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    emmrecs01 reacted to Alfred in Color blindness feature would be very helpful!   
    I’m curious to know how you determined that the colour you see when looking at grass is what most people call orange! And if green grass looks orange to you, why doesn’t a green traffic light also look orange (instead of white)?
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from StevenS in Pre-purchase questions   
    @RodrigoVWB
    Welcome to the Affinity forums.
    There is no difference between the version sold on the Windows Store and that sold directly by Serif.  If you purchase via the store, your installation is tied to your Store Account and no serial key is needed.  Additional downloads (for other computers which you own/control) will also be possible from your store account.  Updates will be downloadable from the store as they are made available by Serif and Microsoft.
    If you purchase direct from Serif, you will be given a serial key for installation and you will automatically have a Serif Store Account, from which you can redownload your software if you ever need to, e.g. to install it on another computer which you own/control.  Updates will arrive either "automatically" or via download from that store account.
    As to costs of upgrades: all upgrades to version 1 are free.  When version 2 is released, quite likely not for some years yet (based on the length of time - several years - since the first iteration of version 1 was released) it will be a paid upgrade but users will clearly have the option to not buy the upgrade is they do not wish to do so.  Version 1 will continue to "work" for as long as the operating system allows it to, i.e. until Microsoft make some major change which renders version 1 of any Affinity app unusable.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from tedfs3 in Product key on a second device   
    @Elela
    Welcome to the Affinity forums.
    Once you have made the initial purchase you will not need to pay again to install the software on a new computer which you own/control.  You will simply need to redownload the software, either from the Windows Store of from the Serif Store, depending where you chose to buy it originally. Just be aware that you cannot buy from the Windows Store and then transfer your account to the Serif Store, or vice versa.  The two purchase routes are entirely separate and have no connection with each other although, clearly (I hope) the actual software is the same!
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to walt.farrell in Pre-purchase questions   
    For downloading to computers that use a different Windows Store account (e.g., family members' PCs) it will (I think) be easier to download/install on the additional PCs if the Serif products are purchased from Serif directly, rather than from Microsoft.
    Also, if one wants to be able to revert to an earlier version of the product, that may not be possible unless one has purchased directly from Serif.
    Finally, I do not know what the refund policies are with the Windows Store, but with purchases from the Serif Affinity store you have a 14-day, no questions asked, return policy that will give you a full refund on your purchase price.
    Overall, I recommend buying directly from Serif.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to 2mi in praise for publisher   
    I just wanted to pass on my praise and thanx for creating Publisher (completing the trio - layout, vector & pixel) that most designers use each day). I can't imagine the amount of work that goes into creating a piece of software from scratch. But i appreciate it.
    And my 2 cents worth about making it being able to open InDesign files: I don't see the necessity that some people feel it is. InDesign couldn't open Quark files. You needed to buy a third-party plugin. Quark can't open InDesign files (last i checked). The design studio i worked for made the switch from Quark to InDesign some years ago and the transition was awkward at first for large jobs created in Quark that we then needed to edit/update in InDesign. But we simply started creating new files in InDesign from scratch sometimes, despite having the Quark file. So, i think if you're changing software, it's to be expected there's a bit of extra work to be done at first, but in end it's worth it...especially in this case, if it gets up Adobe's nose.
    My only request for Publisher in a future release is if you could have more than 2 pages facing each other. I create a brochure which is 3 x side-by-side A4 pages, double-sided, as a roll/C fold. I output one PDF as spreads to go to the printer and one PDF as single A4 pages for online use. It's nice to be able to have a single Publisher file that will do both.
    Once again, thank you for creating Publisher, Designer and Photo.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Templates and Education   
    @Collingwood Media College
    Welcome to the Affinity forums.
    This is a very common request, but it seems it is highly unlikely to happen, please see this (long) thread which includes the official answer from Serif staff.
