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  1. Hello, is there any function in Publisher that emulates InDesign's "Indent to here" character? I have found the function to be useful in formatting lists but can't find anything similar in Publisher.
  2. machadodesign

    AD separated window mode bug

    If I switch to separated window mode on my Late 2015 iMac running OS 10.13.4 and then place one of the windows on my second monitor, the window display incorrectly displays a smaller version of the window and doesn't display the actual window content at all. I have had many display errors with this version of AD (1.6.1).
  3. When editing a layer that has a mask using the Mesh Warp tool, it only effects the image layer and not the mask which then makes the mask not align with the image and is completely worthless. Am I doing something wrong? This seems completely illogical.
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    Perspective tool

    Thanks R-C-R the Live Filter works perfectly and I too am not sure why it would be different than the perspective tool. I love Affinity Photo and Designer but there are still a lot of things that I find extremely counterintuitive.
  5. If I use the perspective distort tool on a layer that has a mask I cannot see that there is any way to make the tool affect the layer and mask together. This is a real hassle to any workflow that has images with masked layers.
  6. machadodesign

    Crash adding Google Drive account

    If I try to open an image from Google Drive and selecting "Add account" the app crashes every time the Google authentication window starts to load.
  7. machadodesign

    Affinity Photo 1.5.1 Paragraph Leading Issue

    I think this is a bug in 1.5. I am running 1.5.2 and I just had the same thing happen to me. The entire paragraph palette was greyed out and inaccessible. I tried everything and nothing would make it accessible. The only thing that worked was copying everything in the original doc and creating a new doc and pasting everything into it. Very frustrating.
  8. This is more of an annoyance than anything else. When you have an object drawn on a page in AD 1.5 and you haven't yet applied a fill or stroke, if you scroll the page the bounding box and handles disappear until you stop scrolling. It makes it difficult to scroll to the edge of something without starting and stopping to see where the edge is. A solution is to add a fill or stroke but it is an extra step I shouldn't really have to do.
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    AP always exports at 72dpi

    Yep, that resolves it. I'm not sure why Serif seems to have such odd ways of doing things. I understand there is a learning curve with any new app, but there are a lot of things that just seem counterintuitive. Thanks for helping me get this figured out.
  10. machadodesign

    Default Resolution in AP

    I'm not sure why Serif is so set on using DPI in an image app. It makes little sense since DPI is a measurement used in the output device such as a plate making system for offset printing. Imaging apps use PPI or pixels per inch and Serif is unnecessarily complicating things. Worse still is the fact that the resize without resampling doesn't work correctly and the file will still import into InDesign as 72ppi. There needs to be some serious thought put into this before the next rev.
  11. Every image I export from AP exports at 72dpi no matter what I try. I opened a jpeg image in AP and did some retouching, creating layers and then went to document>resize canvas and changed the dpi setting to 300dpi. I unchecked resample and then saved the image as an afphoto file. I then chose file>export and exported as a tiff file. The resulting exported tiff is 72dpi!! Why is this so difficult? This makes AP completely unusable for any type of print purposes. The export portion of AP feels like an afterthought or something that was developed by someone that has no clue of how the app would be used in real life. Please don't get me wrong, I love you guys and I love AP and AD but these apps need some severe polishing in order to be used on a day-to-day basis in the pro world.
  12. jpeg does not support transparent backgrounds. You'll need to export in something like png which supports transparency.
  13. I don't understand how the 1x, 2x, 3x works in AP. If I have an image that is 100 x 100 pixels and select 1x and 2x in the export, AP exports an image that is 100 x 100 and 200 x 200. By doing this it is always resampling the retina image up and ensuring that the retina image is not the highest quality. It would make much more sense to be able to specify the 1x resolution on export so that you could start with the retina size image of 200 x 200 and export the 1x sampled down to 100 x 100. The export features very much seem to be a beta concept.
  14. Perfect. I knew it had to be there somewhere. After working in Illustrator for decades some of the tools and settings in Affinity take a while to find and get used to. Loving the program though.
  15. I am trying to drag resize a group and have all of the brush strokes resize with the group. I have tried everything I can find and the brushes still don't size down with the rest of the artwork. They effectively become very wide compared to everything else. Am I missing something or is it a just glaring feature omission? Illustrator has a preference under the general tab that says "Scale Strokes and Effects".
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