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  1. vonBusing

    White field

    @larsh: are you sure these white fields only appears while working in APub? I think I have seen similar things happening in Finder while drag and dropping tabs between windows. I think that happened while working with a connected non-retina external display to my retina MBP. I had to restart Finder to get rid of them. That happened already before APub was in beta. Somehow, I think this is more graphic card related. I would try to switch between openGL and Metal. Whatever settings you have in APub, try the other.
  2. Saw the same behaviour. Switched over to Metal, as @>|< indicated, and it was gone. By the way, what is the general recommendation regarding OpenGL vs Metal? Just the fact that this is a setting, suggests that one may be better over the other, but not always. How do I know which is better in my configuration?
  3. Not silly at all if you ask me. Affinity beta versions have 4 levels, i.e. current APub is It is displayed as such in the About window. that's great. But it's displayed with 3 levels only in the Finder info window and the auto-update dialogue, i.e. 1.7.0. At least in the later place, it's slightly frustrating, because the potential changes are in the level not displayed. I do not know how challenging it would be to align that, but that would be great (I know, I've already said that... ).
  4. Have you tried the latest beta ( According to the post, there is a fix for table cell size spinners. On my machine, they are behaving as expected with that version.
  5. AFAIK, you cannot work with tables in Affinity Designer.
  6. vonBusing

    Assets Panel completely broken

    That's why it would be helpful if the auto-update showed the the full beta version number, not only a truncated one.
  7. vonBusing

    PDF problems - WHY RASTERISE VECTOR?????

    @hubob: You might try to export as svg before you import into Word. Office has support for svg nowadays that may work better than pdf.
  8. With this version one can place Assets at any size by double-clicking the asset in the Assets panel. This is a super-neat function. However, I'm having issues were some of my assets are not placed with the correct proportions. It is not fully systematic: In the same Asset collection, some gets right and some get distorted. I can share my assets privately with the developer, if needed. macOS 10.14.3
  9. Yes, if you just click to place, the ratio is correct but the initial size is the same as if you drag and drop from the asset panel. I also noticed: it's like it picks the size ratio from some other asset from the subcategory. I have two sizes of assets in that subcategory. When I click and drag, It's always the same of the 2 size ratios that is used.
  10. You should now be able to get the files.
  11. I have prepared the files, but I could not find the link in your message...
  12. Great to see that the collapsing of subcategories is working again in the Assets panel, and this little function to get the asset at any size is very welcome!
  13. I can imagine that connecting to a database is a slightly more complicated task than parsing a text-based file. Databases, and protocols to connect to them, comes in quite many flavours. One may also need to fetch data in several tables based on relations. It could still be more rational to let a more dedicated/specialised tool do the compilation to a file and upload that data to Publisher from the file. As an alternative to XML, I could see JSON as a well-established format when compiling not strictly tabular data. In my opinion, it is slightly more readable than XML, even for human eyes.
  14. Hi, It's great that APub shows a notification when a linked file is changed. However, you cannot do anything else then, at best, cancel the message - if you ever get the time to do so: the notice shows up for just a very few seconds (I had to hurry to be able to get any screenshot at all). It could stay alive for a little bit longer. Also it would be great if the notification gave more helpful options like a link to the Resource Manager or even a direct "Update" option.
  15. Nice set of dies! The trick with the PMS colors, if overprint of spot colors is enabled, is that they can be enabled/disabled in the color manager to print the actual artwork only without the die-line. In my case, with custom-shaped labels, but also designs to be applied on cardboard boxes, I only had one contour line to take into account. If one needed to separate several die-lines, they could be assigned one spot color each, I suppose.
  16. I usually uses a PMS color that I rename for the die. With separated spot colors on export, it usually works out for the printers i work with.
  17. You will have to be more specific about what is buggy. Both documents look similar. I don't have the Bravura music font nor the Academico font on my system, so none of them are specially pretty. If you are having a font issue, try to use a pdf where texts are converted to curves, until they fix the import and rendering of embedded fonts in Publisher (known issue).
  18. Happy New Year to the Affinity team and thanks for this update. Will it be made available through the Designer auto-update or is it a full download only?
  19. Yes, these are a few new bugs with bleed. For some reasons the bleed export option has been moved from the presets and is now a separate option on the main export dialogue. Consequently no options to enable bleed is available in the export presets for the export persona. That should be fixed, i hope.
  20. vonBusing

    Bleed view

    Agreed that it would be helpful if the bleed area was properly visualised in artboard mode. For non-artboard documents, you will have to disable "View">"View Mode">"Clip to canvas" to make the canvas edge visible. I would have expected it to be visible even when Clip to canvas is on, though.
  21. Hi! Currently, when exporting to pdf, the default area setting is set to "All Spreads" in the export dialogue. I'm not sure when this is actually helpful, but 99.9% of the time I use "All Pages" (otherwise I export current page/selection). Could this be the default instead or, at least, stick once it is changed? I'd be glad to hear when and for what purpose people are using the All Spread area setting. ref, this thread:
  22. Hi @kai2, I tried to export your file as a PDF/X-4 file and it worked properly. There was a warning about the Frutiger font for the "Jahre+" text when I opened the file, but I substituted it to the version I had on my system. Maybe you could convert that text to curve before exporting (like you did with the lower text).
  23. Updated to 192 with Auto-update without issues. It would be more helpful/logical if the Auto-update message gave the 4 part version number ( rather than only 3 parts version (1.7.0). Especially during beta programs where the 3 part number is not expected to change although new versions are distributed. Currently, you have to open the About window just to get that last number.
  24. While that is up for discussion: Just to clear a few basic details about display settings ( OpenGL vs Metal) : If Metal is available in the Affinity settings, then it is automatically supported by the OS and the hardware, or do I need to figure out that myself before using it? There are also software and OpenGL (basic) as options. What are the general recommendations on how to choose one option over the others?
  25. @Old Bruce: At some occasion, I was having a similar frustrating experience with the font menu. Then I realised the subset option was set to "Used" rather than "All" (visually, it's not super obvious which one is selected, at least in dark mode). Once that was corrected, the menu showed the relevant match of fonts.