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  1. Hi all, sorry not to respond for so long, but as I said, I don't have an internet connection at home (I can only recommend that to you actually, made me like my life a lot more). Anyways, thank you all very much for your responses and interesting discussions. As Oval would probably have predicted, I did not find fractions in my Helvetica FontBook. A little puzzling to me, I've never done anything to my Helvetica myself (maybe installing some software did? The only programs I installed on this 2015 Macbook pro running on OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 are Matlab 2015b, Microsoft Office and AD). # I have a Helvetica Neue installed though and this has fractions. Found out via R C-Rs tip, thank you very much. This is a great way to see all the fonts that have the symbols I'm looking for. And with Helvetica Neue (only if all of the text in a box is in Helvetica Neue though, not if parts are in Myriad Pro) I can finally also hit the fractions button and enjoy its effects. Very cool. Cheers, Christoph
  2. I did type 1/4. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xtsstxq9nntwk0x/Bildschirmfoto%202016-02-05%20um%2020.21.45.png?dl=0
  3. Hey Oval, let me detail my line of thought here. I'm happy to hear where I'm wrong. "The second way is for Affinity to look for any Unicode fraction glyphs the font might define, and substitute them as appropriate. Many more fonts support this, for the common fractions. For example, Helvetica defines U+00BC as ¼, and so if you have Helvetica text, type "1/4" and enable Fraction on it, then you should see it change to ¼." -> I use Helvetica -> U+00BC is definded as ¼ -> Dave Harris says: "type '1/4'" -> I type '1/4' -> Dave Harris says: "and enable Fraction on it" -> my understanding of this: Hit the fraction button -> I can't hit the fraction button: In the "Typography" window there is no such option and in the "Character" window it is not clickable -> something is wrong. If I try to follow your first post, my strategy to implement your idea is to go on this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Forms and copy the fractions I need as I don't know a better way to get them. This is somewhat uncomfortable as I do not always have an internet connection. I guess it's not very clever, so if you know a better way, enlighten me. Cheers, Christoph
  4. Dear Dave Harris, thank you very much. Here is a screenshot of the current situation. It seems to me that "something is wrong" then. https://www.dropbox.com/s/76k8e737czt7t37/screenTypoCharacter.png?dl=0
  5. Thank you very much. So if I understand you correctly, then this substitution program is not present in my Helvetica, Arial or Myriad Pro and in these cases, I have to generate the fraction glyph myself outside of AD? And if the substitution program was present, "1/4" would be changed into ¼ if I highlighted the text and hit "Fractions"? And what would then be fonts which typically have this substitution program?
  6. Aha. So what then is the button "Fractions" for and how can I use it?
  7. Hi Oval, thank you very much for your reply. This is definitely helpful, but ideally I'm looking for something like you can see here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o778x24akpsv6bh/third.png?dl=0 Cheers, Christoph
  8. Hi Affinity Designers, I have a very simple question, sorry, I was not able to figure this out: How do I transform fractions in my text into a single glyph? My intuition was to insert something like "n/k", highlight it and then click on "Fractions" [1/2] in the "Typography" section in the box that pops up when you hit "Show Typography" (is its name the "Character Box"?). For some reason, the "Fractions" button stays unclickable though. This is the case in all fonts tested, like Helvetica, Arial, Myriad Pro. Can you help me out here? That would be awesome! Cheers, Christoph
  9. Dear Chris_K and Sean P, it works fine with the Beta version. FYI: Probably this is a completely dumb idea anyways, but I tried saving the document in the beta version, reopened it in the old one and exported as pdf again, there, the problem was still a problem. Would you say that there is a fix included in the beta version which solves the problem or would you rather guess it's the re-installation of the program that is responsible for the nice effect? And will there be an update of the main release so that I can get rid of the beta again? Cheers, and thank you very much so far, nice job, I really feel taken care of, Christoph
  10. Wow, this seems to be really spooky. When I open your files with apple preview, they look just as I wanted them to be (except for some font / text problems, but I understand that's a matter of setting the righ font). With the first one (EER_TFR_comb) I also tried resaving / saving to a different name / different directory /, I even redid the whole figure, but at the end, this weird transparency issue was there again.
  11. Thank you for your reply. Here's the pdf export settings: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9am4xln4uesokz3/expSettingsPDF.png?dl=0 Cheers, Christoph
  12. Ok, here are the files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/27jro4g6ppzjy2f/ER_TFR_comb.afdesign?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lbjqtr5fkl1o94k/trentVenn.afdesign?dl=0 Any help would be much appreciated! Cheers, Christoph
  13. Dear affinity designers, first of all congratulations to your product. It is definitely a kick-ass alternative to ai and makes my current efforts to layout and polish figures for my Master's Thesis really fun. There is one issue however that I don't understand. It has happened twice to me now. I don't really know whether it's a bug or whether I did something wrong, but as I really don't know what I could be doing wrong here, I thought it would fit in this bug category. I'd of course be really happy to find out I just did something wrong that can easily be corrected. The first case (see figure1) is a big file with lots of plots imported from matlab. They were saved as .pdf there, one big multiplot figure and two subplots were imported from other figures. Within affinity designer, everything looked great, but then, when I exported the finished thing as pdf, a little bit of the axis labels got half transparent. This did not happen when I exported as a png. https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlz74jqrghia6hi/figure1.png?dl=0 The second case is the other way around: I produced a figure in affinity designer that included transparent, coloured circles. I copied them several times and put outlines around some of them (sometimes using the cool "Montage" function), and for a reason I don't know their transparency is gone in an exported pdf but not in an exported png and not within affinity designer. And this only happens for some (two to be specific) of my 9 grouped venn diagramms. Really puzzling. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gwsehgb85rsabnn/figure2.png?dl=0 Edit: Using Mozilla firefox I can't upload files ... hope the links to dropbox work. Many cheers, Christoph
  14. Well, strange, now that you say it it does work. Don't know what I did wrong, but I really did not get it to work. Sorry for the confusion.
  15. Hi, I would like to ask whether support for greek characters is to be expected some time soon. I'm pretty much in the same situation as mjdonlin, need to prepare figures for my Master's Thesis and often need beta or alpha letters and the like. And by the way, when I try to open the "Emoji / Symbols" palette when my Macbook pro is connected to my Thunderbolt Display, just nothing happens. This does work when I use the Macbook alone, but then it doesn't sport a "beta", just alpha and some other arbitrarily chosen greek letters. Thank you, delikatus
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