    As to your principal question, about Templates: why not export to pdf the templates you use in PP X9 and import them into AfPub?  I have done this successfully with those I needed to transfer (some tweaking was needed once imported) but they could then be saved as .afpub files and used in the app.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from R C-R in Affinity Publisher   
    @BES
    @Callum asked you to
    Not simply the same font, but the actual version of the font.  Unfortunately, different versions of the same font can create the sort of problem you are seeing.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from R C-R in Affinity Publisher   
    @BES
    @Callum asked you to
    Not simply the same font, but the actual version of the font.  Unfortunately, different versions of the same font can create the sort of problem you are seeing.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Dazmondo77 in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    All I'm gonna say is StudioLink is GENIUS and I've completely embraced it in my workflow
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Rick G in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    Can everyone stop for a minute and catch our collective breath? This seems to be all over a misunderstanding of Studio link and has mushroomed into the current nastiness
    Most of us don't have the impression that Serif tried to "fool" us. The suggestion that you can get a refund is not unwarranted The root seems to be that someone had conceived and expectation that was higher than the software was designed to deliver. Rather than giving up on Publisher, try using it as designed. Do you major art work in the proper programs then if you have to adjust a node or remove a pimple from a nose while doing page layout, use the studio link within Publisher for the minor fixes. You might just find that studio link is a slick time saver
    But if this is not the program for you, get the refund and go back to what does work for you (and I say that with no rancor) Publisher is still clawing it's way into the market. However it is rising quickly and many of us agree that it may be worth the wait
    But seriously, lets all calm down. As @ErrkaPetti said, this is just a piece of software
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in OLD PRODUCT   
    @Mairead
    Welcome to the Affinity forums, dedicated to the Affinity range of products from Serif.
    PhotoPlus X2 is a very old version of software from the "legacy" range of Serif products.  I'm unclear about what info you need to retrieve but I suggest you would be more likely to receive helpful answers if you post to the forum dedicated to those legacy products, Community Plus, here.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in OLD PRODUCT   
    @Mairead
    Welcome to the Affinity forums, dedicated to the Affinity range of products from Serif.
    PhotoPlus X2 is a very old version of software from the "legacy" range of Serif products.  I'm unclear about what info you need to retrieve but I suggest you would be more likely to receive helpful answers if you post to the forum dedicated to those legacy products, Community Plus, here.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to ErrkaPetti in Affinity Photo Integration - No Access To Photoshop Plugins   
    How many threads will you visit to tell us that you’re disapointed with Studio Link?
    Accept it or make an refund...
    Serif nowadays have millions of users, and you cannot satisfy everyones requests...
    Take it or leave it, but as I’ve said earlier, if Serif should bake an complete executable of Publisher with all the code from Designer and Photo, the prizetag will rise and the Publisher itself will not be that smooth to use...
    If you need plugins, use your software as you always have done... Pretty easy to jump between Photo/Designer/Publisher with the latest public betas... 
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    emmrecs01 reacted to R C-R in Studio Link   
    The three apps are completely integrated (or at least soon will be with the addition of "Edit in Publisher" to the retail versions of Designer & Photo). They are just not completely integrated via StudioLink. Perhaps that will change in some future version of Affinity Publisher, but I suspect there will always be some limitations for various reasons, like the conflict between Designer's Artboards & Publisher's pages (you can have one or the other but not both).
    But even without greater StudioLink integration, Publisher offers a lot of features the other two apps lack, which I think makes it worth owning, even for a great many users who will never use it to create multi-page DTP documents. 
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    emmrecs01 reacted to MCFC_4Heatons in Studio Link   
    Its NOT little, we were told Photo and Designer would be integrated ... in fact its not a COMPLETE integration - so therefore it was misleading.
    Whats YOUR PROBLEM? Are you an Affinity developer or just some busy-body who doesn't like people giving honest feedback?????? I suggest you get another hobby rather than lurking on these forums moaning about honest opinions that can ACTUALLY make a difference.
