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  1. On v1.7.2.471 on Windows, the error with the red overlay is still present. If I have a document or artboard larger than the printer paper size, the preview is still red even when the content has been scaled to fit well within the paper size.
  2. Ooh, I've not noticed it was fixed. That's good news In that case I have no idea what the OP's problem is caused by. I'll see myself out...
  3. It's because Serif don't test properly before they release updates They broke the print preview in v1.7, that is supposed to indicate that your document is larger than the paper dimensions, but it shows red even when the document does fit. All you can do for now is ignore it
  4. It's annoying that there is an artificial limit imposed just to sell Publisher. I'm not working on a complex layout for publishing, 99.999% of what Publisher does would be wasted on me. All I want to do is place one artistic text box at the top of an area, one at the bottom and then distribute the ones in between evenly. To be clear, I don't even need the baseline grid, just an option to distribute according to baselines instead of the bounding box.
  5. Hi Sean, I've been using Designer daily since Jan 2018. I print from it most days. This issue has been happening from the start, and continues to occur. It's intermittent, so you printing one document from a user isn't going to tell you anything. Some days I can print fine, some days the first document will fail the first few attempts, sometimes it will print but the next one won't. I imagine it will be a nightmare to track down As I posted above, I've got three printers of completely different types (one Dymo label writer, one Dell laser A4 and one Oki c911). They all do the same thing through Designer. I've never had any of them fail to print with other software. I hope that helps in some way.
  6. I've had this issue too on 1.7.1, I've not yet had the latest update to see on there. I have three printers - one is on a PCL driver, one on a PostScript driver and a simple Dymo label printer. They all take multiple attempts to get to print at times. For me nothing actually goes into the printer spool, even though the progress bar displays and completes in Designer. No other software on the system has this issue. Hope that helps.
  7. As of on Windows this is still an issue.
  8. It's not possible on the Windows version, whether it's there on Mac I don't know. Printing isn't a strong point of the software in my humble opinion.
  9. I've given up with printing from Affinity (I use Designer, not Photo). I eventually got round to trying the cmyk print profiles after the update made them available. I would agree that there are fundamental issues with colour management on print output. Prior to v1.7, using "printer manages colours" (this is on the Windows version) and with a known setting on the printer the colours would be reasonably close. Now, the exact same settings result in colours that are very dark. Export to pdf, print from Adobe Reader and it's fine. There's a lot to like about Designer, but printing isn't one of them
  10. Just a random thought as I've not looked at this - do you have "flatten transforms" checked on the export options?
  11. Ah, I'm using Designer. I did tag the topic with that, guess it was missed. So I'm out of luck then in terms of text alignment? I'm not creating something complex enough to justify using publisher, I just want properly spaced text without having to manually set it.
  12. Hi Lee, thanks for your response. It's enabled in the snapping options, I don't see where to set baseline grid visible - in "View" I have "Show Grid" but that doesn't seem to be it? I've found a way to use the basic grid, but it's hardly an efficient workflow. I just need a simple way to space text horizontally that gives consistent gaps and isn't thrown off by decending characters. In illustrator there was a setting to have space/distribute either work off the bounding box or the baseline.
  13. Is there yet a way to use the baseline of text during distribution/snapping? I've been having to space out "artistic text" all morning and I'm loosing my mind. "Space vertically" works off the bounding box, so when a line has a decending character the line below is pushed too far down. Snapping works text against text, but a shape won't snap to the text baseline, nor will a baseline snap to a shape. So my idea of distributing squares and snapping the text to those didn't work. There's "snap to baseline grid" as an option but it seemingly does nothing. I'm hoping there's been something added since 1.7 that can help, or maybe someone has a good trick to space text properly that they can share
  14. Hi Ken, it seems like x-rite have discontinued the colormunki photo, it's been replaced with the i1 Studio. From what I can see it's exactly the same thing. It will profile your screen and printer. You will end up with at least 2 profiles - the monitor one and a printer profile (which can be used for soft-proofing as well as printing). Each different paper, or even different print settings on the same paper should be profiled separately. There's quite a big jump in price from a display calibrator to the one that will also do the printer, so it's something to weigh up. The solution Chris mentioned might be more cost effective.
  15. Hi Ken, I've done the whole colour matching process from monitor to printer using an x-rite colormunki. The general process is: 1. Calibrate your display. You hang the device on the monitor and the included software runs and produces a profile which is then applied each time at start up. If you use a colormunki, make sure to set it to use your ambient light in the setup - the results are greatly improved. 2. Calibrate the printer. The software prints a set colour chart. Once printed, you run the device over the chart and it reads the colours. A second chart is then generated and the process repeated. You end up with an icc profile for that paper/printer setting. Different papers/printer setting need unique profiles generated in the same way. Once you have the icc profile, you can use it as a soft proof adjustment layer to see how your images will output fairly accurately. In theory the next step is to set the colour profile in the print dialogue to use your created profile. Whether this works in Photo I'm not sure, but it doesn't work in Designer Setting it through Windows colour management and using "printer manages colour" used to work, but now AD is messing with the output colours. If you have another piece of software that you can print from that supports icc profiles you can use it there. The colormunki is pretty good, the software guides you through the process. The only quirk was that ambient light isn't used by default. Once turned on the results are great. It also functions as a spectrophotographmiser (gave up spelling that lol) so you can scan colours from materials which is a nice feature.