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  1. Thanks for the prompt and thorough reply.. I am not trying to use Artboards, that is just way it works, isn't it? They are automatically created as a file is dropped into Designer. So if I then shrink it and copy it to a second, it is on an Artboard because Designer is not intelligent enough to know it can't really do what I am about to do?? If it shouldn't do something, why does it do it, create a nasty looking error, yet NOT put up any flags whatsoever to tell the increasing exasperated user what they/it shouldn't have done? Not very good at error catching.. Your answer sent me straight back to the programme and I found out, quite by chance, that I could delete an Artboard and keep the objects ,, BUT each A4 picture (they actually came from .pdfs so that explains the way there were handled by Designer.. We learn summat everyday ... ) consisted of 2 Artboards side by side .. When I went to delete the 2nd Artboard but keep objects, all that was deleted were the objects from the first.. Your answer explained a lot, thanks very much .. but also revealed that Designer is probably becoming too complicated. Middle Aged bloat catching up maybe.. Thanks again. Richard PS A correctly labelled picture is worth a 1000 words, ain't it?? So Y can't we label 'em? If this platform displayed the captions of pictures it might have been (much) more obvious what I was doing ...
  2. I have two A4 pictures in .afdesigner format of Arabic numbers that I want to reduce down to A5 for printing as flash cards. I have opened both as either Designer or Pixel Persona (NOT at the same time of course) and also opened a third new blank in A4 portrait. The plan is to reduce the two A4s down to A5, copy and paste them into the A4 an then print as smaller flash cards. I came across three VERY aggravating issues.. 1) Copy/paste the first picture went OK. (N1.Shrunk.jpg, new.Page.PrePaste.N1.jpg, New.Page.PostPaste.N1.jpg) > Q1 .. Why has the A4 page Outline/Paste Board gone (invisible??) 2) Copy/paste the second picture went VERY NOT OK. (N2.Shrunk.jpg, (OK) Immediate.PostPaste.N2.jpg >Q2 ..Why is the A4 page Outline/Paste Board still gone (invisible??) Positioned.PostPaste.N2.A.jpg >Q3 ..Why is the A4 page Outline/Paste Board still gone (invisible??) and what is that white line off center from anything? Positioned.PostPaste.N2.B.jpg >Q4 ..Everything has apparently returned to normal... The Page outline has returned.. There are 2 Groups shown in the Layers SubMenu Positioned.PostPaste.N2.C.jpg >Q5 .. After a slight realignment , Everything is screwed up!! The Group has now DISAPPEARED.. Seemingly realigning it has Transformed/Cleared the Group , according to the UnDoMenu sequences.. I tried to simply nudge the position with the arrow keys, same thing.. So, What is going on here? Very big problem.. Very big annoying problem when working to a timetable.. Further more, in the middle of this when trying to Print just one of the images (from the Designer Persona, from the .afdesign file, Designer simply closed without any warning.. Did this a couple of times. This is new bad behavior. I have done this sort of thing number of times before and never with this result. Something has been broken. After ALL this, when I export the final A4 .afdesign file as a pdf, it displays .. Saved.As.PDF.A.jpg and PRINTS as separate pages ... Saved.As.PDF.B.jpg Also just realised that picture names are not displayed.. Is this not rather problematic, when trying to explain a sequential event/problem?
  3. This sort of behavior has been bugging me ever since I bought Designer. You advised .. "Click the "..." button at the top of the screen and choose the Divide command under Geometry: the circle and lines will all be chopped up at the places where they intersect." So I tried this. Drew a circle, several lines... now waht ..? I am not using an iPad so no "..." button. However, Right-click or Layer menu/Geometry submenu > Click on Divide > horizontal lines are cut out/disappear!! If I move the circle to the top and repeat, nothing happens! What is so aggravation about this is that this can be done in about 3 clicks with Xara, the programme I left to come over to Designer! Attached the file of what I have tried to do.. What's wrong? On another topic, has anybody else notice that Designer has become a bit unstable or slow in response? whatsWrong.afdesign
  4. Hello Thanks for comments. I was hoping for something like a mesh that would allow for shrinking/stretching using handles. Playing with individual nodes is very time consuming and not that easy to get symmetrical.
