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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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    Rick G got a reaction from Ron P. in Crash when inserting picture white mask and picture   
    I can confirm the crash
    May I ask why you are adding a picture over a quick mask? Just for my own understanding. What was supposed to happen?
    Thanks
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    Rick G got a reaction from PedroOfOz in [Poll] Do you need a DAM? And what should it be like?   
    Amen. I just started with it and within hours left ACDSEE
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    Rick G reacted to PedroOfOz in [Poll] Do you need a DAM? And what should it be like?   
    Once again to the point of ad nauseam ... !  
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    Rick G got a reaction from Zilliamdeerm in Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview   
    OR ...
    They are placeholders while those ??? are being finished and intergrated
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    Rick G got a reaction from JazesVer in Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview   
    Lets just take them at their word and not get upset if there is a delay. Coming in SUmmer? That is up until August 31st. Give them a chance to get it right and do a few rounds of in house alpha and beta testing.  
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    Rick G got a reaction from TEcHNOpls in Cannot access Gradients   
    They have change ti (and not for the better)
    After steps 1-3 you can click on the white or black dots and  change their colors;
    On the main gradient lin you can drag the sliders to adjust what the gradient affects AND click on the line to add a new color point which can now be selected and adjusted on the tool bar
    You can use the color wheel on the right too instead of the tool bar. Play with it a bit
    It dies work now
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    Rick G reacted to dominik in Guidelines are synchronized through all pages   
    Hello @nicecap,
    would it work if you layout with single pages (six of them) and apply different masterpages? Masterpages can have different guidelines. I just tried with a simple setup and it seems to provide what you are asking for.
    Please note: APub currently only supports double sided spreads. To create a trifold flyer you have to find a workaround, anyway.
    Alternatively you can layout all three 'subpages' on one page for front and back. But this one will have horizontal guidelines across all three 'pages' 
    Another alternative would be to do this in Affintiy Designer and using artboards. They can have different sets of guidelines.
    I attach a siple layout that demonstrates what I mean. (You can open this file in APub, as well, but it does not display the guidelines).
    Cheers,
    d.
    trifold-flyer-with-artboards.afdesign
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    Rick G got a reaction from PaulEC in OCR and Character Recognition: Affinity Publisher   
    Adding OCR can be a can of worms. There are issues with the various flavors of English and then what about other languages? You have snagit so just check out the OCR issue on the Techsmith forums and you will see what I mean/ Everything in one place is not always better; I have seen programs that do everything but not of it very well
    You can set up preset in Snagit to do a panoramic capture and automatically have it run it's OCR over the results. I use Nitro for my PDF work and it has a good OCR engine Tessseract may do it; it is free but I have never used it but for you it may be worth a try if you do a lot of conversions
    IF you need a hand with setting up a panoramic capture to OCR just say the word
    No one is trying to be a wet blanket with your idea, but a lot of programs ditched scanning a long time ago and left it to specialized programs
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    Rick G got a reaction from PaulEC in OCR and Character Recognition: Affinity Publisher   
    Adding OCR can be a can of worms. There are issues with the various flavors of English and then what about other languages? You have snagit so just check out the OCR issue on the Techsmith forums and you will see what I mean/ Everything in one place is not always better; I have seen programs that do everything but not of it very well
    You can set up preset in Snagit to do a panoramic capture and automatically have it run it's OCR over the results. I use Nitro for my PDF work and it has a good OCR engine Tessseract may do it; it is free but I have never used it but for you it may be worth a try if you do a lot of conversions
    IF you need a hand with setting up a panoramic capture to OCR just say the word
    No one is trying to be a wet blanket with your idea, but a lot of programs ditched scanning a long time ago and left it to specialized programs
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    Rick G got a reaction from PaulEC in OCR and Character Recognition: Affinity Publisher   
    Adding OCR can be a can of worms. There are issues with the various flavors of English and then what about other languages? You have snagit so just check out the OCR issue on the Techsmith forums and you will see what I mean/ Everything in one place is not always better; I have seen programs that do everything but not of it very well
    You can set up preset in Snagit to do a panoramic capture and automatically have it run it's OCR over the results. I use Nitro for my PDF work and it has a good OCR engine Tessseract may do it; it is free but I have never used it but for you it may be worth a try if you do a lot of conversions
    IF you need a hand with setting up a panoramic capture to OCR just say the word
    No one is trying to be a wet blanket with your idea, but a lot of programs ditched scanning a long time ago and left it to specialized programs
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    Rick G reacted to Max N in Ctrl+S= Huge Filed Size   
    1. In the folder I create two identical files 1179 Kb

    2. Open the file 2.jpg
    3. I change one pixel of the image.
    4. Press Ctrl + S
    5. I receive a file weighing 7236 Kb (7236/1179 = 6.13 ...) The file size has increased 6 times! 

    I prepared the file for uploading to the site and I needed to make a minor change. I can't use fast save
    1. Ctrl + S
    Total: 1 second.

     To just save the file I have to
    1. Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S
    2. Choose a format
    3. Choose quality
    4. Set the location and save the file.
    Total: 15-30 seconds.


