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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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!
  5. Thanks for your detailed instructions Aammppaa. I wonder why there isn't a way to create dashed or small repeating brush strokes?
  6. Can a brush stroke be applied to a dashed line?
  7. Why does changing Miter from 1.5 to 1 create repeating empty spaces around the outside of the circle in the attached image?
  8. Hi Alfred, That helped bring the ends a bit closer together. How can I make a complete circle with a brush stroke? Does Psenda's reply mean that it can't currently be done?
  9. I created an ellipse and then changed the stroke to a brush stroke as shown in the attached image. How can I make the stroke ends closer together?
  10. As stokerg documented in his first response to my first post in this thread, Designer users have been asking for this at least since November 24, 2014! Going on 5 years! Sitting back and waiting has not worked! The squeaky wheel gets the grease! Why? Because the rider doesn't know there is a problem, or can ignore and forget the problem, unless the wheel tells them. Change doesn't happen by sitting back and wishing it. We need more squeaking not less. People In these threads have said they are not using Designer because it doesn't have search and replace text. That's ridiculous since the Affinity development team already has the code in Publisher and they boast about the shared code base between the Affinity family of products! As stokerg said almost 4 months ago: Just using Publisher is not a solution for putting this most basic of functionality in Designer that should have been there in the first place.
  11. I think it's important to document when the question was asked, when they committed to providing an update and how many times we have to repeatedly ask for the update. This is critically important to us and others. If I don't keep it on the front burner, who will?
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