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  1. I can confirm the issues with the Lighting filter being out of place after changing the document DPI. I have a lighting filter on a group of multiple Art Text objects with layer effects (this lighting effect is always missing from PDF exports by the way, but I'm not sure if that's maybe a separate bug). If I change the document DPI in Publisher via the "Document Setup" dialog box, the positions of the Lighting effect, which are apparently resolution dependent, don't seem to be updated. This also messes up the undo stack – it's not enough to undo the DPI change via history to get the
  2. I just ran into this as well and it is definitely an important feature. In my specific case, I'm working on prototypes for DVD boxes and the inlays are to be printed by a photo lab as regular 20cm x 30cm photo prints and then trimmed manually to the exact final size. What's even worse, the workaround I would normally use (going through a temporary PDF) is not an opting this time since there is a bug that prevents the live effects on the type from exporting to PDF correctly in this document. Having the option to include bleed on placed files is very useful whenever something is printe
  3. I can't seem to find the link right now, but I recall Adobe Photoshop product manager John Nack posting about the possibility of a Linux version of Adobe Creative Suite (at the time) on his blog many years ago. He stated that the reason why Adobe didn't do a Linux port wasn't the size of the potential market for Linux versions at all. Their market research showed, however, that offering Linux versions would not get them a significant amount of revenue from new customers, it would instead only shift a large part of their existing customer base to a different operating system. Ser
  4. Thanks, that's pretty cool, I must have totally missed that feature! Though this of course doesn't fix the problems when it comes to images that have been opened, pasted etc. as well as user created raster layers that have been transformed. But it's still a great improvement for many of the page layout-related use cases.
  5. This is also an issue in Photo where you can non-destructively scale a raster layer. Since there is no "Reset Layer Transform" command other than "Rasterize", which kills your resolution, you may end up painting/cloning etc. on a layer that has vastly different resolution than the rest of your document. Being able to see the scale of a layer may be crucial information in that case. Or you may have opened a raster image, transformed it slightly for a quick test, and now when you create raster layers, they won't match up with the resolution of your base image so you want to reset that base
  6. I'm using an external (Apple) keyboard that does not have an Fn key. Pressing the Fn key on the built-in laptop keyboard does not change the behaviour I described, neither in conjunction with the F-keys on the external USB keyboard, nor using the F-keys on the built-in laptop keyboard. Further investigation shows that furthermore, the shortcut input control in the text style editor dialog box doesn't accept F14 and F15 since these seem to automatically be tied to adjusting screen brightness on the laptop screen. Holding the Fn keys has no effect on this behaviour. I think if all of t
  7. Just did a quick test, and It would seem you are correct. You may want to post this in the Affinity Photo bug reports section.
  8. Your comment makes me suspect I'm actually dealing with a bug. I thought I had mixed something up, but checking an older proof PDF I sent out to the client, actually I think the numbering re-started with each story at first and then something caused it to suddenly continue across stories without me linking the text frames. Removing the "Restart Numbering Now" attribute from the first paragraph of the second story causes numbering to continue from the previous story. The text styles were all created from scratch. Maybe it's just a really obvious setting I am missing. I'm afraid I
  9. The "Restart Numbering" setting currently allows resetting the counter per-document, per paragraph sequence, or manually only. Sometimes it would be useful to have a numbering sequence specific to a text frame or sequence of linked text frames, i.e. per story. This small handy setting would eliminate the need to manually reset numbering at the start of each story and therefore also one source of potential errors since it's quite easy to forget.
  10. I think it is worth mentioning that now with that Publisher has shipped with Studio Link enabled, you can just go to the Photo persona and use the Channels panel to check your separations. For some reason, page/spread borders disappear, but it's still a viable workaround. You need Affinity Photo installed in order for this to work.
  11. Works fine for me, I only had "Allow JPEG Compression" deactivated on the PDF/X-3 preset, otherwise my settings should be identical to yours. The screenshot shows the PDF re-imported into Affinity and as you can see it consists of a raster image with a clipping path. I made the file by simply creating the S as an ArtText object and dragged the placed image inside in the layers panel. If you are seeing different results, I'd say it is definitely a bug and not a design limitation of the Affinity backend or the PDF library.
  12. Not 100% sure about early versions of InDesign, but I at least don't remember running into any issues in that respect. But you may well be correct since around InDesign 1.5 and shortly thereafter 2.0.X when I started using the software, printers here always still asked for native files and not PDF so back then it wouldn't have been something I would have to worry about. That being said, if I create a shape in any of the Affinity apps, import an image and drag it inside to clip it, it exports to PDF as an image clipped inside a path (tested with the PDF/X-3 setting). The edges are sharp an
  13. I cannot possibly imagine that the Serif team would choose a PDF library that cannot clip a pre-rendered raster image into a path, that's pretty much as basic as it gets.
  14. My apologies, I must have used different wording when searching for existing threads. Thanks for the replies!
  15. I have a document with a few two-column text frames. On the left pages of two double spreads, the column resizing double arrow mouse cursor appears in the wrong spot, either two the left or to the right of the column gutter. On the right pages of the spreads, the hotspot is centered on the right column gutter guide (rather than the center of the gutter as one would expect). The feature can still be used since the offset remains constant if the user clicks and drags. One just has to find the right spot inside the text where the phantom handle appears. In that area, clicking to place the te
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