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  1. I am sure this has been covered before, so all I need is the link. I have the Affinity suite on two computers. One will be scrapped The second will become a reserve machine. There will be a new computer. What is the license situation? How do I delete the scrapped machine from my license, and trasfer my leicense to the new machine?
  2. Thanks both. I use Windows.
  3. Will DXO Nik collwction 2 work in AP 1.7?
  4. My main computer is a Windows 10nmachine attached to which I have a synology network attached storage. My main processing and document storage including backup is handled by the above. I also use an iPad Pro which is wonderful for when off site. Transferring files, especially large .afphoto type files is a tedious business. My current solution is to go via a small amount of ipad cloud and use the windows icloud app. But I also use Luma Fusion as a video editor on my iPad. That can open files from and save files to the windows/synology system over wifi. It is much cleaner and quicker. Could the same be done for Affinity Products? I understand the audioshare iPad app has a similar capability Regards Graham Rabbitts
  5. The new Darken/Reveal option on the Crop tool does not seem to work in Windows; or I have not understood it. There is no tutorial that I have found that explains the new functionality which appears to be very useful.
  6. Booklet printing was going badly wrong until I realised that booklets only work if the total page number is a multiple of 4. It may be obvious to you professionals, but for us amateurs it may not be obvious. Can I suggest you either (a) add blank pages to make the document page count a multiple of 4 or (b) issue a warning message when people try to print a booklet that is NOT a multiple of 4 pages
  7. The fault with reveal appears to have persisted into AP 1.7 Here is a video demonstrating what happens. (unclip canvas reverts to the original image) AffinityRevealFail.mp4
  8. I have a 3 page document (attached) When I open it, all looks fine. It opens at page 1. If I select or scroll to page 2,all is well However, if I try to go to page 3, either by selecting page or by scrolling, the app crashes. (see screen capture video) OpenPubFault.mp4 TealSolar_TXT_PICS.afpub
  9. The problem seems to be that reveal doesn't work in Windows
  10. GrahamMYC

    crash on selecting page

    I have been a Serif Customer since 2001, so I have strong "Affinity" to the brand! Happy to help such a brilliant product.
  11. GrahamMYC

    crash on selecting page

    Basically it went like this 1: Placed image in the document 2: Selected edit in Photo 3: Added text boxes and arrows 4: I may have cropped the image a bit - not sure of this. 5: hit save 6: Could not work out how to go back to APub 7: Closed file 8: restarted APub,, opened file and found the edited image was OK Hope this helps! Graham
  12. GrahamMYC

    crash on selecting page

    A thought. When constructing the faulty document, I switched one image into photo to add the captions and arrows. The procedure for doing this is not completely clear, and I wonder if this is where the fault lay? (I have to say, however, that I carried out the same exercise in the workaround, and it completed without problems) I hope this does not confuse the issue, but thought it may be elpful to let you know the process I adopted. Regards
  13. GrahamMYC

    crash on selecting page

    Ok making progress. Hope these are what you need. (I did a workaround with the s\me images and they worked, But still getting the crash on the original fime) Regards Graham 447190fb-56c6-40a0-a1c0-857ca4f77290.dmp TealSolar_TXT_PICS_embedded.afpub
  14. GrahamMYC

