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  1. Yes, on Windows there are Presets which can save print dialogue box settings and then be reused for later use. But the saved settings doesn't include items listed in the Properties tab. As far as I know InDesign is the only software that does this and I find that very useful.
  2. Affinity Publisher on Windows actually does have print presets but they are basic and aimed at home printers. All printing to my A3 laser printer is done by exporting to PDFs and then using InDesign CS6 print presets which can remember print driver settings such as paper size, different X - Y scaling, tray number, paper weight etc. Obviously none of this is relevant if you are just exporting PDFs for trade printing, but I'm just making the point that IMO Publisher printing is less powerful than InDesign printing.
  3. Thanks @Alfred You are right - it does do a grid step and repeat. I'd looked at it a while ago and then forgot about it.
  4. Here are a few other features that Affinity Publisher doesn't have: 1) Object frames - text, pictures, objects etc - cannot be converted to circles etc 2) Print presets 3) Tabs/table conversion 4) Step & Repeat in a grid Having said that, there are many things that Affinity software does that Adobe software doesn't.
  5. I know this might be a Windows 10 problem rather than an Affinity problem but it is really annoying. Recently the Acrobat icon is replaced by the Affinity Designer icon in Windows dialogue boxes. I have tried various things to stop this happening but nothing works. I can try to change it in Windows file manager or "Change Default Application by File Type" but it immediately it immediately reverts back to Affinity Designer. Anyone else had this experience?
  6. Using a double page spread with an image that spans the 2 pages, why not just duplicate the image and use the Vector Crop tool to crop each image to the edge of each page or bleed? Then you can go to single pages and see both images on their respective pages. Obviously you can't then start changing just one of the images without having to change the other.
  7. On Windows it works for me when the overset text is displayed but not when it is hidden. Is that new or has it always been like that?
  8. Hi @PaulEC It's not the bleed that is showing on page 2 of Test2.pdf - it's the left edge of the blue rectangle. The blue rectangle on the Publisher document extends onto page 2 so it should display on page 2 of the PDF, which it indeed does. If you have a photo that is meant to go on pages 2 and 3, then that would display correctly on pages 2 and 3 just as the blue box displays correctly on pages 2 and 3. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the problem. I'm not sure why there is a 10mm bleed rather than a 3mm bleed on the document but maybe that was to emphasise the issue.
  9. Hi @PaulEC Would you be able to supply a sample 4pp file with this issue? Use any dummy images that highlight the problem. If you are saying that images from a facing page are being shown in the bleed area when viewed in Acrobat, then that would be expected and any imposition software would get rid of that. I think you might be saying something else but I can't work out what it is so the sample 4pp document would help.
  10. Thanks @MEB for clarifying that. I do seem to have reinvented the Layers wheel in my post. I have other Layer panel issues which I might raise later in a separate post.
  11. Both. I would say that since 'New' and 'Add' both do the same thing, then best to use the same wording - either New or Add - or maybe "Add new". I also think that it is confusing to use the same wording "Layer" for both an object and the object's organisational container. These are different things and should be named differently. Maybe "Parent Layer". Yes, I'd go for "Add new Parent Layer" for both right clicking an existing layer and for left clicking the bottom right Layers panel icon. I would also make the icon of the Parent Layer in the Layers panel look a bit different to emphasise it's role as a container/parent rather than an object. I appreciate that Layers in Photo are different and that having the same naming system might be problematic.
  12. Sorry to have initiated such bad feeling. The only comment I would have is that the "Add Layer" (bottom right of layers panel) and the right click on the existing layer structure which shows "New Layer" seem to do the same thing so should maybe have the same wording. At least I now understand this feature.
  13. Thanks @MEB. I have managed to create a Layer whose drop down menu contained a Properties option. To be honest I'm not sure what I did and I doubt if I can do it again. Fortunately I don't need that facility anyway - I was just experimenting. I do think the feature is poorly implemented.
  14. When I right click a layer in Windows 10 Publisher/Designer I don't get this screen (screenshot from the help file) with the option to change the object selection colour. Instead I get a long list of actions to perform on the layern (starting Cut, Copy, Paste...). Am I missing something?
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