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    Zero Zero got a reaction from Jowday in Re-size document bug -- serious!   
    Thank you CedarHouse,
    This is a fundamental issue we are talking about here -- fundamental.
    Affinity can have all the fantastic bells and whistles and bling you can throw at it but without fixing this issue Affinity Photo, as far as my work is concerned, is basically useless.
    It makes me very sad to have to say that here on this forum.
    I cannot understand why there are not hundreds, or more, users complaining about this problem.... I can only assume there are very few people here that actually work professionally for print.
    Everyone working with images should watch those Photoshop Lessons. I hate to say it but Photoshop has got this absolutely right. It's very clear, concise and very very user friendly. Affinity Devs need to take a lesson from this.
    Even something as as basic and simple as setting up a new photo document in Affinity Photo is confusion and clumsy.
    This resize/re-sample subject really does need some serious attention to fix this, otherwise, in its current state, no working designer in print can take this software as a serious replacement for Photoshop.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from SimonF in Re-size document bug -- serious!   
    Thank you CedarHouse,
    This is a fundamental issue we are talking about here -- fundamental.
    Affinity can have all the fantastic bells and whistles and bling you can throw at it but without fixing this issue Affinity Photo, as far as my work is concerned, is basically useless.
    It makes me very sad to have to say that here on this forum.
    I cannot understand why there are not hundreds, or more, users complaining about this problem.... I can only assume there are very few people here that actually work professionally for print.
    Everyone working with images should watch those Photoshop Lessons. I hate to say it but Photoshop has got this absolutely right. It's very clear, concise and very very user friendly. Affinity Devs need to take a lesson from this.
    Even something as as basic and simple as setting up a new photo document in Affinity Photo is confusion and clumsy.
    This resize/re-sample subject really does need some serious attention to fix this, otherwise, in its current state, no working designer in print can take this software as a serious replacement for Photoshop.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from SimonF in Re-size document bug -- serious!   
    Surprised at lack of response so far. So let's make this as clear as possible.
    Using Photoshop: Create a new document 5" x 5 " (3000 x 3000 px) at 600 dpi. Save it and reopen it to check same details are correct. OK. Now change from 600 to 300 dpi WITHOUT re-sampling = size doubles to 10" x 10" at 300 dpi (3000 x 3000 pxs). Which is exactly what I want.
    Exactly the same procedure applies when using Corel Painshop Pro.
    Why can I not easily do this in Affinity Photo?
    I do a lot of stuff for print and that involves scanning images... which I always do at a higher dpi value so it enables me to easily enlarge the picture, and still hit above 300dpi if required and/or downsample if not. This is absolutely key to my work. As a busy graphic designer working with lots of text and images I need a latitude of flexibility that is constantly changing throughout the design process. It is not an exact science -- I don't know exactly how large (or small) the pictures are going to be until I'm actually well into the layout, I don't even necessarily know exactly how many pages I'm going to end up needing! So you get the idea. So scanning images with higher than 300 dpi is critical to my print work.
    So back to Affinity Photo.
    So lets create a new custom document 5" x 5" at 600 dpi (3000 x 3000 px). Now let's say I want to enlarge the output print size of the image (because I need a bigger picture). I open the resize document dialog box I change the 600 dpi to 300 dpi and DISABLE resampling, the image size should double to 10" x 10" which is exactly what I want, right.
    BUT I end up with a 300 dpi image STILL at the same size of 5" x 5" NOT WHAT I WANT.
    This makes using Affinity Photo for print work unusable for me, also I have lost confidence in the product as I cannot get to do what I want.
    Can someone please explain how I achieve this in Affinity Photo? Can it be done at all?
    If I'm missing something here please let me know. I really want to use this software, but at the moment I have to do ALL my resizing/resampling in Photoshop because it works exactly as I expect it to and Affinity Photo does not.
    Thank you in advance.


     
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from walt.farrell in Find and Replace needs fixing to add whole word   
    Hi Walt -- many thanks for pointing that out. I had missed the cog-wheel on the "Find" section completely but had opened and checked the cog options on the "Replace" drop-down.
    Very helpful forum, very pleased to be a member.
    Thanks again.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from patman in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Just as a brief follow up. I hate to say it but most people when they "lay-out" a word-processed document to look decent and "professional" do not even use the provided tools to do so. (I mean correct placement and use of Tabs, spaces, paragraph line indents and margins, paragraph spacing and the like.)
