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  1. Wosven

    Sort Swatches

    This would be usefull, and to be able to revert to default swatches order, since ordering by name or color can be worst. For now, we need to re-import the original palette when ordering by name or color is a misstep. Below : original order, by color, by name.
  2. Don't forget that this façade was made of straight lines and regular curves. Imagine a cube, or rotate a box in your hands. The perspective grid is the best way to correct this photo, and we have to correct many angles. You can add guides to make the process easier. (in yellow, the curves added by the mesh warp grid). If you use fisheye lens, it's another problem since this add a lot of distortion, and it can be difficult or impossible to correct.
  3. I found a workaround with Notepad++ and macros. You need to create a macro and save it (with a shortcut, you'll find its code in "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml" Here the code you can put in this file between <Macros></Macros> tags : <Macro name="SVG_add_gp_filename_save_close" Ctrl="yes" Alt="no" Shift="yes" Key="97"> <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="42030" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2179" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1700" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1601" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)\.svg(&lt;.+)?(&lt;svg[^&gt;]+&gt;)(.+)(&lt;/svg&gt;)" /> <Action type="3" message="1625" wParam="0" lParam="2" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1602" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam='$2$3&lt;g id=&quot;$1&quot;&gt;$4&lt;/g&gt;$5' /> <Action type="3" message="1702" wParam="0" lParam="1794" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1701" wParam="0" lParam="1609" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1700" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1601" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam='(&lt;g id=&quot;[^&quot;]+&quot;&gt;)(.+)?(&lt;title&gt;[^&lt;]+&lt;/title&gt;)' /> <Action type="3" message="1625" wParam="0" lParam="2" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1602" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="$2$3$1" /> <Action type="3" message="1702" wParam="0" lParam="1794" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1701" wParam="0" lParam="1609" sParam="" /> <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="41006" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2025" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2422" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2325" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="41003" lParam="0" sParam="" /> </Macro> The steps to do the macro : (I did it using the Menu) Open one of the svg files (the cursor is at the beginning of the file) Clic on the red dot "record macro" Edit > Copy to clipboard > Current Filename to Clipboard Edit > Paste Search > Replace Options : x Match case x Wrap around x Regular expression // To add the tag <g id="filename"></g> //====================================== Find what : ^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)\.svg(<.+)?(<svg[^>]+>)(.+)(</svg>) Replace with : $2$3<g id="$1">$4</g>$5 // To correct if there's a tag <title> //==================================== Find what : (<g id="[^"]+">)(.+)?(<title>[^<]+</title>) Replace with : $2$3$1 6. Do the 2 [Replace all] and close the pannel 7. Save the file 8. Close the file 9. Save the macro Next time, you begin with a blank Notepad++, you open x svg files and : Macro > Run a Macro Multiple Times… Select the macro, and run it x times. It's fast, you only need to have correct filenames without spaces or other characters than A-Za-z0-9 or _-
  4. I did a test too. Since svg is a text file and begin and end with specific tag, it's easy to use app like TextPad/WildEdit (Win) or TextWrangler (Mac, it was able to modify files from a selected folder too), and with a regular expression add those <g> tags. Once all your file have an id, you do the trick with Inkscape (dragging a lot of icons in a file and copy/open them in AD). The trick is about retrieving the file name (apps can give the path — need another regExp to select only the file name) and using it in the replacement expression (not possible with the app I use). Another way would be to use a list with the file names and the files, etc. PHP, Bash, Powershell can do this, we only need time to write the script. Perhaps it would be easy to do in Inkscape with Script-Fu or Python, it would be the more logical way to do this (multi-OS solution, command line). PS. You're on Windows, and me too, at least, a powershell script is possible.
  5. Since SVG is only text, another simple solution would be to use an application able to open and modify multiple files from a folder, and add tags with some regular expression. Or a script (seems easier to do on Linux or OS X than Windows), since I'm not sure an app can retrieve and use the filename as a variable for replacement. The script only need to add 2 group tags (<g></g>) after the first one and before the last one : <svg …> <g id="file_name"> … </g> </svg> I'm a little rusty with bash scripting to do this, but it shouldn't be difficult for someone who do/did it less than a decade ago !
  6. A fastest solution is to use Inkscape and import a bunch of svg files in a single new document. You save this file as (in exemple, the one I choose) "simple svg" format and open it in AD. (I did this in few secondes in Inscape (opening the app, creating a new document, importing the files, saving the file), while AD was choking to place the same 7 files). Then, you open the multi-icons file in AD, and each one is a separate group you can select and add to Assets. (You can do the same with AD, exporting multi-placed svg files as a single file and reopening it, but AD is ok to import a max of 3 files… 4, 7 take toooooo much time).
  7. When I opened both files in Inkscape, both files look fine, as expected. If I open the files in Designer, Test.svg is fine, but not camera_dome.svg. On the right side, how Inkscape "cut"/display the objects. It looks like a bug with Designer. Perhaps you can use commanline to convert your files with Inkscape in an appropriate format for GNS3, until this is fixed ? (It would be faster than opening and saving them). Some screenshots of my tests (3rd one with clipping mask). PS. Each time Inkscape displayed the correct image.
  8. I really like QXP and ID — I didn't played enough with Scibus to have an opinion for now — the problem is not those apps, but the prices, for independants and compagnies. Those apps were/are coded by smart people, adding good features or not so good ones, and most of them come from knowing how to do books, magazines, flyers… I don't think a new apps should "réinventer la roue"/ reinvent the wheel. Some free apps tend to do this, and most people won't use them because they don't want to learn again from scratches because features get others names or stranges parameters, etc. Adding improvement is important, but it shouldn't be an alien software. As @MikeW said, you can do this in ID with Object's style and "Next paragraph style" options, and with scripts (i.e. to count words and apply styles)… GREP can be use in paragraph styles to apply characters styles, or in search/replace or in scripts… When you work every month on the same publication, or on huge books, knowing those tricks is a time saver. The other important one is using styles' shortcut. But we can't expect such features in a first version of APub.
  9. Those brushes are fun, I tried doing the same style brushes for AD. I suspect my lines aren't as fine as their, and I'll delete the files if asked to. As said in another post, the brushes are officially released, so I delete the files from this message. have fun
  10. I used XPress and now ID, but recently I saw some work done by a client with Scribus, and the result was good. (we do the main publications and he do the other ones with Scibus). PDF for print are OK. If you can find time to learn it and bypass the interface's "feel", there's a lot of features and options we usually found in the other apps. And it can import SVG files and modify their colors. For this, I promise myself to play with Scribus more later
  11. You can specify width and height : "32w, 32h", or resize the slide manually/by value. I'm not sure why you find this impossible.
  12. Wosven

