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  1. It would be great to add an option/pref in Photo to make scaling of placed images consistent with scaling of other elements.

    SHIFT=proportional / NO SHIFT=non-proportional

    The way it is currently leads to more errors due to muscle memory. I would like to ALWAYS have to hold shift to keep an item proportional. It seems like an odd choice to have SHIFT behave different for different objects. Sometimes I end up slightly distorting a placed image because I hold shift to constrain it but I'm actually not constraining it.


  2. On 11/1/2019 at 5:19 PM, walt.farrell said:

    Thanks for the sample.

    Sorry, I don't see any way to have a tab before the numbers automatically when you tell Publisher to put the numbers before the text of the TOC entries.

    Thanks for looking into it for me. I guess my request for having ONLY the numbers appear would still apply as it would open up some options for us.

  3. 10 hours ago, dominik said:

    Hello @Pixel and Poly,

    out of interest I downloaded the sample file, to look at it. I opened it in the latest Beta version of APub ( When double clicking on the text style 'TOC 1: Heading 1' APub immediately crashes.

    Question: did you save this file from the release version of APub? And, can anyone try to reproduce this with the latest Beta version?
    Perhaps this can help to find a bug to report.

    Sorry for not contributing to your original question. I hope in order to improve APub this is OK.


    Hi @dominik , yes this was created in the latest full release. Not a beta. It's fine about posting/asking about that here. :) We all want a bug free application.

  4. 20 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

    The numbers have their own style, by default TOC 1: Heading 1 Number and TOC 1: Heading 2 Number.

    Just update the text style and it's taken care of no matter how many times you update the ToC.

    If you've used different TOC styles, you'll have different text styles for your numbers, but the same approach applies. Update the text style once, and you're done.

    Ah, that makes sense! Thanks Walt. I was able to update those styles and it updates now without resetting the type formatting.

    I have it displaying like this>  <tab>page#<tab>heading

    Do you happen to know if there is any way to have a tab inserted before the numbers automatically? Every time I update the TOC the tab that I manually insert before the page # goes away and I cannot see a way to have it set up to have the first tab in the settings. I see how we can insert tabs or other elements between #s and headings but not before.

    Thanks for you assistance!


  5. It would be helpful if we could have the option to have a TOC field be composed of the associated page numbers without the accompanying text. This would allow us to have a TOC field that is only the numbers which could be formatted a different way from the associated heading text but it could be updated without the need to reformat any style.

    This would be useful for TOC that need to have the page numbers a different style than the heading text. We could simply have a field for the #s and one for the text and then update both of the fields and everything would be good to go. As of now after an update of the field we need to go in and change all of the numbers to the desired style every time.

    Hope that makes sense! If there is an easy way to accomplish this now that I'm missing I'd love to learn.



  6. Thanks for the reply, Dan!

    I can work around the text getting updated as the TOC I’m working on is not that large and the text style I’m using takes care of most of the formatting. Maybe I’ll submit a feature request to add the ability to have a TOC with only the page numbers with no text as it would allow for more flexibility in designing a TOC that can be updated without the need to make manual changes. 


  7. I prefer to use Designer as you can do a lot with constraints and it's a good place to create any SVG graphics to be used for the final websites (and use Photo for any images needed for the site). There are programs specifically made for web design, though, such as https://www.figma.com/ or https://www.sketch.com/ . I still prefer to use Affinity Designer for my web mock-ups and design, though.

  8. The Asset Pack contains 80 clean vector assets. Almost all of the assets are set up for easy tiling. They are all solid objects with no stroke so you can easily apply any fills, gradients or fx to the objects. The PDF has some more info and lists all of the individual assets.


    The assets are broken into six sub groups:
    100mm screentone blends (7 assets)
    60mm screentone dot tints (19 assets)
    300mm screentone blends (6 assets)
    300mm screentone dot tints (19 assets)
    300mm screentone reverse dot tints (10 assets)
    300mm screentone line tints (19 assets)


    Screentone Information Document.pdf

    screen Designer.PNG

    screen Photo.PNG

    boolean previews.png

    process previews.png

    fx previews.png

    shapes previews.png

    mask previews.png

    tile previews.png

  9. 16 minutes ago, Edward Goodwin said:

    Thanks for the reply.

    Is this something that can be added into a list for new feature requests? I think it'd be really useful. It is available in photoshop (hence why I'm used to it...)


    I agree that this would be useful. Many times I like to keep the darkened area very dark. It would be great to have a % option next to the check box.

  10. 1 hour ago, Fixx said:

    BTW, 3 colour Pantone job tends to be more expensive than standard 4-colour CMYK job, which is more expensive than simple B&W job..

    Agreed! A print job with 3 spot colors plus black will be pricey.

    If they are looking to save costs I would probably have one version of the logo that can be done in 1 color  and then you could also provide a full color logo for 4-color printing or if they want to use it on the web.

  11. I would probably just have one artboard for all the bills and then have all of the elements that are the same between them at the bottom in one (or a few) layers.

    Then I would have a separate layer for each of the denominations where you can have the specific $ amounts and any specific pictures.

    If you need to change any of the base features you just need to adjust them once. If you really want separate art boards using Symbols like @Alfred suggested is probably the way to go. There are some video tutorials on symbols on their YT/Vimeo channel.

  12. @GHS


    I think they were recommending you going to this page:


    And click on the START NEW TOPIC button so you can ask your question in a new thread so you might be able to get the help you need. It's hard for people to help you when your question is buried inside someone else's questions.

  13. 2 minutes ago, AffinityJules said:

    Ah. . .got there in the end.

    I removed the layer with the "soft light" then merged the other two layers - it went as expected. I then brought the soft light layer back in and everything is now fine.

    Thanks for your suggestion - I really needed to merge those three layers because the next step for those towers is rather tricky and it will be a lot easier now that they are merged.

    Thanks again.

    Glad it worked out! I usually like to keep copies of the unmerged layers just in case I need to go back to them for any reason. Good luck!

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