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  1. I'm seeing what you both mean, but I don't specifically need real time visual checks on colour as I'm working on a preset colour pallet. I just need both in so that as changes come in, it is clearer that I've done it on both. The control for client will be on the PDF export. As long as the document saves all the mixed colour data (these in RGB and these in CMYK) it's all good. 😁
  2. Now I feel a little dumb. I managed to replicate it before about 3 times when I found the issue, but now it's working as it was meant to. I can only think that the situation that was confusing it seems to have been changed in all my editing. When I have a chance I'll try again to break it, but <sigh> well, I hope it just doesn't happen in a production document again for now. Sorry for the bother, I'll pop it back in here with a sample file next time it happens.
  3. That's it! Great, my mind is a little more settled in this. You are a winner! haha! I almost feel like the default should be unlocked, but just knowing it's there helps loads. Now I can get this switching right and I know I'm not messing up the different layouts. Thanks for bringing it up. I will be honest, I didn't look into the help but did review the FAQ and a few tutorials which didn't mention this.
  4. I'm not sure if I'm not understanding the gradient colour selection dialog boxes. I have two artboards of the same poster side by side, one is my CMYK version and the other is RGB. I'm switching between them and trying to ensure that each one has the correct colours set. How ever, when I edit one, say RGB, then go to the other CMYK one the dialog box isn't switching to CMYK, so I tell it I want these colours to be CMYK. Then back over to RGB artboard and select the same item, but now the dialog box is saying each step is CMYK. I'm confused to say the least. Isn't it meant to show me the colour of the step selected and not the last colour used? Put two boxes next to each other, fill one with RGB and the second with CMYK (can be a solid or gradient), now go back to the first box and it's suddenly a CMYK. I'm losing the battle here (and my sanity slightly). Is it that a single document can't have CMYK's and RGB's? Thanks for any direction on this as I'm trying to get things out for clients and this is making my already late project later.
  5. Greetings Team So I was making a nice glow behind some text by creating a gradient in a circle and then making it oval by scaling it down on the vertical axis. It looks great in app but when I export it forces the gradient back to a round shape which looks odd. I understand PDF may not support distorted or oval gradients but then it should be rasterized properly before it exports. In app... in PDF (CMYK conversion so the colour is different)... Thanks for your review on this.
  6. So recently I was so happy to see that the EMF imports (ungroup/convert) were working nicely. But then, last night I hit the issue again. Before anyone suggests SVG (which I would love if it was a 100% solution), SVG's can't be ungrouped/broken down in a way that it could be edited in PowerPoint. I supply my client with nicely designed slides which they want the ability to get their teeth into (half destroying all that nice design work in the process) and edit things. Colours and text, and unfortunately that's where PowerPoint just isn't SVG friendly. Now since Microsoft isn't really this company to listen to requests for such specific updates (I pray one of their tech's reads this one day and they build better SVG support) I wanted to ask the Affinity Designer team if they could look into the EMF/WMF export issues, I know this is a very old format but for going to any Office packages it's still the standard for now. It's not a new thing to be pointed out, and I don't think it's a huge part of the customer base that needs this, but could it please go on a todo list some place as a low priority request? Thanks so much for the incredible work so far on the app, so far in such a short time is really an achievement.
  7. Thanks, yes, that all makes a lot of sense. In this case (and in many others I assume) the PDF ends up being the only way to get a reasonable level of layout into Publisher. In that sense, it's about the quickest way to fix it. The fact that I couldn't copy and paste the offending character was a bit of a pain. Perhaps it should be reported as a bug for review, the system font was missing that character. Hmmmmm. I think this may be more of a system error that there may be no work around for.
  8. Greetings team I have a small document I was pulling in as a PDF (if any one has a clean way to convert/import Corel files I'm all ears) and the client asked for the font to be changed, from Calibri to Arial, with that all the "ti" letters in the document were replaced with a "ĕ". I'm not too worried, quick find and replace will do the trick. But, it seems the character will not copy to clipboard. That's a bit more annoying, I'm left wondering where that alien character is coming from. I hit character map in Windows and in the Arial font I find this little bugger. Great, now to find and replace. But no, it's not finding this character so I have no idea why or what this odd little letter that has sneaked into my text is. There was a little twist, as I finished typing the above I went in and first fixed it all up and found the usual suspect that the "ti" for the rest was replaced with that combined character in the rest of the document. To be safe replaced those as well, a lot less red underlines now. It makes me wonder if this is some thing that happens a lot, can't we get a one button fix for bigger documents? A fix text import issues? Hmmmm, I think it again requires some kicking around by the community. Strange letters.afpub
  9. I guess its just about simplicity. There are a number of work-around's, like making the line before each list a new style and pulling the list closer to it. I was trying to avoid additional styles since it can become a challenge in larger documents. By keeping more of the document on the standard base style spacing and then just getting the bullets to have a negative value that cuts into the base style space, it opens up some additional options for conditional formatting. I don't know if I'm explaining this nicely, sorry. @walt.farrell If I adjust the "space after" it going to affect the whole documents spacing. I just want a list closer to the line above it that explains what the list is. @Old Bruce I understand spacing the bullets, but their space is fine, (a little closer than normal paragraph spacing), but the line that explains what the list is will push the (bullet list) paragraph away from it's self, which is the exact behavior you would want across the rest of the document, but may not want before the a bullet list. Of course this isn't the only way it could be used but just my current dilemma that makes me ask about negative "space before" paragraph values. Thanks for the interaction so far, it's important that these things get kicked around as much as possible before they are considered in any case.
  10. Greetings I had a suggestion, the "space before" style should be able to be a negative value. For example, I want my bullet lists closer to the line above them since that line explains what the list is. The thing is the list is being pushed away from that line because of it's spacing. I don't want to change the top line's spacing because it's great for the rest of the document, just the bullet lists could be closer. Is this a possibility or will it open a can of worms? Thanks.
  11. Thanks! I have no idea what was changed, but the SVG's into PowerPoint crashed when you ungrouped/converted them. Now, it's working perfectly. This is really helpful team, I know we all cringe at PowerPoint but clients use it a lot and this little fix makes my work so much better (so much that I wanted to thank the Affinity team for fixing what ever MS was not getting right). I mean, PowerPoint has no meaningful drawing ability, so a custom shape in Designer can really make a huge difference in quality.
  12. Its 5 years later and this thread is still valid. What do we need to do to get this a bit higher on the development list? Its a basic feature, I use it most often to clean up logos I pull down from the net. The jagged edges mean I have to use other software for this.
  13. @Sean P Thanks, I'll try it out later. For now I worked around it by converting to curves then doing the second set of rounding.
  14. I was testing this out, trying to recreate the layout in a new document (same bug happens on my system in the file you shared) but it seems to work every time for me. How odd! Ok, more weird, I put it in a new document, duplicate it and then do the subtraction on both. The new clone WORKS (right side) while the original still bugs out?! HUH? I'm giving up, sorry.
  15. @Sean P@Jowday Yip, the Beta seems to be doing the welds nicely. Thanks for that, it's been a bit painful since I bought it in 2016 and now I'm happy this very core feature is working.
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