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Jens Krebs

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  1. 1bit images are pure black and white images with only one colour (black) -- no greyscale, no shades, no gradients, no RGB, no CMYK, just plain black and white.
  2. Not being a native speaker, I didn't find the features in InDesign when I first started using it, because I expected "Rules" to include settings on how to handle a paragraph (keep lines together, start in new frame and such) and was not sure at all what they meant with "Shading" (I expected some shadow related features). In Affinity, I found the decorations easily and therefore prefer this term. It could be a bit more toned down (Markups? Accolades? Markers? Accentuations?), but generelly I prefer it to Rules and Shading. To answer your question, Bilbo Bowman, the background colouring you are looking for is activated by clicking the fifth (last) button in the decorations panel (the first four buttons are for rules / lines on the four sides of the paragraph, the last button makes a ,fill colour' selector pop up further down in the dialogue).
  3. I'm on the fence aboutntwo panels -- that's how InDesign does it and it annoys me massively to constantly switch between the two. Having two panels or a horizontal divider would take away some of the flexibility (I really enjoy "stacking" my diffrent styles in groups).
  4. Yes, yes, yes! Maybe just diffrent colours? I have just starting real life work with Publisher and already lost count on how often I accidentally applied (no paragraph style) instead of (no character style).
  5. I prefer one-off payments -- simply because when a subscription ends, I cannot use the software at all and cannot open or edit my own files, without subscribing again. Corel had a decent solution anwhilenago, where subscribers got to keep the most recent version perpetually (but no upgrades and support any more), when thensubscription had lasted at leastntwo years -- I'd be fine with that. As things are, I'm happy to pay every couple of years for a new version (because - contrary to Adobe - I trust Serif putting some nice new features on each big upgrade). Currently Serif is making money by sellong their apps and, through the constant updates and their coverage, expanding their user base. Also, with rougly one new app per year, there's a certain cash flow that holds until version 2.0 where the cycle starts over. This is, by the way, how software was developed until a couple of years ago, with big paid upgrades every two or three years and free smaller updates inbetween -- forces developers to actiäually deliver good updates / upgrades and to manage money a bit diffrently, but it's a better model for everyone in my opinion.
  6. Hi, I have imported an HTML file and used "Find-Recplace" to assign paragraph styles to specific tags. Currently I am cleaning up the file and for some reason, Publsher simply shuts down every time I try to search for ">" and replace it with "nothing". I have narrowed it down to this one character, everything else finds and replaces like a charm. Is there a way i can send you guys the file (confidentially) so you can take a look at it? Edit: It seems to be rather the POSITION from which it's replaced, as I have tried to replace every ">" with a "#" and that worked, Publisher now crashes when I try removing the "#" ...
  7. I think eventually the DAM that Serif has announced for "some time in the future" will Studiolink all three applications. I prefer having the option to buy the software separately, also, Studiolink doesn't include ALL functionality from the applications but (at least for now?) pnly the main persona.
  8. Hi Phil, sorry, should have clarified that ... I was talking about opening the PDF with the Preview App on macOS. The other thing ... don't worry to much about Acrobat, as said, zoom in and it should display fine. Acrobat isn't perfect and versions vary. :o)
  9. If I were to buy a tablet, I'd get an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil.
  10. The "bold" look is an Acrobat display problem -- if you zoom in, it should look fine. I usually double-check in Preview. Easiest way to check is, to directly open the PDF in Publisher or Designer -- if the text is selectable, it's vector. If it's an image, it has been rasterised. You didn't need to slice and split the pages -- when you set the Publisher file to "facing pages", you can place double pages on the spreads and then simply select "export pages" in the PDF export settings.
  11. When you do this, you tell Publisher that you want to keep the paragraph before the headline AND one line (meaning: the headline) together as well ... doesn't work.
  12. I would create an empty document with a sufficient amount of 2-page-spreads and then place the PDF pages one-by-one on the spreads (one PDF page would cover two pages in the new document, covering the spine).
  13. Hi Harry, it would be a fine feature indeed. However, I have never used or needed it in my layout software. Gutters were / are always applied during the imposition process by the printers — gutters depend on the thickness of paper and the accuracy of printing press and binding/cutting machines used, so, in my opinion, the people using the machines should apply them and somfar always have done so. It would be interesting, to display facing pages with a space between them and being able to create/see a bleed for the inner part of the binding (might be tough to pull off though, I don't know any dtp software that can do this and honestly never actually needed it — for me it would be a theoretically real cool thing to show off with, but wouldn't have any real life application).