    I've regularly received documents by other company personnel who have clearly spent hours laying them out to look decent to impress their boss. When I have received them and opened them I am shocked at the complete layout mess that is revealed. I then have to strip-out all their messed up formatting so I can do a decent job my end. Unfortunately I have often had to convert the whole job to simple text format just to start again from scratch -- yes it's been that bad!
    Trained personnel who submit copy to publishing houses and design studios know about this and simply supply text without formatting except for paragraph returns. This makes it easy for them and easy for the designer to work very efficiently. Just flow it in and away you go.
    Yes I agree that decent formatting of word-processed docs, can be helpful, but unfortunately there is a HUGE difference between professionally designed layouts and those done by most untrained personnel. That difference is called "Typography" which, let's be honest, is not a word we hear much about these days.
    Clearly, I am a big supporter of Typography and will remain so, after all it's part of my job.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from flookoco in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Just as a brief follow up. I hate to say it but most people when they "lay-out" a word-processed document to look decent and "professional" do not even use the provided tools to do so. (I mean correct placement and use of Tabs, spaces, paragraph line indents and margins, paragraph spacing and the like.)
    I've regularly received documents by other company personnel who have clearly spent hours laying them out to look decent to impress their boss. When I have received them and opened them I am shocked at the complete layout mess that is revealed. I then have to strip-out all their messed up formatting so I can do a decent job my end. Unfortunately I have often had to convert the whole job to simple text format just to start again from scratch -- yes it's been that bad!
    Trained personnel who submit copy to publishing houses and design studios know about this and simply supply text without formatting except for paragraph returns. This makes it easy for them and easy for the designer to work very efficiently. Just flow it in and away you go.
    Yes I agree that decent formatting of word-processed docs, can be helpful, but unfortunately there is a HUGE difference between professionally designed layouts and those done by most untrained personnel. That difference is called "Typography" which, let's be honest, is not a word we hear much about these days.
    Clearly, I am a big supporter of Typography and will remain so, after all it's part of my job.
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    Zero Zero reacted to HVDB Photography in Please add Percentage option to re-size menu   
    Instead of adding absolute input values you can enter expressions instead. Like 20% , 120% etc.
     
    Search through the help (F1) file  for resize images
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from Beartrack in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Just as a brief follow up. I hate to say it but most people when they "lay-out" a word-processed document to look decent and "professional" do not even use the provided tools to do so. (I mean correct placement and use of Tabs, spaces, paragraph line indents and margins, paragraph spacing and the like.)
    I've regularly received documents by other company personnel who have clearly spent hours laying them out to look decent to impress their boss. When I have received them and opened them I am shocked at the complete layout mess that is revealed. I then have to strip-out all their messed up formatting so I can do a decent job my end. Unfortunately I have often had to convert the whole job to simple text format just to start again from scratch -- yes it's been that bad!
    Trained personnel who submit copy to publishing houses and design studios know about this and simply supply text without formatting except for paragraph returns. This makes it easy for them and easy for the designer to work very efficiently. Just flow it in and away you go.
    Yes I agree that decent formatting of word-processed docs, can be helpful, but unfortunately there is a HUGE difference between professionally designed layouts and those done by most untrained personnel. That difference is called "Typography" which, let's be honest, is not a word we hear much about these days.
    Clearly, I am a big supporter of Typography and will remain so, after all it's part of my job.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from Wosven in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Just as a brief follow up. I hate to say it but most people when they "lay-out" a word-processed document to look decent and "professional" do not even use the provided tools to do so. (I mean correct placement and use of Tabs, spaces, paragraph line indents and margins, paragraph spacing and the like.)
    I've regularly received documents by other company personnel who have clearly spent hours laying them out to look decent to impress their boss. When I have received them and opened them I am shocked at the complete layout mess that is revealed. I then have to strip-out all their messed up formatting so I can do a decent job my end. Unfortunately I have often had to convert the whole job to simple text format just to start again from scratch -- yes it's been that bad!
    Trained personnel who submit copy to publishing houses and design studios know about this and simply supply text without formatting except for paragraph returns. This makes it easy for them and easy for the designer to work very efficiently. Just flow it in and away you go.
    Yes I agree that decent formatting of word-processed docs, can be helpful, but unfortunately there is a HUGE difference between professionally designed layouts and those done by most untrained personnel. That difference is called "Typography" which, let's be honest, is not a word we hear much about these days.
    Clearly, I am a big supporter of Typography and will remain so, after all it's part of my job.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from postmadesign in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Just as a brief follow up. I hate to say it but most people when they "lay-out" a word-processed document to look decent and "professional" do not even use the provided tools to do so. (I mean correct placement and use of Tabs, spaces, paragraph line indents and margins, paragraph spacing and the like.)
