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  1. I got the announcement email after the live stream had already ended, but at least the replay was available right away. Congratulations on completing the triumvirate, Affinity team! You've done a great amount of work in a short time!
  2. I bought Designer on the MAS because that was the only option available at the time, and I bought Photo when I think it was still only available on the MAS or I didn't know about the possibility of direct purchase (would have preferred it). Then I preordered Publisher through the web store because that was the only choice again (and I had no idea about Studio Link). But now Studio Link won't recognize Designer & Photo (1.7), and I don't find that acceptable. Please make Studio Link work regardless of where we bought the apps from, or refund my purchase, or convert my Designer & Photo licenses to the DRM-free versions since I would prefer that because I basically only use the MAS for Affinity anyway. Nevermind, I didn't see the 1.7.1 update and now it works!
  3. Ctrl+Cmd+F toggles fullscreen by default. There's no default shortcut for switching between single-window and separated mode.
  4. You can also hold space or switch to the view tool [H] if you just want to temporarily get a clear view.
  5. @v_kyr The UI style for the dark mode isn't finished. Go to Prefs -> User Interface and change it to Light. There's already a bug report for this: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/84243-pinning-panel-display-issues-in-dark-mode/
  6. It's not just 'on the todo list' anymore, it's being worked on. It's not just one person developing Affinity, and those things probably didn't take much time.
  7. You can disable sync in the symbols panel to change individual symbols' text, but there's no way to propagate it to other symbols after that, or to re-sync. I would like to see those options come to Affinity.
  8. Seems like a problem with Apple's new system font. It shows arrows with double stroke on my 10.9 system, which are easily distinguishable from normal arrows.
  9. Huh, did you not see the first reply in this thread, or that "Inline Graphics and Anchored objects are on our roadmap", or that the thread is pinned? Also, they have made a DTP software called PagePlus which I've heard a lot of good things about. So I think they know it's important, and they know how to implement it. So why hasn't it been implemented already? Who knows?! Software development is hard! Do you really want to know the gory details of how they're coding it, and what challenges they face? I kinda would – but then that would be taking away time from actually implementing it, so I'm ok with that. You know it will come. I know it will come. Just be patient. If you can't recommend APub until then, that's fine. It's a major feature that's missing. Is it useless at this point, though? No. I've seen posts throughout this forum from people who are working with it and having success with it. That's why APub was released to the public, especially when there was already a long delay!
  10. Please stay on topic: Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects For embedded/linked images see other threads: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/search/&q=embedded linked images&type=forums_topic&nodes=65,57&search_and_or=and&sortby=relevancy Such as:
  11. Almost all of these needs are met by the Symbols panel and I don't understand why almost no one ever mentions Symbols (except @R C-R ), as if it's the 30-year-old son who lives in the basement. I must be missing something here because I think the Symbols feature is great and I feel like the Affinity team aren't capitalizing on it and don't want to for some reason. Hint: the orange border on master layers shows that they're Symbols. Unlock a master layer, open the Symbols panel (View→Studio→Symbols), click the 'Sync' button to disable syncing, and make some changes, such as editing some text. When you're done, remember to toggle the Sync option again and lock the master layer to prevent accidents. You can later change any other attributes across all pages, except for text (including color/style), but you can use Text Styles to keep such changes shared. I imagine it isn't ideal for the workflows that some may have coming from other software packages, and I appreciate the devs baking a more fitting solution, but I'd say it's a decent enough workaround for many cases that at least deserves to be mentioned in threads like this. Cheers, guys!
  12. Have you tried Master Pages aka Symbols? You can toggle the Sync option to customize master objects on individual pages. The big problem, I think, is not having a clear indication whether sync is on or off (you have to check the icon, and even that is a bit low in contrast), and not being able to re-sync attributes. Being able to set some attributes to be desync'ed by default would also help.
  13. As far as I can tell there's no way to get the standard text editing shortcuts in Affinity through the keyboard shortcut preferences. I have tried.
  14. I discovered a highly reproducible (>75%) and contagious hang in Affinity Publisher Beta When I simply select a rectangle shape and an HSL adjustment layer, it hangs. Moreover, if I don't force quit AfPub within ~5 seconds, the hang becomes infectious and starts incapacitating one program after another as I hopelessly vie to shackle this MEGALOMANIC Mêе§å (Dock→Force Quit, Activity Monitor, ⌥⌘⎋, etc). After a hard reboot, in Console.app there are messages like this corresponding to my futile actions: 03/01/2019 23:35:14.733 Finder[326]: [IMKInputSession deactivate] exception caught. IMKInputSession:<IMKInputSession: 0x610000717340> -- NSPortTimeoutException : connection timeout: did not receive reply 03/01/2019 23:35:19.735 Finder[326]: [IMKInputSession activate] exception caught. IMKInputSession: <IMKInputSession: 0x608000103ba0> -- NSPortTimeoutException : connection timeout: did not receive reply 03/01/2019 23:35:19.756 WindowServer[125]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Finder" after 10.21 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds) 03/01/2019 23:35:20.777 WindowServer[125]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them. 03/01/2019 23:35:31.000 kernel[0]: process Affinity Publish[12334] thread 109557 caught burning CPU! It used more than 50% CPU (Actual recent usage: 99%) over 180 seconds. thread lifetime cpu usage 96.897237 seconds, (96.596742 user, 0.300495 system) ledger info: balance: 90004932433 credit: 96859677815 debit: 6854745382 limit: 90000000000 (50%) period: 180000000000 time since last refill (ns): 90013801987 03/01/2019 23:35:31.861 ReportCrash[15865]: Invoking spindump for pid=12334 thread=109557 percent_cpu=99 duration=91 because of excessive cpu utilization 03/01/2019 23:35:32.854 spindump[15866]: Error loading dyld shared cache uuid 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000: 0x8 03/01/2019 23:35:33.544 spindump[15866]: Saved cpu_resource.spin report for Affinity Publisher Beta version 1.7.0 ( to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-01-03-233533_Hawks-MBP.cpu_resource.spin 03/01/2019 23:35:34.777 WindowServer[125]: disable_update_likely_unbalanced: UI updates still disabled by application "Finder" after 15.00 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds). Likely an unbalanced disableUpdate call. ---------- REBOOT ---------- Anywayz, attached are the various diagnostic reports that were generated from several different instances of this crash, as well as a test file – but continue at your own peril.. . . Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-01-03-230456_Hawks-MBP.wakeups_resource.spin Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-01-03-233533_Hawks-MBP.cpu_resource.spin Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-01-04-000239_Hawks-MBP.hang virulent_hang.afpub com.seriflabs.affinitypublisher.beta.plist MacBook Pro.spx
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