emmrecs01 reacted to iBaloo42 in Problem with macro
The macros environment seems to have been implemented to satisfy a marketing checkmark ("yes, we have it"). Unfortunately, by the struggle of the Affinity development team to avoid breaking everything while writing new code (they have a serious quality problem), I would keep my hopes very low when it comes to expecting for new meaningful features...
emmrecs01 reacted to StevieB in Publisher Beta Released Far too Early
I think you misunderstand what Serif are doing, namely making a professional publishing program designed from the ground up.
It is totally unrealistic to expect the new program to be a clone of the old Page Plus software as it has been developed as a suite of 3 programs that all have a common core code.
The old 'legacy' software has a code base that was written (probably) in a 32bit environment, which has its limitations, namely that Apple are dropping the ability to run older 32bit software in its next release of Mac OS. See this link: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208436 (I know that the Page Plus is Windows only)
To expect a new program to have all the features of the older version, which has had many years of development, is unrealistic, especially as Publisher is aimed at the professional designer who doesn't want to be tied to the Adobe Subscription model.
It is admirable that Serif has taken on this challenge and Publisher is the last piece of the jigsaw.
Just cut Serif some slack! They're doing an admirable job and have achieved a suite of design, illustration and image apps that can be used to produce professional results.
Publisher is still in the testing phase and should not really be used for mission critical work.
emmrecs01 reacted to Alfred in Publisher Beta Released Far too Early
The older software is still supported on the CommunityPlus Legacy Product Support Forum.
Given that the Windows-only ‘Plus’ applications were developed over three decades and are hugely dependent upon specific Windows functions, whereas the Affinity desktop apps are available for both Mac and Windows and have been written from scratch with platform-agnostic core code, I think that’s a highly unrealistic expectation.
emmrecs01 reacted to garrettm30 in Publisher Beta Released Far too Early
This one comment, as others have pointed out, was the clue to me that you are not actually looking for beta software.
As a more general response, whether you want to label this as beta or something closer to an alpha, the truth is that the way it was opened up to the community has allowed the community to have much input in the direction of development of the app prior to its official launch. The different beta versions have shown many hundreds (or thousands even) of changes and improvements because Serif has asked for and listened to feedback from the community.
If that is not what you are looking for, then you should probably skip the beta altogether and wait for the first "finished" product, or even better, the second or third release as it matures. For the rest of us, we are grateful that we can have a part in development of an app that in the end will be more useful to us because we could be in communication with the developers.
emmrecs01 got a reaction from stokerg in colour fault
Hi, welcome to the Affinity forums.
What you are seeing is almost certainly caused by an incorrect monitor profile being the current default on your computer. There are a number of posts showing the same problem as yours. If you read this thread you will find the reason and a solution to the problem, but do make sure you read the whole thread!
emmrecs01 got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Duet Display can't work with Affinity Designer on Windows 10
Hi, welcome to the Affinity forums.
Please see this post which is pinned at the top of this forum area.
emmrecs01 reacted to drMagic in Menu bar list appears on the left
Jeff, thank you, you just made my day.
I did this, if someone needed it, and it works:
"If your Tablet PC Settings are already in place you can just go to the Control Panel and search for Tablet PC Settings. Open these settings and click the Other tab and set the Handedness to Left-handed".
emmrecs01 reacted to Alfred in Will Affinity Publisher load PagePlus files?
I don’t know about FreeHand, but Serif have made it quite clear that they will only add IDML import, not INDD import, to the Affinity range. I don’t think that’s so very different from only offering PDF import, not PPP import, for PagePlus files.
emmrecs01 got a reaction from alison black in Exporting images no longer works with Affinity Photo.
I am NOT a Mac user so any advice I can offer may well be completely inappropriate for your situation, but I suspect you will need to provide at least two additional pieces of information:
Details of the exact Export settings you are using, a screenshot would be very useful, especially the "More" options One of your original image files, i.e. the file before you attempt to resize or export it. All the above will allow other users to test your workflow on their computers and, most likely, suggest where things are now "going wrong" for you and how to correct them.
emmrecs01 reacted to Patrick Connor in Is there a reason why Mac and PC version requires separate licenses?
