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  1. I don't know this plugin, but looking at the two images, could it be the zoom? The top image is at 9% and the bottom one is 38%.
  2. If I understand you correctly, try pressing \ (back-slash), that should reveal the shapes, etc., and show/hide items stored off the page.
  3. I can't help thinking that the ' dark look ' (yes, I have heard the arguments; easier on the eye and so forth) is a fashion statement of the 'Emperors New Clothes' category. Recently, the bank sent me a new shiny pin pad. Guess which one is the new one. Dark mode, it seems, is not limited to user interfaces.
  4. Greetings all, I have been given a pixel brush that draws 9 different flowers when you paint with it. The individual flowers draw randomly, repeating themselves up to 9 times before changing to the next flower. The effect, represented by letters, is like this: AAAAAAAAABBBCCCCCCCDDDDDDDEEFFFGGGGGHIIIIIIHHHGGGGFFFFFEEEDDDDCCCCBBBAAAAAAAAA The flowers draw from A to I then I to A and so on - you get the idea. I want the brush to draw like this: ABCDEFGHIABCDEFGHIABCDEFGHIABCDEFGHIABCDEFGHIABCDEFGHI that is, one flower (x 1 image), followed by the next flower (x 1 image), and so on until they have all been painted; when the process repeats from the beginning, rather than the end, which goes backwards. I have played with all the settings I can find to achieve this, but to no avail. Is this possible, and if so, does anyone know how to do it, and would they kindly tell me, please? Thanks in advance.
  5. Hi Dan, Thanks for getting back and your efforts. I will look into the vector solution.
  6. Could it be the print 'quality' settings in the print dialogue being set to 'draft' instead of 'High Quality'?
  7. Hi Dan, Thanks for your reply. File is attached. The brush was made following the instructions in this video, so credit to the Youtuber. Export.afbrushes
  8. I have found the best way for me is to nuke the document in a plain text editor like Note Pad or Note Pad++. That way I don't get any hidden control codes etc., corrupting the text.
  9. Yep, works for me too. Have you tried the usual things - re-booting etc., etc?
  10. Just seen this whilst searching on another question. Definitely would like this feature.
  11. It's just another of the things you can do in DrawPlus X8 but not in AD.
  12. Hello everyone, I was having a play with the latest beta and found that the object frame (I assume that is what it is called, it's the line that appears as you draw out a shape or text box) does not disappear when you click off the object. It goes away if you scroll or pan and when you press the space bar. I can't find a means to turn this effect off so I assume it is a bug? I have opened the file in AP proper and it works ok - no outlines. I have attached a screen shot to show what I mean.
  13. Hi Walt, That seems to have done the trick, the setting that was set in the beta and not the AP proper was 'Show snapping candidates'. Thanks! Live and learn
  14. If you are using a duplex printer, you may need to change the 'flip page' setting from short side to long side (or vice-versa); but really we need more information about the project to help.
  15. Plus 1 for splitting up the forum into product lines; it makes sense.
  16. For a program like it see here https://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/ Pricing is comparable with WPX8. It is not subscription or web-based, e.g. wix et-al. Apparently lots of ex-WPX8 users have migrated to it - I am trialling it and so far it is very good - give it a whirl.
  17. I was playing with the 'nested brushes' new feature when I realised I couldn't remember which brushes I had been experimenting with. Is there any way - apart from opening every brush and looking - of finding out. If not, would it be possible in a future update for a flag to be set, say, the brush name changing to red to indicate it had nested brushes? Thanks in advance.
  18. Thanks Callum, I will have a look.
  19. I have to say that when I first heard there was to be an AP I imagined it would be a PPX9 on steroids. I am disappointed with it and with the staff response thus far, being: " Do you mean a separate app like BookPlus? We hope that Publisher will be able to cope with long books without having to split each chapter into a separate file." 'Hoping' does not inspire confidence in the product or address the issues mentioned by prospective professional users in this post - which I imagine AP is primarily aimed at with the 'hope' of attracting them away from InDesign. If the design brief was to see how big a file AP could 'cope' with before failing, then the designers don't understand print or the needs of publishers. For one, a large file is very unwieldy and difficult to deal with - imagine a printer trying to print a book on a very big single sheet of paper in the 'hope' that the machine will be able to cope without having to cut the sheet up into sections. If there is to be no book function then the product is really only suitable for slim booklets and the leaflets and flyers already mentioned. I accept that large files may work as mentioned by Dominik above, but that misses the point - you can drive screws in with a hammer, but they won't hold as well as when screwed in with the right tool. Perhaps it would be a good idea for Serif to come clean and state 'Yes or No' as to whether there will be a book function or not. That way we won't hang about waiting in vain for something that is never going to appear. I think that is the least that could be done.
  20. Also known as fogbows, as was the case; brilliant sunshine and slightly foggy.
  21. I have seen white rainbows.
  22. Nice work; bet your hand ached afterwards.
  23. I think it is overwritten, but if you took a time-machine backup before upgrading you can - usually - revert to the old one fairly quickly.

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