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  1. Yep, managed to recreate exactly this. This finallys solves the issue, thanks!
  2. Ok, thank you all, and sorry, you're right, I was referring to those buttons from the status bar. But somehow I managed to hide the status bar but show everything else: But Walt was right, after hitting TAB two times, everything went back to normal. Sorry for the fuzz and thanks!
  3. Hi, my old Publisher had two little arrows at the bottom of the "pages" panel, where I could flip through all pages in the active document. Those seem to have gone in v2. Is this on purpose?
  4. Yes, you're right, but that's not enough. I need different and easily recognizable names for each exported page. Photoshop handles this by using a field from my data source, which is very comfortable. BTW, there's at least one other user, who's looking for something like this, as well:
  5. Hi, I'm totally blown away by the new data merge feature, it's really awesome already! There's one thing that I am used to by using Photoshop's (somewhat awkward) data merge feature: After creating the merged document, I need to save all pages separately as PNG files. It would be so helpful if Publisher offered a way to assign file names based on a specific field from the data merge. Would something like this be possible? Cheers, Christian aka SirWillibald
  6. Hi everybody, let me start by saying I love, love, love the new data merge feature from Publisher. I've almost managed to migrate my complete workflow from Photoshop to Affinity! Right now there's one critical issue left for me: I have created a new publisher document by using the data merge export. The product looks fine so far, but I need every single page to be exported to a PNG file with transparent background. The export tool automatically creates separate pages, great, but I'm unable to get a transparent background. When placing the png into a new Affinity Photo document with colored background, the export png has a white background with the size of the original Publisher document. Is there a way to achieve this? This would possibly allow me to cancel my Adobe subscription completely... Cheers, Christian aka SirWillibald
  7. Hi @Dan C, yeah, I've found a bug! Very glad to hear it's seemingly not my fault... Regarding the borders, the issue is really hard to describe, perhaps my words were chosen poorly, I'll have a go again and see if I can come up with something more useful!
  8. Hi there, I'm using Affinity Publisher for more and more things and I think it's already really great. But a few things are still annoying. I wanted to create a huge time table for family member's video conferences (we desperately need this at the moment...). I came up with a big table, every second line highlighted in grey (took me a while to figure out how table formats worked, but got it). Then I've started to highlight different (partially merged) cells with 2pt borders in different colors. Turns out, this is annoying. It's kinda hard to describe, but the "Stroke and Fill" property window doesn't really work very intuitive: - Each feature has to be selected very specifically, for example, simply clicking the box frame and then a solid line produces very different results, seemingly depending on what the cell looked like before. - Choosing a specific color doesn't allow to choose a recently used color, this part of the window always shows black, grey and white - ... Is there a way to improve this behaviour? If desired, I can try to illustrate this with a little screen video. Cheers, Christian aka SirWillibald
  9. Hmm... Already tried that, you're more than right. The result is OK, but very time consuming if you have multiple lines like I have. OK, where "nag the devs to death"?
  10. Yes, thanks for the visual help with my feeble try to explain to Illustrator way. That's exactly what I meant. I just don't have access to Illustrator any more. Will give the phase function a try, thank you!
  11. Hi, been using Designer for quite some time now and couldn't be happier that I left Adobe Illustrator behind. However, I have a minor problem and I can't find a solution in AD for this. A picture says a thousand words. In Illustrator, there was an option to have each dashed/dotted line be drawn the same way at the start and end point (don't know, what it was called, hope you understand what I mean). I've tried to recreate this behaviour in AD, but I can't find a solution, the joints always look somewhat messy. I know, it's a minor and mostly cosmetical problem, but it bugs me... All lines in the picture are seperate, joining them doesn't help, obviously.
  12. A very mighty feature of Photoshop that's buried somewhat behind the shiny surface and isn't really implemented very user-friendly, but it's so unbelievable useful, that it would be an awesome addition to both Photo and Designer. Instead of a lengthy explanation, I'll let others do the talking, couldn't say it better (hope that's OK): http://www.designeasy.co/2014/08/easy-way-to-automate-photoshop-with.html I use this a lot myself, and it's really mighty and saves a ton of work. Affinity would even have the chance to add this feature in a somewhat unified way to Designer, Photo and the upcoming Publisher, while Adobe only supports PS and ID with this, Illustrator not (if I'm right). And PS and ID handle it completely different, which is kinda annoying. If anybody likes me to elaborate more on the topic, feel free to ask!
  13. Thanks a lot for this detailed feedback! No problem with the described workaround, it's a minor issue that won't diminish my enjoyment of this great program.
  14. Hi, I just purchased Designer after working with the demo for three days, honestly, I'm so impressed, there was no reason to wait any longer. Is there a way to enter the serial number into my demo version? I've already made quite a few adjustments to it and would rather not do it again with the full version. But I would, if that's not possible. :-) Great program, and very fair pricing, thank you very much! And goodbye, Adobe Illustrator...
  15. Hi everybody, just stumbled over Affinity looking for an alternative to Adobe Illustrator (really loathe the subscription model) without any real hope of finding something useful. What can I say, I couldn't have been proven more wrong, Affinity Designer is absolutely awesome so far! I had no intention to look for a Photoshop alternative at first, but after being blown away by the Designer, I thinks it's at least worth a try. One question: Is Affinity Photo able to work with variables and data sets like PS? If you don't know what I'm talking about: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/creating-data-driven-graphics.html I really use this a lot(!), this would be the killer feature for me, if Affinity Photo isn't able to do this, I have to pass. Or perhaps the upcoming Affinity Publisher will have such a feature (InDesing has it, as well)? Thanks for any infos, and congratulations on the great programm, I suppose it's only a matter of days before I buy Affinity Designer, really great!
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