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  1. This would be awesome, but I would add to have the ability to use JavaScript for custom business logic for order forms. If you guys can standardize a JavaScript for multiple readers would be perfect. I know this is an Utopia type of dream.
  2. This is really a bad solution, a proper packager should be in place, especially if Affinity Publisher still need to maintain the images embedded to preview, even if it says they are linked. And as you point out this works with a fairly large file, almost a Gigabyte. But I wonder how this going to behave with even larger files. Photoshop itself won't handle properly over 5 Gb, I always test to see how far I can go with a software since the computer is more than capable that kind of file size in memory. The funny thing is that even Microsoft Publisher, the most basic publication application has this feature. Not to have a proper packager is a huge mistake, the reason you create publications is mostly to send to print, most digital printers are OK with a PDF file but most reputable printers prefer to have the original file. They are dealing with thousands of prints per day and their schedule is tight as Air Control on an Airport, a small delay because of an error on a PDF can cost millions of dollars in delays, with the original file they can make adjustments on the fly. And I don't know if any young freelance know this, fonts are software and many printers do not have the time to update their font catalog, because they probably have the font in the system doesn't mean is the same font, and what they look in the screen is nothing close to what you see in your screen. And the PDF will used the font installed in the system is currently open, fonts are not saved with the document. Try to print a PDF file from the web that uses licensed fonts and you will see what I mean by this. Of course, this is only one variable from the many could go wrong when moving a design to another computer on an alien network. And this is very true, if you have been in the business for as long idyguy, I'm almost getting there, not any reputable firm will take seriously Affinity Publisher without this feature. This should be your higher priority. Right now I have to have a meeting and back up everything I suggested to my agency of considering Affinity Publisher as a replacement for InDesign, it is that serious.
  3. Vote for this option too. Would be great if it could have an option for embeddable template blocks to create order forms. For example, section one in an order form use a column style with product thumbnail and data, then section 2 will use a list/table style [Column A - checkbox] [Column B - Quantity Textbox] [Column C - Part Number] [Column D - Product Description] [Column E - Pricing] ... and so on. So each block should be able to be set up by: Template URL, Data File and Image Directory.
  4. You are correct, my recommended suggestion is the IP address. Since the unprecedented lockdown caused by the current pandemic (year 2020) we had to deal with multiple users that has mapped their network based on their personal devices, where some drive mapping conflicted with the mapping of the drives in-office. Because of this we found it is better to use the IP addresses for the machines. The reason for this is that our IT department uses a system called Hamachi from LogMeIn to connect the drives of the network to those "personal computers" and Hamachi, even though it does a great job in some cases do not populate all the drives per server name. So to avoid issues the marketing department decided to better use the IP of the network drive. Of course, this is just a suggestion that might help any other users which might encounter similar situation. Now for the second part, the issues I found is also caused by Hamachi. Since the connection depends on the user Internet Connection, which is not under our control, if the connection get a sudden short interruption, some of the images in a currently opened documents shows the pixelate preview as mention. One suggestion I think might help is to add a refresh tool in the Resource Manager UI, this way, when the connection issue is resolved, one simply just refresh all images insuring they are properly linked by pressing that button.
  5. Windows 10 Home Edition build 2004 Windows Insider Pre-Release Version on a Acer Predator Laptop 16Gb RAM GTX1060 (2018) ... Same issue happening when working with Intranet of a Remote Host. Affinity is having issues linking files. The suggested method is not a good practice is some instances, I cannot have a copy of all the images when used in different projects. Our graphics occupy almost 14 Tb in our network, imagine if we start copying the same images over and over again for multiple different projects. Now, there's also a couple more situations from my side. I have a file where I save renderings of files per brands and subcategories of the brand, when I get the error mentioned here I go to the Resource Manager and link the images back, this is a small project so it only have about 120 images and some of them are used multiple times in different pages. When I link an image I expect the Resource Manager to recognize when another missing image is in the same directory to also relink that file, but it doesn't. When the file loaded with the error all missing images show as pixelated previews in the screen. After updating all missing images one by one, the images relinked do not refresh to Hi-Res preview. What I mean is, once I go through the trouble of relinking each image, then I also have to close the application and open it again for it to show Hi-Res illustrations again, not a placeholder preview. If I don't do this when exporting the documents as a PDF all relinked images will look terribly pixelated.
