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  1. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but I create a document in CYMK. I want the type to be 100% black (not a 4-color build). I also do the same for any drop shadows. Now to hand off the project to my printer as a PDF (for print). Unfortunately when I bring the PDF into Acrobat and check separations the type and drop shadows are now a 4-color build not the 100% black I made it. Either I am doing something wrong or there is a bug in Designer.

    Any ideas on this one?

  2. 3 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

    Don't know the OP has to tell, further it would be interesting to see if "Place ..." then operates the same way for CDs/DVDs aka generally read only media.

    I’ll try placing the file tomorrow. I had a similar problem when trying to place an image from a CD into Affinity Publisher. I have not tried Designer - I’ll do that tomorrow.

  3. It turns out the the specialized EPS file I am using is converting everything to CMYK. I have provided that file to the engineers at Serif. Once I deleted the EPS file everything worked fine. The EPS file is a specialized digital printing target. It’s only 4.5 megs but takes forever to place in Publisher and Designer. It’s a very weird file. However, that being said the file works without any issues with InDesign but has issues with Illustrator.

    Thanks for your help!


  4. I have created several blocks in a form: Some as 100% black, some are 100% Cyan and the same for Magenta and Yellow. In the form are some 4-color images as well. The color profile is set for CMYK for high end digital printing. When I create a PDF all the 100% items are converted to CMYK!! What?? So my black, for example, is now a 100% build of CMYK. How the heck do I create PDF's and keep items that are 100% at 100% in the PDF and a 4-color build??



  5. I've just noticed with images - When importing an image sometimes when I click on an image, say to duplicate or move it, I keep getting the right click menu. I keeping clicking on the image and I keep getting the right click menu, even though I'm not use a right click.

    Second issue - I'll have, say, 6 images on a page. I want to move them all so I will select one and hold down the shift key to select the others but I might be able to select one other but have trouble selecting all the others. The select keeps moving around.


  6. I tried importing an EPS image on a blank page in Publisher. When I get the file all I get is a spinning beach ball. I let it go for a while but eventually I have to Force Quit the app. I even moved the file to another drive with the same hang up. I tied importing the EPS in Affinity Designer with the same effect. Locks up Designer and I have to force quit. Ironically I can import the EPS image into Pages just fine!!

    If you want to check the EPS image let me know.

    James K

  7. I was able to resolve the issue. Turns out, for some wierd reason, I had the tablet plugged into a USB 3.0 7 station hub. When I plugged it into my iMac keyboard the tablet worked great with Affinity Photo, Designer and the beta of Publisher. The keyboard is a USB 2.0 keyboard. Not sure why this worked but it did. Issue resolved plus the tablet is a great tablet.


  8. Callum - Attached is a short saved screen showing part of the issue. You will see when I tried to adjust levels notice when how the sliders work with the tablet pen. This time Affinity Photo did not jump the image when I tried to activate a menu item. Usually it does. No clue what not this time. The sliders are by far the bigger issue. Once you watch the video let me know what you think. BTW, the same happens when I work in Affinity Designer or Publisher.



  9. Yes, I just downloaded the lastest beta and it is still doing it. I am also having the same issues with Affinity Photo and Designer. The issue is occurring with all three products. I had to change tablets with Mac OS 10.14 as my old Wacom tablet didn’t work with 10.14 and there was no driver update due to my Wacom tablet being so old. Hence I purchased a new Hurion tablet. Any other ideas?? Maybe I can do a screen video showing the issues.


  10. I am using a Huion Tablet (Q11K V2). The table works great with photoshop, Illustrator and other Mac Programs (photo, etc) Problem is only with all three Affinity apps (desktop). For example, in Affinity Photo when I click on a menu item or tool, the image is moved all most off the screen area. I have to use the hand tool to reposition it. When I use a slider; I can move it but after moving it the slider pulls back to the original position. In essence the pen/tablet is mostly unusable. I have no problems with this tablet in Photoshop, Illustrator, On1 Raw, Lightroom, etc. Not sure what the issue is with the three Affinity apps. I love Affinity Photo, Designer, etc., and would love to be able to use the tablet with them. Any ideas??


  11. I noticed that when using bullets I can create a heading with a bullet then return and tab in to create a nested bullet. That works fine and I can now return to a third line; however, when I "command ]" to go backwards to create a new bullet heading the line moves forward. "I'll command [" and the line backs up. "Command [ again and I am back at the beginning however I have to add a bullet again to the line. Am I doing something wrong??


  12. Thanks! You were correct and I was able to select PMS colors. I do wish; however, there was a way to search PMS colors. For example, i might be looking for PMS 300U. I had to poke around to find it.


    Being able to print or at least check separations separations would be great.

    I was able to figure the print issue and now understand how it works. I’m a old InDesign user who is looking forward to the final release!!



  13. Few things missing for me:

     1. If I create a box, for example, how can I make the color a PMS color? I can't find any way to get PMS colors.

    2. No way to check separations to make sure all CMYK and PMS colors could be checked.

    3. When printing (on a Mac) the dialog box showing the document has a pink background.

     4. Printer marks don't print.


  14. First Thanks for following up with the issue. You are right, if I bring the file into Acrobat 9, it works just fine. I'll post something on the Apple Forum as a bug with Preview. BTW, In the Finder side bar the PDF would display fine but clicking on it would display the error file. Thanks again! I also hope you pass this bug onto Apple.



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