    crash on selecting page

    Would love to help. I cannot find %AppData%\Roaming\Affinity\Publisher\1.0 (Beta)\CrashReports\reports. I have looked in C: Users\Graham, and searched the C drive Any advice welcome!
  15. I hesitate to post in this august place, but I think one of my selection techniques has not been explicitly described before.. This video is aimed at real world outdoor photography which is often taken under less than ideal conditions; and where we need to cheat because there was not a camera there when we wanted one.. This image is a composite. It was constructed in Affinity Photo. The video is a workflow demonstration - it is not good enough to be called a tutorial. Outdoor activities can often be difficult to photograph. My pastime is sailing, and I now have a motorboat. It is surprisingly difficult to get images of your own boat at sea. So you have to use what you can beg, borrow, or steal. The video is about using a photo taken by a friend, taken from a moving platform(another boat) under less than ideal weather conditions. We take the image and transform it so it can be used in an entirely different context. I have used three techniques described in official Serif Affinity videos by James Ritson. They are "Bringing Out Water Detail" <a href="https://vimeo.com/202899215" rel="noreferrer nofollow">vimeo.com/202899215</a> "HDR from one exposure" <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6CZvfyFvk&feature=youtu.be" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6CZvfyFvk&feature=youtu.be</a> "Making Images Pop" <a href="https://vimeo.com/178575803" rel="noreferrer nofollow">vimeo.com/178575803</a> The first part of the video deals with enhancing the basic image, including two different applications of tone mapping. The second part deals with four different approaches to selection, to deal with different aspects of the image and how to combine them. I have not seen the use of the pen tool to create fine detail precise selections before, but maybe I did not look far enough. So far as I know, it is a first. The same problems apply to a lot of outdoor activities including windsurfing, climbing, motocross, horse riding. Wherever there is equipment, wild background, fine details (such as reins or ropes) then complex selection may be needed so you can blag an exciting picture. Please view
  16. build 1.7.0.221 (windows) seems to go some way toward solving the problem.. I placed a picture frame on the master page Then I went to one of the spread pages. The picture frame was visible. I selected it, and placed a picture. This immediately became an unlinked instance of the frame. With the move tool selected, double clicking opened a control so the image could be zoomed or moved. The image does not change the master. However, the image does not appear in the Resource manager. Therefore it seems difficult to edit the image or even delete it. It can be overwritten by another place. So, as things stand, the only way to edit it is externally and then do another place operation. Not very transparent. Nearly there! The release notes are here See the forum posting at
  17. In Serif PagePlus it is possible to place an object (such as a picture frame,) on a master page, then promote it to create an individual instance on each page. I cannot see how to do this in APub. Advice please?
  18. I am producing a book on 2-sided A4 pages. In the past I have printed these and used a comb binder. I have been offered an opportunity to print on A3 sheets and stitch. It is an attractive option. Is there any software in Publisher that will arrange the pages for printing in this way? Likely to take a week or so.
  19. GrahamMYC

    Stitched book

    It is nice to relax and have a bit of fun in the midst of all this serious stuff. Thankyou. As an 'oldie'I feel a bit exposed when I raise issues like this. On the other hand I have been a loyal user of Serif software since 2002. I admire what they have attempted, and I consider it a duty to raise issues that I think will help them develop a scintillatingly good product range
  20. GrahamMYC

    Stitched book

    I suspect we both still use old money and ft and inches!
  21. 1: I have a fairly complex document, 36 pages, mixture of text and images 2: When I used the Microsoft "Print to PDF" (there is no pdf option when printing to booklet in the Windows version), I found there were quite a few errors. In particular one word, used often in the document, had been italicised in the original, but the italics did not survive when printed to the pdf file. 3: The format printed was Layout, A3 Booklet (the original pages were A4). This produced the right page pairs in the right sequence, assuming that each page would be printed 2 sided, sheet by sheet. However printers often like to do all the "outer" pages first, then flip the whole stack, and print the "inners". To achieve this the pdf file was brought back into Publisher so the pages could be put into the right order. 4: At this point I used the find function to locate all the instances of where the italicisation had been lost. This could be done fairly quickly, but Publisher was crashing frequently during this process. - possibly every 5 changes made. (As an aside, I find Publisher frequently crashes if I zoom too fast using the mouse wheel) My computer is a Dell M3800 with Windows 10: Publisher 1.7.0.192
  22. GrahamMYC

    Multiple crashes when using "Find"

    I can try- it is 85 MB. (Do not worry about copyright - I have published this freely on the internet anyway. I am not trying to make money out of these Logs) Try to find the word Teal, and italicise it I have uploaded the apub file where I was able to reproduce the fault. When I went through the pdf, the fualt did not reappear..If you want it I can upload the pdf tooo 2018_Teal_Log_FINAL_BOOKLET_V2._corrected.afpub
  23. Just for fun, I experimented with decorations on a Heading paragraph style. The result was unsatisfactory 1: Paragraph style update was patchy in its effect, updating only some of the instances in the document 2: The gradient feature did not seem to do anything. The controls were not transparent, and the effects were not understandable, if any. As a minimum a tutorial is needed 3: One Heading would not even update itself, or went wrong. For example a left side bar went down the side of the whole text box Luckily, this is not a feature on which I am depending, so I just abandoned decoration. Generally, however (as a loyal and long time user of PagePlus, I am enjoying APub
  24. GrahamMYC

    Stitched book

    I am a bit diffident about posting here. You guys are all so competent, it would probably seem trivial.. In the light of your comment I will think about it seriously. Thanks for the encouragement. If you have not picked it up, I am 77, and in envy of all you young guys who seem to take all the technology i your stride!
  25. GrahamMYC

    Stitched book

    Yes, ordering the pages is an issue. My printer friend, who is not particularly computer literate, offered me a simple practical solution. He makes up a simple physical booklet of the right size, then numbers the page pairs. It is difficult to explain, so I am planning to make a video of how it is done and post it on the Fans of Serif Software on Facebook. But I need the finished result to make it believable! My project is a 36 page booklet.
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