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  1. The delete key is adding a space instead of a backspace (delete action). Happens inside both the artistic text tool and frame text tool. I can not repeat the bug unfortunately. It just randomly occurred in my document. I was copying tables into my document. Maybe that triggered the issue. Thanks I have the full version (most up to date version 1.7.2) . Ok it is now 26/08/2019 and the bug has reappeared. This bug is really difficult to work with. Almost impossible to continue using the software. Here is a video of the bug in action. Please note I have the latest version. Also I have just noticed the arrow keys (ALL of the arrow keys) similarly add a space. So you cannot use the arrow keys to navigate. I hope this helps. Lastly I have also just noticed if you save your progress, quit the file and reopen, the bug disappears. So at least there is a simple walk around so that is great news. https://www.loom.com/share/0fbc1258124d41c099d671dbe2f8890d
  2. @Jon P Unfortunately I cannot recall a potential cause to this bug. I was working on multiple files at a time and switching between various apps. So I have no idea when it kicked in or what could have caused it. Thanks
  3. Hey @Callum. Do you have Dropbox link I can send the files to? Sorry I am not sure what tone is! Thanks
  4. Hi, I have noticed that publisher is exporting certain pages of a document highly pixelated - this occurs exporting to PDF. It has now happened in 3 separate documents. One doucment it was the images that were poor rez and the other documents it was the text that had poor rez. Mac and publisher running latest versions. Images below are two different documents. One pixelated and the other not. I am not aware of any changes I have made as they are duplicates of an original document. The last screenshot of google maps is the pixelated image inside a PDF. The image itself is high rez and should not be coming out this bad quality.
  5. Hi, I have noticed that affinity publisher crashes when I jump from table to table. For example I have one row selected in table A - with this selected I then decide to go to another table - table B. It instantly crashes. Mac and publisher are on the latest updates. See video attached for demo. Thanks https://www.loom.com/share/f55c2d38271348ea960fd7bc1d2d24c6
  6. It seems to be fixed. I can't replicate the bug at current. If I see it again I'll report here. Thanks.
  7. Is there a resolution to this problem? I have the full version (most up to date version 1.7.2) and this is obviously a bug that has not been fixed. The delete key is adding a space instead of a backspace (delete action). Happens in both the artistic text tool and frame text tool. I can not repeat the bug unfortunately. It just randomly occurred in my document. I was copy tables into my document. Maybe that triggered the issue. Since no modirators have responded to this post I am going to open a new bug post found here with a video - Thanks
  8. +++1 from me. The first time and second time I used publisher was to have tables crossing multiple pages. I am very much enjoying using publisher. Just launched my first ebook using it. Thanks Affinity keep up the great work
  9. Hi, Could I request a few simple table enhancements? 1) Drag and drop rows. If I have a row in position 4 it would be nice to be able to drag it to position 5. Currently I have to create a new row - copy row 4, paste row 4 into new row. Copy row 5 and paste into row 4 and then paste old row 4 into now empty row 5. 2) When I right click to delete a row it deletes the highlighted row, not the row I right-clicked on. For example if I was working on row 10 (it is actively selected) and then decide I don't want row 4 anymore. I right click on row 4 and delete. It deletes the actively selected row - so row 10, NOT row 4. This is very counter-intuiative. 3). When inserting a new row it would be nice to have the option to insert above/below in the popup menu. Currently it just adds a row above. If you are on the last row and you want to add a new row to the end - you can't because it always adds the row before the end row. It would make more sense to insert row below as default. Great product - thanks Affinity.
  10. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    Hi @MEB I appreciate everything you are saying and it is why I love affinity so much. My ONLY issue is export persona adding a gap. If we think about it I don't understand why this has to be so complicated. Can't export persona export slices at the native size instead of adding the gap? Does export persona have to export in solid pixels? This is the real problem. The debate of solid pixels, fractured pixels, and alignment is not the problem. But if this issue can't be fixed or is not in the pipeline then that is a great shame.
