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  1. Probably reinstalling this will help:
  2. Running 1.6.4, I have a reproducible crash when resizing an object in an embedded document past the edges of the page. This triggers a null pointer dereference in libraster.dll The crash dump is attached. 9f4c237f-3912-481d-8990-8210b207b97c.dmp
  3. Makes sense. My expectation - and the easiest fix here - is for the absolute distance from the point of anchor/origin be used to determine the increase, rather than the diagonal/hypotenuse. i.e. the item growth should be constrained by the maximal rather than the minimal of the possible height/width changes in which case the cursor would remain in-step. But I agree, not a huge issue. Just requires additional zooming out to resize so you don't end up going off-screen in order to make an item bigger.
  4. @Chris_K thanks for the reply and info. @MikeW I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of the PDF spec, I just expect that if there is transparency or background blending that it would reflect somewhere in the Designer UI so that it could be adjusted.
  5. Tip: You should also enable the "GPU" column to properly track resource usage.
  6. The open dialog in AD does not seem to be clipping-mask-aware. A PDF generated both w/ and w/out the preview thumbnail in Illustrator with a clipping mask applied opens (more or less) correctly in AD, but the "content preview" thumbnail when opening the PDF in AD renders the clipping mask as a solid layer atop of the clipped item. Affected PDF:
  7. Please see the attached file. The clipped artwork in the center is rendered on the AD canvas as if it were ~80% transparent, even though that shouldn't be the case. None of the layers imported by AD have a transparency assigned to them (as far as what is visible goes) so there's no way of making it "solid". Adding a white background renders the colors as they were intended. CPSA Flag.pdf
  8. PDFs support object masks and gradients, a vector clipping mask applied to a gradient shape in Illustrator CC 2017 exported to a PDF generates a fully vectorized result without resorting to rasterization. On the other hand, Illustrator 1.6.4 cannot export gradient clipping masks/effects/overlays without rasterizing the final result. Unfortunately, because of the nature of JPEG(2000) compression algorithm, gradients are really expensive and it's a very costly tradeoff between file size and quality. Is there a plan to support PDF gradient masks?
  9. To try and phrase this as clearly as possible: if you draw a shape (say, an ellipse), you start by selecting the anchor then moving the cursor with the mouse button depressed (i.e. dragging). Normally, the cursor and the boundary of the shape in question move in lock-step, as in, no matter how fast you move the cursor, the selected boundary of the shape is always in-sync with the cursor. If you do the same with the shift key depressed (with the default key bindings), i.e. to force the perspective and make the ellipse a circle, this lock is broken and if the cursor is moved too quickly, the shape will grow at what seems to be a linear rate despite the potentially non-linear movement of the cursor. I hope this makes sense. If it's really necessary, I can provide a screencast.
  10. @Chris B thanks for the reply, switching to a preset Windows DPI option did indeed work around the issue. Do you have a fix for this slated for a particular release? I'm using a custom DPI on my other Windows 10 PC and just tested AD there, it's running fine with "automatic (best)".
  11. I apologize; this fell through the cracks on my end. I've uploaded the font in question. There are others, please let me know if you need them.
  12. I had an open session of AP the entire time and it had no problems. On a hunch, I closed it and re-opened it, and now it exhibits the same behavior.
  13. I can't even provide a proper explanation for what I'm seeing, but out of the blue I started up AD 1.6.2 to discover it misbehaving in the strangest of ways. Upgraded to 1.6.4, reset all settings, no effect. Updated graphics drivers, no effect. Please see attached video. Actual objects are not visible, but a scaled down "ghost" of them is in a different location on the canvas. This happens with new and existing documents. Nothing special. Running on Windows 10 16299 (latest stable), AMD R9 Fury with 18.3.1 drivers. 64-bit. 2018.03.10-09.53.mp4
  14. Affinity Designer does not correctly decode the available font variants. I believe this is a regression from AD 1.5 affecting the new font panel in 1.6, but I could be wrong. Please reference the attached screenshot, showing the actually installed fonts, the font selected in AD, and the font styles available per AD. This is under Windows 10 1709. I can provide the font files in question if a private email address I can send them to is provided.