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    Rick G reacted to walt.farrell in Remember link / embed preference   
    If you create your own Preset that's one of the settings that the Preset will remember, @Abernethy.
    Choose your base preset in the File > New dialog. Change the Image Placement Policy. Click the hamburger menu next to the Page Preset dropdown box. Choose Create Preset, and name your preset. The next time you create a document, change Type from Print to Presets. Publisher should fill in the last one you used, but if not you can choose it from the Preset dropdown.
    It would be even nicer if Publisher would default to the last document type you used (Print, Presets, ...) which would eliminate the need to change to Presets. But this should give you all the settings you need.
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    Rick G reacted to Alfred in Irregular cropping of image   
    It’s pretty straightforward in the Affinity apps, too. Cover the image with a semitransparent shape such as a rectangle or a polygon, convert the shape to curves, use the Node Tool to edit it and then go to the Layers panel. Set the layer opacity back to 100%, drag the shape layer and drop it on the thumbnail of the image.
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    Rick G reacted to Old Bruce in Cannot select and apply paragraph style   
    Body + seems to be broken by the use of the +. I would say it is a bug and I would also say that as a rule I never use non-alphanumeric characters (other than - or _) in file names or stuff like this in any program, just asking for trouble.
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    Rick G got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    Can everyone stop for a minute and catch our collective breath? This seems to be all over a misunderstanding of Studio link and has mushroomed into the current nastiness
    Most of us don't have the impression that Serif tried to "fool" us. The suggestion that you can get a refund is not unwarranted The root seems to be that someone had conceived and expectation that was higher than the software was designed to deliver. Rather than giving up on Publisher, try using it as designed. Do you major art work in the proper programs then if you have to adjust a node or remove a pimple from a nose while doing page layout, use the studio link within Publisher for the minor fixes. You might just find that studio link is a slick time saver
    But if this is not the program for you, get the refund and go back to what does work for you (and I say that with no rancor) Publisher is still clawing it's way into the market. However it is rising quickly and many of us agree that it may be worth the wait
    But seriously, lets all calm down. As @ErrkaPetti said, this is just a piece of software
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    Rick G got a reaction from walt.farrell in Beta updates STILL failing   
    I did that for the video. It does not help
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    Rick G got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Beta updates STILL failing   
    Which contradicts my previous statement. There is a uac warning but the modal window doesn't seem to appear on the screen recording (?)
    Ok back to the drawing board
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    Rick G got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Beta updates STILL failing   
    This is a long boring recording (well not too long)
    http://somup.com/cqiooae1ja
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    Rick G got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    Can everyone stop for a minute and catch our collective breath? This seems to be all over a misunderstanding of Studio link and has mushroomed into the current nastiness
    Most of us don't have the impression that Serif tried to "fool" us. The suggestion that you can get a refund is not unwarranted The root seems to be that someone had conceived and expectation that was higher than the software was designed to deliver. Rather than giving up on Publisher, try using it as designed. Do you major art work in the proper programs then if you have to adjust a node or remove a pimple from a nose while doing page layout, use the studio link within Publisher for the minor fixes. You might just find that studio link is a slick time saver
    But if this is not the program for you, get the refund and go back to what does work for you (and I say that with no rancor) Publisher is still clawing it's way into the market. However it is rising quickly and many of us agree that it may be worth the wait
    But seriously, lets all calm down. As @ErrkaPetti said, this is just a piece of software
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    Rick G got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    Can everyone stop for a minute and catch our collective breath? This seems to be all over a misunderstanding of Studio link and has mushroomed into the current nastiness
    Most of us don't have the impression that Serif tried to "fool" us. The suggestion that you can get a refund is not unwarranted The root seems to be that someone had conceived and expectation that was higher than the software was designed to deliver. Rather than giving up on Publisher, try using it as designed. Do you major art work in the proper programs then if you have to adjust a node or remove a pimple from a nose while doing page layout, use the studio link within Publisher for the minor fixes. You might just find that studio link is a slick time saver
    But if this is not the program for you, get the refund and go back to what does work for you (and I say that with no rancor) Publisher is still clawing it's way into the market. However it is rising quickly and many of us agree that it may be worth the wait
    But seriously, lets all calm down. As @ErrkaPetti said, this is just a piece of software
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    Rick G got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    Can everyone stop for a minute and catch our collective breath? This seems to be all over a misunderstanding of Studio link and has mushroomed into the current nastiness
