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  1. robinp

    inaccurate eye-dropper tool

    Exactly that. Strange isn’t it
  2. robinp

    inaccurate eye-dropper tool

    No, they are RGB. Try it yourself. It is really weird.
  3. robinp

    inaccurate eye-dropper tool

    I think you’ve not understood my post and instead assumed I don’t know what I’m doing. I am producing 100% opaque shapes that look the same as 50% opaque ones. Or that is the aim. What I have found is that putting a white shape under the 50% opaque shapes makes them look right even though the artboard is also white. Having read up on this, there is potentially something weird about the artboard being colour managed and the rest of the artwork not. This suggest that we need the artboard to not be white. Perhaps like the grey checkerboard in Photoshop. Otherwise this is extremely confusing for even quite experienced users of image editors.
  4. I have found the eye dropper tool is not producing accurate results. The way I've experienced it is the following: Draw shape and select colour Set shape to 50% opacity Use eye-dropper to select the colour of the 50% opaque shape Draw new shape using the newly selected colour The colour of the new shape does not match the appearance of the original when I believe it should
  5. robinp

    Corrupted file

    Hi @Chris B It is uploading as I write. Robin
  6. robinp

    Corrupted file

    Thanks but it’s pretty clear to me this is not user error. This should simply not happen, full stop.
  7. robinp

    Corrupted file

    I was working on editing a JPG. I hadn't saved it yet as an .afphoto file. I had 3 adjustment layers: Exposure Levels HSL When turning the adjustment layers off and on again a few times the Photo beta beach balled for a bit and then came back but with a blank canvas and the adjustment layer details were showing garbled images. I then saved as an afphoto file and reopened in case that solved the problem. It did not. I can send the file over privately if you can provide a link. thanks
  8. Thanks, that sounds like a good work around.
  9. I don't think we should shy away from advanced features that some people might come a-cropper with. It's a similar discussion to the debate about linked vs embedded images. A team working on preparing a document would and should prefer linked. An individual throwing together a club newsletter in their spare time might prefer embedded because it requires less rigour. To take your point further, if I were bringing a load of pages from one document to another and it changed subtly because the text styles in the document the pages were brought into were slightly different, I would generally want them to update to reflect style of the working document. If the changes were so minor I didn't notice that would not be a problem. If they were major such that they were noticeable then I could fix it. I can't see how this is any different from copying and pasting text between different apps / files; sometimes the style goes wonky and you then sort it out.
  10. I’m sorry but I think you are over stating your knowledge. https://indesignsecrets.com/watch_listen/how-to-move-pages-from-one-document-to-another I have done it numerous times before but your certainty made me question it. Sorry to say it but you are simply wrong.
  11. I’ll check tomorrow but I’m pretty sure drag and drop is in InDesign. Maybe not a bug but it is pretty defective to have no way to incorporate numerous pages from one doc to another.
  12. robinp

    a few issues with .107

    I understand there are pros and cons. I suppose I found that often threads get ignored by staff and found a better level of engagement on more involved posts.
  13. robinp

    a few issues with .107

    Thanks, when I find a bit of time I'll split things out as you've requested. Is it generally better to do single issue posts? I kind of got the impression (likely incorrectly) that being bombarded with loads of individual threads would be more annoying so I've been keeping not of issues and then doing them in a single hit rather than firing them out as they occur. Sorry if this was the wrong approach.
  14. Hi, thanks, yes I appreciate that certain aspects of a layout may not make it across such as the example you give but I'm pretty sure the drag and drop approach works in InDesign. I also don't see why it would be any better copying and pasting than dragging and dropping / inserting whole pages and spreads? We rarely use text flowing beyond a spread. Our documents are so visual and based around a composition across a spread rather than the whole document that flowing text among many pages just causes more problems than it solves. I can totally see that would be different for someone laying out a novel or something. I guess it goes in as a feature request.
  15. Is it possible to copy pages from one Publisher file to another? I wanted to drag and drop the pages from the pages panel to a tab of another open file but that doesn't seem to work. Neither does selecting them and copying and pasting. Any ideas? Is it just impossible at the moment?
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