    Formally, there is a quick save tool, but I cannot use it.

    I can offer several options on how to make the tool more usable.

    In the global settings of the program, the user selects the toolkit itself.

    1. Keep in original quality (as original)
    2. As specified by the user as - (field for entering quality)
    3. With each save, display a dialog box in which the user himself will set the quality.
    4. Save to the highest possible quality (with increasing file size).
     
    The tool will work as the user needs. And the user will be happy as this cast
     
     
     
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    Rick G reacted to Uwe367 in Filter Twirl allows only 1024 px diameter   
    Is that a bug or a feature?
    I have tried to rework a tutorial in AP for which I need the Filter "Twirl".
    I noticed that this filter with the slider only allows 1024 px diameter and resets a manual input to 1024px.
    Then I tried another filter, Spherical, from the same menu and there I can manually enter a value greater than 1024 which will be applied and not automatically reset to 1024 px.
    Please watch the video below.
    So, what works right now? Is it possible to manually enter a higher value than the slider allows or not?
    In my opinion it would be better to enter the value for all filters manually afterwards or to allow a much higher value than 1024 px as standard.
    I wanted to twirl the entire image, which is 6000x4000 px, but that's impossible with the settings I can make at the moment or am i doing something wrong?
    The same beahavior is in 1.6.5.123.

    Perhaps someone can confirm this behavior.

    2019-04-13-13-24-03.mp4
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    Rick G got a reaction from Gnobelix in Color variation on masks when exporting   
    Wow. Would you kindly put the steps used before you exported or attach the photo file if you could? I would be glad to try and verify this 
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    Rick G got a reaction from Gnobelix in Color variation on masks when exporting   
    Wow. Would you kindly put the steps used before you exported or attach the photo file if you could? I would be glad to try and verify this 
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    Rick G reacted to walt.farrell in How to link text frames?   
    For something that specific, it's even simpler. You start with a Master Page that defines the footer area as a Text Frame, and you set the style for that Text Frame. Then you apply that Master to all your document pages, and simply put the relevant text into the frame on each document page, and it's automatically styled based on what you specified in the Master Page. If you need to make a style change later, you just change it on the Master Page and all the document pages you've applied it to will also change.
    But to use styles, you format some text as you want it, create a Text Style from that text and make it a Paragraph Style, then select that Paragraph Style from the Context Toolbar when you're creating the actual paragraph text.
    The key is planning, before creating the actual text
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    Rick G got a reaction from Chris B in Rasterize issue   
    Chris, please ask if they can make a check box on the tool bar or do SOMETHING so that it can be set on the fly and remember where it is set?

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    Rick G got a reaction from Jowday in [Poll] Do you need a DAM? And what should it be like?   
    Good points and no disagreement. BUT if they are trying to cover the market, they will; need to consider a DAM at some point. AVDSEE has become a kludgy mess and lets not get into the adobe offerings. That market seems open if not ripe, but I am sure they will delve into the possibilities much deeper than we can before they commit anything to a new program
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    Rick G got a reaction from DarkClown in Problem with the choice of color gradient   
    No my friend, it is totally broken. You cannot change the colors you cannot do anything with the slider. It is broken worse in the latest beta than in the previous if that is possible
    If it is not totally broken and is in fact a new feature, pleas explain how to achieve a gradient
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    Rick G reacted to Gnobelix in Problem with the choice of color gradient   
    I can sign that.
     
    Cheers
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    Rick G got a reaction from DarkClown in Problem with the choice of color gradient   
    No my friend, it is totally broken. You cannot change the colors you cannot do anything with the slider. It is broken worse in the latest beta than in the previous if that is possible
    If it is not totally broken and is in fact a new feature, pleas explain how to achieve a gradient
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    Rick G got a reaction from DarkClown in Problem with the choice of color gradient   
    No my friend, it is totally broken. You cannot change the colors you cannot do anything with the slider. It is broken worse in the latest beta than in the previous if that is possible
    If it is not totally broken and is in fact a new feature, pleas explain how to achieve a gradient
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    Rick G reacted to Chris B in Yay!!!   
    I've noticed a few improvements that need to be made with this. If not for your discussion I might not have found them so soon—thanks guys   
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    Rick G reacted to kaenes in Affinity Designer/Photo in the Workplace   
    It probably depends on specific company. Even if some of them uses Affiinity they may not have it on requirements. Mainly because it is easier to find someone familiar with adobe products. But recently a lot of people uses wider range of apps and software packages. For an example I'm responsible for user interface in in popular free 2 play game. And I have switched to AD from Illustrator right after Affinity Designer has been released. And when we were looking for a new UI designer we have'nt wrote about AD in our requirements. But I did ask about it during one on one conversation. After recruitment process I did show to my new team mate how Affinity Designer works and he immediately loved it. So now we both use Affinity Designer in our daily routine instead of Adoby products. It does'nt mean that I fully dropped Adobe products but I use different tools depends on my needs.  
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    Rick G reacted to Michail in Publisher Icon bland and boring?   
    @Joachim_L had asked the same question - in his own way
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