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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 A_B_C 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 A_B_C 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 A_B_C 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 A_B_C 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 Frozen Death Knight in cropping - no presets & no way to add them   
    No rest 
     

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    Rick G reacted to toutou123 in Question: Image after chapter heading - best way?   
    I also need this effect done. Here what I do:
    - I put put the first text frame on page 1 and autoflow the text. It's not part of the master page.
    - I set the chapter title/heading to start on new/odd page with space after/before.
    - I create a new master page with the appropriate image placement.
    - I format the whole book first, usually at the last step before exporting, I apply the master page to the chapters so I don't have any problems if pages change order.
    - To select them faster, I open the find/replace panel and the pages panel next to each other. In the find/replace panel I search for chapter paragraph style, I select the results one by one and each time the corresponding page is shown the bottom of the page panel, I Ctrl+left mouse click to select them all, the on one of them, right mouse click => apply master page...
     
    If done correctly, this can take like 1 minute for 10 chapters. This is the fastest method I can think of that'll allow you to change the object or it's size.
    I have made a request to automatically apply a certain master page when a certain paragraph style is present on a page.
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    Rick G reacted to MEB in Are Templates available?   
    Hi DougStevens,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    This is the initial/first Publisher's release. There's no third-party templates available yet as far as I'm aware. It's possible we provide sample files or add-ons with its release/launch but I don't know for sure yet.
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    Rick G reacted to Dean Reardon in Pictures in a text column issue   
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It was an issue when using filler text!!!!!
    ************DOES NOT HAPPEN WITH YOU USE OTHER TEXT*******************
    I just copied some text from a website/news story, pasted into notepad (to remove any formatting) and then copied and pasted into a new text frame, added picture and it works just fine!!!!
    Problem solved!
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    Rick G reacted to MEB in Mass text importing feature request   
    Hi Anna Ros,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    After importing the text to a text frame positioned where you want, hold down the shift key and click the red triangle on the right side of the frame (bottom). Affinity will create the necessary text frames and pages and will fill them with the remaining text.
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    Rick G got a reaction from Saijin_Naib in Thanks: Fuji X-A5 RAF Support   
    Ours is too .. he is a Russian blue "mix" which you can say about yours 
    Ours was 8 years old and had been returned to the shelter 3 times
    (Vignette added in AP so we are still on topic)

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    Rick G reacted to Jon P in Publisher 1.7.0.337 won't run on one machine   
    Can you attach the folder that you renamed? That folder contains custom user settings and something in there might have been causing the issue, so I'd like to double check!
    By renaming it we essentially "reset" the program, as it creates a new folder from scratch.
    Thanks
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    Rick G got a reaction from Chris B in Help window glitch - nothing major ...   
    Try increasing virtual memory. This article talks about it as a fix for windows crashing but what may be happening is that the data is lost during a memory swap and not automatically refreshing. Could be a graphics card thing too but I would start here
    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtual-memory-low-heres-fix/
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    Rick G reacted to Jon P in Typing "(c)" in publisher beta-1.7.0.312 caused program shut down   
    Hi @mediamaffia,
    This was an issue in the build you are using but should be fixed in the most recent beta update if you want to install it from this forum.
    Thanks
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    Rick G reacted to Mark Ingram in Beta update?   
    I'm really not sure why you're all discussing this. We have never given out ETA on releases / patches / betas, etc (and never will, for obvious reasons). I realise you may be excited to try out the new version as an official retail release (or even get a new beta update), but complaining about slow development is not an accurate thing to say. The Windows version has massively improved performance in the most recent betas, and we continue to add new features, and fix bugs as we go. The time period between releases does not reflect the amount of work that is happening, it merely reflects the time delays between when I make a build, how it gets on with internal testing, and then when I release it to the public. We have builds that are never released onto the forum (which happened last week, build #308 crashes on Windows 7, so it was never released externally).
    And with regards to GPU Compute, yes it's something that's on my roadmap, but the complexities of implementing this on Windows are far greater than macOS. macOS has one GPU manufacturer, and Apple are in control of the drivers (you get the latest ones automatically). Windows has at least 3 GPU manufacturers, and the drivers are in a variety of different states and ages - we see that from bug reports here on the forum (i.e. crashes that are solved by merely uninstalling and reinstalling your GPU drivers).
    Aside from GPU Compute (and ability to load RAW files via Apple RAW engine), there are no feature differences between the macOS and Windows versions.
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    Rick G got a reaction from Chris B in Beta update?   
    BUT ... you just release a new Publisher beta so my crystal ball says (and this was confirmed with a Ouija board ...)
    ... that the other products can;t be far behind 
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    Rick G reacted to Ron P. in Crash when inserting picture white mask and picture   
    I'm curious about this too. I can understand applying a mask to a layer, but not using quick mask.
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