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  1. This was very informative but I can't seem to get my data source to stay connected. After generating, the .csv file is not in the data manager and there are no fields to choose from. I have uploaded my workspace so you can see. Thanks for any advice as to what I am doing wrong.
  2. Some of us bring out hand drawn art into software to clean it up. If you only draw in software you may not realize that you can fix imperfections in your work that cause critical errors on cutting machines or screens for printing. The time saved and the perfect results are worth it.
  3. Thank you. This is what I see in Affinity Publisher after "Clip to Canvas" is enabled - Just the bounding boxes (Example 1) Then, In Corel Draw you can see all the elements and objects on the desktop in every page view. I think I am asking for something that is not going to work. If I un-click the “Clip to Canvas” I see the two images on the desktop, but they are not visible on each page view. Thank you again.
  4. I really need this too. I don't understand how it could have been in the Legacy program, Serif Draw Plus (I think you can get that inexpensively - although I have trouble with it crashing a lot) and not in Affinity Design? If you are a person who is used to it, it is a must, making designer not really worth it. I don't say that easily as I love Affinity products. It is an amazing time saver - why manually trace when you can have it done for you? Please Affinity, consider working on that? BTW Xara graphic designer has it and it is not too expensive either and I find it a bit easier to use than Inkscape.
  5. I am not using proper terminology but I want to see images and objects that are not on the page but on the workspace or off canvas on every page in publisher. In Corel Draw is called the desktop and the settings are found in the page palette if someone knows what I mean by that. Thanks
  6. is there a way to save a file that can be opened in older versions of AF Publisher?
  7. So APPRECIATIVE for your patience and assistance. Yes, and now I got it - duh - text frame...
  8. Thanks — I finally got it to show up and the fields. I jumped the “generate” gun and it was not showing up. That being said, — I have double-clicked each field and it does nothing. I tried clicking the text tool first and still nothing? I am an idiot...and so for now, it is not idiot-proof. I will however keep, as someone else said, “poking away” at it. It is so great to have this opportunity!
  9. Thank you Dominik - I don't see the Excelf file that I chose in the Data Manager - can someone tell me what i am doing wrong?
  10. I really appreciate - in my software on Windows 10 it does not have typical field choices or database selection. It looks like this (ignore cursor) I am just trying to show my workspace and the choices:
  11. Thank you and HOW EXCITING!!! I can't wait to figure out how to use it. I am assuming it is not up and running now - not the beta - the merge tool? Thanks for the heads up.
  12. I do the same, however, for some reason they both tend to crash on my computer at some point in a project. It is most likely my machine but I don't have the same problem with the Affinity software. I do agree, if a person can get Legacy software, they should give it a try.
  13. I love Affinity products. I, too, used the legacy software and was very unhappy about them dropping Page and Draw Plus. They both had a feature that was not picked up in the new stuff, Namely, Merge in PP and Auto-Trace is DP. Although I am using AFPub and AFDesign, I was forced to turn to something else for those time I need the above mentioned. Luckily, I have Corel Draw and can use auto — trace (I use that feature several times a week). But the merge feature is not found in too many affordable programs. I purchased Quark Xpress because I read an article that it had that feature — to my sadness you had to use XML. I don't know anything about that and tried to learn but it just was taking me to long to figure out. Therefore, I use Microsoft Publisher exclusively for the Merge feature to make directories and so on. It works very well and isn't a half bad DTP for everyday tasks. It is more affordable than having to purchase ID. I think you can buy it stand — alone on Amazon or from the Microsoft website.
  14. Hi - I had this same question and the reply was the solution. I am confused as to why, though. I am on my first page and at the beginning of my document. Can you explain what is happening so that I have the full picture? Thanks
  15. When I import a PDF that has a font not on my computer it imports badly. I have tried to change the font in the pdf file to one that I have on my machine but it still changes the font in the import to something else. I have to turn it into an image I really would like not to have to do that. Can you help - ANYONE?
  16. I agree - I had to re-install PagePlus9 to make an address book. If PagePlus was too simplistic or whatever caused it to be replaced by serif publisher yet has a feature so requested, there is something wrong. If the simple program can do it...man has walked on the moon, surely the more advanced software can also manage.
  17. I have used adobe capture and you are right, asfh, it does a decent job. I have used Corel, Serif DP and Illustrator and I find the first two easier to use. I can't use Corel anymore because it was a work product and not available to me any more. I have re-installed DP just for the tracing but I thought it would just be nice to have it in one program. I don't understand why if it was in DP it is such a hard thing to add to AD?
  18. Thank you Chris B. That was it. I was not accustomed to looking for it that way but it works.
  19. I used serif draw for many years and really loved (and used on a regular basis) the tracing feature. In fact, it is the only reason I cant ditch Corel. I can do basic tracing online but would love to use nothing but Affinity for EVERYTHING. Is there any plan for adding that?
  20. I wonder if your husband is willing to sell it? :)
  21. Mike W has a good point and I will keep this into consideration. But since it is a layout/publishing program - or am I wrong about that -How is one to do catalogs? For my purposes - I have to create labels or hand write addresses. Which means one more thing to purchase, layout/create and manually apply. I loved serif and have purchased the other two Affinity programs both for Windows and Mac. In fact that was the best thing about the Affinity software - they can be used on and the files edited on either OS - AND they are so affordable. I am still a fan and will hope for the best. I have completely switched from Quark Xpress (I have a high res. laptop and struggled to see the tools - so I am happy about that) and have rebuilt the files.
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