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    E9B6 got a reaction from Marcos Silva in Affinity Publisher - mailmerge   
    I have Page Plus X9 (both 32 and 64 bit editions), having been a user of PP since version 1
    The 64bit version cannot use Excel spreadsheets for its data source, whilst the 32 bit can.
    I use the spreadsheet to be able to visually place table plans which are then merged to provide menu/place setting cards. I cannot do that with the sdb serif databases.
    So Serif, please ensure that the Affinity Publisher 64 bit can use Excel spreadsheets.
    Thank you
    C R Goss
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    E9B6 got a reaction from Calibinder in Data merge   
    I use PagePlus X9 for place settings for banquets, using datamerge. Absolutely essential for me.
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    E9B6 got a reaction from m.wieckowska in Affinity designer price   
    Dear Patrick
    There is a fundamental situation here.
    You should NOT be paying the VAT to the government on non-UK orders.
    You should charge it at ZERO VAT and I pay the net amount. Simple. I have copied the VAT rules to your sales dept.
    The 20% discount is a red herring. I am still paying you the same amount as you are getting on UK orders except on those you are paying £5 to HMRC.
    Therefore you should only charge me £24.99 and you receive all of it, instead of charging £29.99 and paying £5 in tax - net result £24.99.
    I am not in the UK and do not pay tax to the UK.
    Kindest regards
    C R Goss
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    E9B6 got a reaction from ifad2016bd in Affinity designer price   
    I have been a user of pageplus since version 1 and also use draw plus, photoplus, impactplus, movieplus - yes I am a Serif fan.
    I have been offered Designer at £29.99 which includes VAT.
    I live in Jersey - not in the UK or Europe so no VAT.
    But attempts to get it at the correct price of £24.99 are meeting with zero response.
    Come on Serif - you have always charged me net of VAT in the past - why the change
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    E9B6 reacted to E9B6 in Affinity designer price   
    HMRC Published VAT rules
    2.1 What is meant by VAT zero-rating?
    A zero-rated VAT supply is one which is subject to VAT but where the VAT is at 0%.
    2.2 Why does zero-rating apply to exports?
    VAT is a tax levied on goods and services consumed in the EC. When goods are exported they are ‘consumed’ outside the EC and to impose VAT on such goods would be contrary to the purpose of the tax. Therefore, the supply of exported goods is zero-rated provided certain conditions are met.
    2.4 What is meant by ‘an overseas person’?
    This means a person or company who is not resident in the UK or has no business establishment in the UK from which taxable supplies are made, or is an overseas authority.
    2.7 Which countries are part of the UK for VAT purposes?
    The UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the waters within twelve nautical miles of their coastlines. Although the Isle of Man has its own VAT authority, sales to the Isle of Man are treated as any other sale within the UK.
    The Channel Islands are part of the Customs territory of the EC, but are outside the EC, including the UK, for fiscal (VAT) purposes. Supplies of goods sent to the Channel Islands are regarded as exports for VAT purposes and may be zero-rated if the conditions set out in paragraph 3.3 or 3.4 are met. See paragraph 7.12 for information about evidence of export of goods to the Channel Islands.
    I don't think the rules can be any clearer - so why are Serif (and Apple Mac) flouting the UK Government rules?
    I am ready to buy right now at 24.99...........
    C R Goss
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    E9B6 reacted to Lee D in Printing A1 posters on A3 printers   
    Hi E9B6,
    My original post was for MacOS, Windows is a little different, it can still be done from Affinity but your Printer Driver Properties usually needs an option for poster printing within it's Layout options, and some printer's don't.
    Another option would be to export your design as PDF and open in Adobe Acrobat, as it's Print window is an option for Poster which you can enable.
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    E9B6 reacted to MikeW in Press ready pdf   
    There's nothing special about the pre-canned Press Ready profile in DP/PP. If you look at the settings in DP/PP they can be recreated in AD. Though it isn't as obvious as could be and some of the settings need. You'll need to press the More button to make the needed changes.
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    E9B6 reacted to E9B6 in Press ready pdf   
    Having made a design, I need to send it to the printers. Unlike Pageplus etc, there appears to be no press-ready option on the pdf export. Is it available and I haven't found it, or is it not available?
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