  11. Hey I want to flag this bug/issue again since it is still not being address or fixed and is creating a workflow in affinity that I can no longer continue to use. Please see video below of the example of how force pixel alignment does not work. It is becoming a serious headache, namly the export persona constantly exporting images with a 1px gap. I have since, through shear perservance learned the work flow to get around this problem. Forced pixel alignment should do what it says and the whole document works precisely on whole pixels regardless of scale, snapping or repositioning. Perhaps affinity should even add this as a clear option when creating a document in the first place. Add a tick box option next to the 'document units' dropdown menu and call it 'work with whole pixels'. Then have the additonal forced pixel button in the toolbar. My problem I face now is when a scale an object, let's say a simple piece of text. It does not scale to whole pixels. It introduces the fractured pixels, even though the whole documnent is working in forced pixel alignment. Due to this I have to constantly monitor and be aware of resizing everything to make sure it is working in full pixels. Is there a way when I scale an object, ie grabbing the blue handle points and increasing or decreasing its size, while maintaining full pixels? This would help massively on my end in solving how affinity works. Like others though this is really beginning to dent my ability to use Designer going forward. It is literally adding hours to my work flow. https://www.loom.com/share/d4d68bbd50ac4a68892ca40852a5cf72
  12. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    Hey @MEB thanks for the input and to be honest I am already aware of these corrections and work flows. The fact I have to go into all the artboards and double check they are whole pixel values AND all the other layers, just highlights (for me) this is broken. Second this is not a solid or good working solution. As the video clearly highlighted at the beginning of this thread. It does not matter the positioning of the artboard, meaning the artboard could be perfect. As soon as I add text - broken pixels are introduced. Export persona will then export gaps. That is a fact. So in that previous example those images I exported were fractured pixels and so I had to re-arrange them to solid - this had nothing to do with the artboard. When I am in the flow of designing I am copying, duplicating, resizing, repositioning - repeatidly. Having to constantly watch layers for fractured pixels is completely non-sensical. When I am done I want to be able to export slices. Since I am nearly always working with text to some level, ALL my slices will come out with extra white space. Even the snapping tool will align to fractured pixels introducing further fractured pixels to an otherwise solid pixel layer. Your answer, for me, just clearly shows this work flow is broken. It is like yeast. As soon as a fractured pixel is introduced it gets into everything. I don't want to have to monitor for fractured pixels, it is a ridiculous workflow. Forgive me if I am being tardy. I am just so frustrated and disappointed. I do NOT want to leave this product but I cannot keep checking layers and artboards for x-axis, y-axis, width and height values - making sure they are all solid pixels. Completely ridiculous.
  13. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    @MEB I just wanted to make another video today to indicate how much of a handicap this problem is. Maybe it will help with debugging. https://www.loom.com/share/ccb5d242e9754216a70c2b252976a286
  14. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    @MEB hey did you manage to check those files I sent you?
  15. Hey, Is anyone else experiencing really slow, buggy performance from affinity designer on mac (desktop). Since the update to 1.7 the app is either really struggling or is using so much of my machine's resources. This was never a problem before. I just up and went, didn't matter how many files I had open or their sizes. Now I can't even have two open. What ends up happening is the machine slows down to a point the app simply crashes or I have to restart my mac. Like I say this was never a problem before so I am very skeptical to blame my machine. For example this morning in the space of just 1 hour I have had to force quit the app 3 times. Every day I am having to force quit and/or restart my computer. With the 'forced pixel alignment' issue, this app is regretably becoming unusuable, which breaks my heart because I love these products.
  16. Ok it has been a week since this post and I believe this solution has indeed fixed the problem. Thank you all for your input.
  17. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    Hi @MEB ok so I have sent the file. I have also sent a more modern file with a workflow I use frequently with a better awareness of how Affinity works. Again the main issue is being able to work without worrying if a layer is in full pixels and then being able to upload the various assets/slices. I want to avoid the gap that export persona creates with slices. If it is a workflow issue then fantastic, hopefully you will be able to enlighten me. Please note I have already had a couple of these threads before with other moderators telling me what I should do. It does not work. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. The video in the beginning thread highlights the issue nicely. Cheers.
  18. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    @Ben I exported the document as a whole pdf document from the main menu. Not with export persona or multiple slices. If it is a workflow issue I’d love to know how to fix it. But from my understanding having tried to fix this issue over multiple threads it is to do with affinity exporting to whole pixels when my designs are perhaps not. As I showed in the video at the very beginning.
