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  1. I really would love to have variable fonts working on Publisher. Right now I have to go into Illustrator to work with a variable font for a title. Then I save as an AI file then paste into Publisher. The Adobe ecosystem supports variables. I believe other programs do as well and I have many fonts that are variable and cannot do a thing with them in Affinity.
  2. First of all, amazing that you have PSD bitmapping - that's amazing. I have several PSDs which use a pattern stamp and there is no such thing in Affinity (yet - soon?) but as a bitmap the fidelity is perfect. At the same time I was wondering if you could do the same thing with placing Adobe Illustrator files that don't interpret the same with from Illustrator to Designer/Publisher. However, I would think that Illustrator files are saved with a compatible PDF file, yet this doesn't show through. Or is this a different thing altogether. Attached find the screenshots and the sample graphic AI. 320_[Converted].ai
  3. I realize this is a convoluted embedded mess but still it worked in the non-beta version. I cleaned up and working well in the beta version, but hope this helps identify rendering issues.
  4. I don't know if this bug has been addressed or not but embedded vector images get chopped off in the beta. I thought something was wrong with my document but I opened it in the retail version of Publisher and it was fine. But in the beta the fonts and/or embedded image was chopped off. Please see the test documents attached. I can send the files to your team with a direct link. The logo vector is placed as an embedded vector on a masterpage. If I remove the embedded logo and place directly on the master page then there is no issue. Also there isn't any vector cropping in the document. So it must be some sort of rendering issue.
  5. I placed AD files into AP and export to PDF. But when I tried placing AP files (thus keeping them editable) into Publisher the PDF was fine but a few people reported image corruption. Please see the correct and the corrupted image (screen shot from my client). I couldn't reproduce the corruption and many people that were sent the PDF didn't report either. But the corrupt image shows some of my worked layers. Please look into this. I really prefer using editable image stacks and embedded files vs only working with fllattened PNGs.
  6. no it's not about opacity - I use those numbers all the time. It's the transparency grid toggle, as in Shift-CMD-D in Illustrator.
  7. 1. ALL programs: Ability to right click on a layer and create an embedded object. That would allow the editing of that object directly within the layer panel. Currently the only way to do this is to copy the layers, open Designer or Photo and then paste the layers, save the file and place the file as a linked or embedded object (!). It would be great to have all this automated. 2. Designer - vector perspective warp! 3. Publisher: Variable fonts. I currently have to go to Illustrator and use the variable fonts, convert to curves, save as an AI file and place within Publisher. Seriously, no. Would love to just use variable fonts directly. That would be amazing. There are so many high level variable fonts that I can't use and wish I could. They would help my designs. Less important but still interesting are color fonts, but much prefer to should loudly for variable fonts. 4. Publisher: custom bullets, as in vector objects that I can create and size within paragraph styles. I create my own bullets now this way but it's so time consuming as a custom design. 5. Designer: short cut key to toggle transparency back and forth. Or perhaps a button. 6. Publisher: sort fonts in a family by weight or width. Also in the family list ability to collapse (if not side, at least group and collapse) system fonts so that I can see only the designer fonts that I've installed. It take so much time to go through the list of system fonts that I will never select.
  8. Hi Affinity, I badly need the option to autosave - maybe a toggle icon or a prompt after a few minutes of working with a new file ("Do you want to autosave this file as you work?") which would also save history. I could then close anytime (without CMD+S) and all my edits are saved. I realize that there is an autorecover function, which I've rarely ever used since Affinity software is quite stable. The problem, rather, is my own stupidity. I sometimes open a lot of files to edit and then decide to exit them - the software asks me "do you want to save?" and certainly I don't want to save all these files I just opened (especially if I made some test edits). More than once this week already I have closed down without saving documents that I had been working on. Really terrible, and then it happened again. I try and train myself to look before I close everything, but my reptilian brain doesn't always comply.
  9. Hi I'm just checking in again about a shortcut for transparency. I would like something like a toggle as in Illustrator's shift-CMD-D. In Illustrator I toggle back and forth quite a bit when designing. In Designer it's a bit of a chore to go to Document Setup > Color > set transparency on/off. Please show me a way to create a shortcut.
  10. My only point in my post is that it would be great to list the fonts according to weights, like InDesign does it (see right side of the image). See that the condensed group comes before the normal group, which comes before the expanded groups. InDesign may not show the optical widths of the font and I don't care - I can scroll down the list in a live preview. I care about this because it helps me make design picks much faster.
  11. I started a thread in feedback on font organization but now honestly this issue has turned into a bug or a glitch and wanted to address it here. My original request/complaint was that Affinity Publisher (or any Affinity product) could handle font organization better, grouping the widths together as a condensed/normal/extended format. Adobe does it this way and it works well. Now however, I sent feedback to a font foundry because I thought they had mislabeled SemiExpanded to be wider that Expanded. They told me it was the case with my software not their font. I looked again and realized they were correct and want to share a screen grab from Affinity and another from Photoshop to compare. Please see how the weights and widths organization is messy but the optical illusions of the widths. It seems the word length is squeezing down the sizes as well. Since Affinity Publisher is a master layout assembly tool especially where typography plays a critical role, and where many designers use thousands of fonts and many superfamilies that are extremely difficult to navigate through in the current font organization scheme, I ask for the fonts to be displayed as they are with Adobe. This would help tremendously. I love Affinity products but this is issue a thing to deal with.
  12. I started a thread in feedback on font organization but now honestly this issue has turned into a bug or a glitch and wanted to address it here. My original request/complaint was that Affinity Publisher (or any Affinity product) could handle font organization better, grouping the widths together as a condensed/normal/extended format. Adobe does it this way and it works well. Now however, I sent feedback to a font foundry because I thought they had mislabeled SemiExpanded to be wider that Expanded. They told me it was the case with my software not their font. I looked again and realized they were correct and want to share a screen grab from Affinity and another from Photoshop to compare. Please see how the weights and widths organization is messy but the optical illusions of the widths. It seems the word length is squeezing down the sizes as well. Since Affinity Publisher is a master layout assembly tool especially where typography plays a critical role, and where many designers use thousands of fonts and many superfamilies that are extremely difficult to navigate through in the current font organization scheme, I ask for the fonts to be displayed as they are with Adobe. This would help tremendously. I love Affinity products but this is issue a thing to deal with.
  13. you are correct - I meant width. But anyway just see the images as that shows how much easier it is in one vs. the other
  14. Yes I know - there are a few foundries that don't organize well. For that (license rights to modify notwithstanding) there is a great tool to use called TransType4 by FontLab. This fixes all these badly organized font issues. Either that or ask the foundry to fix - I have occasionally done that as well. But excluding those the main issue is that a lot of well-behaved font families are organized by weights - condensed, expanded etc and Adobe organizes these in groups. In Affinity there is no sorting by weight and I would have a fantastically easy time as a designer who works with a ton of fonts if this problem were fixed.
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