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    Old Bruce got a reaction from garrettm30 in Preview Mode in Designer without any lines?   
    Excellent point. I waste a fair amount of time turning everything off/on via the menu.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from h_d in 1.8.0.2 grid colours   
    Click on the little 'chain linked' icon on the right.

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    Old Bruce reacted to fde101 in Replace Color Tool   
    by "this" I meant "this" thread, not "this" post (meaning that post as referenced from this one...)  clarified.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from fde101 in Replace Color Tool   
    <pedant> that... </pedant> [slightly snarky smiley face emoticon]
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from haakoo in Drop Cap Text in Publisher   
    For a "raised cap" I first make a Character Style, "Drop Cap", with No Change for everything except the Scaling which I set at 200% or 300% for 2 or 3 lines. Then I set up a Paragraph Style and choose 1 line for the height and the "Drop Cap" Character Style.



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    Old Bruce got a reaction from Lagarto in Drop Cap Text in Publisher   
    For a "raised cap" I first make a Character Style, "Drop Cap", with No Change for everything except the Scaling which I set at 200% or 300% for 2 or 3 lines. Then I set up a Paragraph Style and choose 1 line for the height and the "Drop Cap" Character Style.



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    Old Bruce got a reaction from MikeW in Drop Cap Text in Publisher   
    For a "raised cap" I first make a Character Style, "Drop Cap", with No Change for everything except the Scaling which I set at 200% or 300% for 2 or 3 lines. Then I set up a Paragraph Style and choose 1 line for the height and the "Drop Cap" Character Style.



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    Old Bruce got a reaction from lbohen in How to Color Inside Map Background White?   
    Select the curve that is the outline of the map and fill it with white, is this what you are aiming for?

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    Old Bruce got a reaction from R C-R in Stroking text in Publisher   
    If the Master Page is expanded the various layers of that Master Page cannot be right clicked to edit them, the Master Page itself must be right clicked then the layer must be selected (again). I would like to be able to click on any layer and have the ability to choose Edit Detached from the context menu. This would apply to the entire Master Page, your point about having to then click on every layer would indeed be next to useless.
    As it functions now it is a minor niggle that bothers me.
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    Old Bruce reacted to R C-R in Changing tool size?   
    I doubt this would apply to Windows, but when this happens on your Mac, try opening System Preferences > Accessibility to the Display setting & wiggle the Cursor size slider a bit. The pointer size should change in realtime, getting larger as the slider is moved to the right & smaller as it is moved to the left.
    I think the overly large cursor is caused by some minor corruption in a cached preference setting somewhere, which wiggling the slider hopefully will correct without the need to restart your Mac.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from Gabe in Publisher crashes when saving   
    Create the new frames, copy the text from the old frames, paste into new frames delete old frames.
    If it is text which is flowing just create the new frames, link them, delete the old frames.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from Callum in Publisher: moving pages around   
    Not so fast, if you make your text frame large enough (width) you can use the alignment for Away from spine. Pay attention to the offset in the text frame.
    page test.afpub
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    Old Bruce reacted to All Media Lab in Recommended Workflow for Webpage Design   
    Did you really read my post? And did see the http://www.pinegrow.com  (it's the best visual editor there is with multiple frameworks like Bootstrap4) and I gave him this info 2 times!
    Well "I do" the design for my clients and I think Affinity Designer is not capable of creating fast mock ups with CSS output, links, hover states and transitions or animations. Sketch that I also pointed out multiple times (and have here my self) is very capable of doing that. But still more work then going straight in to a CSS framework like Bootstrap4.
    A mock up is not a peace of toilet paper with a sketch on it!
    That said I also made mock ups with Photoshop 10 years ago but developed my skills during the years and do HTML prototyping now. It's 10 times faster then any mock up attempt. Still believe that a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is needed for any sensible web design (despite the fact that you work with a drag and drop application if something drops wrong you don't know how to solve it!!!!!)  and during the years my theory is proven by the many crappy website designs I encountered.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from Mark Oehlschlager in Recommended Workflow for Webpage Design   
    I am not from Serif or Affinity. But in my experience what you are asking for is a time commitment of several weeks or months. 
     
    That may well be what is stopping people from answering. There is no simple answer to a question containing that sentence.
    You seem to have a grasp of how the programs work so dive in, or take a course on website design (you'll quickly be overwhelmed with the differing and contradictory sets of best practices). 
    Myself, for pixel based artwork, bigger is better so scale them/it down using the export persona. And you seem to understand the export persona's @1, @2, @3 but did you know you can specify 600H, 1200H and 1800H instead of@?
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from All Media Lab in (Re) Naming slices Affinity Photo Export Persona not working   
    You have no value for "othername". More importantly is that fact that you haven't put the 'tokens' in the Path components part of the dialog, just drag them in. Note that hyphens and spaces must be made first in the User Variables section.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from walt.farrell in Find frames with overflowing text   
    Depending on the number of pages you may be better off with Delete last Half of document...
    Oh, and do this on a copy of the offending document.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from fiëé in Image Captions   
    The only thing I can suggest is to manually step through the images in the Resource Manager and (again manually) copy and paste the file path name from the bottom left of that panel. Hopefully there will be a way of doing this with the Fields Studio. Damn good idea to add it in as a Field > Caption. We could add that to each image if we wanted. I shall think more on this.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from ffca in Image Captions   
    The only thing I can suggest is to manually step through the images in the Resource Manager and (again manually) copy and paste the file path name from the bottom left of that panel. Hopefully there will be a way of doing this with the Fields Studio. Damn good idea to add it in as a Field > Caption. We could add that to each image if we wanted. I shall think more on this.
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from jmwellborn in text editing   
    Just remember that my friend Dave is wrong about "non-toxic" being equivalent to "edible"
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    Old Bruce reacted to Erica in Export from AD to AI converts lines to shapes - all settings correct, nothing works   
    These are my conclusions at this point:
     