  6. This is kind of ??????, I'm trying to find a word that would've not be insulting, but I cannot think of any so I leave it to your imagination. This is a basic functionality, something more complex as importing assets is available, why not importing palettes? I just spend 2 hours getting a document to have all the colors I have on Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries for nothing, since I cannot even create a palette from a document, I have to select 200 color sets one by one. 😩 Can you make this a priority Affinity Team? You guys have made an awesome job, don't mess it up for something so basic. Meanwhile Solution But just in case someone is looking for a quick solution. Is not the best but what else can we do. Create a new Asset on the desktop version. Add as many objects you need, in my case I made an asset set of 64 rectangles and name them by the color name and apply that color to those objects, then I dragged the objects into the new assets. From there, just export the asset set and import it into Affinity Designer or Photo on iPad.
  7. goqr.me has a free api for developers to generate QR Code on their applications... can this be implemented on Affinity Publisher or Designer, either way is good with me. With Affinity Publisher I just open Publisher, and I can switch to Designer persona to generate the QR Code.
  8. I didn't knew that, thanks for the clarification. I was just repeating what the warning that prompt when opening one of those files, currently is still true... in semantics... because I can open them and save them as Publisher files and I still be able to reopen the original file on the original App.
  9. True, and fair, but still you will be able to open *.aphoto and *.adesigner files. With or without the licenses when you open them in Publisher you cannot used them back in Photo or Designer, and still is fair. Have you ever dealt with Adobe InDesign? Only Photoshop allows you to save in formats you can open on all versions of Photoshop, and InDesign do not open PSD files, you can import them. That my friend give an incomparable value to Publisher. I can start a mock up on Photo, continue on Designer, and finishing up on Publisher, or you can either use Publisher itself with few limitations. But having the ability to open a Photo file with all its layers is unthinkable from the Adobe CC perspective. The Affinity developers are doing an amazing job here, and they deserve to profit from it. And no matter what the price, is a one time payment. Work hard in some project and invest in you.
  10. For me I think would be fair to be more expensive than the other two. Is way better than InDesign since integrates all the same Studios as the other two, Designer and Photo, plus publication specific tasks as packaging, PDF engine for professional printing. All of those cost money to integrate and sometimes developers has to pay extra licenses to integrate those services, so my best bet they would cost double the price Designer and Photo. And I think is fair, as I mentioned before.
  11. Hello Chris... I uploaded the file, let me know if you received it. Have a good night.
  12. This is a very tricky bug to recreate. It happens often but not every time when the text box handles are double-clicked. What do I mean about this? Let say you create a text box for a paragraph or verbiage on a document, but the text box is larger than the text you entered, to adjust the text box to match the text length you need to double-click or double-tap the middle bottom handle and this will resize the text box as expected. Similar to Adobe® InDesign™ I'm testing Designer to create documentation for my hosting service, and I'm on my second document, which has more than 40 images, about 10 Artboards (Pages), and lots of text boxes. On the first document, this happened to me once, but cannot compare to the second one. The first one only had about 8 Artboards, about 16 images and a lot of white spaces, which makes me assume that the larger the document the more likely for this bug to happen. Because Affinity Designers is not a Desktop Publishing application, it does not have an option as Adobe InDesign to downsize graphics rendering for low memory consumption. I think this is the only way to recreate this bug. This base on my own assumptions since I'm new to Affinity Designer.
  13. Inkscape has a very excellent tracing tool... if you need one. So far is the most precise I have ever tried. That way you don't have to make a mayor investment until Affinity Designer get the feature.
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