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  1. Thanks for the information, all ... much appreciated. I'm afraid I was originally of the opinion that a plug-in was a plug-in and should work. Since then, I've done a bit of digging and realise my thoughts were naΓ―ve in the extreme. In fact there are three files involved with my problem - an 8bf (the 'standard' filter plug-in ... but with 'Automation' in the title), an 8li Automation file and an 8be Export file, so I can now understand the problem. I well appreciate that the Affinity suite of programs is still coming up to speed as far as matching the likes of PS and I think they are doing a pretty darn good job. I hope that, in the fulness of time and devlopment, these problems might be addressed and overcome, but, in the meantime, I shall be using PZ in its stand alone mode ... a small inconvenience. Thanks again for all your help and thoughts.
  2. Yup. Already dropped them a line, but no reply so far ... although it only was this am. 😁
  3. H'mm! Have to say, thought that might be the answer. PZ advertises its plugins as being compatible with 'most' programs that use PS plugins, but I really don't see that. Thanks for your input, anyway.
  4. Ooops! Sorry. Further to my question, I should have said I'm using Windows 10 (and likely to do so for some time )
  5. Good morning All When using Photoshop, I used PhotoZoom Pro as a plugin; worked very well. It was unusual in that, instead of behaving like other plugins, it used to appear as a menu item under File>Automate. When I tried to get A. Photo interested in it, it completely ignored it, even though I placed it in the default plugin folder. Didn't list it at all, even as "Unknown". I can use it as a stand-alone program, but it's a lot more convenient as a plug-in. Does anyone have any ideas?
  6. Just to say thanks to Walt. I (in my naivity) thought that setting spelling checker to UK English in Preferences would mean the spell checker would spell check in UK English, but the darned thing kept on presenting me with Americanisms. Sure enought, when I looked at the text style set (placed from Word), there was US English. When I changed that, all was sweetness and light (well, sort of). Thanks again for saving my sanity πŸ€ͺ
  7. Hi Joachim The problem is (or at least My problem is) that the darned thing seems so intermittent. It's a technique that, once discovered, I use frequently. It happens with any document, not just one. The only thing I didn't mention, and I can't see why it should make any difference, is that the text is usually imported via cut and paste from other media ... usually Word. The one thing is that the larger the number of lines selected, the more likely the crash becomes. I still use it, but have got into the habit of saving just before I do.
  8. Ah! You spotted my deliberate mistake. You must've read it before I amemnded it later. I actually meant to say the </Ctl> key. and NOT </Ctl>C Sorry for the confusion. Truth be told, I didn't realise you could do that either until I discovered you could in Word and tried it on Publisher ... and Sapristi! It worked. Well, sort of. πŸ˜‰
  9. I've been aware of this one for sometime, through quite a few versions. Me culpa for not reporting it earlier. Unfortunately, it's intermittent, but, even so, appears recently to have got worse. If I am reproducing, say, lines of poetry, it is easier to read if you indent each alternate line. Having pasted in the block of verses, I then go back and highlight alternate lines, swiping the text holding down the </ctl> key. That allows me to indent the selected lines - or not. Sometimes it worked fine ... but always if you kept down the no of selected lines to about five or six. Even then, quite frequently and without any warning, Publisher utterly collapses and I am left facing the desktop. There are no error messages. No fond farewells. Nothing. Any one else notice this? Publisher Version: 1.9.2.1035 Windows 10: 20H2 Build: 19042.1083
  10. Further to my remarks about flood fill, I hesitate to crticise the people at Serif who do such a good job ... but I will !! πŸ˜‰ Under certain circumstances it can be alnmost unusable, unless you have a huge amount of time and patience. As I said prviously, on one accasion, it took over 7 minutes to complete ... and that was wrong because I'd selected the wrong layer (but there's not much you can do about that) 😁 I generated a pixel layer, with an irregular shape bounded by various objects on multiple layers, then tried to flood fill it subject to surrounding objects. I have discovered that the higher up the 'heap' of layers you put the pixel layer to be coloured, the faster it seems to work. Put it near the bottom of, say, hundreds of layers, you can go off for a coffee and be wiping your lips before it finishes. I have also found that the 'Flood Fill' notification dialogue does not always appear, and never does when I select the wrong layer. The whole screen simply grays out when I try to cancel, indicating the software is up to something which does not allow interruption. PS. The first line was a jest. Designer (as with the others) is shaping up to be a great program. Thanks.
  11. Hi again, Komatos. Good thinking! That didn't occur, thanks. Having said that, one's having to take an action in the assumption that you might very well make a mistake. Should one have to? At the end of the day, I still think one should be able to interrupt actions such as flood fill, which can sometimes be lengthy. (but, 7 minutes ... ??) But ta anyway, I shall do that in the future. πŸ‘
  12. Hi I had a seaerch through and couldn't find anything else on this, so hope I'm not wasting time. I am copying a large document approx 500 mm square (give or take) at 100%. It is, in fact the plan of a church graveyard. Since a lot of it is repetitive, I have formed a number of 'assets' that I can re-use. Since each asset will form a new layer, I now have a large drawing with several hundred layers. So far, so good. However, when switching between functions, the program has a habit of defaulting to the base layer (which in itself is a bit irritating). The result of this is when colouring in sections (a la Map), it is also very easy to find yourself using colur fill on the wrong layer, the base layer. This has happened to me on a few occasions and there appears to be no way of interrupting the fill (Esc key, Ctl/c etc) and it took AGES to complete. The result was that, the last time this happened to me, I had my iPhone handy and timed it. The process did not end for over 7 mimutes. Just to repeat that, SEVEN minutes (not counting the time to pick up my phone, select timer and press start !!). Ignoring the time the (wrong) fill actually took, and the habit of the software to keep on returning to a default position, wouldn't it be nice to be able to interrupt it? I would add, the correct layer fill was almost instantaneous. With your undoubted skills, I look forward to being able to curse, press Esc or Ctl/c and then select the correct layer sometime in the future. πŸ˜‰ Otherwise, good piece of kit which I enjoy using. Keep up the good work, all, especially the bit about being able to interrupt fills. πŸ˜πŸ‘ Intel Core i7 6700 @ 3.40GHz Skylake 14nm 16.0GB Dual-Channel Crucial Memory 1066MHz (14-14-14-35) 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 (EVGA) (I just CAN'T get an upgrade for love or money!) 978GB Crucial_CT1050MX300SSD1 (SATA (SSD)) Windows 10 Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042 Affinity Designer (and the others) 1.9.2.1035
  13. ... and the odd thing is there seems no consistency. I tried editing out everything on the asset except the rectangle and the number and it still clipped, but if a added a new asset with a newly formed rectangle and no, it was fine. The other thing, too, is if you look at the large picture, you can see that the clipping does not appear to be in a straight line, but in a sort of sinous wave. I have changed the rdcangle to red filling, so you can easily see what I mean. I also enclose updated test assets. As I said, very odd, but at least it's really easy to cope with. Test Assets 2.afassets
  14. Ah! These are test assets which I posted. When you see 'Does not display' and 'Displays OK' what you are seeing is the name of the file that I gave them, so I knew which was which. You'll find the pixel versions below display the same names, but with the prefi 'Pix-' Yes. I can see that would be regarded as VERY strange. πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ πŸ˜‰ Sorry if I added to the confusion, but thanks for your interest.
  15. Ah me. The one thing I didn't think of!! Thanks, Komatos. Sanity now straight and level. πŸ‘
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