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  1. I like the new select menu. It's a huge improvement and will save me a bunch of time converting the colors in PDF files to real black rather than the RGB blacks output by MS word. That will work with other things too! I'm not sure about the contour tool that the stroke (or appearance) couldn't do before, other than the bake feature. The stroke width can accommodate by creating an outline and then sending it to the back. Another current option in 1.8.4 is outline in the FX panel. Both ways are recognized in our RIP. What advantage am I missing in the contour tool? Great job to all of you at Serif!
  2. With this build on the Mac, ever time I attempt to export to a PDF, the program crashes. Any ideas?
  3. Is it safe to install the latest beta? I always hear warnings of installing beta software on production machines.
  4. That is the issue as soon as you relink hte first one it starts the spinning beach ball. I do have an update. I let it sit for hours and it finally came through and finished. Even though it finished, it was wrong because it linked to the first page of the PDF document. That is a bug that must be fixed, and hopefully soon. I then went and updated each and every page with the correct page of the PDF. Something is not right when links take that long, considering that is the point of links to make the document more manageable.
  5. A PDF with mulitple pages that is placed into a Publisher document relinks wrong if the link was missing and then replaced. All pages that were NOT page 1 suddenly all link to page 1. In the attachment you see they are four pages of the same. Though that is not what was assigned - see here: This is consistently a problem. Not to mention the file is practically unusable because it is so slow. I'm running 1.8.4 on MacOS 10.15.6 (19G2531 How quick can I get a fix on this because this is serious and I thought I would use Publisher for a big book? thank you!
  6. What can I do? The file refuses to work. I do NOT want to start over. I have backups of the files but it will only open if the links are not connected. As soon as I try to relink the spinning beach ball never ends.
  7. @Lee I created this over a LAN but after it lagged so much on day 2 I decided to make it local. It made no difference.
  8. That is my experience too. I had no issues when building the book but when the customer came back several days later with changes, it's now unbearable.
  9. I found that if I rename the folder that I have the links it changes immediately and it works perfectly. This is an issue. The performance should not be tied to how well it has access to links in memory. But in that I found another problem if you relink it loads only the first page in all of the missing links rather than the appropriate pages.
  10. Any solutions? I am running into this being unusable with large links.
  11. hello, I have a large file that I made yesterday for printing. There is no text, only scanned PDF's. The file construction went beautifully--All 122 pages. Very little if any lag was present. The file itself is only 37MB but the links are 3.6GB Today, I attempt to make a minor change of one page of a PDF to another in the link and it just freezes or very long lags. I thought it was because I was running over a server, though, I was yesterday too. But when I tried local, the file would never even open even after 20 minutes of "Loading". My computer should be not be underpowered it's i9, 16" MBP with 64GB RAM and 2TB of space. It seems that Affinity is too connected to links, even when they are not embedded. Everything else seems to work fine. Is there anything I can do?
  12. I know this has been reported in the past but we still seem to have this issue and that is that PDF page sizes do not export to the correct size. They are off by up to 5/1000th of an inch. Here is an example: So in this example you have a ready to print PDF but on the left the page size is 5.503x2.130 while it's supposed to be what affinity shows and that is 5.5x2.125. This may not seem like a big problem but it really delays our Quite Imposing automation for printing. The file then has to be manually cropped in Acrobat. This happens with almost all files with multiple artboards. I have been told that I need to use for pixel alignment and that should correct it - I keep it on and I still get these results. Is there a way to resolve it on my end or is something that Serif must do? thanks!
  13. I agree about making it more noticeable. the contrast between the actions is not very distinct for my color blindness. That may explain some of the issues. With the tweak in 1.8.4 that MEB noted that makes sense because I was going on muscle memory and less on visual response.
  14. I can get it to work - but rarely. If I do it in Publisher, it is no problem, but in the latest iteration of Designer it is very difficult.
  15. Was there a change in how everything works in objects in the last update?
  16. I've always been able to drop things inside of other objects and now in 1.8.4 I can't seem to do it, or at least not consistently. When the picture, or other object, goes inside, it all shows white. See the video here: Screen Recording 2020-09-06 at 9.17.44 PM.mp4
  17. That window helped. It was not that but the new text was defaulting to subscript. Thanks for helping me find that!
  18. Hello, I have found a weird bug or anomaly that I cannot figure out what is wrong. You can have the same font at the same size and they will be completely differnt. Both of these are 11 point minion pro but the one on the right is about 60% smaller. Am I doing something wrong? thanks!
  19. I just want to say that the PDF export has been improved tremendously. I have not had anything fail - even very large files. I'm also getting more accurate files being exported! Thank you!
  20. How would you go about doing that other than just screen record, which would take up a lot of space?
  21. thank you very much. i didn't breakdown the file to see that. I actually didn't design this one and it was one of my designers who is learning.
  22. I have a file that I cannot get to export bleeds for anything. I use Affinity day in and day out with bleeds all the time. This one will not work for anything even when copying and pasting to a new file. Am I missing something super obvious? WCCH_Smith_Heine_Invite_6.20.afdesign test.pdf
  23. Hello Gabe, Was that reply to me or Dave? I uploaded the links last night. thanks!
  24. I'm uploading it right now without the links. Let me know if you want the links.
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