letter format with the Letter master page applied. Duplicated a spread and applied the A4 master to it. I was expecting that the settings of the master would be applied to the spread, ie. changing the size from Letter to A4. Should it apply the size setting from the master as well or is this expected behaviour? Bert
  11. Hi, Thanks for the replies. Yes, I'm aware of the transform panel but that doens't allow for a quick intuitive way of working for me. I use it when I want to scale things to a size that I know. When doing a free transform I'd like to be able to do so freely but can't when zoomed in and don't see the selection handles. It's one of those few handy things Illustror has that I'd like to see in Designer as well. Bert
  12. Hi, Is there a way to scale an object without using the handles. At the moment we have to drag on the corners to scale an object up or down. Sometimes I'd like to be able to zoomed in to something else and can't see the handles which makes precision scaling to match something in your drawing difficult. This is because at that point the move tool is selected, so I can move the object without seeing the handles. Is there a modifier key I missed somewhere that turns the move tool into a scale or rotate tool? I don't think there is or I haven't found it after 4 years of use. If not I'll put in a feature request. Something like when holding the command key the move tool turns into scale and holding the option key turns it into a rotate tool when the cursor is over an object. Thanks, Bert
  13. Hi, Couldn't find anything similar on the forum here. Have something strange going on when re-scaling an artboard and have attached a screenrecording to try and get the issue across. I have a mask apllied to an artboard, only covers about a third of the artboard, it's to let me isolate part of a design whilst working on it. I only switch it on when needed or move it around. Now I was running out of space on my artboard and wanted to make it a bit bigger. 1] As usual, just grabbed the move tool, selected the artboard by clicking on its name in the artboard view (not in the layer's list) with the mask tunred on. Then dragged the artboard out downwards which as you can see from the video goes a bit awry. 2] Closed the file and re-opened it. This time I selected nothing, just opened the artboard layer, turned off the mask and scaled the artboard downwards again. This then scales the whole design, not extending the artboard. 3] Closed the file and re-opened it. Turning off the mask but this time selecting the artboard by clicking on its layer icon, so it has a white square around the layer icon to indicate its selection. Dragging the handles of the artboard then makes it all go very crazy as you can see fom the video. 4] Closed the file and re-opened it. This time deleting the mask and re-scaling the artboard again as before. This time it goes as expected. Surely not the behaviour to be expected? I'm running v1.6.0 on a 2016 MacbookPro [touchbar], MacOS 10.12.6 with a Wacom Cintiq UX21 and an old 27" iMac as an external screen attached through a OWC USB-C dock. But I've disconnected everything and the behaviour is the same. Regards, Bert designer-artboard-scaling.mov
  14. It happened under OS X El Capitan, retail version only as I never run betas need to get work done! Backup strategy? Daily backups but if I don't know where to look I can't restore. Surely AD stores this somewhere?
  15. Was looking to see if this had occurred to anyone else as I just had the same happening here. All custom colour palettes, styles, brushes. All gone. It did crash on me yesterday, Designer, and after restart all was gone. Is there nowhere AD saves this info somewhere? There's quite a lot I've lost that I use a lot on projects. Thanks, Bert