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  1. Hokusai

    DXF and DWG

    I agree that having the ability to import DWG files would be useful but don't most CAD type apps let you export files as PDF files? Wouldn't that be a possible work around until the ability to import DWG files is added?
  2. I'm confused as to why you are upset. Is it because they never offered you a discount before or that you don't like the direction the software is moving? No offense but your post is rather rambling and incoherent in places. Serif has moved in a different direction with their Affinity software and I'm sure that some users of their previous software might not be thrilled with the new direction, but it is something that they will have to get used to. While I've never used any of their previous titles, I'm impressed with the power and ease of use that their current titles offer, especially considering the incredible price. No offense but Microsoft Publisher is the worst of the worst, I'm sure that Affinity Publisher will be more than Microsoft Publisher could ever hope to be. best of luck, Hokusai
  3. hperticarati, Thanks for following up and good job checking with both the Affinity developers and with the developers of Zeplin. Having plugin support in Designer would be very useful and I'm sure that it will be added to Designer eventually. Before you start a new thread requesting adding Plugin support to Designer, do a quick search to see if there already is a thread about it. I did a quick search but I couldn't find anything but maybe I just missed it. Best regards, Hokusai
  4. Sorry to hear that it isn't working for you. I've been using it with the Mac version with no problems (including the latest release but I haven't used it with the last beta yet). Which version are using (Windows or Mac and which release number too)? If you are having problems with it, you should log a bug report in the Bugs thread.
  5. Hokusai

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    You might be on to something (and I hope you are)!
  6. Hokusai

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    This doesn't affect text only, it affects shapes too.
  7. hperticarti, I do agree with you that plugin support for Designer would be a welcomed addition. I think the original poster should have requested "Adding Plugin Support for Designer" instead of Zeplin integration/cooperation. They are actually separate issues and I think it confuses the matter. I think the issue of the monetization model is very important here though. The original request was for the developers of Designer to work with the developers of Zeplin, which I think would be a mistake. The reason being is, Serif has been pretty clear that they feel the subscription model isn't good (at least not for consumers). So if they work with a company to help to make a plugin available for their software that requires a subscription, that would go counter to what they've been saying about subscriptions. If Serif decides to let 3rd parties to develop plugins for Designer and then the makers of Zeplin develop the plugin without Serif's help then Serif's hands are clean and the only ones to blame are the people who decide it is okay to rent plugins.
  8. hperticarati, I don't think there is anything wrong with the development team providing the ability to use different plugins with Designer, in fact I think it would be very useful. If people want to pay a monthly fee to use a plugin, I have no problem with that. I just don't think the development team should be spending time and money towards making sure a plugin that uses the subscription model works with Designer. I don't see the logic in renting software and certainly not plugins. Sure, like in your case, if someone else is footing the bill to rent the software then it is fine but I find it ridiculous that companies like Adobe and others expect its users to pay a monthly (or yearly) fee to use their software for the rest of their lives (or until they no longer need or want to have access to them). I would guess that the number one reason so many people search out, find and then buy and use Affinity products is because they are looking for a capable alternative to Adobe's software and forced subscription model (I'd guess that number 2 is a lack of innovation and bloated software from Adobe). Affinity users are using their freedom of choice to support a solution that doesn't require a subscription. So why would they want to escape the subscription model with the software only to get back into it with a plugin? While I think that the lack of a required subscription is what attracts people to Affinity products, I think that the ease of use, the incredible power and innovative features are what keeps people using it. I'm guessing that the vast majority of people here aren't interesting in paying a subscription for a plugin. If the developers add plugin support for Designer (which I'm guessing they will) and once they do, then it is up to the developers of Zeplin to make sure it works with Designer.
  9. Hokusai

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Stephen, Your statement reads like Apple runs websites for rumors about their own products. I know that isn't what you meant but that is how I read it In my opinion the developers have been more generous with info about Publisher than Adobe ever has been. How often does Adobe post things about upcoming software features or new applications? Hokusai
  10. I'd like to see them develop a web builder app too someday but not now. If you are on a Mac, give Sparkle a try. It is simple but with enough power to do quite a bit with, in fact it is very reminiscent of a page layout program and at a decent price.
  11. ipoddouglas, Mark provided excellent customer service, he answered your question very clearly. Just because the answer wasn't what you wanted to hear doesn't make it bad customer service.
  12. Hokusai

    Skeleton Spectre

    fernandolins86 & GRScott, Thanks for the kind words!
  13. Fixx, I liked the "F-mode" in Illustrator and Photoshop too but after Apple added the option for Full Screen doesn't it do pretty much the same thing? Hokusai
  14. debra, Sorry to hear that the Windows version doesn't have it. Do other programs on Windows have the option to do it? Hokusai
  15. Mithferion, Really? I had no idea. Thanks for letting me know. I guess the original poster will have to switch to Mac