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  1. Hi @big smile I think it can be done. I have attached 3 files. "4 page document.afpub" was used to create the "4 page document.pdf" file. A new document was created "NEW DOCUMENT.....afpub. This has a Master Page A and also a Master Page B which is inside Master Page A. The PDF file "4 page document.pdf" is placed on Master Page B. All pages are tagged with Master Page A. Go to Page 2 and use the Layers panel to right Click on Master B, change to Edit Detach, then click on "4 page document.pdf" to change the page number to page 2. Repeat for the other pages. The original PDF on Master B can then be moved and scaled and this will change the 4 pages in the document. It's a bit fiddly but not too bad. NEW DOCUMENT WITH PDF ON MASTER B.afpub 4 page document.pdf 4 page document.afpub
  2. Hi @AustralopithicusWhy don't you create a new document based on about 10 pages of your original document, change your text to dummy text but keep the same formatting etc, upload this new document to this forum along with the required typographic/page spec. etc.
  3. I opened the file in Acrobat and it is a path (which should be cuttable). Are you sure the file uploaded to this forum is the same file sent to the printer? If it is, then I wonder if the problem is with the printing company. Also, perhaps the printing company need the path to be a specific colour.
  4. I think the problem is that you have grouped the 50k labels. If you group text blocks you can't change the font. I would just create a text style, select the 50k city labels (don't group them), apply text style. Then change the text style if you want to.
  5. Hi @Washishu - I think it is a known issue that "Fit to printable" and "Shrink to printable" don't work. As to your point as to why use Shrink and Fit options, I wonder if the "Fit" option is for enlarging.
  6. Hi @SallijaneG - if you have found a workflow which works then stick with that. If you can find out exactly why it works then thats a bonus. Clipping paths are pretty common in PDF files - they are usually created when the PDF is created rather than at the design stage.
  7. Hi @SallijaneG I suspect your issue with the black background is not related to the initial post on this thread. The PDF you attached does have a clipping path which corresponds somewhat to where the black backgroud is using the Wordpress Media Library. What preset did you use to create the PDF? I made a PDF using PDF 1a 2003 and that clipping path wasn't there in the new PDF, so that might be worth trying.
  8. I can create that behaviour if an original document was created in Publisher and then "Edit in Designer..." is used. Do you have Af Publisher?
  9. Hi @Hezer - that's interesting. I find that the "Text Frame Columns/Width" can be used to change the text frame width from zero to a positive number. But if I create an ordinary rectangle and snap 2 sides to a vertical guide, then indeed you can't make the rectangle a proper rectangle again. Except you can convert it into a text frame and give it a column width, then convert it into a shape again.
  10. I assume the image was created in Illustrator. AI does open the file without a problem. It is pretty complicated so I'm not surprised Affinity software gives up.
  11. Hi @arking116 - I don't understand what you mean. The afdesign file you provided uses artboard sizes of 111 x 144 inches. The PDF created from the file is the same size. Are you printing with a "Scale to fit"? I have tried printing "Scale to fit" from AfDes and from Acrobat and I also get the Acrobat print to be smaller. Maybe Acrobat and AfDesigner have different ways of calculating Scale to fit.
  12. Or CtrlShift to move the object until it snaps, then flip horizontal
  13. A layer that says (Frame Text) normally means the text frame is empty. You could copy and paste on to a new document to see if there is content.
  14. I get the same problem using the Windows 10 Taskbar. The recent files list shows exported PDFs as well as afpub files.
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