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  1. Completely off topic but picking up on the "what parent comment". In the north west of England it was common for a child to be given the surname as the forename in the past, we have had many Fish Fish, Eccles Eccles and in my own line I have an ancestor called Pickup Puckup. Also naming a child Doctor as a first name. this was common up to the first world war. Never been able to find the logic behind it, was mentioned that it may have been related to the seventh son in the family line, but never found the definitive answer
  2. Do not know if this is related to your problem but I have found problems searching for a missing font that is in an embedded document or artwork, searching does not seem to find it. Also happens with Art Text in embedded EPS files
  3. The first place to check is the print queue under settings \ devices and see if there is anything there showing an error in the see what's printing. If nothing there post a clip of your print dialogue setting ins publisher which may help with giving an answer
  4. Hi I can confirm in Publisher that when File explorer is in Detail or small icon view there is no thumbnail on my windows 10 home v21h1. However with medium icons or above / Tiles the thumbnail appears. Obviously Affinity is sending the thumbnail across. The same issue with jpeg and png files
  5. It looks like the bottom image on you Behance page ate his alphabet rather than reading it. I like the style of your alphabet and your use of "poetic license" with Ribbon and Quail. Interesting contrast to here in the UK where things like this tend to be very bright but I suppose that depends on your audience.
  6. We had an Auto-Vicobold which had a feeder that could be removed and then used as a hand feeder, as this was attached to an electric motor it was scary hand feeding and the feeder was a nightmare to work. It was a great machine for cutting and creasing as it toggled rather than clam shell, I was glad when we swapped it for a Heidelberg windmill. We also had a multilith 1250 and those two were the busy machines. The Rotaprint 95 was the larger format but only got used a couple of days a week, the main jobs on that were for draughtsmen as we could print in reverse on the translucent drawing film which gave better contact when printing plans. We had two process cameras and a negative touchup and plate making machine, retouching negatives really increased my brush skills. We had a small studio as the owner was a trained graphic artist and a member of SLADE, this was the reason I took the job as he encouraged my passion for graphic design, but there was not enough call to be full time. Type setting was from 6pt to largest 72pt, anything bigger was hand drawn and printed litho, setting 6pt type by hand, manly for business cards was tough. The poster printer had an old wharfedale and could print all the big size posters, I was friendly with him and used to love going round his workshop. I still watch some of the videos on Youtube of people restoring and running those machines, although I have not run a printing machine in over 40 years.
  7. Being a jobbing printer it was the Henry Ford method any design as long as it is in our book of designs. Letterheads, invoice books, flyers. Design work was a rarity, those that wanted it usually had their own design team and went down the Offset-Litho route, full colour process was still something done in the big cities. When I served my time in our small town there were at least 7 jobbing printers most running pre war machines (the poster printers machines were pre first world war), think we were the only one with offset-litho and camera processing, none of them exist today. Needless to say I changed careers to support a young family, but always kept my interest in graphics, as my new career involved computers I soon got in to the graphics programmes, but never had to make a living at it again.
  8. Thank you Libre Office and Pixel Engineer as stated in my post i acknowledge your skill and expertise in these subjects and your explanations really give an insight into how these things happen (oh. for the halcyon days of hot and cold metal of my youth). I am taking it Libre when you say import at the bottom of your post you refer to place? My normal way of working is to remove any bullets in the word doc before pasting, using a shortcut to paste without format, then add bullets as needed using the bullet function. As Poirot would say "it keeps my little grey cells working"
  9. Whilst I acknowledge Libre Trainings expertise in type, fonts, Unicode's, hidden control characters, etc there must be more that can be done. Opening PDF's is one of the biggest headaches I have with Publisher. If I convert NNN's original PDF to word using an online tool (Ilovepdf) it does so without problems. I know that the original probably came from a word doc exported as a PDF, but if I copy and paste the text into publisher it gives the right characters. There are many of us who do work free of charge for small groups and charities who welcome Publisher as a stable tool at an affordable price, but most of the text for our work comes in word document format, dealing with bullets and numbering copied over is a nightmare. If you open a pdf it recognises the Bullets, but gets characters wrong, if you copy and paste it recognises the characters but not the bullets. You also need to be aware of paste or pastes special. Whilst I accept using the place to get things right, which I often do with commercially prepared leaflets being inserted into a publication, it means any alterations are a start over in the original pdf/doc. Not being a user of other commercial software, I cannot compare how they perform these tasks
  10. You start with 16 pages 4.25 x 8.5 then depending on how you will publish it i.e. online, desktop printer or commercial printing (which needs CMYK colour mode) these are usually uploaded ass single sheets. If using online magazine you can use the same process and the software will create it this is one I do each month for the charity I am involved with https://heyzine.com/flip-book/c52dc9735c.html If you are printing you can use the booklet setting in the print function
  11. I also have my frequent save folders pinned to the quick access in File Explorer, Right click pin to quick access
  12. Normally i would say that's feasible using plain paper, which I have done myself for raffle tickets, but as these are going to be pre-die cut labels 20 per page with no spacing between the labels the register would be so critical given the margins on each label. I have done these for stickers for children having flu vaccination and it is so easy for the image to drift on inkjet or office photocopier
  13. I would think there are many reasons why the images end up where they are like what tool or page / canvas was selected when you pasted. I am confused as why you would use individual pages if you intend printing these labels out as you will only get one label per page? If you use the Avery pdf template and design your labels on the template then unclick the template layer before you export print you will have 20 labels to a page. A lot of your text boxes are overflowing so you need to expand them or lower the point size. You also have a lot of blank text boxes and art text words split in different frames. Avery5422PrintorWriteMultiUseLabels.afpub Avery5422PrintorWriteMultiUseLabels.pdf
  14. I have started using Eagle following a recommendation from someone in the forum. It is reasonably priced and displays all affinity file types as well as jpg, png, cr2 heic etc. It also syncs across One Drive so I can access the files on my laptop & PC. The only problem is that it creates it's own copy of the file in folder / directory but as storage is not a problem for me I have no worries. You can apply tags for searching and set auto tag for drag & drop. I currently have around 10k of files stored and it is quite responsive. The files can be opened directly in the default app. https://eagle.cool/
  15. The hyperlink is controlled by the insert Hyperlink and can be applied to any object including text single words If you do not want it to show as a hyperlink you can select no style, but it will still be a hyperlink, if you do not want it to be a hyperlink you need to remove the url address You can also disable hyperlinks in your pdf export settings under more Hope this helps
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