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  1. hi @BofG, Thank you for your non-legal advice LOL. Yes, I am being upfront with the printer, I've let them know I am not using Illustrator and will "expect" that they inspect the file before they do anything. Also, you reminded me about digital proofs, I will require a proof be sent to the client and will also state in the sign-off form that the client is responsible for any problems arising from the printing as I am not going to be seeing the proof, but he is. I need to deflect all responsibility to the client here and get him to sign off on it. Thanks for your advice. Much appreciated.
  2. Hello, My client and I have been working on a packaging design for over a year and the design is almost ready to go to press. There are 2 sizes of the same package designed in Affinity Publisher with assets created/edited in Designer and Photo. The two packages are essentially 2 documents with 2 rectangle pages each (No die-line) 13" x 15" + 1/8" bleed x 2 pages (Front and back) 10" x 12" + 1/8 bleed x 2 pages (Front and back) The packages are to be printed on a shrink-wrap for a frozen pizza crust. I just learned that the printing costs for my client are upwards of $20,000. This is huge and I have to get the output correct. I just received the specifications from the printer and they are attached. However, I will copy the important specs below. My question is, am I able to provide what the printer is looking for based on the capabilities of Affinity Publisher vs. the printer's requirements? If so, I would really appreciate some guidance to create the output PDF files. I literally CANNOT afford to get this wrong as it will be the end of me! Please help. Guidance is appreciated. This being a $20 K print job I'm quite stressed about this. If someone is an expert in this and is able to help me, I can even provide the art files and am willing to pay for professional help. Thank you! DESIGN HOUSE SPECS.pdf ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS.pdf
  3. Its a small thing but will be appreciated. Have a shortcut to display margins and hide them. Right now, I duplicate the margins with guides so I can quickly hide and show the margins using the Guides shortcut. THanks!
  4. Hi Walt. Thanks for your help. I was finally able to show the tables. The issue was that I was in full-screen mode and the windows were popping up underneath or other widows that I did not see. I've figured it out. Much appreciated!
  5. I just created my first table and am trying to format it. I select my table, and when I click on the visible buttons for "Show Table" or "Show Table Format", absolutely nothing happens. When I go to the table menu and select either "Show Table" or "Show Table Format", absolutely nothing happens. I am not able to format my table.
  6. Hello. In InDesign, you can select a colour in the Colour Palette and change it. It will then change the colour across your document wherever you have it. Is it possible to do the same thing in Affinity Publisher? Thank you!
  7. Thank you to @Strandbummler This fixed my problem by switching the display to Metal.
  8. Thank you. I didn't save the original file, but I rebuilt it again (and got the same results). I have attached it here. Much appreciated. Rob icon-colour.afphoto
  9. I found a work-around. I followed your steps as described. But prior to the fill, I made a new layer while maintaining the selection, then I filled that.
  10. Hi, and thank you for your help. Unfortunately, your method did not give the desired results. I have attached 2 screenshots. One of them has the original transparent layer (Black) on the yellow background. The other has the new transparent layer with white fill using the method you described. You can see that many of the pixels, instead of being varying degrees of white transparency became gray. That shouldn't happen. Any other suggestions? Thank you.
  11. It was very easy to preserve the transparency of a layer in PSD. But in Affinity Photo, I cannot figure it out. I have a semi transparent layer with black art in it in varying degrees of transparency. I want to fill the layer but preserve the transparency in oder to change the colour of the art. Cannot figure that out. Thought it would be very simple. Thanks for your help. Rob
  12. Hi, I'm very new to Affinity, I'm in the process of trying out the demos and love them. I've been a designer for 22 years and am ready to switch from Adobe. I've read a few posts about a Affinity Publisher for some time in the future to replace InDesign. Is this true? If there are any details on this please let me know. Is it months away or years away? I'd love to volunteer myself as a beta tester when it is ready. I consider myself an Indesign expert at the moment, so I'd be able to offer valuable insight. In my opinion anyway. Well, that's it, thanks for making amazing software and offering a fair and reasonable pricing model. Rob
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