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  1. It has a "scale" by percentage, but the preview is useless. When selecting borderless, the preview shows that the crop marks reach the edge. At that point you would think it would print the way it looks, but when printed it enlarges the entire image and still has a border.
  2. Actually, I do have that option on my printer, but it made no difference. It wont print to the edge even when I selected borderless. Here is an excerpt from the last part of my post here which you might have missed: "I tried selecting "borderless" but that enlarges the image (which I can't have because it throws off the necessary size of the images printed), and also switches to photo quality paper that uses more ink when printing and takes 3 times as long to print."
  3. Patrick C, Thanks for your input. I am aware that I shouldn't have to draw crop marks, but since setting the bleeds didn't print the crop marks to the edge, I tried what I explained. So, three months later and I still can't have my crop marks print to the edge of the page.
  4. Well, I've been designing a set of flash cards for my music students on my iMac with Affinity Designer 1.6.1, have incorporated much of what has been mentioned, but still have a major issue. I'm not sure if it is my printer, so I would like someone with more experience to help answer this. I have drawn cut marks/crop lines on each artboard to extend to the edges to make cutting on a paper cutter board easier. The margins are set to "0". I exported the PDF and opened it in macOS Preview. I clearly see how my cut marks/crop lines reach all 4 edges. When I go to print (I have an Epson Stylus NX420), I select a custom paper size I created that is 8.5"x11" with "Non-Printable Area>User Defined" with all 4 margins set to "0". In the print preview the cut marks also reach the edges of the paper. Now, when I print it out, I still have ⅛" white boarder all around. So on the print-out, the cut lines aren't reaching the edge of the paper. I tried selecting "borderless" but that enlarges the image (which I can't have because it throws off the necessary size of the images printed), and also switches to photo quality paper that uses more ink when printing and takes 3 times as long to print. I'm printing to regular white cardstock. I've been at this for a week and after searching suggestions and comments, I have no solution.
  5. Thanks >|< I just edited my post to include I found the answer. But thanks for clarifying that solely entering: 10% means "reduce to 10%". I was confusing it with "reduce by".
  6. What seems a bit counterintuitive for me is that if I want to reduce the overall size of an object by 10%, I have to actually enter: *90% If I enter: *10% the object gets reduced to 90% of its original size. What is the logic to this? Never mind. I just saw a video stating I can enter: -=n% I tried: -=10% and it did as I needed. My confusion was that almost all explanations used the " * " operator. I still agree that a context menu, or something similar should be incorporated to enter a + or - percentage to transform. Also, the ability to select same type of geometric shapes and do a batch size transformation by entering a specific measurement (diameter, width/height).
  7. Alfred, I understand the convenience in regards to shadows and highlights, but if I click on an object and "Copy", then not click anywhere and immediately "Paste" it will do that. But, if I click somewhere else, I'd like it to paste where I just clicked. R C-R, I also understand your reasoning, but I have had some designs where it is easier to click my cursor in areas that are farther from the copied object, and also when I have to magnify the area I'm going to paste into because of overlapping objects, etc.
  8. Thanks toltec, I'm on a Mac, so Command or Option + drag will do as you suggest, but, as you asked, same effect, but not what I want. I don't understand why it is set to paste on top of what you copy. Most programs that allow graphics, even simple ones, default in allowing the user to copy, then click somewhere else to paste. This would be so much quicker and efficient. As to my alignment question, it would be easier if it had the option to align vertically and horizontally simultaneously. I'd prefer to avoid a macro, but if that is the only way, oh, well.
  9. myclay, This is closer to what I'm looking for, but $75 for just an app that does one thing is in my opinion too expensive. Affinity apps like Photo and Designer do so much and are no where in that price range. For a stand alone app that has just one goal, like cinemagraphs, I think more than $20-$30 is pushing it. Thanks again for searching, though.
  10. Alfred, Thanks for the link. I don't use my iOS devices for editing, though. I use my iMac. But thanks anyway.
  11. Fixx, Deceptively (as many other software companies have been doing to attract customers), in the App Store it states "FREE" but doesn't tell you that there is a WATERMARK unless you decide to pay for a plan ($16.66 / month or $199.99 billed annually). Funny how paying monthly comes out cheaper by $.07. I'm tired of these tactics. An app is not free if you have to pay to remove watermarks or to be able to import, save, or export a finished file.
  12. I want to thank all of you for responding so quickly to help. If it is not to much to ask, I posted a question about "alignments" in another thread, but haven't received a response. If any of you know the solution, if there is one, here is the link to my question: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/53139-center-object-inside-another-object-horizontal-and-vertical/ My question is: "Is there a way to align vertically and horizontally simultaneously? I'd like to be able to center text to an object selected in just one step if possible. As of now, I can only do one at a time. Also, I've been searching for a way to copy an object or text, then click on any part of my document hoping that when I select "paste" it will paste to where I last clicked my cursor. It only pastes onto the copied object (paste in place) instead. In other applications, I'm able to paste where I have clicked my cursor onto. Is this possible in Affinity Designer?"
  13. Thanks for the "Preferences" selection.
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