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  1. When you install a font (by clicking o it and on the button "install", or by right-clicking > install), this create a copy of the font in Windows' fonts folder. If you didn't installed any, it's another problem. Did you checked (again) all the requirements before installing the program? (And the 3rd partie programs that can cause problems?) Which Windows are you using?
  2. Here, you've got a list of the fonts installed on different Windows: Wikipedia You can display the column "last modified" and try to remember the last ones you installed, before proceding. EDIT: Or, if you've got the option to hide/display fonts in the font folder, you can test it after rebooting your laptop (I didn't try it after rebooting, since it's not convenient for me to reboot now) That's the first time I see this option, I never used it before. It appears when some fonts are selected.
  3. Hu... Usually I have the original fonts, so I can uninstall and reinstall them later if needed. On windows 7, there's an option to hide/display fonts for applications, but AD and AP saw the fonts while hidden (I tested without rebooting). You can copy-paste the fonts in another folder too, and reinstall them.
  4. I had a crash report to send each time. And the problems were with new or old fonts, and even fonts loaded by inDesign. Perhaps you can test uninstalling some fonts if you have more than the system's ones.
  5. Hi, The only problem I have with AP or AD not loading is problems about fonts. When this happens, it hang after the splash screen displays "Loading fonts..." How much memory do you have? AP and AD open with 4G only on my old Asus transformer.
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    Remove white?

    Hi Meb, I thought DesignMeister forget to save them with transparency, so they would have been fine but the white background to delete.
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    Remove white?