    Astronomy macros

    Thanks you ! I had planned to search photos and you give one
  13. Wosven

    Astronomy macros

    Thanks ! Every time Someone give some goodies, I want to test them. I just need to begin doing astrophotography
  14. Ha hem… Who never did this ? I’m not proud of my first post here too
  15. Sorry for asking this, but does it continue after restarting the application or/and the computer ?
  16. Wosven

    Workflow bug AD

    About the pressure of the stroke, there's a workaround by converting to curves (but we dont have the benefit of using forms this way). There's another bug with the stroke pressure : it doesn't use the selected rounded angle. Another point : it would be nice to have an elliptical beginning instead of round for the stroke's pressure, to avoid elongated beginning of strokes. Being able to enlarge the little stroke pressure panel would be great too !
  17. If you watch this video, he begin drawing at 4'30, and use enouth strokes to define/close each "part" he wants to color later. At 6'48, then he can dupplicate the strokes, vectorize the outlines and merge them. On AD, that's when you add a complete border for the background and you can Divide the previous merged objets from the background object, before selecting the parts you want to colorize. And you can do like him instead of using some brushes : you can create a style from some curve done with the pen tool, and use the pencil tool for drawing. The video about shading is interesting too, since it shows that we don't need to draw and fill shadows, but use many strokes to complete those parts. Thanks for sharing this !
  18. Hi, "Background dither" is the name of a regular pixel layer on which he use the healing brush. Look at the Layer panel screenshot on page 259.
  19. It's used on other apps this way, so it would be confusing to modify this behaviour. And I usually use ctrl/cmd/alt + number for applying characters or paragraphs styles, or diplaying color channel. Perhaps you can reassign those shortcuts on yours applications ? (I can't check right now if it's possible).
  20. Wosven