  5. Hello Stuck on what seems a simple issue. I would like to put an X into an inverted triangular outline, similar to a "superhero" type emblem. I can not squish the bottom of the X so it will fit within the inverted triangle. ie the base of the X is narrower than the apex.. I have tried to write the X using frame text and artistic text. Neither enables me to perform this transformation. How do I do this in AD please? I have tried to look around for an answer here but did not find anything.. Thanks in anticipation Richard
  6. Er... That is the type of answer that presupposes that everybody knows everything there is to know about 1) colour and 2) how various different software programmes handle it. I think most people want a white to display as a white and if the programme interface can display a reasonable facsimile of such, it is difficult to understand why the working space can not do likewise. In fact I did a check of a couple of things looking at colour profiles. I also reset my monitors to default soft setting and set the default colour profile. On another note, I think it would be good to check the time that people are actually posting as it may give a clue as to whether or not their screen colour temp has been changed automatically by their software! I just found out that my monitors are doing just that, so I turned the option OFF after resetting the monitors to factory default and all seems much better now!! Another thing that I discovered is that if the background is transparent, then whites show up as this yellowish tint. If the background is set as White , then whites in the images are ... much more white and other colours much more like the original .. amazing (no?)... even with ZERO transparency in the image. Now is that something to do with whether or not the programme is color manage? Thanks anyway for various explanations and I hope my discoveries will help others stumped (especially Night Time colour temp changes) I think the programme color management could be more intuitive and very much doubt everybody who uses it understand colour profiles and how they are handled between documents and screens much better than I. Maybe a couple of tutorials on this very topic would go down well? Best Richard PS Why did various images keep getting appended to bottom of first post?
  7. Hello James... Thank You for the reply. I specifically pointed out that on my monitor, white IS slightly off but in spite of that, the White of the Control backgrounds (in the Menu Bar) is pretty good (that is where I got the reading of #ECFFFF)... So even with its slightly imperfect colour settings, this monitor can display a very very close white. So why does the active drawing area of Affinity products have this glaring disparity as indicated by my colour cards? Incidentally, this does NOT happen in other graphics programmed (Paintshop and Xara Designer for instance.) This simple factual difference in performance would lead me to conclude this is certainly (much) more an Affinity problem. Regards Richard
  8. Trying to make/loft/print a poster, I have come across a very annoying problem, with both Designer and Photo. I have NOT check for this in Publisher yet. I wanted to add some white test boxes into the picture for further commentary and figures. White is not displayed correctly within the working space, even though the monitor has no difficulty doing so. This is the original picture I am working on. This is how it looks in Affinity Designer... As can be seen, the background of the original, which is #E6FCFF is rendered in Affinity Designer as #F8F9FB . This is the test colour card I made in Xara Designer, superimposed over the picture (as above) and below. The colour on the Right is #FFFFFF, The panel in the middle is from the first colour pick (using Xara Designer Colour Picker tool OFF the Affinity Designer Screen) The green and black are simply for contrast and clear marking Of note are a couple of things. 1) Whilst the colour settings on screen I am using are slightly off, they are not this far off. They are obviously quite capable of producing clear #FFFFFF, (almost - #ECFFFF!) as seen in the Test Card AND the various Tool Option Boxes on the menu bars of both Designer and Photo. 2) The aberrant colour rendering is not consistent.. Same thing happens in Affinity Photo. Finally, here are two other colour test cards to demonstrate this further... And how it appears in Designer. Simple Mk 1 Eyeball can see there is a mismatch! Clearly there is a problem with the colour rendering. Monitors are coming of the GTX 960. What is going on here and what is the solution? It is very very irksome. Thanks Richard PS.. Everytime I save this a whole bunch of unwanted or duplicate pictures get saved. Why is this?
  9. I followed aammppaa's advice ... "Try deleting the .appinfo files from C:\ProgramData\Affinity\Common\1.0\appinfo\Release" and it worked like a charm...!! aammppaa ... you the man !! Thanks.
  10. Hello Aammppaa Thanks for the advices.. Fortunately fixed it ... and hope this might help others too! Best Richard
  11. Well, if you followed the logic of my wry comment,. you will see it for what it is . ... Actually fixed the problem. The install of the new version had NOT deleted the old install so there were obviously conflicts. So, uninstalled for the nth time, saved Resource folder and deleted all else. Reinstalled and all OK. So if anybody has similar problem, that will be worth trying ..
  12. Still not working. Tried uninstalling now, downloading again and reinstalling. Nothing. Help. Please. Richard.
  13. I worded that poorly. Mea Culpa. I would not be here if the repair had worked. The repair said all was OK, just as the Installer had. It isn't.
  14. Hello Thanks for response 1) Yes, it said so. 2) Yes. 3) Win10 64 Bit latest build. (autoUpdates) 4) Have also done a Repair that appear to be successful..
  15. Hello Just installed Designer 1.7 (new release version) on machine with licensed previous version. Does not open. I have beta version ( installed in another folder on same directory, but hitherto no problems whatsoever. That opened fine. Any ideas? Richard
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