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  1. Hey all, Thanks for continuing to improve and dedicate the hard work to make Affinity products the best on the market. I recently used AP to produce a 24-page ad booklet for a fundraiser. It was a learning curve for a production/print ready piece. I've posted some of those in the appropriate forums. Imagine my surprise when I saw that a "Collect" function was added to the beta. A welcome addition. However, will we see the ability to collect ALL files (linked files, fonts and the AP doc) to send off to a vendor. Yes, I know (and have) sent a final pdf to vendors for printing, but I have one vendor that may actually use AP at some point. Thanks!
  2. A strange behavior found today.... Today I drag/dropped a pdf on the pasteboard of my Publisher doc, and I did get a dialog of missing fonts, and options for which pages to load. However, no such dialog on using the Place command. Looks like a bug, so I'll post this there as well. Using InDesign as an example, you get an alert of missing fonts from within a document and within imported art as well. Seems you only get an alert of missing fonts in the main Publisher doc. Neither Font or Resource Manager show it either. I got bitten by this yesterday when I sent a pdf proof of an ad program to a client, only to have him call to tell me several pages looked strange. That's when I figured out what happened. I can't really expect that businesses that submit ads as a pdf know to embed the fonts first, so this wouldn't happen, but there you are. My quick solution was to outline the fonts in the original document and export the art again. Not a best-practice move in my book, but until I learn Publisher better, that's what I'll do. I have reported a feature request that Publisher include the ability to check for missing fonts within imported files.
  3. I would like to see Publisher have the ability to check for missing fonts within imported files. Using InDesign as an example, you get an alert of missing fonts from within a document and within imported art as well. Seems you only get an alert of missing fonts in the main Publisher doc. Neither Font or Resource Manager show it either. I got bitten by this today when I sent a pdf proof of an ad program to a client, only to have him call to tell me several pages looked strange. That's when I figured out what happened. I can't really expect that businesses that submit ads as a pdf know to embed the fonts first, so this wouldn't happen, but there you are. My quick solution was to outline the fonts in the original document and export the art again. Not a best-practice move in my book, but until I learn Publisher better, that's what I'll do. An addition to yesterday.... Today I drag/dropped a pdf on the pasteboard of my Publisher doc, and I did get a dialog of missing fonts, and options for which pages to load. No such dialog on using the Place command. Looks like a bug, so I'll post this there as well.
  4. Actually, you can control this when you create a Paragraph Style. I don't recall InDesign checking for those in it's Preflighting. See screen shot PDF below. Screen Shot 2019-10-19 at 20.29.10.pdf
  5. I had to create a badge for a billboard, recreating one sent from a client for placement. So I decided to use Designer for the art. Although the key commands for adjusting line spacing (called Paragraph Spacing in the Text menu) is <opt><up arrow><down arrow>, they would not move the text at all. Seems to also happen in Photo as well. Works fine in Publisher, however. Unless I've missed something, manually typing a value is far less efficient than using the key command. Any ideas? I've posted this in the Photo forum as well. Thanks!
  6. Sean, In all honesty, I'm agreeing with Mark on this. Just didn't know it works that way, and it was becoming frustrating. Walt is also correct that it is DEFINED as an override. Might just be the way I'm used to doing things from "other" software. What I'm saying is that if I need a specific amount of leading on a paragraph, I can simply create a Paragraph Style for that, and make twiddly adjustments locally when necessary. That's where those key commands for those adjustments come in handy.
  7. I began to do a video, with new docs on all Affinity products, and the key command works fine....so now I was really wondering... So I went back to my original doc in Affinity Photo, and found I had a value of 30 in the Character/Positioning and Transform/Leading Override. Once I changed the value to Auto, I was able to use the Key Command. So it appears that locks in any leading without begin able to adjust it. Looks like user error on my part. Sorry about that, all! The doc is too big to attach here, but hope my explanation is clear. Thanks! I do enjoy Affinity products!
  8. I had a billboard job where I decided to try Photo to do the layout, as the vendor wanted a PSD file. Really fast, and much easier to do than in PhotoShop. Although the key commands for adjusting line spacing (called Paragraph Spacing in the Text menu) is <opt><up arrow><down arrow>, they would not move the text at all. Seems to also happen in Designer as well. Works fine in Publisher, however. Unless I've missed something, manually typing a value is far less efficient than using the key command. Any ideas? I've posted this in the Designer forum as well. Thanks!
  9. Sean, Sorry for the delay, just caught your response. I began to do a video, with new docs on all Affinity products, and the key command works fine....so now I was really wondering... So I went back to my original doc in Affinity Photo, and found I had a value of 30 in the Character/Positioning and Transform/Leading Override. Once I changed the value to Auto, I was able to use the Key Command. So it appears that locks in any leading without begin able to adjust it. Looks like user error on my part. Sorry about that! The doc is too big to attach here, but hope my explanation is clear. Thanks! I do enjoy these products!
  10. TomJr

    Place Word File Crashes

    Hi! I mentioned this issue on my end, happens to me when there are tables in the doc. Tom
  11. TomJr

    PDF Export Problem

    Floh, Just a thought. Did you try exporting each page individually to see which one(s) might not export? May help track down the errant elements. I used to do that back in the day with QXP. Tom
  12. Hi all! Just pre-paid and have the latest version of Publisher, so I thought I'd try something. I created a new doc, about 10 pages. Made a text box on page 1, then imported a Word doc. This particular one is about 250 pages, with mainly tables and text, with a few graphs (4) in the doc. Instantly crashes Publisher. Any ideas? I am on a late 2015 27" iMac, OS 10.14.5 Thanks! Tom
  13. Just an update to let you know on the latest here (1.7.0.384), I found Word docs with tables (I'm on a Mac), seem to replicate this crash. Tom
  14. Jon, thanks! I do want to say I thank you all at Affinity for really creating great products, along with great support too!
  15. Jon, Thanks for your reply, I just uploaded it through DropBox.
  16. Like InDesign, I would also like the ability to automatically copy to the others, so if I want a .125" bleed all around, I only need to enter it once.
  17. Would it be possible to add a preflighting toolset to Publisher? Great job on the beta!
  18. Hi all, I used the newer feature of Artboards in Photoshop CC 2018. Thought it might be useful for creating portfolio elements for print, web and thumbnail images, but keeping each piece in a single document Just for kicks, I opened the PSD file in Affinity Photo. Since it's a newer feature, I did not know what to expect. I've attached the result. So, if we think this is a feature worth adding to AP, excellent. I would also recommend the option of exporting each artboard to different formats in one dialog, rather than a separate export of each. Thanks!
  19. Hi Chris_K, Thanks for the response. I have found it an odd addition to Photoshop, but I did find it useful in creating one file for both print and web portfolio pieces. Backwards compatibility was my main concern, but now that I know Affinity has no plans to support it as a feature, I can better prepare should I ever choose to move away from Creative Cloud. Photo is a great tool, and well supported. Thanks!
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