    Hi, If you've got APhoto, why not use the filter color > remove white paper if it's available (I only use desktop apps).
  8. An image search about "arabesque" can provide a lot of examples, or looking at Adobe Wood Type Ornaments font.
  9. I suspect he found the shortcut to submit while writing like I did earlier today
  10. The problem with those Meb, is that if you need to convert the stroke to curves (example: before adding different forms), you get strange results, and you need to correct some angular shapes that were curves before convertion.
  11. Hum, I'll resume this: The only important information about images for print are pixels, and you need an amount of at least 300 pixels per inches (or 118 pixels per cm if you use cm). If you want to print a 10x10 inches image, it needs at least (10x300)x(10x300) => 3000x3000 pixels. This means you can use this image at a maximum of 10x10 inches in your document, not bigger. For printing a 10x10 cm image, you'll need at least (118x10)x(118x10) => 1180x1180 pixels. Same here, maximum is 10x10 cm. The DPI information is an indication, it can be use by some programs to display automatically the image at 10 inches or 10 cm, so you wont have to check some proprieties or adjust your image for it to be used at 300 dpi. Most of the time, we've got images and image's block, and we import those images to fit the blocks. (Blocks aren't related to image's size but design and place we've got on our page). Long ago, when storage and sending CD/DVD weren't cheap, we used to downsample each images to the block's size, to minimize their size. Today we don't mind, the only important parameter is to have enougth pixels/inch or pixels/cm. DPI information in an image is only informative, since if you use it in smaller blocks than the amount of pixels allow you to use it, it's not a problem (and you can print with less than 300 dpi... it's a pain for the printer, but it's possible). Now, till they fix the bug in AP and AD, ("keeping metadata" will prevent modifying any metadata / modifying dpi will erase all metadatas but dpi info), you shouldn't try to modify this info with those apps (but a lot of others can do it). If you need to add photos to a web site that asks for 300 dpi images, do everything but modifying the dpi in AP and use another tool to get the 300 dpi info (without resampling). We've provided on this forum enough tips to do this using other apps.
  12. Hi @heskphotography, That's why we ended up talking about using other apps to do this instead of AP. It's difficult to find a nice application for displaying and modifying metadatas when you do/did it with PS (nice interface to do this). Perhaps in the futur AP and AD will be able to do it in a similar way, but for now I can understand if this isn't a priority and they need to work on other features. It would be usefull to use macro to enter/modify metadatas too. If you need to do this a lot, a faster way to do it would be to install exiftool and to add a registry key that would add an option in the right-click menu for specific files (images). This option would use Exiftool to modify the dpi value (something like this: Exiftool command line). Or with the "Send To" option: Copy exiftool(-k).exe in the programs folder Add a shortcut for Exiftool in the sendTo folder (you can access it writing in the adress bar of the explorer: shell:sendto) This shortcut will modify JPG and TIFF dpi, so I renamed it "Exiftool JPG-TIFF" (it doesn't work with PNGs) Modify the shortcut proprieties: target ("cible" in french): "C:\Program Files\exiftool(-k).exe" -overwrite_original -XResolution=300 -YResolution=300 -jfif:Xresolution=300 -jfif:Yresolution=300 Now you'll be able to send multiple files to Exiftool and it will modify the dpi to 300. If you don't want the files to be modified, but to have new files created, delete the option "-overwrite_original" from the command line. You'll have to hit RETURN to close the Exiftool's window that appeared.
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    The placed image will retain all original infos, and you can resize it without loss (smaller, then bigger), or replace it with another image (same as linked files in PS, you need to rasterize them before some actions).
  14. An alternative is to copy everything and create a new document from clipboard, but you won't keep grid (and perhaps other parameters) and the new canvas will contain every items, even those that were out or partially out of the file's canvas. So I usually use the old trick to save as...
  15. @grunnvms, Depending of what you need, if it's as simple a modifying dpi and adding copyright infos, comment, author... you can do this on Windows with a right-click > Proprieties > Details. I usually use Faststone viewer and it's simple too with it. (Can't you change dpi without resampling with IrfanView There's at least 2 other free tools for Windows, with decent interfaces that wouldn't scare not technical people! (I you want their names, I'll be able to retrieve them next week). But IrfanView shouldn't change the size of your images when modifying dpi (same amount of pixels).
  16. Hi @Ted Nichols, You only need to re-asign which program open which type of files. For example, select some type of image files as .jpg, right-click > proprieties > modify And choose the program you want to open the files with. (It's nearly the same on Mac when showing Informations about a file)
  17. Libre office's got advanced options for PDF export, you can choose DPI, and color or greyscale, but it doesn't seem to export in CMYK, for print. Long ago I used GhostScript (ex Gutenprint or similar name) to create PDF when I couldn't use QXP or ID.
  18. Hi, DPI (or PPP in French) is not really important today, as in Web use of images. QXPress or inDesign can show you the resulting DPI after you imported an image in a document (QXP in the "proprieties" panel -- not sure about the exact name since I didn't use it for long -- since version 8 at least, and ID if you make visible the "real DPI" column in the Links panel -- not sure again of the names and their traduction, I use it in French and can't open them at the moment to check). So, when you import images in your document, you just need to check those proprieties and make sure they are at least at +280 dpi minima after you resize your images depending of your pages. Today, I only open images in AP or another program if I need to improve or correct them, never to change dpi, I only check first that they 've got enought pixels (~118 pixel/cm since we use cm and mm). Clients usually believe Facebook's portraits of 300x200 pixels is enought to illustrate an article in a magazine . And AD show you the dpi value too in the upper panel when you "place" an image in another document, preventing you to get low resolution images when you need a document for print (you can resize it to stay above 280 or 300 dpi). (Above 300 dpi is not a problem, printers asked us to get at least 600 if the images contain text -- as in adds, or PDF we had to export as images due to different kind of problems with some files not made by pro ).
  19. Hello, I had a bug yesterday: I was working fine launching AD and AP without problems until I opened a document and needed to open again AP. The interesting part is it wasn't Suitcased that cause the problem, I had it disabled. Instead, I used inDesign with the "Document fonts" folder which contains all the fonts needed for the current document, that inDesign is able to read without needing to install them. And it was after opening a document with some particular fonts that I wasn't able to open AD or AP. After closing inDesign, I was able to open AD and AP. Here the screenshots of the errors messages (I sent 1 or 2 other ones at the same time, but my comment is about trying to open a file from our server, seems it wasn't the real problem).
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    Font bug (Windows 10 inDesign)

    Hi Sean, I'll do this next week when I'll be back at work. Thanks, W.
  21. Hi, When modifying HSL layer and addind saturation to different colors, at some point it's desaturating the colors instead of staying at 100% Two layers with the same HSL modifications modified 2*(values = a, b, c) give a different result than 1 layers with double values (a*2, b*2, c*2)
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    I'd rather have a Beta later in september and spent those sunny days lazying and sunbathing — at least a few minutes before I find it too hot and go reading or doing something other in a cooler place — than playing around on my computer testing APublisher!
  23. It seems you are in "customize toolbar" mode. Close this panel and all will be as usual.
  24. Did you check the amount of "feather" for your selection? Try setting it to 0 before selecting an area.
  25. That's an interesting issue. If the embedded image and the document in AD are in CMYB, the embedded image will show without layer effect (it's not the solution, halas). If the embedded image is RVB and the document is CMYB, the effect will be visible when using no transparency (PDF/X-1a:2003 to PDF/X4), images are flattened in this type of PDF; but will be truncated using PDF 1.7. The strange part is CMYB + CMYB don't give the result expected. When testing with RVB document and RVB/CMYK, only the PDF/1a:-2003 and PDF/3-2003 are showing the effect. You need to test too, and depending of the expected result, if you need a PDF for print, it would be better to use a flattened layer to avoid error or unexpected results.

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