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  1. I would also like to see some more features in Publisher.  As it is now,  I cannot give up PagePlus.  I do a monthly publication of about 20 pages and actually tried doing it in Publisher but it just did not have the tools that I need.  it has the best cutout feature that I've ever seen in any program.




  2. I have to agree with Teejay.  We were promised this which is one reason many of us bought the program.  I'm thinking maybe there was a big mud slide that caused a huge road block.  While Designer is nice,  DrawPlus is a better program.  It has great features and it's disappointing to NOT see them included in Affinity.   Maybe they need to get a crew to remove the mud from the road and give us what was promised so long ago.

  3. 4 hours ago, Wosven said:

    Nowaday, people grew up with computer, they need to learn how to use it, it's better and it's always be usefull. I understand it's more difficult for older ones to learn such things, and I'm here to help, debug and de-virus things for them. But I espect young ones to learn more than clicking a button without understanding what happens or how their device works, at least a minimum about this.

    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.  :)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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.


    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.

  8. 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?ab1.PNG.6472747cf69bc5a42dfeb4234875ad2e.PNGab2.PNG.106583d37bb3fae1212c7bff9b6a1d67.PNG 

  9. 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?

  10. 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!

  11. 10 hours ago, DWright said:

    Hi MaryLou,


    The samples are downloaded into the hidden AppData folder, to view these files open Run dialogue box and type %appdata% then click OK, in the new window that appears browse to Affinity\Designer\1.0\Samples 

    Thanks!!!   I found the files.   My AppData folder is not hidden.  When getting a new computer, the first thing I do is unhide that stuff.  Didn't think to look there.   There are 3 folders under the AppData - the files are in the Local folder.  To use them, all I have to do is click on the file which opens AD automatically.    That seems like a strange place to put those files because as you said, the AppData folder is hidden.  It would be nice if Affinity added a little note on that screen as to where to find them.

    Again, thank you!   Now, I'm going to explore!  I'm sure I'll learn a lot just by viewing some of these files.  

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