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  1. Perhaps your rectangle was perfectly well aligned with the pixel grid
  2. I don't know if third party sofwares/plugins for spellchecking will be available, but this one, for example is widely used in French and work with different apps. Plugins that help check punctuation, spelling, with specific additionnal dictionaries, etc. are important. Depending of time allowed, and clients' lateness, texts are read before or after the layout process. And I suppose it's the same in other countries with different languages, and such tools are needed.
  3. That's good Josie! Don't forget the transparency tool, it can be usefull. catcus2.afdesign
  4. That's not the vector are pixelated, that's by design APhoto will show pixels, even when it's vector objects since the apps tend more to working and exporting to pixels images than vectors (in AD, you need to switch to "pixel mode view" to check how it'll look when exported as pixels: JPG, PNG...) but it's the standard view in APhoto.
  5. Hi, You can do this with Macros. (Try modifying them to see the different steps). It's all around the picture or at the bottom*: Margins.afmacros *New macros with bottom border.
  6. Nice map as usual Perhaps this last font is easier to read since it's larger? Shouldn't there be a ligature for "ffi" in Sheffield or should we read it as: shef-field and it's logical? But I like better with the other font (Yanone Kaffeesatz?), it looks more modern.
  7. That's certainy one of the features that'll be added with image tracing. We just need to be patient
  8. That's really basic: you've got a square/rectangle, and are switched to the node tool to modify it, that's not the app giving you an approximate path created from the tranparent area. Tha's why it is faster to open the file and copy-add some curves from the original vector design (for tranparent other images, you'll have to draw the shape).
  9. I wanted to said, since it's the subject, wrapping doesn't interact with the transparency of the image inside a picture frame, it's wrapped on the container only. With other apps, it can ignore the container and follow the transparency or ignore white colour around the drawing for wraping the text around*. * And you can usually reffine this "selection" and enlarge the resulting selection that behave like a path (with ID, you can modify this path too).
  10. For now you can't do this in AD, AP or APub, you'll need another app like PS or InkScape:
  11. First remark: the wrapping doesn't work with picture frames. Does this mean there's only to be use as placeholders on master pages, but with limited usability? Second: it's working with PNG (and perhaps TIFF or other image format with transparency), but not SVG and AFDESIGN files. Thirdly: Since for now APub can't ignore inner blank/transparent areas, you should use enough "distance from text", at least as much as your larger inner tranparent zone, to avoid text inside. Fourth: with this simple form, I would use a round placeholder or use round corners if I'm lazy and had it already in a square. Fifthly: it would be interesting with vector files* to be able to select one of the curves as "d├ętourage"/path for the wrapping! (Organized one would draw and name appropriately one in their file**, or should it be a curve cropping the layer? but it would prevent multiple curves as we need in a same image sometimes). * We can add a path in JPG, but it can be improved, and different paths would be better. ** With linked documents, we can double-click to open it in another tab, copy and paste an appropriate curve from this linked file in the APub document, to convert it to picture frame and paste the image/linked document inside, but it can be easier or simpler.
  12. Currently, there's a bug in the last versions that prevent us to import ABR brushes. They're working on it and we hope the next version will work better! Here the .afbrushes version, I'll delete it after next release: Lumbia Cartography Brushes.afbrushes
  13. Hi, Why don't you use the export persona to export at higher value? This way, you'll keep your original and you'll have more flexibility.
  14. It was hidden in this post but missed arms to hail us! Josie, you need to search "cat pawns" images and use the pixel persona to select them and copy them. I hope someone will show you how to do it on iPad, I only have Designer for desktop.
  15. Do you use fill layers? Try with a rectangle instead, fill layers rasterize only in specific situations.
  16. @Old Bruce The problem this way, it won't take in account lines ending with punctuation, like comas, or stanzas, or line ending without punctuation that are part of the credits or informations. @walt.farrell use a logical method that take in account the way the text was split and the indications like space at the beginning.
  17. You can use the epub file and a program like 7Zip to extract the HTML code, you won't have paragraphs cut to shorter lines (it's not in a file a I opened), but you'll have to do some other search and replace. In the end, it's the same. Yes, and those files are cleaner than most of the files I work with usually.
  18. I'm wondering how other applications work... perhaps they only use full pixels? It would be nice if those bugs were solved, this one and when merging layers produce a blured content, if they are related.
  19. This sound strange, since I never work in pixels but with cm, mm and pt, and when importing PDF in other app we take care of alignement, but nothing else. And we certainly aren't the only ones working like this, without pixel notion in our workflow but for PPI.
  20. Hi, Doing it in a single spread can be annoying if you need to enlarge the spine (I've got some done like this, and had to add/supress 1 mm sometimes ) But you can test another way (I didn't used it in real workflow since APub isn't used at work, but I would do it this way):
  21. Thanks @Sean P It's more logical to have the same DPI/PPI copied to the new document.
  22. The problem is you applied the round corner to the artboard. Imagine exporting this as PDF: it would be a regular area, a rectangle or a square, but nothing with round corners. It's better to think of artboard like pages, or table: those are area on with we work on and put items, but they are not items. You'd rather keep square/rectangular artboards, and use a square/rectangle with round corners and a stroke. And you can use a similar shape to crop a group containing the drawing, or simply insert the drawing in this shape. If you placed your AD file in APub, you can select the artboard you want the same way as with a PDF (you ned to select the image first, if it's placed in a picture frame). testBobbles.afpub 3 round bobble for publisher2.afdesign
  23. No, since if you set the same DPI than the original file, you'll have the same object, the same relative size (in inches, millimeters, etc.). The real size of your object is its number of pixels. It's important it's the same when you paste it. PPI (Affinity use DPI) is only relative to the document. When Affinity apps paste the object depending of the DPI, it means it's creating an object at 100% of its size in this document.
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