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    I don't think they can read thoses files, but some preview image or PDF preview embedded in them.
  21. Can't you use the export Persona for part of those exports ? First you create and save different export options (i.e. for specific PDF with specific resolution). You can export differents formats at the same moment and save this configuration too (i.e. my "PNG-PDF-SVG"). You can set different sizes (×2, ×3… or specific width or height) but I'm not sure if /2 is possible.
  22. Hi, Perhaps you need to search more about PDF options and learn how to parameter your programs. And ask more informations from your printers. PDF version 1.3 (also called PDF/X-1a:2003) is an option in the PDF export settings. You'll have to select the right parameters (ask more details from your printer needs) and right ICC profile, and save the Exportation profile for later use. In example, some of my parameters and ID PDF export tip about PDF 1.3 :
  23. Wosven

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    I agree. I never learned appleScript since it was OS specific and it wasn't as interesting as scripting is in Javascript with ID. (and since Javascript is easy to use, and learn, that's a good point). The important parts I was missing with QXP was reason to use scripts, and regular expressions. Since I switched to ID, I can use both, and it's really important to improve worflow, when working on monthly magazines or bigger catalogues. QXP was better for some parts, but it would be difficult now to work without scripts and find/replace with regular expressions. The way ID use them to apply character styles is really important too. Those are time savers.
  24. Hi, I 've got the same problem (for 2 weeks now) with Affinity Photo and Designer on Windows 10 at work (company licences). I'm not sure I had a Windows update the day before, I didn't installed anything else, and they worked fine for monthes. The 1.6.4 versions can't start too. The strange part is : sometimes, one of the applications lauch correctly when I need it in the middle of the day, but not the second one. I tried starting them first thing after booting, and they have better chances to launch properly. (Since people had problems with fonts, perhaps Extensis Fontcase cause troubles ? ). Twice, I was able to lauch one of the app, the error message opened behind and I didn't saw it, and I was able to work with local files, but unable to access the server (But other apps and Eplorer had access to our server). Reseting the prefs didn't help. I can't re-install them, since I would have to ask my IT and we have no time right now for tests and such, but I sent a lot of reports. The "repare" option didn't help. -- I never had such problems with the same apps on individual licences installed on Windows 7. I hope you'll find a solution for different bugs on Win 10.
  25. Wosven

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    For me, that's not beginning from scratch, since the previous app PP gave a lot of trial and errors, to do/not to do, etc. for planning and thinking about what should be APub. Looking at other programs can help too. I don't think at APub as a beginner tool, or a new app to compare with other ones that do half the job too. AP and AD are succesfull enought to proove that they are good programs and there's a public for them: for companies and people working on their own. Such success (and expectations, as in this thread) should improve what was the first project for APub. I know I won't be able to do what I did on Xpress or what I do now with ID, since a lot of features can't be expected with a version 1, but I can hope for more I said "teaching", but "showing" is more what I was thinking. I wasn't teached Xpress at school, or other apps, I learned with books and doing my own work…But if we were curious and adventurous and able to test programs and OS because it was possible, I'm not sure people do this a lot today. Here in France, they forget to teach about using tools but tend to teach to use specific applications from specific big companies. When I tried Affinity' apps, instead of curiosity, questions and such I was expecting from people doing the same job, I was told : "If 'they' make us change app at work, I'll quit". (About the mantra: alas! it isn't dead yet… I hear it from lot of young — and not so young — people a lot) Since some training centre/seminars (?) — "centre de formation" — are planning to add Affinity's program in their sessions, I thougth it was logical that i.e. schools used those apps too: we expect people knowing how to use Adobe's products to easily use Affinity's products, why not the other way around ? And like you nitro912gr, long ago we swithed between Windows and Linux, playing game on the 1st and testing, coding or using Gimp on the second… we used Mac too, all is only tools to play with

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