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SilverSurfer1221

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  1. Thank you for this. At least now I understand what is happening and that helps a lot. I already own a license of Publisher, too.
  2. Thanks again for trying. I'll attach a file, the PDF I opened to start the project, which is simply a template for a game's box top and bottom. Then I will type the steps I took to get the unintended results I ended up with. 1 - Open Designer and open the PDF file (see attached), which should give you two pages, side by side and two groups containing all the "curves" from the imported PDF 2 - I then had opened a project of the mock-up I'd done of the box top/bottom for the client, intending to re-use the images from that project 3 - In the second project (see step 2) select a layer that is an image and hit CTRL+C to copy it 4 - Go back to the opened PDF file and hit CTRL+V to paste the image to this project. If the image ends up in one of the groups, drag it out and place it beneath both groups 5 - Select the image layer, make sure you have the move tool activated, and then adjust the placement of the image on the canvas When I do this, every time I move this image layer, or any other layer I create, it gets dumped into the group it is nearest (if I am moving the image on the page with the box top, it gets dumped into that group, etc.). box-15_165x104x39.pdf
  3. Thanks again for trying to help - as stated in the title, I'm using Designer. I'm also on a PC, btw (if that matters).
  4. Thank you for responding. However, neither of these helped and, in fact, were the first things I tried. When I selected the image and use the arrow-keys to move, the image moved, but was also placed within the group (when it was outside the group previously). Locking the group did not help. Even locked, if I moved the image with the mouse or arrow-keys, the image was also moved into the group.
  5. Sorry. I was away from my PC for a bit of time. I will attempt what you've outlined here and get back to you. Thanks for trying to help.
  6. Hello! Let's see if I can describe what is happening and hopefully someone can help me out. I had to open a PDF file of a template to follow to create a box top and bottom for a game. This resulted in two PDF pages (one for top and one for bottom) with a group for each page, the groups containing the curves for the text and bleed lines, etc. So far, no issues. I needed these groups to stay on top so they can be seen over text and images brought in so they can be positioned according to the template. I had the appropriate images opened separately and I copied/pasted them onto the template and move it to beneath the to PDF page groups. So far, so good. However, if I use the Move Tool to move the image copied in, it not only moves the image about the canvas, it also moves it INTO the group the image is beneath, nesting it within. So, for example, I copy and paste an image onto the canvas and move it on the layers panel beneath the two groups for the box top and bottom (showing the bleed lines, etc.). So, now I have three "layers" - the box top (a group with a bunch of curves for bleed lines), the box bottom (another group like the box top), and the copied image. If I use the Move Tool to adjust the position of the image on the canvas (not in the layer panel on the right) the image moves, but then also becomes nested into the group it was beneath (i.e. I am adjusting the image for the top of the box and since that is in the same area as the group for the box top, the image is moved into that group, even though I am not touching the anything on the layer panel). Why is this happening and how can I get it to stop? Is there a setting I've accidentally set or a setting I can turn off? Or is this a strange bug? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  7. Hello. I am having HUGE issues with Affinity Publisher v1.8.3.641. I built a 216 page document. Each page is the front or back of a card for a card game. Each card face was added using PLACE, which created a LINK to each card. Each card is different and was created in Affinity Designer, consisting of several layers. Initially, the completed file saved fine. However, I made a change to ONE of the cards in Designer. Opened Publisher and got the following warning: Linked Resource Changed ... Modified Outside the Application No worries, I thought. But then, that's when all the troubles began. I clicked the Resource Manager button the dialog that had appeared and nothing happened. The program hung. After 20 minutes of waiting, I forced the program to shut. I opened the Publisher file again. It opened fine and displayed the same warning. I ignored it. This time, I simply tried to save the document under a new version number (document_1 saved as document_2, for example). The save dialog appeared ... then nothing. I literally walked away for 20 minutes and nothing happened. The bar that shows how far the save has gone never even started. Publisher was hung again. I had to force exit. No matter what I do, I cannot save, save as, or do anything with this file. I'll have to totally recreate the entire file again. But I am reluctant to do so. Why? Because this is the second time I've had to do that! The first file did the exact same thing. Also, as a side note - despite owning a license to all three Affinity products and having them all installed, Publisher does not see the other two ... at least not all the time. Sigh. In any case, is there any way to save this file so I don't have to spend hours recreating it yet again? Any ideas here? Any help would be appreciated.
  8. It is confusing. Every other piece of photo software and art software calls it "Opacity". So, why be different here? When I first started to adjust brushes or attempt to make my own, I was scratching my head trying to figure out how to adjust "opacity" or to control it via pressure. I thought it would be simple, and just dove in, but could not find opacity under Dynamics. What makes this more confusing is there is an opacity slider on the top toolbar of the main interface. So, you expect to find "opacity" in the brush settings, too (especially under the Dynamics section).
  9. Yep. That's what I've been doing. Even so, whatever the intended behavior is, I'd like the pages panel to reflect the page I am on unless I am the one to have scrolled it. It's a minor thing, but a somewhat annoying thing. Thanks for checking this, though. I do appreciate it.
  10. As stated, it is the Pages column (Pages panel on the left side of Publisher) that moves so that the first page is being viewed there. However, the correct page is selected, so the page navigator at the bottom (below the Pages panel) states the correct page.
  11. Hello. I am working in Publisher putting together a set of cards for a strategy card game. This means that each card, front and back, is different and there are currently 216 cards (counting both fronts and backs) in this deck. I've received some changes and am happy to see that I can make the changes directly in Publisher. Fantastic. However, there is an issue. After I exit from Edit Document I find that my Pages column (left hand side) is back to Page 1. Since I will be editing a lot of these cards throughout the deck (each card face on it's own page), having to scroll back down to where I had left off each time I edit a document is kind of a pain. So, is this normal behavior? Is there a way to keep this from happening? Or is there a way to get the Pages column to move to the current page I am working on in the main view when this occurs? Thanks.
  12. I was not able to record a video, but I was experiencing this quite a bit with my last project. I had to make corrections to the deck of cards and replace them in the deck I had put together in Publisher. In each case I was bringing in a PSD file saved from Photoshop. I was never creating or placing any text whatsoever. The PSD file had layers and, yes, some of the layers were text layers. But in every case, the PSD file was a complete card with text and images making the entire design. When I used Place or Replace (to replace a previously placed image), many times when I went to Place or Replace, it would default to TXT instead of the last option, which shows any type of supported file. I don't know if this helps. I hope so, though, as I was getting this a lot this last time around. Sometimes Place or Replace was defaulting to TXT several times in a row.
  13. It was a document with some fairly simple shapes. I can share it here (see attached). As pointed out, it printed once out of about five tries ... and that one time was not the first attempt. CSTabmate_Scheme.afdesign
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