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JeffreyK

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  1. I have to agree that this would be helpful for compatibility. I think that some software thinks (in the clipboard) in SVG, which for some very strange reason doesn't support paragraph text (as if this is a some fancy new concept). Ah well, could we get the combine text fields (paragraph and artistic) into a text field and break lines into separate lines, as feature requests? The break apart is nice if you grab a list of items and after you paste them in, break apart and place each one in it's own space. There are work-around's so these would be work-a-bit-faster features.
  2. I'm searching in the forum but there is no mention of the memory leak in the last 6 months (other than your post above). I'm working on the latest Publisher on a PDF exported from MS Word (what a hack job), but if thats what client supplies then thats what I work with. In any case, it's my first time seeing this memory leak every 90 to 120 minuets I need to do the same, save and restart. It's a technical book about building steel frames of 250 pages, lots of images and text mixed together. I just wanted to mention it's still an issue. I guess thats not a show stopper, but really-deeply annoying. I should mention that I've worked on documents over 700 pages before with out seeing this and the main thing that changed was adding an additional 32gigs of memory to my system, so it's 48 gigs from what was a 16 gig system. I wonder if too much memory (ie anything over 16gigs) is the issue that stumps some thing in Publisher.
  3. Greetings Carl123, thanks! It's definitely a step in the right direction, bit tricky with 30 different size drawings (one colour and same one in grey) but it did help a bit, do wish it could lock to the edges as you draw the slices and that you could reorder the slice list (that's be just being a little OCD). The locking to existing blocks size is nice but the scope should be able to be limited to current, previous and next art boards as with 60 slices it gets a bit tricky to get a new set that's close to a previous one made. But ... it doesn't make the opening comments/request invalid. haha!
  4. I know some place in these forums there was a post about this and if 15 minutes of searching can't find it then I'm going to post this up in a new thread. For the love of time, please save the save-dialog settings. I have 60 diagrams to export individually from a single file, one at a time (as the publisher needs them separately to insert them). It take 3 extra clicks each time to choose "only the selection" area to export, so that's 177 extra clicks for this. And if I have to do it again for any reason (like they may want RGB rather than CMYK) then that's going to have to be done again. I understand the "working with hundreds of thousands of objects" was a great optimization for 1.10, but can't some one spend a few days on some of the smaller backlogged features/requests? I can't imagine it's a total re-write of the saving system, so it can't be a big request. One of the biggest downfalls that opensource software has is that they very often won't go back and rewrite or optimize features for better work flow, where as, commercial software is always focused on their customers productivity. It worries me when I hit a smaller issue and on a search of this forum find this same issue was reported 5 years ago and still isn't fixed or is noted but "not important". I'm now an Affinity customer, and a very happy one for the most part. I'll keep supporting this endeavor as I do feel it's really high impact for a very reasonable price (yes, I'll pay for the next big version upgrade), but you need to be careful that the smaller things reported don't fall into the cracks as they aren't show-stopping. I'm sorry for the rant, I really thing the team behind all this work deserves a Bells, but we all need to air things now and again. 😁
  5. @Pauls It's not just pure duplication, if you disable/delete some of the duplicates, it disables/deletes the correct ones as well. You see in the attached how there is a "Part 1 Decoding BEE" then there's one with sub-sections, "1.0 Part 1 Decoding BEE". I can't delete or disable the duplicate since doing that will also delete/disable the other one with a similar name (I renamed it) since that's actually one I need. The numbers are to get them in the correct order since there is no way to re-order them. This is quite urgent for me as the publisher is calling my PDF exports scruffy with these bookmarks in such disarray. I'm was working in v1.9.2.1035 then tried beta v1.10.0.113 but came up with the same issues.
  6. So ... the funny thing is, if you open in Publisher and show non-printing characters, then switch back to Designer they stay on. I found this while trying to get rid of them. haha!
  7. 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. 😁
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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