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  1. I am explicitly protecting my original works. Serif should simply port code they already have in PagePlus into Publisher. There is no fair use argument for content secured behind a paywall or password protection.
  2. Right.... and breaking into a bank is not illegal, only if you take the money with you... and breaking into a car is not illegal, only if you drive away with it... and breaking into someone's house is not illegal, only if you take take a TV with you... Except, wrong. That's why they call it "breaking and entering." Everything on a website is automatically copy protected. Erecting a pay wall, or pdf security, is another level of copy protection explicitly stating that the content is not to be copied for any reason.
  3. Any security is false security since anything can be hacked. Research quantum computing for more details. You can even resort to google if being complicit in your own self-surveillance is your thing. Otherwise try DuckDuckGo. Password protecting original work is another explicit layer of unequivocally stating that the work is copyright protected. Someone breaching that security is absolutely a hacker. So while one can do it that person is breaking the law. That is enough to deter 99% of the population who live on social media and communicate in 120 characters. I am familiar with expensive, elaborate and convoluted separate applications that provide a greater false sense of security. I prefer to have the functionality that PagePlus already has, and therefore Serif already has, simply added to Publisher.
  4. And what percent of the population are nerdy enough to use a standalone application to hack a pdf? 99% of the population is not and that's good enough for me. They have the code. It should be a simple matter to port it to Publisher especially since, as you said:
  5. It was core functionality for PagePlus for years so they obviously already have the code that they can port to Publisher. It's core functionality to me and anyone who wants to secure and protect their intellectual property. Who determined it wasn't core functionality for Publisher?
  6. Why not? As I documented, it was in PagePlus. It's a basic and critical feature for those of us that need to secure and protect our works.
  7. PagePlus has an important PDF export feature: the ability to set a master password to set PDF permissions including: No document printing No content modification No editing of comments and form fields No content copying Does this exist in Publisher? I own Publisher, Designer and Photo.
  8. I didn't know you could do that. I just opened the Designer document in Publisher, made a change, saved it and then opened it in Designer without a problem, so that's great. One of the key problems I came across was that Designer exported a dramatically smaller jpeg than Publisher from the same artboard so exporting may require using Designer unless they figure that out. I would still like Affinity to answer my linking and embedding questions, my memory management questions and to include this same Find/Replace functionality in Designer, but, in the meantime, I'll experiment with your solution. Thanks Walt.
  9. I started thinking that it would be easier to find an Illustrator tri-fold template so I search for those. I came across this video and translated the instructions to Designer. You can create a rectangle and when dragging it horizontally Designer will tell you when you hit 3.66. You can copy it twice to recreate her 3 rectangles that she then converts to guides. I figured out that you can just go to - View - Guides Manager - type 3 columns, 1 row, 0 gutter, Style outline, and color light blue, to recreate her guides. I created the attached 8.5 * 11 tri-fold flier template, with the .125 bleed by translating her instructions into Designer. Someone commented on her video: Not sure this is a good template to follow, the folds are not all the same size. The cover fold should be slightly wider, the inside folded panel (left), the one that "folds into the middle" should be slightly shorter width wise to accommodate folding inward, better to grab a template from the print vendor you're sending the art file to, or get dimensions from online. To heed that person's advice you could just go to - View - Guides Manager - type a small gutter number such as .2. That will create gutter guides that you can snap and align all of your objects to. This video has more experienced tri-fold production information using Affinity Publisher. You replicate the guides he creates in Guides Manager. Let us all know if this works for you. Affinity Designer tri-fold flier template.afdesign
  10. When I created my document I chose Prefer Linked. I placed my Designer file, which contains several art boards, into the Publisher file. I learned that I can select a specific artboard from the selection context menu above the file title. To select and place another of the artboards I copied and pasted the first placed image and selected a different artboard. "Find text" in Publisher only worked when I selected and double clicked the placed file which tossed me into an <Embedded> version of the Designer file, in a second tab, and then Find works. Is this the way it should work? It makes sense because I can edit the Designer document in this <Embedded> version but the terminology is confusing because I selected "Prefer Linked" and yet the file is <Embedded>. I made a change in the <Embedded> Designer file and saved the Publisher file. I opened the original Designer file and the change is NOT there. I reopened the file in Publisher and the change WAS there. How is this accomplished? Does Publisher accomplish this by saving meta data for the Designer file? This is a problem because I need to be able to change and update the original file while using the Find functionality, and I like the idea of keeping the Publisher file size down via linking. I opened Designer and changed the original Designer file, closed Designer, opened Publisher and saw that Publisher's Resource Manager showed the file was modified. I clicked update and that made Publisher's memory usage go through the roof. The Designer file starts out at 4GB of memory and it went to 12GB before I had to kill the process! I reopened Publisher, clicked make embedded and the memory starting shooting through the roof again so I killed the Publisher process. I created a new Publisher file with Prefer Embedded, placed the Designer file and Publisher's cpu usage spiked over 50% for a while before eventually settling down to 0% and 4.3GB of RAM. I made a slight modification to the embedded Designer file and saved the Publisher file. All of that happened without spiking RAM or cpu. File Manager did not show a change via the time stamp. I opened the Designer file in Designer and the change was NOT there. I went back and opened the file in Publisher and the change was there. Resource Manager's update button was greyed out so it thought it had the most recent version of the Designer file. I also noticed that if I close a 4GB file without exiting the program, both Publisher and Designer never release the memory so if I open the same file Designer will at least double the memory usage. Lastly, exporting the same single artboard as a jpeg in Publisher at High Quality was 284MB and in Designer was 56MB. This journey seems to have demonstrated that Publisher's linking and embedding is not correctly working functionally or in terms of memory usage. It has also demonstrated that Affinity has an excellent Find/Replace functionality that simply needs to be ported to Designer now! You have the code and we've been asking for at least 5 years. Advise? Thoughts?
  11. I first asked this question on 10/12/18, over 8 months ago, and the only reply I ever received from Affinity was from stokerg on the same day. Not a single reply from Affinity since then even with my persistent bumping of this thread. In stokerg's reply he linked to a previous user post that asked the same question back in November 2014! I just installed Publisher and placed one of my large Designer files into a Publisher file, as a linked file. Publisher's excellent find and replace function searched my Designer file, very fast, and displayed every instance of the word in a side window along with some of the surrounding text. This is excellent. Now that it's incredibly obvious for everyone to see that Affinity has this functionality written and operating in Publisher - can you PLEASE port it to Designer? Could you also provide the total number of instances of the found word? Thanks!
  12. Thanks for your detailed instructions Aammppaa. I wonder why there isn't a way to create dashed or small repeating brush strokes?
  13. Can a brush stroke be applied to a dashed line?
  14. Why does changing Miter from 1.5 to 1 create repeating empty spaces around the outside of the circle in the attached image?
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