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  1. Hi Lagarto, Thank you so much for all your replies and help. I will definitely purchase Affinity Publisher for the next one. I will see to find a sample image and upload. You all at Affinity, have a great day
  2. Hi Callum and Lagarto, Thank you for the reply. The publication is for a school year book. The cover and centrefold will be printed in CMYK on coated paper. All the other pages will be printed in black only on coated paper. I have not purchased Affinity Publisher yet, so i'm setting up all pages in Affinity Designer. Legarto, if you say it is "just ok to use the Grey/8 Greyscale D50 profile..." are you saying importing the Greyscale D50 images into Affinity Designer (also Greyscale D50 profile) is not the best "practice"? If you possibly have any advice for greyscale image conversion workflow for images with groups of students. I'm struggling to lighten and get good contrast for these group images (the ones where students have all white shirts). The images seem very flat after the conversion. I use a Black and White Adjustment layer before flattening and converting to Greyscale D50. Thank you.
  3. Hi all, I have a question regarding greyscale document setup in Affinity Designer and image greyscale format in Affinity Photo. My normal workflow is to create a Grey/8 Greyscale D50 document in Affinity Designer. I first edit my images in Affinity Photo and convert the images to Grey/8 Greyscale D50. I then import the images into Affinity Designer. My question is, what is the best workflow for accurate greyscale images? The other options are Generic Gray Gamma 2.2 Profile or Generic Gray Profile - what is the difference between the three options? Also what settings is recommended for pdf export for printing on press. *The setup is for a Year Book where most pages will be printed on a press with black ink only. Thank you.
  4. Thank you for the reply, I tested this now with a new document. I added a new Pantone colour. It still does not show the name/value of the Pantone colour when I hover over the swatch.
  5. Good day, Is there a way to see what the Pantone colour value of an object is? I'm working in a "Print (Press-Ready)" document. I applied a Pantone colour, and also added the colour to the swatches panel. If I hover over that swatch later, how do I confirm what Pantone colour that swatch represents? Thank you.
  6. Hi StevenS, Thank you for the reply. I know someone who might be able to buy the books for me in the UK. Is there book shops one can purchase the workbooks from?
  7. Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to get the Affinity Workbooks delivered in South Africa? Thank you.
  8. Hi Ryan, Thank you so much for this (and for everyone involved). It worked! I can export to pdf on Windows I think it is amazing that you guys followed up on this. Still enjoying the software so much
  9. Hi, Safe Files is turned off in Bitdefender on my pc. I do not get a notifications when trying to export to pdf.
  10. Hi Ryan, Thank you for this. See the text file attached. pdflib.log
  11. Hi Toltech, Thank you for the reply. Just need to make sure the Black & White is the best method, specifically for people. I used to do this in PS: 1. Levels - as desired 2. Ctrl + J (for layer) 3. Shift + Ctrl + U (for desaturate) 4. Shift + Ctrl + F (for fade desaturate) (blending mode to color) 7. Flatten 8. Greyscale Is it best to do colour correction before starting with the Black & White method? Thank you.
  12. Hi All, Anyone knows what is a good method to convert color images to greyscale non-destructively? Except the Black & White feature. I'm working on a school yearbook, most of the images is groups of children, class group images and sport group images. Thank you.
  13. Hi Scheep, after I had this problem, I tried the 1.6 beta. Which (as I said) is much better. Now this morning (after a Windows update) it seems that my AD 1.5 is working fine again and not slow. I'm also using Windows 10. No idea what the change with Windows 10 was, but working much better now
  14. When will it be an official release? (1.6)
  15. I managed the download the latest beta, it is much better!
  16. I'm also having performance issues in Affinity Designer at the moment. Where can we download the latest beta?
  17. I hope so too :) At the moment i have to do all my pdfs at home on my Mac with Affinity.
  18. Hi Chris, Thank you for letting me know. Sounds like this did not resolve his issue so far?
  19. Hi SrPx, I apologize for the late reply. Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to run Affinity Designer like this on my PC at work. I do not have the time for the reinstallation. Next time with the reinstallation, I will remember about the restore points. Luckily I have a Mac at home with Affinity Designer I can use to convert my work to pdf. Thank you for the advice.
  20. Just to mention, my post on 1 December 2016, was referring to my pc at home.
  21. Hi Cyruskorn, How did you resolve it, I'm still having this issue.
  22. Hi All, Just did a fresh install of Windows. I used to have Windows 7, but upgraded now to Windows 10. After the Windows 10 installation and updates, I installed AD first. The pdf export work perfectly. After that I installed Bitdefender Internet Security. Still worked fine. After that I installed the following: Teamviewer, Xerox Command Work Station, Office 365 and Foxit PDF Reader. Now I have the same problem again. I specifically installed Foxit PDF Reader instead of of Adobe Acrobat Reader, because I felt Adobe might be the problem. Now I'm not sure.Please if anyone can assist.
  23. Thank you for everyone's input. I uninstalled bitdefender on my windows 10 pc. I uninstalled AD as well. Restarted, installed AD again. I'm still getting that same error. Looks like it is not Bitdefender. I will troubleshoot on other processes some more. If someone can post ideal document setup and pdf export settings.
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