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Robby Poole

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  1. I am NOT a professional. I never "studied" design. I am an amateur and learned a few things on my own. I use Affinity to do what I like. Some self publishing with Publisher. Some minor graphics work with Designer. Some photo touch-ups with Photo. I bought into the Affinity Suite, and would continue to buy into the suite based on 1 thing.... NO Subscriptions. The company was providing me the user wonderful tools to do what I enjoy doing. This news is the worst thing I could have heard today. I am such a fan of Affinity. I loved the feel of the company. I loved the independence of the company. Now this is all gone. I have moved all of my projects (minor in comparison to some) into this suite of tools, based on the promise of "No Subscriptions". I have convinced others to purchase these tools, so that we could work together. And today, with this AWFUL news, the run with Affinity ends. Version 2 will still be available in perpetuity (until your computer doesn't work and v2 no longer works with the new operating systems). But version 3 will be subscription, and then we the users will pay for a garbage service with minor updates and very little push forward. "Oh look at what we've done in this month's update.... we finally fixed the kerning of the letters in the Edit menu that didn't look quite right." I've seen it with Adobe, I've seen it with Sibelius, and now I am seeing it with Affinity. What a shame. I feel I have been duped. I feel I have been betrayed. And I feel like I will be on the hunt for another Publisher type app, another Designer type app, and another Photo type app. I just went to look at the Canva website. I felt even more disappointed and betrayed seeing their website, and even more worried about the developers at Affinity. The first thing it asks for without doing anything is to sign up for their subscription. Words cannot express how sad and frustrated I feel about this terrible decision.
  2. Thank you, MikeTO. I restarted my computer, and now I can use the command under the Edit menu. My shortcut says fn D, which does not work at all. And prior to the restart clicking in the Edit menu did not work as well. At least now, I can click in the edit menu. Thanks for the helping to figuring part of this out. Robby
  3. Yes it did. A book that I helped to publish 20+ years ago did a major revision 2-3 years ago. I re-did the entire book in Publisher, and I dictated in most of the paragraphs, as it was easier than retyping everything. Obviously I typed some of it. But certainly I found it helpful to dictate a lot of it. Robby
  4. I am working on a book, like I have done in the past. I find it easier to sometimes read the words in using the dictation function built into macOS. I sometimes can work faster that way. I tried using this yesterday with Affinity Publisher, and it didn't work. I have tried everything I can think of to get it work and cannot. Has something changed? Is anyone else having this issue? Robby
  5. I had a similar issue with Publisher. It was not with another Affinity file, but with a TIFF. The TIFF was present on the hard drive, it was shown under the resource manager as being linked with no issues. And with no means of forcing an update. I ultimately replaced the file with an SVG of the same thing (took the time to create the SVG after running into this issue). The problem was solved and with this edit. I cannot explain what happened, but the extra work seemed to fix the issue. I have run into other issues, and I hope someone from the team is reading these, and working on them. Robby
  6. I can certainly upload the PDFs of the graphics, that's not an issue. The book has a copyright, so I cannot upload the file of the book. The PDFs were created in a music software called Dorico. It has a graphic export section, with many options. I read/was told many years ago that PDF is very similar to SVG on many levels, that using a PDF as a graphic of music example is a great way to work (as PDF is compatible in more software packages). I have gone through and changed this example to using SVGs, but this issue is popping up elsewhere. Here are the files that are missing. New Note E.pdf New Note low D.pdf New Note F.pdf New Note G.pdf New Note middle C.pdf
  7. I created a music instructional book in Publisher v1. I opened the same project in version 2., and have had mostly good results. Problem being that every now and then a resource is depicted with the blue outline, but shows nothing. In particular, I have 2 small graphics that we saved as PDFs. Some of the PDFs placed in the document like this don't show. And I cannot seem to find a way to update the resource. One can see from the screen shot that a blue box is located where 5 graphics exists. Oddly 2 do show. When I export to a PDF they do appear. Anyone else having this issue? I am using v2.2 on macOS Ventura (13.5.2) Thank you, Robby
  8. No need to apologize. I am actually glad you have the same issue, now I know I am not losing my mind. Thank you for your help in trying to diagnosis the issue, and thank you for testing it as well. Robby
  9. I tried searching for this topic, and I couldn't find anything. The link you showed seemed specific to Publisher and not Designer, that is why I started this thread. Thank you for sharing this. Robby
  10. I just did a test. Created a document, and "create art board" when I did it. I placed a green rectangle over the bleed. You cannot see the bleed area, but it prints the bleed area when you print. I added a second art board. Same thing, drew a green rectangle over the bleed area, just as the first you cannot see it. But when I print art board 2 only, it does not print the bleed area. Robby
  11. Yes I have that selected. In fact I have them all selected, just to be on the safe side in my test. When I have a single document, and I drag a rectangle out to the bleed area, I can see on the screen the size of the rectangle. When I have a setup that includes multiple art boards, I cannot see the colored rectangle all the way to bleed area. Robby
  12. I have run into a small almost non-issue. At my place of employment we use utilize custom made name plates. I make them for a lot of people. Generally, I print them on card stock, and then trim them down using a paper cutter. Problem is, sometimes I don't cut exactly perfect. To make them fit in the holders sometimes requires a lot of manual trimming at the end. This led me to do some searching on Google about full bleed prints. While I knew of full bleed before, I never thought about treating these name plates in a similar manner. So today, I create a document with many art boards. I include a bleed of 0.125 inches (1/8"). I attempt to print one of the art boards with the bleed marks, and the print does not have a bleed area. I see the bleed mark, but the color does not go into the bleed area. I created a new file, added bleed marks, and it did print into the bleed area. I have noticed through numerous test it seemed to affect art boards, despite having a bleed set. Is this a bug, or "working as designed"? Does any body know how to not have this happen? Thanks in advance, Robby
  13. An uninstall and reinstall of Affinity Publisher fixed the issue. However, now he sees the TIFF images as blurry objects. Is there a way to fix this? Robby
  14. OK, I think part of the problem with the author's computer is that Publisher does not have permission to access certain folders. Below is a screen shot of my system preferences, and his. Mine has the red circles, his does not. He tells me when he opens the file it asks him for permission, which he says yes. Then he gets the error screen shown in the post above. Is this the problem, and if so, how does he add Publisher and the locations necessary? Robby
  15. OK, here is where I am at..... The packaged file is 316 MB, so e-mailing the whole thing is impossible. I sent 3 versions of the book to the author to open on their computer: 1) A package file created on a folder on my desktop. 2) The same package file zipped up. 3) A trimmed down version of the book with over 180 pages deleted, and no graphic images, etc. The author is still having issues opening #1 and #2 from above. He gets the error as described above. The picture shows the error message. #3 the author could open the pages, and Publisher was asking to locate the missing resource files. For the record.... In the Save as package dialogue box, I viewed all of the fonts, none of which are restricted, all showed green marks. I did the same for the images. All images were green, some were embedded, some were linked. All 1,000 + graphics were green, no errors detected. I am really at my wits end here. Nothing is locked, nothing is set to restrictive permission as far as I can tell (please tell me where to look for this). I saved the original package folders directly to my iCloud Drive. The most recent test, I saved it to my hard drive, then copied to iCloud Drive. As well as taking the folder from my desktop and "compressing it" (ZIP file). And then copying the ZIP file to my iCloud Drive. Thanks for the help! Anyone have any other suggestions? Robby
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