    Most of us don't have the impression that Serif tried to "fool" us. The suggestion that you can get a refund is not unwarranted The root seems to be that someone had conceived and expectation that was higher than the software was designed to deliver. Rather than giving up on Publisher, try using it as designed. Do you major art work in the proper programs then if you have to adjust a node or remove a pimple from a nose while doing page layout, use the studio link within Publisher for the minor fixes. You might just find that studio link is a slick time saver
    But if this is not the program for you, get the refund and go back to what does work for you (and I say that with no rancor) Publisher is still clawing it's way into the market. However it is rising quickly and many of us agree that it may be worth the wait
    But seriously, lets all calm down. As @ErrkaPetti said, this is just a piece of software
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    Rick G got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Beta updates STILL failing   
    No UAC prompts at all. I will make a video later today or tomorrow
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    Rick G reacted to MCFC_4Heatons in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    How would that work? You need registered versions of Photo and Designer for the the Design & Photo personas to work inside Publisher.  We already had licensed copies of Photo and Designer, we bought Publisher purely for bringing the features of Photo and Designer into one single app. Unfortunately we were wrongly under the impression all features of Designer & Photo would be integrated which is not the case .....
    Your profile says you're an advanced member ???
    Some of the so-called advanced members on here seem to be leading a culture of attacking people on the forums  who dare critise any aspect of Affinity software.  Questioning how and why is how we improve things.
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    Rick G reacted to walt.farrell in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    I don't think MCFC_4Heatons has said that. They already own Designer and Photo. They were hoping that Publisher would give them the integration into a single application, given they own all three.
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    Rick G got a reaction from adirusf in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    I think the idea is to do all the heavy lifting in Photo and designer and then use studio link for tweaking as needed. The Publisher interface is not really set up to do the major design work of Photo and Designer
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    Rick G got a reaction from walt.farrell in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    See what @haakoo said then "major design work of Photo and Designer" (why did I know Someone was going to call me on that?)
    If you have a Graphic or digital art, build them in the appropriate program(s). Publisher being a page layout program is less suited to building 40 layers of adjustments for your photo than is ... Photo. Studio link adds a better than expected set of tools for doing more than just simple tweaks but if you need more you should probably EDIT IN PHOTO / DESIGNER
    Trying to do the major lifting of photo within Publisher is akin to building a spreadsheet in Word. Yes it CAN be done but it is not the right tool for the job
    Sorry if I was unclear
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    Rick G got a reaction from adirusf in Very Dissapointed - StudioLink Lacks Full Features of Designer & Photo   
    I think the idea is to do all the heavy lifting in Photo and designer and then use studio link for tweaking as needed. The Publisher interface is not really set up to do the major design work of Photo and Designer
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    Rick G reacted to Fixx in Affinity Publisher: feature "soft edge" (newbie)   
    One way is to add mask to image and Refine Mask, adding Feather in that dialog
    It would be nice to have direct Layer Effect for it..
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    Rick G reacted to MikeW in Print files not reliable   
    Any reason the text is not on a higher layer or stacking order? I cannot tell whether there is a reason from the screen shot. As a general rule, I always have text at the top...unless there is a reason not to.
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    Rick G got a reaction from Murfee in Clipping Path Support   
    I use that cat shape now and again. I am still fascinated by the way you made the layers available in a JPG
    Thanks
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    Rick G got a reaction from Murfee in Clipping Path Support   
    Wow. I learn something every day. Thanks.
    I see the cat unclipped inXnView but when I load it into AP it loads correctly with layers available.
    PS I have a cat that looks like yours
    PPS I am stealing the pic, shamelessly I might add 
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    Rick G got a reaction from haakoo in IKEA (free) Sofa Font   
    Just released ...
    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/planners/design-your-own-sofa-pube4af8d71?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=soffasans&utm_content=organic_uk_tweet&utm_term=awareness
     

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    Rick G reacted to haakoo in IKEA (free) Sofa Font   
    I hope they make fonteuils too 
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    Rick G reacted to A_B_C in IKEA (free) Sofa Font   
    That’s too funny. Thanks for sharing, Rick! 
    A true incentive for Serif for adding color font support! 
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    Rick G got a reaction from haakoo in IKEA (free) Sofa Font   
    Just released ...
    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/planners/design-your-own-sofa-pube4af8d71?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=soffasans&utm_content=organic_uk_tweet&utm_term=awareness
     

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    Rick G got a reaction from haakoo in IKEA (free) Sofa Font   
    Just released ...
    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/planners/design-your-own-sofa-pube4af8d71?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=soffasans&utm_content=organic_uk_tweet&utm_term=awareness
     

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