I want to say "thank you" to everyone who has replied. For the past 6 months i continue to use Photoshop because i am unable to use the NEW FROM CLIPBOARD. I have the most current version of Affinity Photo for Windows (version 18.104.22.168). At least that is what I recently updated to. I was hoping my problem had been fixed. I tried the Paste Special but I first need to create a new document and then can "paste special" into it. My NEW FROM CLIPBOARD is always grayed out. I have never seen it otherwise.
How it worked with Indeign and Photoshop, I select an Indesign layout and copy it. The COPY placed it on the Windows Clipboard. I open Photoshop and and click on NEW and the dialog that pops up already has sized the new Photoshop document to the exact size from the clipboard because i specify the clipboard as the Preset. This all sets the color space (CMYK) and dpi and the transparent background. I say OK, which created the new Photoshop document sized exactly right. I then go to EDIT/PASTE and paste the document into photoshop. Now i can flatten the document or do whatever i need to within Photoshop. It paste the item as a smart object.
I'd like to do this exact same procedure within Affinity Photo. But, my NEW FROM CLIPBOARD is ALWAYS grayed out. I am willing to uninstall and reinstall Affinity Photo if you think that would help. I am merely trying to get away from Adobe. Any ideas? Here is a snap shot of my Affinity Photo showing the grayed out NEW FROM CLIPBOARD just after copying an item to the clipboard in Indesign.