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Michael S Harvey

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  1. Here is a poem which attempts to convey some of the challenges faced by caring for someone a relative with dementia. It is an experimental layout in Affinity Publisher. I found the layer effect emboss quite useful for adding interest to the page. Particularly using the invert option to create something unexpected. Adding 3D to the text also helped the output look far more interesting. This work is copyrighted. Treasure in Darkness.pdf
  2. Here are some layouts I created for two poems with a spider theme in Affinity Publisher ... The corner spiders were created using the Autotrace function in DrawPlus X4 from a photo I took and saved as a wmf file. I wish Publisher would support the smf file type as well. The background image was created in Corel Paint It.
  3. Michael S Harvey

    Affinity Photo Panorama

    Thank you all. I was just curious as a native file format should be considered for implementation in an application's features.
  4. Why doesn't Affinity Photo Panorama Persona import .afphoto files?
  5. Or maybe implement fractal zoom style or spline based zoom technology as an extra persona?
  6. Michael S Harvey

    Affinity Publisher Drop Caps

    A nice effect.
  7. Michael S Harvey

    PagePlus x9

    I don't think Affinity is a waste of money as I was aware that PagePlus X9 and previous file formats were not going to be supported. After all Affinity is a new cross platform range and not related to the excellent Plus range on Windows only. I do wish that Serif would provide a way to import stuff from their former ranges other than the PDF route but I understand why they haven't. I would like to see Affinity Plus reach the full feature equivalence of PagePlus X9 and, preferably exceed it soon. It would also be nice to see the Serif Metafile Format developed in Affinity products, but they may have other ideas. Certainly footnotes and endnotes, captions, table of figures, cross-references, barcode generation, grammar checker, proofreader, pre-flight check and hopefully more filter effects would be an excellent addition to Affinity, but we'll have to wait and see. There should also be a Linux friendly / BSD port too, but I think that too is just a dream.
  8. Michael S Harvey

    A Good Boy

    I think it was the advertising one with the annoying "You're gonna love me". Only for a short glimpse. My mistake it was an ordinary drop cap resize.
  9. Michael S Harvey

    A Good Boy

    Kind of odd as the Affinity Publisher 1.7 advertisement video does use a technique to achieve something similar to an out-dented initial capital.
  10. Michael S Harvey

    FREE Cloudy Sky background A3

    Here is cloudy sky background in A3 portrait format I created in Affinity Photo and PhotoZoom Pro 7. Useful as a textured background in Publisher, and I'm guessing Affinity Designer. It is at 300dpi and in PNG format stored in a 7z archive. I hope you find it useful. Cloudy Sky (resized).7z Smaller sample also included.
  11. Michael S Harvey

    A Good Boy

    I toyed with that idea too but it felt like a half measure when dealing with the textual integrity of the piece. However, that method would have allowed me to group the items together and use the alignment of the group for automatic centring. All methods fall short of an ideal solution and perhaps adding a Drop Cap in margin function would be a useful suggestion for a feature enhancement in a future release. Thank you for the link.
  12. Michael S Harvey

    A Good Boy

    With thanks to everybody who helped on the forum with how to out dent Dropped Caps, here is my latest layout in Affinity Publisher. I used the Manual Optical Alignment facility to achieve the out-dent effect. On the downside this affects the ability of the alignment function to centre the text frame automatically so it has to be adjusted by eye only. I Am a Good Boy I Am.pdf
  13. Michael S Harvey

    Affinity Publisher Drop Caps

    Yes that works very well. Thank you,
  14. Michael S Harvey

    Affinity Publisher Drop Caps

    Thanks the pinning option may be the best workaround for now.
  15. Michael S Harvey

    Affinity Publisher Drop Caps

    Thank you. I shall look at both those techniques.

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