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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from GarryP in Super basic question, but I really need to learn it   
    There is also a very good Quick Start Affinity Designer tutorial on YouTube :
    Affinity Designer Quick Start
    It is two hours and a half but the explanations and examples are very much to the point, clear and very good structured. For a newbie and even experienced users, a treasure of information.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Wosven in New Serif website design failure   
    Hi Wosven,
    Thank you very much for your explanation and the link to the Affinity website. Please, accept my apology for this very late reply but I could not find my own posting so I thought a moderator removed it because it was not really involved with the Affinity products. I found it by accident when I checked my profile.
    Your link does the trick and leads me directly to where I want to go.
    Thank you again, your help is much appreciated.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf reacted to Zorro1 in HELP from a PRO User Please.......[Now with Picture]   
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.  That was indeed the solution and now all is fixed.  Thanks so much for your assistance, I really appreciate it.
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Fixx in Epub   
    A dedicated epub/kindle creation tool like Jutoh, will always do a better job. The whole structure of such tools is based around epub/kindle creation. Adding book sections/pages is very much different than Publisher like tools. It is possible to drag maps, pages just to another position. Store research items, ideas and other information into the "Scraps" map and it will not be visible in the final book.
    Also, Jutoh delivers much cleaner epub code than Publisher/Indesign/PagePlus will ever do. There is so much more control over the finished ebook in Jutoh, the others can never deliver.
    Is Jutoh perfect? No, it isn't, but it is the best tool for creating epub/kindle ebooks.
    Chris
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from haakoo in praise for publisher   
    I completely agree with 2mi about Publisher. Very nice job done for the Affinity team. A colleague of mine told me that in her opinion, Designer and Photo are for professionals, Publisher is for hobbyists. She cannot be more wrong. The integration with Designer and Photo makes the whole suite very powerfull. With Publisher, we have a complete graphic studio at our fingertips to create our documents and artworks.
    Do I have other wishes? Yes, I do have. But for the moment, I am still too busy to learn the ins and outs of Publisher. If I can make some suggestions myself these are  the ones :
    Graphics, illustrations, photo's, icons which are flowing with the text. However, pinning them works fine for me.
    A knife tool in Publisher, Designer and Photo.
    Mailmerge based on a database (SQLite or XML)
    Saving directly to the cloud (Google Drive, OneDrive,...)
    I am glad I am an Affinity user from the first second. No other application let me do what Affinity let me do. It is a pleasure to use and I do not look back to the Plus range. I am sure in the years to come, we will see a lot of innovations and improvements in the Affinity range.
    Nice work Affinity Team! A job very well done.
    Chris
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from haakoo in praise for publisher   
    I completely agree with 2mi about Publisher. Very nice job done for the Affinity team. A colleague of mine told me that in her opinion, Designer and Photo are for professionals, Publisher is for hobbyists. She cannot be more wrong. The integration with Designer and Photo makes the whole suite very powerfull. With Publisher, we have a complete graphic studio at our fingertips to create our documents and artworks.
    Do I have other wishes? Yes, I do have. But for the moment, I am still too busy to learn the ins and outs of Publisher. If I can make some suggestions myself these are  the ones :
    Graphics, illustrations, photo's, icons which are flowing with the text. However, pinning them works fine for me.
    A knife tool in Publisher, Designer and Photo.
    Mailmerge based on a database (SQLite or XML)
    Saving directly to the cloud (Google Drive, OneDrive,...)
    I am glad I am an Affinity user from the first second. No other application let me do what Affinity let me do. It is a pleasure to use and I do not look back to the Plus range. I am sure in the years to come, we will see a lot of innovations and improvements in the Affinity range.
    Nice work Affinity Team! A job very well done.
    Chris
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    Bad_Wolf reacted to 2mi in praise for publisher   
    I just wanted to pass on my praise and thanx for creating Publisher (completing the trio - layout, vector & pixel) that most designers use each day). I can't imagine the amount of work that goes into creating a piece of software from scratch. But i appreciate it.
    And my 2 cents worth about making it being able to open InDesign files: I don't see the necessity that some people feel it is. InDesign couldn't open Quark files. You needed to buy a third-party plugin. Quark can't open InDesign files (last i checked). The design studio i worked for made the switch from Quark to InDesign some years ago and the transition was awkward at first for large jobs created in Quark that we then needed to edit/update in InDesign. But we simply started creating new files in InDesign from scratch sometimes, despite having the Quark file. So, i think if you're changing software, it's to be expected there's a bit of extra work to be done at first, but in end it's worth it...especially in this case, if it gets up Adobe's nose.
    My only request for Publisher in a future release is if you could have more than 2 pages facing each other. I create a brochure which is 3 x side-by-side A4 pages, double-sided, as a roll/C fold. I output one PDF as spreads to go to the printer and one PDF as single A4 pages for online use. It's nice to be able to have a single Publisher file that will do both.
    Once again, thank you for creating Publisher, Designer and Photo.
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from walt.farrell in Text continues outside text frame   
    Thank you Walt, your guess was correct. In my base style (this is the style I base all other styles on) inside the "Position & Transform" section, I selected "No break". That was responsible for the continued text outside the text frame. From the moment that was deselected, the text ran fine.
    I appreciate your support very much. Have a nice day.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Fixx in Epub   
    A dedicated epub/kindle creation tool like Jutoh, will always do a better job. The whole structure of such tools is based around epub/kindle creation. Adding book sections/pages is very much different than Publisher like tools. It is possible to drag maps, pages just to another position. Store research items, ideas and other information into the "Scraps" map and it will not be visible in the final book.
    Also, Jutoh delivers much cleaner epub code than Publisher/Indesign/PagePlus will ever do. There is so much more control over the finished ebook in Jutoh, the others can never deliver.
    Is Jutoh perfect? No, it isn't, but it is the best tool for creating epub/kindle ebooks.
    Chris
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Fixx in Epub for editorial   
    Hi Israel,
    On this moment, it is not possible directly to create epub digital books with Publisher. Maybe in the future, it will be possible but not now. I do not know if it is possible for you but when you can create your original files in .docx format and import them in Publisher, you can from the same source create an ebook.
    Use Heading 1, heading2, heading 3 and in your ebook creation software import them with "Heading 1" as page or section separator. Where you want another page, you can also choose for a specific character combination like "######". In your ebook program you set then "######" as your page separator. I am using Jutoh as my ebook creation software and Atlantis Wordprocessor / WPS office as wordprocessor/ Office replacement.
    To be honest, I do not see how a desktop publishing program as Publisher/InDesign can deliver good epub or other format digital ebooks. Publisher is created mostly for printed documents with a fixed layout. Applications like Jutoh are designed for reflowable ebooks. I think it is best to use the right tools for the job.
    The legacy PagePlus could create also epubs, but I never used that option because there is much better and more precise control over your ebook in applications like Jutoh. If you ask me to create a physical book, I will use Publisher because it does a much better job as Jutoh or any other ebook creation application.
    But I admit, if it would be possible, it will be nice to do it all in Publisher. However, don't count on it.
    Chris
     