    I've regularly received documents by other company personnel who have clearly spent hours laying them out to look decent to impress their boss. When I have received them and opened them I am shocked at the complete layout mess that is revealed. I then have to strip-out all their messed up formatting so I can do a decent job my end. Unfortunately I have often had to convert the whole job to simple text format just to start again from scratch -- yes it's been that bad!
    Trained personnel who submit copy to publishing houses and design studios know about this and simply supply text without formatting except for paragraph returns. This makes it easy for them and easy for the designer to work very efficiently. Just flow it in and away you go.
    Yes I agree that decent formatting of word-processed docs, can be helpful, but unfortunately there is a HUGE difference between professionally designed layouts and those done by most untrained personnel. That difference is called "Typography" which, let's be honest, is not a word we hear much about these days.
    Clearly, I am a big supporter of Typography and will remain so, after all it's part of my job.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from Old Bruce in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Just as a brief follow up. I hate to say it but most people when they "lay-out" a word-processed document to look decent and "professional" do not even use the provided tools to do so. (I mean correct placement and use of Tabs, spaces, paragraph line indents and margins, paragraph spacing and the like.)
    I've regularly received documents by other company personnel who have clearly spent hours laying them out to look decent to impress their boss. When I have received them and opened them I am shocked at the complete layout mess that is revealed. I then have to strip-out all their messed up formatting so I can do a decent job my end. Unfortunately I have often had to convert the whole job to simple text format just to start again from scratch -- yes it's been that bad!
    Trained personnel who submit copy to publishing houses and design studios know about this and simply supply text without formatting except for paragraph returns. This makes it easy for them and easy for the designer to work very efficiently. Just flow it in and away you go.
    Yes I agree that decent formatting of word-processed docs, can be helpful, but unfortunately there is a HUGE difference between professionally designed layouts and those done by most untrained personnel. That difference is called "Typography" which, let's be honest, is not a word we hear much about these days.
    Clearly, I am a big supporter of Typography and will remain so, after all it's part of my job.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from ballardstudio in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from Jens Krebs in ghacks.net just published an article on Publisher   
    Martin Brinkmann at https://www.ghacks.net/  has just mentioned Affinity Publisher on his excellent technical site which will no doubt spread the word to an awful lot of new people.
    The comments below the article are a bit disparaging, but hey these days the technical world is populated with a cynical bunch of world-weary people, so there you go.
    I find ghacks site a valuable resource for up-to-date technical info, and in passing I have to say I have discovered some excellent free and useful software too!
    And so my friends might you.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from Alfred in ghacks.net just published an article on Publisher   
    Martin Brinkmann at https://www.ghacks.net/  has just mentioned Affinity Publisher on his excellent technical site which will no doubt spread the word to an awful lot of new people.
    The comments below the article are a bit disparaging, but hey these days the technical world is populated with a cynical bunch of world-weary people, so there you go.
    I find ghacks site a valuable resource for up-to-date technical info, and in passing I have to say I have discovered some excellent free and useful software too!
    And so my friends might you.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from JackSante in Click and drag to adjust paragraph tab stops   
    ​Second this!
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from marsofearth in Designer -- Drag rulers onto the page would be helpful   
    ​As in CorelDraw it would be so helpful to click and drag in the ruler left corner and drag into position on the page. And then simply double-click in the left ruler corner to reset them. Thanks.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from NobleValerian in Guides in Designer could be impoved   
    ​Firstly congratulations on both Affinity Designer and Photo. I love what Serif is achieving here which is why I bought them both. I started using Designer for a project (instead of Corel Draw) and enjoyed using it. However I found using the Guides awkward and unfriendly. Clicking on a guide to select it should change its color immediately, a numerical readout should be available on screen (this happens only when it's moved), also with the "Guides Manager" open onscreen, clicking on a Guide does not highlight it in the Manager. With many guides in a project this is most annoying and needs some loving attention. Thank you.


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    Zero Zero reacted to MEB in Guides in Designer could be impoved   
    Hi Pixelate,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
    Thanks for your feedback. Both guides, grids and snapping should receive more improvements as we move forward.
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    Zero Zero got a reaction from HVDB Photography in [AP] Layer Effects remove   
    ​Good point. Could be combined with my suggestion here:
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/34628-ability-to-copy-and-paste-fx-between-layers-in-photo/

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