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  1. No, sorry, I meant as in the Subtract, Add, Intersect, Xor, and Divide options.
  2. I can roll back to do the subtract if it will work, and then "roll back" to the current version. How do I do this? Thanks.
  3. Hello All: Doesn't anyone know why subtract doesn't work in Affinity Designer for the Apple font Chalkduster? And, how I can get it to work? I've tried converting the layer to outlines and that doesn't work any better than not. Looks exactly the same. For some letters in the font, extract works fine, but others not at all. I have tried several other fonts and they all work fine. I have attached a screenshot for you to see. Thanks, Peter
  4. Yes, I have the Mac App Store version of Designer and Photo, but Publisher was purchased directly from Affinity. I had a similar problem with Affinity, I think it might have been with pdfs that I had too many fonts, so I've paired them down drastically. According to Font Book, I now have 497 Fonts installed which includes all the variations. For example, I have AmsiPro as one font, but it has 46 variations. Most of the fonts are Apple fonts.
  5. Hello: My Mac is the latest 16" MacBook Pro with 24 gb of memory. The apps and system are the latest available. I find this problem with all Affinity apps (I have Publisher, Photo, and Designer), but I've been working with Photo a lot recently. I scanned a bunch of photos on my Epson V800 scanner and saved them as Tiff files. I opened a random number like 10 and they would be fine. I'd crop them, save them, and everything worked as expected. I'd go to File/Open and try another 10 or so. This might work once or twice until I'd get the "Failed to open Tiff file" error message. If I quit, then opened the next group of photos everything worked fine. So, it isn't a problem with the files or my permissions, but with a cache or something in Affinity. Because the problem would go away when I would relaunch. I find similar problems with Designer and Publisher. I'd be working with some files and then try to save them, and I'd get a message that I can't save them. I'd have to quit, open the documents up again to be able to save them. It's a bit annoying because I have to remember to save very often regardless of what I'm doing because I can't count on the app to save consistently. Is this a problem that other people are having or is it just me? Thanks, Peter
  6. Hello Carl123: Thanks, perfect! Yes, that sounds like a workaround that will work. 🙂 But, as I said previously, if Affinity can provide fill options with percentages in some dialog boxes, they should make them available in all of them. I hope they are working on adding them.
  7. +1 I just came upon this issue. Want to set opacity for the background color of a text frame, but the settings for opacity only provide a slider. I'd like to be able to set opacity by percentage so all the opacity of my frames will be exact and not based upon guesswork. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me to include a percentage in most of the dialog boxes, but leave it out in others. It would be like only showing sliders for color selection with no associated numbers. 😞
  8. +1 Is adding a color / size option to guides really that hard a feature to add? Affinity, please add this! 🙂
  9. I just tried that. No change. But, it really doesn't matter since it works correctly on the new computer. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject!
  10. The Mac I was unable to create a pdf on correctly is a MacBook Pro. I tried restarting in safe mode and then restarting again which is supposed to clear the font cache. I still had the same problem after doing so.
  11. Hello Gabe: I just upgraded my computer to the new MacBook Pro (using a complete backup of the old one) and it worked fine. I went back to my old MacBook Pro and it still didn't work. So, I'm guessing it wasn't a problem with Publisher, but with something specific to my old computer. Sorry about that! Sincerely, Peter
  12. Hello: I created a one page document with the Gill Sans font (Regular and Bold). When I exported the document as a pdf, there were several text sections that appeared incorrectly (CEO name in the middle and Office Director and Office Coordinator to the right). When I changed the font to Helvetica in those areas, and re-exported them, the fonts appeared correctly. When I exported the original document as a jpg, it appeared correctly. #1 Helvetica Version #2 Gill Sans Version #3 Gill Sans Version saved as jpg Thanks, Peter
  13. Hello MEB: Thank you for the explanation. I was incredibly confused as to why I couldn't access the same options with the arrow tool on two different jpgs. If I place an image versus creating a picture box first and inserting, what is the reason for having different options for the images? I may be wrong, but this is what I've found: Image 1 — When creating a picture box first and then inserting a photo, Properties becomes available, and you can resize and move the photo within the frame. Image 2 — If you drag a photo into the document or place it, you don't have access to Properties and can only resize the image proportionally and rotate it. Thanks, Peter
  14. Hello DWright: That must have been it. The embedded image was rgb and the document was cmyk. When I updated the document to RGB, it didn't crash when I tried to print. Still, I don't think this is the most graceful result from such a thing. :-) Thanks,
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