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    EMF Import issues

    Well, on my machine it is even worse: The whole diagram looks beaten up. But to no surprise: Plenty of fonts used while creating this illustration are missing. And that seems to be the key to the problem: If by any chance Adobe Illustrator offers the option to export fonts as curves then I guess everything will be fine. The downside of course: The text is no longer editable. This could by avoided by using PDF as an export format. Cheers, Volker
  2. Annother way of placing your stuff on a page would be using columns (quite capable... allowing you to use any units if required and to set the starting point anywhere on the page): VIEW -> GUIDES MANAGER (implemented in .157) Cheers, Volker
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    Green Artifacts

    Hi, just exported your design as a PNG file without any problems (e.g. green artifacts). In fact the results were all the same no matter whether I exported the whole document or just the selected item. So maybe there is a problem with you image viewer? (btw running AD .123 on Windows) Cheers, Volker
  4. Hi, perhaps it is just my pc but: Any shape I draw in Designer has perfectly smooth edges. The sames shapes created in Publisher (or copied to) are pixelated despite the same performance settings (see attached screenshots). Is there anything I miss here? Best, Volker
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    PDF export produces wrong background

    Hi ygoe, I had a similar issue some time ago. In case you own Affinity Photo as well, just open the document in Photo and use "merge visible" ("Sichbare zusammenlegen") in the layers panel. It did help in my case... Cheers, Volker
  6. Publisher is neither an alternative to MS Office nor Adobe Illustrator (but to Adobe Indesign or QuarkXPress). An alternative to MS Office would be LibreOffice and an alternative to Adobe Illustrator would be Affinity Designer or CorelDraw.
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    Unverarbeiteter Ausnahmefehler

    Hallo MrGreenwood, das sieht ganz nach einem Problem mit dem Nvidia-Treiber aus, wenn der Basic Renderer funktioniert. Die Empfehlung hier in Forum ist stets, den Nvidia-Treiber nicht zu aktualisieren, sondern komplett zu deinstallieren, den Rechner neu zu starten und dann den aktuellen Nvidia-Treiber zu installieren. Das bloße Update des Treibers ohne vorherige Deinstallation führt meist nicht zum Erfolg. VG, Volker
  8. Hi MEB + AdamW, thanks for getting back on my post. You are right: It is not the most pressing issue - and there are several ways to go around it. I guess we shall call it an inconveniance rather than a bug... So please keep on your excellent work! Best, Volker
  9. Hi there! Recently I had to pump up a brochure by so many pages that I had to change binding from clamps to hot melt. In order to produce that correctly the print shop required a PDF with single pages instead of facing ones. Although the brochure was layouted in a different program I've just tried to tackle this challenge in APub as well. Maybe I don't know how to do that properly with an existing document, but: When I change the facing pages to single ones in the document setup dialogue the result is not satisfying. I would have expected the inner margins to be converted to right margings on left (single) pages and to left margins on right (single) pages. Instead the inner margins were converted to left margins on all pages. Shortcoming or feature? Best, Volker
  10. Hi, call it a cosmetic issue, but to me it is an inconsistency: When you set up a new document, the input field for the top margin is found at the top right edge while it is positioned at the left bottom edge when setting up a new master page (see pics). Or is it just me who doesn't understand the reason behind ... Best, Volker
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    Many crashes lately in Affinity Designer

    Hi, can't confirm this. Designer has been running well for quite some time ony my machines... Best, Volker
  12. Hi, I've just found a minor bug (see pic, APub .133 on Windows) in the document setup box: It should be "top bleed" instead of "right bleed" when having facing pages, shouldn't it? Best, Volker
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    Slow performance - Affinity Photo - Serif RAW

    Hi Tom, the issue has been discussed here plenty of times. Serif has stated a couple of times that the developers are working on improvement. Unfortunately nobody knows when the improvements will be implemented and available to the users. But: Affinity Photo is marketed as a potential replacement for Photoshop. It is not a digital asset manager nor has it raw developement in its focus. The purpose is editing photos. So the best way to go is (currently) sticking to Lightroom for developement and management of photos. Both programs play together nicely so you can always develop your photos with Camera Raw (in Lightroom) and then hand over the photo (as a tiff or anything else) to Affinity Photo. I guess it is fair to say that Affinity Photo does a great job when it comes to editing, but a less greater when it comes to developement. From you post I assume that you have a licence for Lightroom - stick to it. Best, Volker
  14. Hi there, I've found an irritating display error (at least I think it is one): In Affinity Designer ( I've created a new document with three artboards and placed four images (*.afphoto) in it. Then I selected two of the images on the first artboard, copied (ctrl-c) and pasted (ctrl-v) them on the second artboard. Afterwards I selected one of the copied images and clicked "replace document" in the context menu. The recplacement did work, but the display did honour the replacement only at certain zoom levels. If I zoomed in to 100%, everythings looked fine and I could see the new image. The moment I zoomed out, I got the previous image displayed again. I could even repeat that: zoom in - new image, zoom out - previous image, zoom in - new image, zoom out - previous image. To be fair: Once I'd saved the document, closed and reopened it, everything went as supposed. Best, Volker
  15. @ernie-f Sorry, that was not my point (I keep on writing in English so that others can join this conversation). The point is: APub is an early beta. With plenty of flaws. Did anyone exptected something else? Comparing it with InDesign CC 2017 that has been around for 20 years might be fun, but is a bit unfair. Even once the first retail version has been released APub will come short on the feature list compared with ID or even QXP. But it offers an integration with a bitmap editor and a vector drawing application that is unprecedented. Combined with a consistent UI (in contrast to ID). Additionally you will get this at a ridiculously low price point (by all standards!). If this is not value for money then I don't know what is! (The company I work for still has a couple of Adobe subscriptions, but just half the number we had a year ago - so there is an attractive business case for design agencies by switching to Affinity). Although you are right regarding some bugs in ADesigner, it fullfills at least 95% of all requirements we have at our company (not ambitious enough? Maybe...). And with regards to the all-mighty market leader Adobe: I've tried to open an Affinity file in InDesign and Illustrator recently - but both programs failed terribly... Shouldn't Adobe have managed to create an import filter for Affinity files now that Affinity is around for app. four years? Best, Volker