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MaryLou

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  1. Thanks, Sean. I love this feature. It's something I use a lot in PagePlus for a newsletter that I do. Glad to see it being added to my favorite graphic program!
  2. I think this may be a bug. I created a heart using a shape. Made a smaller one and centered the two together. Subtracted the smaller heart to make a "hole". I then converted it to a text frame and added some text. Looked great on the screen. Selected all and exported. Both the top and bottom of the heart are cut off. Another person in my forum had the same results. I'm attaching my results. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
  3. Have attached a sample .afdesign file. I do have the latest of the two programs, I just never think to update the forum info. heart.afdesign
  4. I am using the lastest beta - 1.7.0.258 - Can't say if it was this way in the prior beta because I didn't try it. The other person that has this same problem is also using the latest version.
  5. When working with Art Boards, and going to pick a size from the dropdown Document window, I am totally lost. As a Windows user, I have no idea what those sizes mean. Can that be changed to something that is more meaningful to the non-apple users? I have attached the drop-down menu..
  6. This is a two-fold question. First, where do Designer and Photo hide your files like your styles, brushes, color palettes, Assets on a PC? I've looked in Program Files, Program Files (86) and in the apps areas, Local, Roaming, etc. and I can't find them anywhere. And secondly, if you have a gazillion styles or brushes, etc, installed, does that slow the program down? Thank you in advance.
  7. I kind of have to disagree with the part about it being more difficult for older ones to learn such things. Many of us older ones were the pioneers for home computers back in the day. The only reason the older ones might have a problem is because they were not exposed to technology. I am 80 years old and find myself teaching those in the younger generations how to do things. It's not so much a matter of age, it's what you have been exposed to.
  8. Thanks!!! Didn't realize there were two areas. Got it fixed.
  9. Teejay, I thought the same thing as you - I couldn't find my styles. They are there but listed as objectstyles.propcol. Also, someone mentioned that I don't have any info in a sig file. I went to my profile but not sure where to put that info. Nothing specifically says "Sig"..
  10. I don't have that much stuff at the moment but I suspect it would take quite a lot to slow it down. The reason I asked was, in another program that I used, I had 15 years of graphics I made stored in the "Assets" area. It did not slow the system down because what you saw when looking at a given asset was a watered down thumbnail with a link to the asset itself. It loaded the actual asset only when you clicked on the visual in the Assets panel. I was wondering if maybe AD handled the files in a similar manner. Thanks again for the help on the files location. I actually knew that but somehow I didn't see them when I looked. Maybe new glasses would help.
  11. Okay, I found them - thanks!! That answers the first part of my question. The second part is about the size of the various files. If I have a LOT of assets, styles, brushes, etc. Will that cause the program to slow down? Is there a limit?
  12. Thanks Meb.... will do that!! You can remove this thread.
  13. I'm sure I'm posting this in the wrong place but maybe someone can help. When upgrading to the latest version of Win 10, it totally trashed my computer and I had to re-start over from a fresh install. In doing so, I lost just about everything. I use PagePlusXp on a daily basis and I need to get another copy. I have my invoice number, order number, account number, etc. I went ot the Serif site and cannot find anywhere to download it again. I thought I had saved the file but when I opened the folder where it was supposed to be, all I had was the extra content. Can someone please tell me where I can download it again? Would be much obliged.
  14. Please put the spiral shape in the Shapes panel. Each time I want to use it, I have to go to Draw Plus to get the shape the way I want it, then save it and open it in AD. Would be so nice if we could have that little feature.
  15. On the AD Welcome screen, there are images made by various artists. There is a little "cloud" next to each one so you can download them and take a better look at see how things were done. I have clicked on several different ones to download. When I do, the rim around the image turns purple, the little "cloud" disappears. My question is, to where are the files downloaded? There is no pop-up message asking where to save them. They are not in my download folder, and they are not in another folder where most of my downloads are. I can't do a search because I don't know the file name. So, where do I find these files on my hard drive?
  16. MaryLou

    PagePlus

    Thank you!!!! That's exactly where I wanted to go. I hope someone there can help.
  17. I am posting this here because I couldn't find anywhere else to post. Where can I get help with PagePlus? I want to create a simply phone directory, one line per name and phone number that I can print. I have set up a 5/1/2x11 page and added a table to it with 30 lines. I created 8 pages with the table by selecting the Next table option at the bottom of the cell. They are numbered sequentially throughout the pages. If I type (or paste) data into the first table, it will auto flow over to the next page which is what I want it to do. The problem comes when I need to insert a name that was omitted. It does not flow to the next table. Same if I remove some names because they are no longer valid. The data does not flow up to fill the empty cells. My question is, what am I doing wrong? Is there something I need to set or lock to keep this from happening? Thanks for any help or suggestions. If this is not possible does anyone have a suggestion for other software that will do this. Each line contains name, address, and phone. Very simple.
  18. In Affinity Designer, when working on a document, you can drag your object half-way off the document onto the pasteboard. Depending on your settings (the \ toggle) you can see the part that is on the pasteboard as well as the part remaining on the document. When working with an artboard, this toggle does not work. If you drag your object half-way off the artboard, you can only see the part remaining on the artboard. The part that is on the pasteboard is hidden unless you drag it off the artboard entirely. Shouldn't it work the same for both?
  19. Thanks for the response. I'm not totally happy with that but I can live with it. Just make another artboard and drag the image on to that. Never used artboards before and am beginning to really like them!
  20. I just tested it and YES! It has been fixed. No matter where I type the text, it clips itself to the artboard. This makes me a happy camper!! Thanks to everyone who responded to this topic. I think it was a learning experience for all of us.
  21. I have been trying to understand artboards in Affinity Desigher which I am beginning to like very much. However, I do have a question. Here's what happens: 1. Start a new document an check Create Artboard 2. Draw a shape on the artboard. The shape is below the artboard in the Layers panel. 3. Use pen tool to make a design. The design is above the shape on the artboard. 4. Use the Artistic text tool and type some text. The text sits above the artboard. However, if I move the text to reposition it on the screen, the text jumps into place on the artboard. Is this how it is supposed to work or is this a bug?
  22. Really? Thanks for this information!!! I can't test it now - am heading out to my birthday party but will download the new beta when I get home!
  23. But, since you are working on an artboard, shouldn't the text go below it the same way the rectangle and pen image did? You are just using a different tool to create a vector.
  24. I just started looking at artboards this last week so I wouldn't know the difference. Perhaps a few others could try it and see if it "sticks" for them, then if it's truly a bug it should definitely be reported.
  25. When one creates a New Document in Affinity Designer for the PC, you put in your size and other preferences. They all "stick" so you don't have to do it the next time around. However, the box to Create Artboard does NOT stay sticky. Why is that? I work on an artboard 99% of the time so every time I start a new document, it's an extra step to check that box. I should not have to do that. If I'm in a hurry, I forget to check it so once the document opens, I have to select the artboard tool and drab a box over the document so it becomes an artboard. My request is, please make the artboard choice sticky on the New Document menu along with all of our other choices. Thank you!
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