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher (1.7) Launch Announcement   
    Thank you, Affinity team, for your hard work to bring us, Publisher. I tried Publisher when it was in beta and liked it on first sight. Bought already two licences, one for myself and the other to be used here in Gaborone Botswana. Publisher completes Designer and Photo for me and believes me; I will use it daily.
    After years of doubting, I decided a few weeks ago to start my own multimedia company here in Botswana. Affinity made this possible for me because I can work in the way I prefer.
    The keynote was great despite the fact that here in this African household, it was hard to follow with all the noise, interruptions and slow internet. Luckily I can watch it tomorrow again.
    Thank you again, Affinity team, for creating excellent graphics applications. Your efforts are truly appreciated.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher (1.7) Launch Announcement   
    Thank you, Affinity team, for your hard work to bring us, Publisher. I tried Publisher when it was in beta and liked it on first sight. Bought already two licences, one for myself and the other to be used here in Gaborone Botswana. Publisher completes Designer and Photo for me and believes me; I will use it daily.
    After years of doubting, I decided a few weeks ago to start my own multimedia company here in Botswana. Affinity made this possible for me because I can work in the way I prefer.
    The keynote was great despite the fact that here in this African household, it was hard to follow with all the noise, interruptions and slow internet. Luckily I can watch it tomorrow again.
    Thank you again, Affinity team, for creating excellent graphics applications. Your efforts are truly appreciated.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from GaryRS in Screen Recording   
    I am using Screencast-o-Matic (the paid version) which was recommended by an Udemy instructor. I also use Blueberry FlashBack (advanced Screen recording and editing) and FastStone Screencapture (mainly taking still screencaptures but can also record screens). FlashBack and Faststone Screencapture however are not free. However the Faststone solution cost around 19 Euro for an unlimted version. I like all 3 products which are complementing each other.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Aammppaa in How to use .TVL templates with Affinity Designer?   
    Hello everyone,
    Thank you all who replied and helped me out. I appreciate your input and you solved my problem.
    Because "TVL" was the last word, I expected it to be the extension. So I looked in the wrong way. Like Walt assumed, the extensions showing was off. A month ago I reformatted and installed Windows 7 again and did not select the option to show the extensions.
    I already successfully opened a template so everything is working fine.
    The Affinity community full of friendly and helpful people and I like to be around here very much.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from jmwellborn in Sad comment on level of discussion here   
    I find this a friendly and beneficial community. I am using Serif products since 2009 now, and they never failed me. Affinity let me do more with my limited talents than what would be possible with the Adobe products. When there is a problem, it is always solved in each other's best interest.
    If we agree or disagree with somebody else, a feature request is not the question. In case somebody requests a feature that is of no immediate need for me, and the application looks well thought out, I will support it. If there is no need for me, or I disagree, I simply keep quiet. Let's be considerate to each other and just let Serif decide which requests can be fulfilled or not.
    I do appreciate the hard work of the Serif team. Affinity Publisher took a lot of my patience, but I knew from the beginning it was worthwhile the wait. Keep up the good work Serif-Team, at least I am completely relying on your toolset.
    Chris
    A very satisfied user of the Affinity range.
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from jmwellborn in Sad comment on level of discussion here   
    I find this a friendly and beneficial community. I am using Serif products since 2009 now, and they never failed me. Affinity let me do more with my limited talents than what would be possible with the Adobe products. When there is a problem, it is always solved in each other's best interest.
    If we agree or disagree with somebody else, a feature request is not the question. In case somebody requests a feature that is of no immediate need for me, and the application looks well thought out, I will support it. If there is no need for me, or I disagree, I simply keep quiet. Let's be considerate to each other and just let Serif decide which requests can be fulfilled or not.
    I do appreciate the hard work of the Serif team. Affinity Publisher took a lot of my patience, but I knew from the beginning it was worthwhile the wait. Keep up the good work Serif-Team, at least I am completely relying on your toolset.
    Chris
    A very satisfied user of the Affinity range.
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from firstdefence in How to avoid high printing costs?   
    Hello everyone,
    Thank you all for your interesting and useful advice. I created several prototype logos for this client. They now want a logo with a blue waterdrop, yellow text, and a greyish background. When I count 3 spot colors. I do not use a printer myself, it is the client who chooses his/her printer. I just create that is all.
    I will use the advice here for future projects.
    Thanks again for your time spent on my request,.
    Chris
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from SrPx in Scripting   
    I also will prefer Python and secondly JavaScript.
    Overall, adding scripting whatever the language will be a very nice addition.
    Thank you Serif team for your hard work on our favourite applications.
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from PaulEC in Data merge   
    I bought the Affinity range Designer and Photo from the moment they became available. To be honest it was a difficult switch because those Plus range products could do so much more than the Affinity range. From the moment I switched to Affinity, I forgot about the Plus range and never returned back to them.
    I found out that creativity will get us much further than even the most versatile application will do. Look to the astonishing artwork created with the Affinity range, masterpieces in their own right.  
    I want to add +1 support for the mail merge feature. I agree, this feature is essential for Publisher to compete with the others. Nevertheless, I will buy Publisher without this feature.
    Chris
     
