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  1. I'm really struggling to find where some of these are at. Before I could use the "help" menu and type in what I was looking for. That seems to be gone in V2. The help center won't show me were "Edit Frame Content" button is to remove the shortcut. I have been using Indesign for so long that I would like to keep those shortcuts the same - or change them at my pace. Shift+command+C should be center in that world. Is there an online keyboard shortcut file that would make it similar or could it be included for those who are transitioning?

  2. I'm having several issues with PDF export. When I export (PDF-X4 or 1.8) with a white glow around masked images they glow turns "hard". See here:


    If I export rasterized so I get the glow I get cut off warped text (PDF-X or 1.8). See here: 2070717312_ScreenShot2023-03-03at8_29_50AM.jpg.dfdfe204cafddac32d65c470d4b52826.jpg

    what it should be:


    If I tell the text to convert to curves then it exports to raster just fine. 

    Thanks for working hard on these issues!


  3. You are probably right, but I'm not sure by what you mean "Automatically applied". Is there a way to manually make it apply from a master to a slave?

    What i did was created the master banner page then made the text I wanted. I then went to Design persona and made a warp mesh on the master page.

    If I copy and paste it back on then it will show.

  4. On 11/13/2022 at 10:58 PM, Ron P. said:

    You ever hear of Macromedia? I remember when Adobe bought out Macromedia. They then started doing away with as much of those products created by Macromedia. I think Macromedia Flash was about the first they trashed.

    Actually, it was Aldus Freehand - at least when I used it. Loved it. When AD came out it reminded me more of Freehand than IL and that's what got me started again.

  5. 4 hours ago, MrDoodlezz said:

    you mention that no competitor offers backwards compatibility – which is just plain wrong.

    Sorry. I was referring to Indesign and Illustrator. I rarely use PS but I assume that because Affinity can read and write to PS files that you are correct on that. Indesign is always wanting to save the files in a new format whenever I open them.

  6. 15 hours ago, Designer1234 said:

    I don't understand who use AD and consider it as a competitor for AI :D

    I agree. AD has slices that AI doesn't have and that is a game changer for making newspaper ads.

    11 hours ago, Aongus Collins said:

    Yes, Freehand is sadly missed.

    agreed. in the prepress side, I much preferred FH over IL when files came in. FH had the multiple size pages (artboards) long before anything else did and it was intuitive. You would have entire business packages in one file - Letterhead, business cards, envelopes. AD is much closer and that is what attracted to me it 5 years ago to start trying Affinity.

  7. I fail to see how any of these issues are Serif's problems. 

    1. The computer could be upgraded - problem solved. Any computer in the last five years will run it fine. I have a 12 year old iMac that won't run it. I wish it would, but the time has come to upgrade that worker's computer.

    2. See 1

    3. You don't need a $5,000 laptop to run the affinity line. Not sure where that number came from. However, I do take a $5000 laptop with me even when camping or hiking, and I have to do some business, so easily possible.

    Backwards compatibility might be something you want, but it's not beneficial to Serif, nor do competitors allow the previous version to open the newest unless you export as a really old format which strips stuff out all the time.

  8. I have the exact same thing happening. When the slices export location dialog box comes up, I get the spinning beach ball. I have deleted Finder preferences, started in safe mode, etc. 

    I have Dropbox but not saving to Dropbox folder. I would say this happens 50%+ of the time.


    Late 16" 2019 MPB

    Intel I9 - 64GB RAM - 2TB SSD

    This started, along with many other OS issues after "upgrading" to Monterey. Never had any issues under Catalina but I was told for security reasons I needed to upgrade. I should not have listened. it's best to stay with the OS it came with and was designed for, I think.


  9. On 7/25/2022 at 12:55 PM, Michael S Harvey said:

    As I remember, Serif Pageplus was sold as a "professional" desktop publishing solution that was also suitable for the amateur. I always took that to mean it produced output of professional level quality, which for the most part it did, despite a lot of commercial printers not taking it seriously.

    it was marketed as professional, but we never took it seriously because it never could output correct PDF's. They were always RGB even if the colors were correct in the file. Pageplus could export separations but we do not want the programs exporting them. Printers need to control how the files are exported and separated for their equipment and imposition purposes.

    Affinity programs can export correctly with spot colors and pantone colors in the exported PDF files.

    I always wanted PagePlus to export right, but it couldn't. I still use it for things such as calendars and other items because I don't know of any thing else that can do that. I then export the files as PDF, correct the colors, and then import them into Affinity or Adobe (pretty much have left Indesign). If I could find another generic calendar maker, I would drop Parallels and Pageplus, but for now I haven't found anything that competes with this old program.

  10. I was a PagePlus user back from 1993. I find the the new apps very refreshing. not much changed throughout the years with Serif other than small upgrades here and there for Windows OS. It's nice to see Serif saw the future and took it. It was not with Pageplus. i had moved to the Mac and the only way was to use Parallels. Now I can use it on anything and it's tremendously more powerful. I would sacrifice all templates - I don't need them. I want tools to get the job done and Affinity has put Serif on the right path. 

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