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3Dshark

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  1. Thanks MEB and fde101! 1. For showing me how to turn it off. 2. Telling me what it was doing. Great work
  2. I'm loving finally working in Publisher, it's a nice fresh break from ID! Not sure exactly how to describe this, and have done a bit of searching on here, the internet, and help to see if it's covered anywhere. A lot of the time when you're working on a document it's a bit "disco like", as each time you deselect an object (text, image etc.) the outline of what you've been working on goes magenta and fades to nothing. Is there any way to turn this off? I can't find a setting. It's also not consistent, I'll be working away with my document flashing like "Saturday Night Fever" and then nothing for a while. Any ideas? Thanks.
  3. In addition to the use I initially created the request for, I've been using the newly launched Publisher and have found it a bit of a pain when you (read clients) need to swap pages. With facing pages as it currently works, If I need to move or swap a page, Publisher automatically reflows the other pages. Exampe Original pagination [1][2] [3][4] [5][6] [7][8] I need to swap pages 2 & 6 Publisher automatically flows everything to this [1][3] [4][5] [6][2] [7][8] Easy enough to fix on a small document, but would create a mine field on larger documents!
  4. I've been experiencing this problem in both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer on Windows and pDrive. Weirdly, this issue doesn't happen on my Mac, where pDrive and AP / AD work fine. I thought I had found a fix by using a synced folder (similar to DropBox) rather than the virtual drive pDrive mounts, but sadly not. It'd be really helpful if instead of closing without saving, there was a save as option. There doesn't seem to be an autosave option which would be handy (unless I've completely missed it). I'm pretty good at ctrl+s / cmd+s but sometimes things can get the better of you.
  5. Everyone's needs are different. Let's not forget that Publisher is still in Beta! Affinity seem pretty good at listening to their customers, so let's see what happens when it becomes commercial - I can't wait! I hated the transition when I still had files in Quark which needed to be updated, and had started working in InDesign for all my new projects. As time went on, I opened Quark less and less until I stoped using it completely. Very occasionally I received Quark files from clients, and needed to be able to edit them. After a lot of digging about, I came across Markzware's Q2ID which does a pretty good job at converting things. I really don't want to have to upgrade InDesign as CS5 works fine for my uses. I looked at Quark 2019, and for me it's not moved on. There were real problems with dialogue box positions, and even though I still use Quark shortcuts in InDesign, it felt very clunky. Markzware now offer a converter so you can convert InDesign CC to CS5+ so that will suffice for now. There will be a need for converting files from InDesign, and Quark, to Affinity Publisher, although converted files are not always 100% accurate. If Affinity don't make it an integrated feature then perhaps perhaps Markzware or someone else will.
  6. LOL, as a Brit it makes me smile that you think we're all really polite (I wish it were true). I'm really appreciative at just how supportive both other users and the tech team are on this forum. No question, seems to be too obvious and feedback / feature requests appear to be genuinely listened to. It really feels like a community, and long may it last!
  7. Thanks for pointing this out, much much easier than the Stop Tabs panel! It would be really handy if this could be added to Designer.
  8. Here's some inconsistent / odd stop tabs behaviour... If you enter your text first, and then decide you need a stop tab or two at the beginning of the paragraph then they don't show up or work / are adjustable. However, if you start with your paragraph with stop tabs, then enter your text all is good.
  9. Thanks for clearing that up. I can see that all my .ai files have "Create PDF Compatible File" and indeed unchecking that means the file is un-openable. I'd still like to be able to import .idml or .indd files!
  10. +1 as a feature request to import .idml or .indd files. It's great that AD can open .ai files and APh .pdf, which has been a real aid to move my workflow away from Adobe. Looking forward to the next Beta
  11. I've seen this request somewhere else on this forum, but can't find it. I've been using Indesign for the past 16 years, and Quark for about 10 before then, and am really excited about the development Affinity Publisher! One feature which I will be needing is the ability to have more than two pages side by side. This is particularly useful when designing and proofing roll-folds on PDF as you can show front cover, first reveal, full spread, all within the same document and then shuffle the pages ready for artwork. e.g. [] cover [][] 1st reveal [][][] full reveal [][][] back I also use this feature if I have to shuffle pages about, or amend a design with existing content on a large document. So have the moved page temporarily on the right or left of the spread so I can compare. Thanks
  12. Feature request please. I can see that you can position an image in a picture frame using the Transform panel. These coordinates are relative to the document, can we have them relative to an picture frame instead (or an option to toggle between the two). Relative positioning makes placing image on the page much simpler and accurate. Also when you place an image using the place image tool, and crop using the vector crop tool as you can in Designer and Photo, you don't have the option to refine the image crop using the Transform panel. Also, having the content scaling up / down in proportion with the picture frame is a must. I found the picture frame properties, with the option to scale to max fit, however this doesn't give you the ability to further scale the image within the frame and then scale the picture frame up or down. The screen grab shows what I mean. Using this circular picture frame I'd have to keep the picture frame that size, if I scale it the image stays the same size. Thanks
  13. 3Dshark

    Photo persona not working

    I was a little puzzled by this too. Perhaps worth changing the alert text to something a bit more understandable like "This feature isn't available in the beta version".
  14. +1 for importing INX / INDD files The ability to import Quark files is one of the reasons many of us made the jump to InDesign. I really don't fancy having to recreate all of my old documents if I'm going to be switching. Looking forward to making a bit more time seeing what AP can do
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