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  1. Welcome resunoiz to this forum! We often read complaints about stability in this forum. And to be honest: Serif could improve at this end. But - to my experience - instability is very often caused by outdated drivers (or notoriusly unreliable Windows updates). In your case Affinity photo proves almost unusable, in other cases (mine included) it works like a charm. We use APhoto and ADesigner in our agency without any reason to complain about. Maybe we are just lucky, maybe we simply don't test the limits... whatever the reasons might be: Your description of problems is quite unspecific that it will be hard for anyone here to offer help. Cheers, Volker
  2. No, it is not limited to the latest beta .109. The retail version .104 does print the hyphens as well (at least with me).
  3. Hi MEB, thanks for your quick response. However, it leaves me thinking whether it is the right approach or not. To consider the intended output (print, web, photo, device) as a preset does make sense to me. But why should the paper size work as a preset, too? Often it does not make sense at all: The intended output is set to "print" and the colour format to "CMYK, ISO coated v2", but any following change of the paper size resets the colour format to "RGB/8" while the intended output remains "print"... Since when do print shops use RGB? So, one has to correct the colour format and profile again to "CMYK, something...". Maybe it is worth to discuss this matter internally. Best, Volker
  4. Hi there, if I insert soft hyphens in any text they get printed no matter whether the words are split or not (see attached photo). Best, Volker
  5. Hi there, when setting up a new document changing the paper size always resets the colour format back to RGB/8. That is somehow counter-intuitive: Sometimes I forget to set the paper to the required size but select CMYK first. As a consequence I have to set the colour mode to CMYK again after having changed the paper size. A bug or an intended behaviour? Best, Volker
  6. Sorry, I stand corrected: It is not the font causing the problem. After several tests I agree with Sean P. With the original design the outer purple line is exported as a filled object with no borders. Because it is so thin one might think of it a just a line, but it is not. When exported to pdf it converted into a highly complex object for whatever reason. Setting the align stroke to center solves the problem - no matter what font you use. I have attached the pdf file. Best, Volker Front23.pdf
  7. Hi, I might have found the reason for all the trouble: It is the Kelson font. The moment I installed it, the export to PDF went wrong. Without the Kelson the PDF is just fine. But I am puzzled why a bad font cause so much trouble with the other objects. So, by replacing the Kelson with some other font everthing works out fine. Just have a look at the attached PDF in which Kelson was replaced by (the extremely boring) Arial. So you better select a font other than Kelson that suits you most. Regards, Volker Front22-Arial.pdf
  8. Hmmm... I just took your original file and exported it to PDF without any alterations (AD .104 on Windows), using the setting "PDF (for export)". What I got is a clean PDF with just a minimum of anchorpoints. So the file itself seems to be okay - no matter how the strokes were aligned. Does this problem occur with other files as well? Or was the document created initially with a different app and then imported to AD? I once had a similar behaviour with a document created originally in CorelDraw. Volker
  9. Hallo Dave.82, das Ergebnis sieht so aus, als wäre die Schnittkontur zwischenzeitlich gerastert und dann wieder vektorisiert worden. Da das aber mit Affinity Designer nicht geht (also eine Rastergrafik vektorisieren) dürfte das Problem ein anderes sein. Ich habe selbst kurz eine vergleichbare Grafik hergestellt und eine saubere PDF bekommen, die nur eine Minimalanzahl von Punkten für die Schnittkontur enthält. Insofern: Mit welchen Einstellungen hast Du die PDF exportiert? Sind auf die Schnittkontur Effekte angewendet worden, die beim Export gerastert werden? Vielleicht könntest Du im Forum einfach die Original-Datei für den "Schinderhannes" hochladen - dann findet sich meist schnell das Problem mit guten Hinweise, wie es zu umgehen ist. Viele Grüße, Volker
  10. Hi, I can confirm this behaviour with my installations (.104 + .109) as well. My impression is: Only documents with artboards are affected. Best, Volker
  11. Great! Thanks a lot to the team. The fixed issue with margins on artboards alone is worth installing the beta .109!
  12. Hi Chris J, you are right - thanks for the clarification. I assumed falsely that setting a check mark in the layers panel would not only switch visibilty of the respective artboard but also effect the export. Anyway, now I know how to speed up things. Thanks again. Best, Volker
  13. Hi Chris, thanks for having logged these issues. While preparing the brochure for the print shop I came across another tiny issue: When exporting the complete document to pdf deselected/disabled artboards produce white pages in the expoted file. But I'm not sure whether this is an intended behaviour or not. In fact being able to create different pdfs from one document by selecting different artboards would streamline the workflow a lot (at least my one). With the current behaviour I have to delete several pages afterwards from the pdf using some other software. I would love to save that step. Best, Volker
  14. Hi there! While working on a brochure I encountered some problems with the export function of Designer ( on Windows) and the creation of new documents: Sometimes layer masks of embedded photos (.afphoto) are not honoured when exported to pdf (if a sample file is needed, please let me know). I had inserted an image that was edited in Photo before (added a mask layer in order to hide parts of the image). While the screen displayed the image in Designer correctly the exported pdf showed the image as if the mask layer was ignored. I was able to solve the issue by rasterizing the image in question before exporting it to pdf. However, the should not be necessary, should it? Settings for margins are ignored if the option „create artboard“ is set when a new document is created. This applies to the first artboard as well as all others created at a later stage. Perhaps not a bug but an inconvenient behaviour: If you copy several artboards and create a new document from clipboard afterwards, the objects of the copied artboards are inserted in one large document instead of a document with several artboards. Best, Volker
  15. Hi Dutchshader, yes, that did the trick. Thanks for the hint! So I stand corrected and withdraw my former comments... Cheers