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Frank Jonen

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  1. Stop giving people harmful advice! This answer (and those of the same ilk) should be removed by a moderator or at least flagged as inaccurate as following it will lead to data loss. When you crop-rotate a document, you're changing the document itself. The pixels themselves are being changed. Do that a couple of times and you end up with a blurry image and you have to go back to an older backup, losing all the work you did since. When you rotate the viewer canvas, you rotate the viewer canvas, nothing about the document changes.
  2. AKA “the prime reason why people abandon apps”. Developer arrogance.
  3. Any chance of Affinity Photo itself ever working properly again? It's a bit of a mess in terms of Filetypes. Everything is now a Publisher file here and it's become hard to tell at a glance which file is a layout and which file is a comp.
  4. When I click the [:] in the Fields panel for Saved Date, it brings up and empty panel. The Help section states I should click on the "Default Format" but that's the widget header and clicking it doesn't do anything.
  5. I could probably whip something specific up over the weekend if needed. For now try these steps: Create a Designer file with several vector artboards Create a master in Publisher with a couple picture frames pre-set Populate the document with several pages using that master Drag the Designer document to some, or all of the pre-set frames Select artboards from the Designer file for each of the pages Close Publisher Go back to the Designer file, work on the artboards some more, create new ones Come back to Publisher and while the files are still linked, the artwork selection option is gone. Re-linking the files in the dialogue works often, re-linking it in the individual pages works always
  6. I place a file with several artboards and switch between them where needed. Like an asset kit. I save the file, open it again and to select another artboard I have to replace the file again to get the artboard selection. Publisher now forgets that Designer files can have artboards. This bug got introduced in version 1.10.1
  7. Still needs to be fixed though. Not all font licenses allow embedding of the entire font software. That's one reason we have subsetting. It just has to be done correctly.
  8. The Metal stuff is funny. Everything works in Publisher but if I open the exact same files in Photo, it's a complete mess. Both have the same Metal settings.
  9. Here you go: CPU: 3,7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 GPU: 2x AMD FirePro D500 3 GB OS: 10.14.6
  10. I copy and paste the objects via copy and paste. Every time I paste an item that has been in a Constraints Group and group it again in another document, that becomes a Constraints Group as well. It effectively poisons the group.
  11. Hi Chris, I made you a simple file in Designer, opened it in Photo and already saw the first issues from the Layer Effects, then added a Live Filter and broke the rest. To test it in Photo you can just turn off the Live Filter in the First Artboard. That'll show the FX issue by itself. FYI. I'm working in Publisher's Photo Persona now. As annoying as it is to set up everything there again, at least I can work. bug test.afdesign
  12. I should add: This affects Layer Effects as well. Especially Gaussian Blur.
  13. One of the changes with 1.10.0 is that I can't use any of my old Photo files anymore. BTW this gets even worse when you bring files with multiple artboards that have live filters in. This is specific to Photo. The documents work in Designer. Workaround: I've created a document with all of the filters in their default state and bring that into Designer to copy and paste from so I can work.
  14. Your document being in RGB actually solved the issue. The bug only presents itself in CMYK mode. There the colour either stays or jumps to white fill.
  15. I mean white as in white. Opaque. When place the text, it fills the new copy with white. To keep the text intact I have to either place the object last in the layer stack or multiply it over. The previous behaviour was to remove the fill. The new behaviour is to set the fill to white.
  16. That's it. That's the bug. Take any curve and put text on it. Boom, curve is now filled white with no way to fix it manually. Only way to address it is by converting to curves and fix it then.
  17. I thought about sending you the whole project folder with all data files and assets. This document seems to highlight al lot of shortcomings and bugs. I have to fight through the stuff first though since I have to get it out by tomorrow.
  18. Case: Upon completing a layout with data merge elements in it, the generated document only has up to two sections surviving. Both have the same name. When you don't have a restart in numbering to account for title pages, there's only one segment surviving. Repeatability: Always.
  19. If you could explain your complications, maybe I could help. I've done it in TeX with either Python or Go and was quite surprised it didn't work in Affinity. Especially as I'm not a programmer by trade and managed to get it done anyway. If it helps, these are the options I use for mismatched array lengths: As is (98% of the time): Let all arrays run their course, what goes into next pages, goes into next pages. What ends, ends. Example 1: I have nested arrays that just contain pre-sorted file links (like a gallery or chapter files) these are read to finish into their template position within the main template before it advances. Example 2: Sidebar content has more separate items than the main content area. If it overshoots I just place a limiter in or re-write the content. Lead: I'm reading the number of array items of the lead file and use that as the array lengths for all the others. It's a rare use case but it's useful if you have a scaffold layout and need to match hard-breaks. Start / End items are cascaded through. Also I'm targeting the outputs file-unique (using named aliases because I'm lazy) instead of reading all fields globally. It avoids a lot of headaches and keeps you from creating dead-end solutions.
  20. Nothing happens when I open the hyperlink panel, place the cursor into the URL field and double click the field carrying the URLs.
  21. Right now the TOC creation is very hands-on almost completely manual labour because Publisher gets in the way so much. It's atrocious to be kind about it. Also it doesn't create proper PDF TOCs but bookmarks, they show up where the consumer doesn't expect them (in bookmarks instead of the TOC area). This creates unnecessary support tickets. The document sections aren't honoured at all in the TOC creation. The TOC tool itself is quite barren in terms of usefulness. There is no way to define parent/child relations of headings at all. It's all just a jumbled up pile of text boxes that's loosely referenced by anchors that may or may not be placed in the right area. Sometimes the automation even gives me a bunch of page number entries that I have to manually take out again. This area of Publisher is seriously bad. It's the worst TOC creation tool I've used since TOCs were added to the PDF spec. It needs a lot of work before Publisher can be used for end user products.
  22. Probably just an oversight (as is the tiny click box for the trash bin) but it's not possible to clean up the mess that the app makes by itself when randomly generating anchors all over the document. It is vital to be able to manage document structure properly for documentation PDFs when the anchor automation is this bad. Right now the only way is to export all pages to separate documents, load them into a TeX setup and properly generate the navigational structure for the PDF in a way that makes sense for the end user of the PDF. Publisher can't do it on its own.
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