To clarify. We cannot offer those who buy from the Mac app store or Microsoft store an alternative license as we do not know who they are, so swapping is not an option. We are not going to charge a different price for our Affinity store version. To allow customers of the Affinity store version to swap but not Mac app store owners to swap would be unfair on our early adopters who had no choice of how to purchase. This is a fair system.
emmrecs01 reacted to carl123 in Looking for
1.6 is the current version
1.7 is well into its beta testing and expected to be released "soon"
If you buy version 1.6 now, you get the 1.7 version for free when it is released
You will also get versions 1.8 and 1.9 for free when released
You will only need to pay for the next major upgrade, which will be version 2.x but upgrading to version 2.x will be optional. Your current version will continue to work and if it does what you want you can choose not to upgrade to version 2.x
Version 2.x (in my opinion) will not be ready anytime in the next year and conceivably could be 2 to 3 years away, so I think you are safe purchasing the product now and getting your money's worth
emmrecs01 reacted to R C-R in When will there be a guide to acceptable Photoshop Plugins?
Considering that there are hundreds of PS plugins in existence, that a lot of them are not cross-platform compatible to begin with, that some of the older ones don't even work with recent PS versions, & that they all were originally written specifically for the PS plugin architecture, I don't think there is anything 'benevolent' about saying it is amazing that a few/lot/some do work in Affinity Photo.
emmrecs01 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Migrating to Affinity products.
Welcome to the Affinity forums.
Not sure, but I know there have been some recent updates to the apps requirements that mean some quite specific configurations for Win 7.
Yes. I have PPX9, PhPX8 and DPX5 all running well on Win 10.
No, unfortunately! The Affinity file format and those for the legacy Plus range are completely different. The only way to be able to open files from the older range in the new range is to export from those older ones as .pdf files.
emmrecs01 reacted to R C-R in Serif promotion
If that assistant really knew what they were talking about, they would know that the minimum system requirements are nothing more than that: the absolute minimum for the software to function. They should also know that almost all apps will perform much, much better on systems that significantly exceed those minimum requirements, even when that is not explicitly stated anywhere in the software's promotional info.
emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Questions about Affinity purchase
Hi, welcome to the Affinity forums.
When you buy any one or more of the Affinity apps, whether Designer, Photo or the forthcoming Publisher, your licence entitles you to ALL updates to the current version number of the software you own. All of the apps are currently at "Version 1" so any update to version 1 is free to download. Only when, at some (potentially quite distant) future time, Serif release "Version 2" of any of the apps, will you need to decide whether to buy the upgrade or simply stay with the version you then have.
emmrecs01 reacted to Patrick Connor in Contact Us
The best place for asking software questions, reporting bugs and requesting features is right here on our forum – this is where we all hang out:
If you haven't already done so make an account to post on these forums (this is an independent login and not the same as a serif.com or affinity store account).
Our customer service team will be happy to help with any questions or problems relating to orders, payments or your account.
To contact our Customer Service Team online, please submit a ticket using this form on our support portal and Affinity customers can email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will aim to get back to you within 1 working day.
However, if you would prefer to speak to a Customer Service representative, you can call us on:
UK customers: 0845 345 6770 Monday to Thursday - 9.30am to 6.00pm GMT
Friday - 9.30am to 5.30pm GMT
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From anywhere else, please call +44 115 914 2000
If you have a technical question or problem in using our software, or indeed if you just want some advice, our support is provided online.
For all Affinity apps, please post your question right here on the Affinity Forums
For support on Plus range 'Legacy' products (e.g. PagePlus, DrawPlus, PhotoPlus, MoviePlus, WebPlus, etc.) or web hosting please post your question to our CommunityPlus Forum using your Legacy account login, or submit a ticket through our support form
While these are both community forums, members of our own team are actively involved and you will often receive a pretty quick response. For critical issue support you may be asked to email support staff directly, but please start on the appropriate forums.
emmrecs01 reacted to PaulEC in Bleed settings in Photo too
To be honest I don't really see the point in this. Photo is a raster image editor, it isn't really intended for press ready publications. Your "second solution" will be available in the release version of Publisher. (For now you can use Designer for press ready PDFs).
One of the big problems with Serif's (now) legacy software is that they tried to make PagePlus and DrawPlus etc all things to all people. Adding all sorts of extra features that didn't really belong there. Eventually these programs became so unwieldy and bloated that they had to abandon them and create a whole new range of software.
Personally I'd much rather Serif worked to improve existing features, and add those that are needed in each application, rather than spending time adding features in one application that are already available in another. The whole idea is to have an integrated/complimentary set of applications; it rather defeats the object if all options are available in all three, just to save the effort of swapping between them.