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  1. I also found the .167 update by accident.
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    PDF import, PDF Page Boxes

    I too am getting this malfunction when importing PDFs now. It comes in at a tiny size and changing page box options enlarges the image but not the box it's in giving a cropped version. "Edit image" button calls up screen of whole PDF and shows the page boxes are way off size and position. See attached. Screen Shot 2018-11-10 at 13.22.52.tiff Screen Shot 2018-11-10 at 13.23.16.tiff Screen Shot 2018-11-10 at 13.23.49.tiff
  3. Thanks for the addition of the column settings in the guides dialogue. For me (on Mac 10.13.6) I'm getting a default result of filled grey panels for columns instead of frames/rules for the guides. All previous apps I have used (as I recall - going back to PageMaker, QuarkXpress, InDesign) have shown column guides as lines not panels. Wonder what the thinking is behind that. Not a big deal, just not what I'm used to. Can't see how to change the default. I am very impressed with the app so far - a mammoth task to pull off from scratch!
  4. This also works if you just open the PDF directly and adjust the spread size for 'all spreads'. Re-export and you have a PDF with permanent printer's marks if that's what you need.
  5. I like this idea - very direct. However, in addition it would be useful to have global import options as mentioned by Chris_K so that multi-page imports can be more easily managed. I have mentioned multi-page PDF import in another post recently. How about a fully loaded cursor (like the multiple image import method) so each page of the PDF can dropped in where needed. We use these methods all the time at work to plan up client's multi-page PDFs for printing. We are a small company and cannot afford the high price of specialised imposition software. Keep up the good work! P.S. I just tried a work-round prompted by Fixx's comment. (Can't get at placed PDF content yet with crop tool.) I placed a PDF which should show trims etc, and then clicked 'edit document'. In the edit tab, select all the imported PDF 'trims' layer and note the dimensions. Deselect. Click 'spread set up' and enter the dimensions in there (uncheck the constrain button). The page now includes all the printer's marks. Go back to the main document and the PDF now shows all the printer's marks with a nice accurate bounding box. It works, but is a bit of a hack.
  6. This issue may be covered elsewhere but I've not found it yet. I make a PDF from Publisher or Designer with trims and bleed etc, and place it into a Publisher document so I can plan it up for printing. It comes in but the printers' marks are hidden. They seem to be there (double click the placed file for the "edit" function and there they are, same as in Designer) but I cannot get them to show. Place a PDF into Designer and you get the whole thing - trims etc, but not in Publisher; it's masked to the page box. I figured out how to get required pages to show in a multi-page file, but you need to dupe the import and choose the page needed afterwards. Better would be options somewhere in the import stage so you can choose trims, bleed, pages etc - or maybe an Affinity version of that function. Is this a bug or a not-yet-implemented item? I'm enjoying the app so far!
  7. I've tried Eluengo's idea for setting up the studio panels and it works OK for a work-round for now, BUT what I am getting is when I click on a tab to access the panel, the whole palette expands to more than a third of my screen and won't go back with clicking. I have to manually drag it back to size. Have I done something weird or is this a bug?
  8. Yes. I am of similar background and experience. By way of a try-out, I have just done a little 24pp A5 with lots of photos, but found that the app is fairly stable, without any of the glitches mentioned; maybe latest patches have fixed things. However, my booklet came out at 1.77GB even with all pix linked. This does need fixing. Having said that, Affinity Designer also produces some massive files, so that needs looking into as well.
  9. P.S. I refer to the step & repeat topic rather than more complex functions. (I'm still not sure how these forums work and how replies relate to previous messages.)
  10. Yes, this is essential. Especially with the 'grid' function as in InDesign.
  11. Sorry. The "Nope" was in reply to an earlier post from Typo998. Still looks like PC and Mac are different tho'.
  12. Nope. Works fine both ways for me. I notice it looks like MickRose is on a PC. I'm on a Mac. Is that the difference? I would expect them to work the same. On my Mac it doesn't report the object as (Shape Text), just the first few words of the content. Something for the devs?
  13. I've just experimented with this question. Yes, we are correct that it is not yet possible to give a text frame curved/indented/cutout etc corners, if it starts as a text frame. BUT if you make a rectangle and give it corner styles, single radius or separate radii, it can then be converted into a text frame. To reveal all the corner controls with the frame selected, choose the node tool, and the controls you need now appear in the context tool-bar. This works either for 4 separate corners/radii or single radius mode. Absolute values can be used too. And you can change the corner style. You can also set a text indent in the text frame dialogue box to get the text to sit nicely in the frame. Job done!
  14. No, nor me so far. I've been doing an experimental booklet to test the software, and I've come up with a work-around: Either put two different rules next to each other (and maybe group them if you like), or stack two rules on top of each other, make them different weights, biggest underneath, and colour them differently. This last will work better with frames and boxes: make the frame, give it a wide stroke, give it a fill if you like, duplicate it so it's bang on top, give the copy a finer rule and colour the rule differently (e.g. the page colour, say) and take the fill off.
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