    I'll come back in a few months to see if Affinity have sorted this out - in the meantime I'll continue using Adobe Fiireworks and occassionally Photoshop.
    And yes, I'll continue with my honest feedback .... good OR bad ....
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Open or import PagePlus PPP files ?   
    Au Contraire!!  I believe I'm only one of many former PP users who have willingly made the transition to the whole Affinity suite.  Yes, it is somewhat "inconvenient" that direct import of PP files to Publisher is not possible (without the intermediate stage of export to pdf) but, in my case, I have not so far found this to be a problem.  
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Alfred in Open or import PagePlus PPP files ?   
    Despite offering PagePlus, PhotoPlus and DrawPlus for sale at a bargain price they still offer support via their CommunityPlus site — and even through email responses to support tickets where appropriate — so the word “abandoned” seems particularly out of place here.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from John Rostron in Open or import PagePlus PPP files ?   
    @Derry @Arun Sarkar
    IMO there is a world of difference between a manufacturer deciding that any product or products should "no longer be developed" but still be willing to offer at least some of them for sale, and the statement made earlier in this thread that those products are now being "abandoned".
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Open or import PagePlus PPP files ?   
    @Derry
    Please note I am not a Serif employee but I know the answer to your question is that any importer to allow conversion of PP files to AfPub format is extremely  unlikely, for the reasons that @MEB gave above.
    For a more detailed discussion of this, including the definitive Serif reply, please see this thread.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to AiDon in Plug-Ins not showing up under "Filters"   
    The solution to that is to select the plugins you want, in this case for Studio only, the plugin file tltopazstudiops_x64.8bf from C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Studio\PS_Plugins_x64, copy that to the Affinity Plugins folder at C:\ProgramData\Affinity\Photo\1.0\Plugins and remove the Topaz folders from your list in preferences.
    You can do the same for the Adjust AI (update from Adjust 5) plugin.
    Please note though that every time the Topaz apps are updated you will have to recopy the plugin files.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from jmwellborn in Serif Page Plus FREE   
    @scb888
    Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums, though perhaps you should rather have posted to the legacy products forum Community Plus.
    However, all those legacy products, including PagePlus have been "out of development" by Serif for some years and I'm pretty certain the Free versions have not actually been officially available for quite some time.  So, I think it highly unlikely that anyone will be able to help you but you really should post to the Community Plus forum and ask there.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Billybob in PagePlus x9   
    I see the previous thread for loyal PagePlus users has been terminated, but I need to "vent my spleen" as I think I've been duped.
    It's a pity you do not make it clear to prospective purchasers, that PagePlus files will not import into Affinity Publisher, I have used Page Plus from day one and have all my work in .ppp format.  Although Affinity Publisher appears to be a superior product I feel I have wasted my money on a product that I will now never use, after all why fix something that isn't broken if it causes more work.   Sadly I will cease my Affinity Publisher use before it really got started and continue with PagePlus, many thanks for nothing.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Alex Cook in About that One-Time Payment for your Apps   
    Well, I was going to ask if there was an "Upgrade" price for Designer's new version (1.7.1) but, after reading this topic string, it occurred to me that I've paid more for upgrades on CorelDraw and Adobe products than the asking price of Designer's new version.  Shame on me!  I love this software.  Purchasing this package EVERY YEAR to get the latest version is still less expensive than dancing to Adobe's tune.  I will support Serif with my money - a great product deserves to stick around.  My order is going out NOW!
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from coop75 in Pre-purchase / License Question   
    @coop75
    Welcome to the Affinity forums.
    Each Affinity licence covers all machines of the same operating system owned and controlled by the licence holder.  So, in your situation, one licence will cover you for both home and office.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from coop75 in Pre-purchase / License Question   
    @coop75
    Welcome to the Affinity forums.
    Each Affinity licence covers all machines of the same operating system owned and controlled by the licence holder.  So, in your situation, one licence will cover you for both home and office.
    HTH
    Jeff
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