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  1. Oh, I do agree! I have just made my first "serious" table in Publisher and it was not an easy task. I hope it gets some more attention, although I recognize there are more pressing matters currently.
  2. Hi guys, I had the same problem - I tried the dictionary files taken from Libre Office but they did not work at all. The language was recognised by AP regardless of where I put them - whether the default location or the additional one you can set up in the preferences - but spell-check did not recognise any words. I found the solution in this thread: It is true that dictionary files from different sources may work differently for some reasons - wrong encoding, some additional content within the file, or even being saved from GitHub "the wrong way". I downloaded the .aff and .dic files from the unofficial website of the Dictionary of the Polish Language - https://sjp.pl/slownik/ort/ and they worked like a charm! Later I downloaded the Libre files one more time, making sure they contain only the required list of terms, and they work nicely too (while I guess the Libre one is more reliable, it hasn't been updated for several years, and the SJP dictionary is a bit bigger as it has been constantly developed by the fans). The issue of hyphenation not working can stem from the same problem. Make sure it is the right file with no additional stuff and saved in the proper encoding standard. It will work. You can always download the collection mentioned in the thread by Ixolite - https://github.com/LibreOffice/dictionaries/archive/master.zip
  3. Thanks Callum for the info. Unfortunately, the articles deal with the same info I have seen in multiple other websites and tutorials. I do know what CMYK is, and how it differs from RGB, and what Pantone means in this respect... I also know how to prepare material for printing. What I still don't know is why in Affinity the colour workflow gives me different results to those from other applications. Why RGB to CMYK / CMYK to RGB conversion gives the results I would not expect. What would be the right approach to creating a designer file containing a complete set of logo versions suitable for export to both web and printing purposes. The time when we had to create separate source files for print are long gone and most applications I know now rely on creation in RGB and conversion to the right colour range at the export stage. But Consistency is the absolute requirement in this case. What should we do to achieve this consistency in the Affinity package? Maybe the currently published videos will take up this topic at some point and they will answer all my problems I truly hope they do.
  4. Hi guys, some of you might see this as a silly question, but I have worked with Designer for a long time and I still get confused a lot when it goes to working with colour. Do you know of any workflow oriented tutorials? Or maybe we could come up with one. I would be happy to contribute if possible, but I would also need to get some answers myself... I do know the difference between RGB and CMYK, I know what colour profiles are, I know all the basic stuff most tutorials focus on. What I don't know is how these colour formats work in Designer and how they determine our work. For example, regardless of the colour format I choose for a document, I get the same set of colour tools and changing the format seems to result just in the way colours are displayed, which cannot be true. When I change from RGB to CMYK or greyscale I would expect to lose some data, but colours seem to keep all the values. Converting between RGB and CMYK gives different values than in other editors or online converters. When I choose black from the Greys palette, it gives a fine RGB black which in CMYK is totally inconsistent... It would be great if users, both the current and the future ones, had a tutorial showing a full workflow regarding colour management in several cases, such as logo creation and export to assure consistency, or verification of an existing document, e.g. checking if a corporate identity book is correct and in alignment with the used logo files. I would appreciate if anyone shared their experiences or had any comments, as I may be the only person in the world with such doubts
  5. I have huge hopes when it goes to indexing, and variables, and references. These functions are used extensively in DTP, yet InDesign has never bothered to deal with them correctly. I would love to see a simple way of marking text as a variable and later pasting it by means of an auto-updating field, or making an index of these variable marks, or self-numbering "works-cited" list, or a reusable template for many instances of one document, each instance differing in several parameters (e.g. a booklet for a particular person with the ability of changing the name once, and automatically filling out all fields with the name)... It would also be great if we had more control over the auto-generated index - a kind of an object, or a customizable form would be great in which we could define styles for the whole object instead of treating the whole text as "text"... Just like CSS and HTML... This would also be great with regard to building interactive PDF forms, or something... The beta is nice and brings hope to the people :) I can't wait for the full version after the first major update... just like with photo or designer 1.5 ;)
  6. Ok guys, thanks for your replies, I think we can close this token - full reinstall of both apps followed by tablet driver cleanup and reinstall worked like a charm No need to change the hardware... cause I wouldn't resign from the soft anyway Fantastic Now just let me buy your publisher I will never use it in my life, but I will proudly keep it on my drive
  7. The new release has fixed the crashing problem, good job. But I have a question about this whole conflict issue. Now my tablet driver does not work in AF nor AD - the cursor moves but no pressure is detected. I assume you can, nor should, do anything about it, but I would appreciate a word of confirmation - should I get rid of the tablet and get a new one if I want to work in affinity (I doubt Huion will update my drivers)?
  8. Mark, weekend is for resting People can just use previous builds for a few days. Keep up the good work.
  9. Guys, I just want to add my case to the basket... After the update Photo just crashes when I click anything within its window. And yes, I do have Huion tablet but I had no problems whatsoever with the previous version. I will just downgrade, but I really hope there is something you can do about it. Would be shitty if I had to waste the tablet...
  10. Yep, it was made in 1.5 I am not sure if I can recreate the bug now in a new file, but I can try if you want
  11. It is not a big problem, but looks like some sort of a minor bug, therefore I thought I might as well inform you of such occurrence. I have attached a file in which the problem is visible. There are 5 circles with text in them. When I open the file, made in AD 1.5, some circles (assets with symbols) have much bigger area than the sum of their content - numbers 5, 3, and 4. Another 5 and 3 are bound by a correctly sized area box. What is interesting, when I make some changes to the text in any of the bugged symbols (e.g. colour or text), all instances of the symbol get repaired - their bounding boxes shrink to the correct size. The correction is saved with the file, so it must be connected with the creation of these assets - I would assume it has something to do with the initial size of the text box. Therefore, there must be some problem with refreshing the assets when placing them on canvas... or something Bugs or not, Affinity rules still bug test.afdesign
  12. I would not like to take your time, as this is a minor problem for me. I'm more interested in it out of curiosity, as it might happen in the future with some photos of much higher value :) It would be nice to know what to avoid while making pictures to get the best result in HDR... more so, when you realise that panorama in AP is capable of creating almost decent spherical panoramas :) good enough for 3d hdri lighting...
  13. I'm sorry, the link got cut somehow... Here is the full and working one sample.zip
  14. Hi, of course, I will be glad to do so :) sample.zip Photos taken by the same camera with the same settings used to come out pretty nice...
  15. Can I pay you for the 2.0 update already? :) And for Photo too :) You guys bring faith in humanity back :)
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