     
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Alfred in Clipping vs Masking (difference)   
    Hi all,
    Thank you all very much for your replies and your help which is truly appreciated.
    I just found the thread :
     
    I was indeed mixing up threads.
    Wish you all a very nice day and all the best.
    Chris
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from Alfred in Clipping vs Masking (difference)   
    Hi all,
    Thank you all very much for your replies and your help which is truly appreciated.
    I just found the thread :
     
    I was indeed mixing up threads.
    Wish you all a very nice day and all the best.
    Chris
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    Bad_Wolf reacted to dutchshader in Red boundaries visible in design not exported art   
    I think they are snapping candidates, turn off "show snapping candidates" in the snapping settings
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    Bad_Wolf reacted to walt.farrell in Red boundaries visible in design not exported art   
    Are they there all the time when you're looking at your design? And regardless of the tool you have selected?
    Can you provide a screenshot?
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    Bad_Wolf reacted to Nicolas1801 in I'm ready to exit illustrator if   
    I'm ready to exit illustrator if you propose:
    +++ the shape designer without going through the pathfinder
    +++ the curvature tool (to avoid adjusting the tangents)
    Freeform Gradients
    Invert mask layer

    I'm crossing my fingers for you to put this in place in the next update because I really like your software.  
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    Bad_Wolf got a reaction from walt.farrell in How to edit styles in Designer?   
    Hello everybody,
    Thank you all very much for your advice which is very helpfull and let me think in a different way.
    I made my own style category "Bad_Wolf" and wanted to move some styles I created in the "Default" category. It is not possible to drag and drop them directly, nor is there a menu command which do this. So I took an empty document and placed an object (rectangle, oval, ...) onto the drawing area and gave it the style I wanted to move. Then I switched to the "Bad_Wolf" category and selected "Add style from selection". Now I just have to rename this style and bingo.
    @Petar PetrenkoYour suggestion works only for text styles. When using object Styles,  that is not possible.  Thank you anyway for the suggestion.
    @Petar Petrenko
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