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  1. Hi, This was reported in the Questions forum but it persists in Insert a Filename field into your .afpub document. Export as a pdf, give it a different name. Open the pdf - the original .afpub file name is changed to the name of the exported pdf. Worse still, the Filename field in the Fields panel in Publisher is also updated to show the name of the exported .pdf: Before export (ureport2.afpub): After export, see Filename field: Exported .pdf: If you save, close and re-open the .afpub document, the .pdf filename is replaced with the correct .afpub filename. I believe the correct behaviour should be for the original .afpub filename to be retained in the exported .pdf and in the Fields panel in Publisher. For bonus points, the .afpub file has never been printed so I don't believe there should be a Printed date in the Fields panel. Cheers, H
  2. Worse still, the name of the exported .pdf is inserted into the Filename field in the original .afpub document, until you close and re-open the .afpub. I think this is a bug, or at the very least unexpected behaviour - I'll report it in the Beta forum as it persists in build and it's unlikely to be fixed for the present release builds. One get-round is to insert the Title field (although you'll have to type in the .afpub extension). This survives the export to pdf: Cheers, H
  3. You've probably set your "about me" text for your profile, but not your visible signature. You need to go to Account Settings... And then choose Signature: Cheers, H
  4. That's them. But like you, I'm not seeing the slider any more in
  5. No, as far as I'm aware there's no way of exporting the equivalent of an IDML file from Affinity Publisher.
  6. Hi @Lavend and welcome! Right-click (or ctrl-click) on 'px' and choose from the pop-up: Cheers, H
  7. Hi @Stuido Ryan Coover and welcome! You can also export InDesign documents as .idml files and import these into Affinity Publisher. Again, it's never going to be a perfect process and there are bound to be rough edges. You certainly can't open InDesign docs directly in Publisher, and any apply sales person who says you can is fibbing.
  8. The data merge feature, available and testable in Affinity Publisher 1.9 beta, lets you set up a data merge layout based on the headers of columns in an Excel spreadsheet, or the first row of a csv/tsv text file: You then generate a data merge which pulls all the individual records from the spreadsheet/csv/tsv into a new document based on the size and layout of your original, including images if you specify a filename or path, and adding as many pages as required: Its main purpose is to create things like mail-outs, personalised stationery (eg business cards), labels etc I may be missing something but I don't really see how it could be applied to producing separate books in the way you describe.. Unless you've planned your original book very carefully, and prepared the text as flows, tagged in some way so you can search and replace to apply styles to the translated text, then I think a certain amount of copying and pasting is almost inevitable. Cheers, H
  9. Hi, This probably something of an edge case as it's not often you'd want to blur and sharpen the same image, but here goes... Open an image, apply a Gaussian Blur layer effect (I set the blur to around 0.8px and checked Preserve Alpha): Apply a High Pass Live Filter. Adjust radius to bring out contrast. A black border starts to appear around the image, increasing in thickness as the radius is increased: Set blend mode of live filter to Soft Light (Overlay, Hard Light, Vivid Light will also work): Close live filter dialog, zoom in and out of image. Transient rectangles with borders of various thicknesses come and go across the image: Select the image layer and Merge Visible: Yikes. I've attached the .afphoto doc. It appears to happen with any image, in both release (1.8.6) and beta versions of Photo. I'm running macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur. Cheers, H yikes.afphoto
  10. The Exif metadata doesn't normally contain any direct information about lens distortion - just the make and model of the lens, if the camera recognises it. You can see a pretty comprehensive list of Fujifilm and associated RAF tags at exiftool.org. The XC14-45 is on the Develop list for Lensfun, which says it has been calibrated, but doesn't seem to have been added to the release version of Lensfun yet. I can't guess much more than that - if LR recognises it and corrects for distortion, it's probably because the Adobe gnomes have been hard at work... EDIT - deep in that list of RAF tags is a tag called GeometricDistortionParams which I suppose may include lens distortion info. But Affinity doesn't get it from there...
  11. The lists of Affinity-supported cameras and lenses are here. I'm a bit confused when you say "Sony" because as far as I can tell there is no such camera as a Sony CT20, except for an old Cyber-shot from 2007. (Forgive me if I'm wrong.) And the only "XC14-45" lens I can find is made by Fujifilm. The closest Fujifilm camera I can find to "CT20" is the XT20, which is on the Affinity list . Affinity uses the Lensfun database for lens correction data and the Fujifilm XC14-45 isn't listed there. Until that lens is added to Lensfun, it won't be supported by Affinity.
  12. Depending on how you have your text styles set up, it may just be a question of editing Base, selecting Language and changing the Spelling option to None: (Choosing 'Dansk' may give you a true Danish spellchecker, depending on OS.) If all your text styles are based on Base, that single change should filter down to all of them. If you have created new text styles from scratch, you may need to edit them individually. Add: You can also turn off Check Spelling While Typing: Cheers, H
  13. True enough - I guess it depends on the complexity of the document.
  14. I may be missing something, but I don't see that you need to use an additional master page - you can apply a Soft Proof adjustment to the existing master(s) and adjust it and turn it on and off as required, and it will affect all pages in the document. This does require the Master layer to be at the top of the the layer stack for each page: Above, colour image on page with greyscale Soft Proof adjustment in a group on Master A. (Image from Unsplash).
  15. Hi @RoyN and welcome! According to the App Store, Affinity Photo 1.8.6 requires MacOS 10.7 or later. According to Serif's own Tech Specs it requires MacOS 10.9 or later. High Sierra is 10.13 so you should be ok on that side, but you'd be wise to check the hardware requirements as well. (And to make a backup of your current installation, just in case...) Cheers, H
  16. You'll also need to change the default number of decimal places for millimetres from 1 to 3:
  17. I enter Tone Mapping Persona and use the Before/After slider to compare my edits with the original, then click Apply. The Before/After slider persists in Photo Persona and can be dragged from side to side, but has no effect on image display. There doesn't appear to be any way of removing it except closing the document. Cheers, H
  18. See screenshot - apply a style (or layer effect) to a Pattern layer and it isn't replicated in the replicants(?) Cheers, H
  19. You can also double-click on the individual brushes in the Brushes Panel and edit a much wider range of parameters:
  20. Hi @Dankzy and welcome! Just a possibility - click the More button in the Contextual Toolbar and make sure that Accumulation is set to 100%:
  21. With a brush selected, try with different settings of the Controller: I don't have my Wacom wired up right now, but I seem to remember that Brush Defaults works better than None. Cheers, H
  22. Not easy if you want to edit the text afterwards, but if it's a short phrase you could: Create each letter of the phrase as a separate layer of artistic text and adjust alignment and spacing as required' Place the images in the document and then clip them to the individual letters: (Cats from Unsplash). IMO this makes it slightly easier to adjust the images to fit the letterforms, while retaining the ability to edit the individual letters of the text.
  23. I tried that without success - I'll give it another go. But generally it's pretty flexible - even without Excel (like me) you could do something similar with Numbers and export as .CSV/.TSV.
  24. As a possible alternative, you can use a radial fill with the opacity at the centre set to zero - it gives you a bit more control over the lighting effect for a bit of that 3-D bubbly appearance:
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