  19. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    @Ben this was a digital brochure, so print was not needed. Also this brochure was exported as a whole document as a pdf (did not use export persona). I do all my work on art boards. Regardless the issue remains. Doesn’t matter the export or way I work. The simple fact is if I export anything in affinity that is not whole pixels affinity will export to the nearest whole pixel. That for me is broken and introducing ‘stuff’ I don’t want. Most of my work is making designs for websites and various other things. So I want to be able to export my assets simply with export persona for the various sizes and file types. It’s really great for that.
  20. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    A clear example of this issue can be found here. https://abigaillower.com. Scroll down to about section and click on brochure button (it’s a large file so be patient). On this brochure you can see throughout, multiple thin white lines surrounding the different pages at varying degrees. Some on the side, some on top and other slides none at all. This is all because export persona is rounding up to the nearest solid pixel for every page/slide and therefore introducing a gap. I haven’t fixed it yet because I simply have not got the time to go into every layer and correct everything to solid pixels. There’s over 200 hundred layers.
  21. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    @Ben I agree with your last assessment. Export persona needs to export images without this gap. For me it really doesn’t matter if it’s full pixels, in fact I think it’s better to not have full pixels as you just pointed out. But when you make a black and white brochure and every single page has a thin white edge, it’s highly contrasting. So affinity should program the export persona to export precisely the layer or round up the layer to full pixels. Either way the current setup is clearly broken.
  22. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    Hey guys sorry for the delay in getting back to you all. @SrPx I only tried photoshop but limited amounts. I was not using it for the current workflow I am using affinity for. I am thinking I may have named this thread incorrectly. The real issue as @ashf pointed out is the 1px gap that export persona exports slices. If you export png with transparent backgrounds or none contrasting backgrounds you’re unlikely to see the problem. The issue is I can’t work in solid pixels. There is NO setting to do this. Forced pixel alignment and moving whole pixels is technically correct in their functionality. But it means every layer never works to whole pixels. As a result export persona always round up to nearest pixel. So there is always a gap between actually image and the slice dimensions the persona makes. So for me this means I can not work in solid pixels which really makes those other features somewhat pointless to have. I am wondering if there is a way to create whole pixel documents?
  23. davidlower8

    STILL BROKEN - Forced pixel alignment

    @SrPx thanks for the response buddy. Setting the decimal place to zero unfortunately achieves nothing. In essence all it is doing is hiding the decimal places so you can’t see them. But under the hood it is still introducing fractured pixels. So ultimately the pixel persona will still export slices with a 1px gap. This is the biggest grip for me because it is so freaking obvious when uploading these slices to client websites. Your other solution is a nice idea (thanks for that) but again it far more work than it should be. I don’t want to have to consciously be aware that my various layers are being contained in boxes. It completely defeats the simplisticty that affinity is suppose to be boasting. Until affinity decide to fix this I can’t see a walk around. As this has been a problem since launch (2014) and they have done nothing about it, does sadden me. I was / am a huge fan of affinity. But the work flow to export all my slices, symbols, images etc from my designs is simply making this a product I can’t use anymore. For messing around and chilling it’s fantastic. But for real client work uploading all your artwork with a white 1px gap is tragic. It even did it for a professional brochure I made (26 pages) with hundreds of layers. You can imagine my frustration when I had to refactor every single layer making sure both the physical size of the layer was solid pixels only, but also the position on the art board being solid pixels. If any one of those 4 measurements has a fractured pixel then it will upload the entire slice with a 1px gap. It is actually a really shocking error/bug and I can’t believe this hasn’t been given more light. thanks for the input
  24. @Chris B Ok so have openGraph on but metal off. I was having issues and metal was 'on' so should I assume to now keep it off? Or can I flip it with metal on and openGraph off?
  25. Thank you very much for those tips @Morten_Hjort and @Chris B. I will do that and see how it goes. Should I turn off openGraph. What does that do exactly and the other 3 settings there? Metal compute was on by default so I have turned it off since performance has been shoddy. It's great that this has boiled down to a simple setting. Thanks
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