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  1. Hi, First thanks for the replies and Paul the template. In the end I have created a template that splits the A3 into eight cells by declaring two rows and four columns. The "zine" she wants to produce is only printed on one side of the A3 sheet as the sheet is first folded in half along the longest crease leaving the eight zine pages on the outside of the fold. Next it is folded in half and then half again with the creases made in both directions. Open the sheet out and make a single cut from the middle of the long crease exactly one page width in both directions or a cut that is half the length of the page centred on the page. Next remake the long fold and hold the sheet at the left are right edges and slowly bring your hands and the sheet together so that the crease in the middle facing you comes toward you and the crease on the other side creases away from you. Keep moving your hands together until you form a cross when viewed from above. Lastly form the booklet by moving each arm of the cross into your left hand. Its harder to describe than do. best wishes Simon Template-Zine-8pg-A3.aftemplate
  2. Hi, I have been asked to produce a template that so for my daughter who is an Art and Design student so she may create what she calls a "zine" on a single sheet of paper. The zine is created by printing eight "zine pages" onto the paper and then cutting and folding the A3 sheet into what I would call a booklet. The obvious approach is to create a template that has defined eight page zones that she may drop her creations into. The minor issue is that four of these zones will be inverted when on the template. Each zone will be A6 sized and be printed in the following order on an A3 sheet : Top row (all inverted on the screen) : z7, z6, z5, z4 ; bottom row z8, z1, z2, z3 . I wonder if there is a method where I define eight A6 pages and have publisher print these out in a defined order and orientation onto the single sheet of A3 sized paper? best wishes Simon Locked down owner of an A3+ printer, Affinity publisher and occasional Art Tech
  3. Curious, when I last read the thread the post from Old Bruce was missing. Thanks all for confirming that there is no option to gang info panels.
  4. Thanks for your reply. My question is can the two (or more) locked targets be ganged together to show numeric data from the same pixel at the same time?
  5. Hi, The Info panel allows a number of pixel samplers to be added and each can be selected to display different pixels and report in different value types e.g. LAB, RGB, CMYK, etc. It is also possible to swap between value types of a single sampler, for example between RGB and LAB. However, this requires a mouse click is discover both the RGB and LAB values of a selected pixel. I wonder if there is any way of having two or more samplers displaying the pixel values from a single pixel selection so that I can see both the RGB and LAB values of the pixel at a glance? best wishes Skids
  6. That noise you just heard was the sound of the penny dropping - sorry Matt for misunderstanding. Thanks again Simon
  7. Thanks Alfred, this method works a treat, once I figured how to select both shapes! Simon
  8. Hi, still no dice! Just in case its important I'm using version v1.6 . The "add" option remains greyed out so it is not an option. However, my solution is as follows: create a trapezium then invert it to make a coffee cup shape. Next open the snapping manager and enable snapping along with "snap to object geometry". Use the pen tool to trace over the cup, double clicking on the first/final point to close the shape, I started and ended at the top left. The first shape may be deleted. The new shape object may be resized as required and text added using the frame text command. This text runs as expected left to right , top to bottom. A bit of a kludge but it does work here. Thanks Simon
  9. Initially I used the trapeziod tool/shape and then inverted it using the rotation handle. I have just had a second attempt trying to follow your advice. If I invert the shape then convert to curved the text is upside down and reads bottom to top right to left. If however I place a trapezium and then convert to curves then adjust the shape the text is o.k. when I use a text frame. So it seems that the transformation is retained following a conversion to curves. An example is attached - the text was grabbed from the internet and is part of my daughters A level Art project. Thanks Simon Problem.afdesign
  10. I apologise if this is a known feature or problem but I am stuck: I wish to create a block of text in the shape of a trapezium. When I use the default shape tool all works as expected with the margins of the text following the trapezium shape. However, I wish my shape to resemble a plastic coffee cup, wider at the top than the bottom. When I add frame text to the inverted trapezium it is displayed upside down and back to front. Is there a way of resetting the text entry to the top left and having it flow normally? I have tried to attach a screen shot of the problem. best wishes Simon
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