    In order to maintain vector strokes instead of outlined shapes on export to Illustrator:
    Stroke panel properties must be set to:
    Style: basic stroke (2nd box) Cap, Join, Align: first box in each selected seems safest (no mitre in Join at any rate) Properties: Pressure Box completely filled (reset if necessary) Strokes can not be or have been transparent Strokes can not be or have been clipped within other shapes Export to eps seems to maintains fidelity to stroke width (svg does not) 72 dpi to maintain same size
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from Pšenda in Assistant messages disappear before I can read them   
    I wouldn't call these critical by any stretch. They tell you what action the assistant has taken, the list is like this for Designer

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    Old Bruce reacted to smadell in COLOUR MANAGEMENT   
    Let me give this a shot, although I'll be the first to admit that "color management" is perhaps the most complicated part of computer graphics that I've had to deal with. Getting everything to match up is a tough one, but you can come close if you do the following.
    First of all, understand  that the color you see on the screen may not be the color that is saved to your file. Your monitor introduces a "bias" which must be corrected. Much of the time, your computer screen will be (i) too blue; and (ii) too bright. If you use your monitor defaults, your "perfect" colors will be too yellow and too dark, since you will have tried to compensate for that bias introduced by your monitor. This is why calibrating your monitor is important.
    Your monitor should aim at a White Point of about 5500K, which is much more "yellow" than its most likely original setting. You should also keep the brightness of your monitor at about 80-120 cd. This is MUCH less bright than the default value your computer shipped with.
    So, the first step is to calibrate your monitor. Calibrating your monitor, in simplest terms, means that a file that contains a certain RGB triplet (like "255,0,0" for pure red) is actually displayed as pure red on your screen. You cannot do this by the "eyeball" method. Get yourself a colorimeter, like a Spyder from DataColor, or any of a dozen different other devices. These things, basically, hang in front of your screen and measure the color being shown by software that knows just what color it should be. Calibration software will ultimately create an ICC Profile for your monitor, based on the measurements it makes.
    Set your "Display Profile" to use that ICC Profile. On a Mac, you can set this in the "Displays" part of the "System Preferences" application. On Windows, I believe it's found in the "Color Management" app (although someone who is more Windows-fluent can correct me any time).
    In Affinity Photo, Designer, or Publisher, you should set the Color Space to be used by your documents. Do NOT set this to your Monitor Profile. This is a common mistake, and it will not get you the results you are after. Your files should almost always be done in RGB (not in CMYK, even though you will eventually print them) and you should use a color space like "sRGB" or "Adobe RGB (1998)". I've included a screen shot from the Preferences part of Affinity Designer below.

    Now, the tricky part. If you've calibrated your monitor, then your computer file contains the correct colors. But, when you send that file to your printer you have to be sure that you compensate for any bias that your printer may have (and also compensate for any weirdness introduced by the coloration of the paper you use). This is where Printer Profiles come in.
    I have not found any printer profiles for your Epson EcoTank printer online, but I only looked for about 5 minutes. It's possible that you can find them. If not, getting them custom created is the other choice. You would need to print a test sheet that contains some known colors, and compare that sheet with the colors it should contain. Once again, an ICC Profile is created that is specific for your Printer and your Paper, and which corrects any color bias that your printer introduces. When you print, you need to specify that your printer should use THAT particular printer profile when it interprets the colors your computer sends over. Usually, that is done in the dialog box that opens after you choose "Print..."
    And, even after you do EVERYTHING right, your printed image will never match your computer screen perfectly. If nothing else, your monitor uses light and your printer uses ink. Light is additive, and ink is subtractive. They will never be exact matches, and your printed image will almost always tend to be a bit darker that your computer image. The goal of color management is to come as close as you can.
    Best of luck! It is, admittedly, a struggle…
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    Old Bruce got a reaction from A_B_C in Huge file size   
    DAM is Digital Asset Management so a DAW could work Audio and MIDI files held by a real DAM, but could only be used to record me swearing while I work on difficult files with Affinity's products.
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    Old Bruce reacted to Brian D in Publisher keeping Graphics Card active even when in App Nap   
    No I edited my comment after posting and reading through the link you added. I'm happy to admit this appears to be on Apple and by design, it's not a bug so I don't want to waste anyone's time.
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