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  1. I keep color swatch books for all my clients. Coming from Adobe, I can just create a swatch collection for each client and upload to Creative Cloud. Then when I need to work on something for that client I simply load their folder and have all my swatches ready to use.

    I thought I could do the same thing with Affinity's Palette system, but I am running into issues. In order for a Palette to be available to all Affinity programs, I have to make System Palettes. It works, except when it comes to saving Spot colors (I need a set of Pantone colors). When I try to save a Pantone swatch in the System palette, the swatch gets saved to a new Document palette instead. This does me no good because next time I start a new document, I have to go looking for all the swatches.

    Furthermore, I cannot make them Global.

    Am I missing something? Or will I have to create an Application palette each time and export that to import into the other 2 programs every time? That will get annoying if I have to update their color schemes down the road. 

  2. 52 minutes ago, Pebowski said:

    What ffca means is; if you have a master page applied ro a certain page and want to get rid of one of the elements on the normal page (i.e. you want no page number on a certain page, you can click with Ctrll+Shift on this element and make it local for this page, Then you can change it or delete it only for this single page.

    PS: Oh, too slow! ;-)

    Too slow but perfectly correct!

  3. 3 minutes ago, AlainP said:

    I'm not sure if I understand your request correctly, but... If you right-click on a page icon or when a many are selected, and click "Apply Master..." and then select the master page you want and click OK, your master page design will be reflected in all pages.

    This is not what I mean.

    After you apply a Master to all pages, I would like the ability to selectively override those Master Page items on any page it's been applied to.

    For example, if I have a Page Number on the Master Page but I want to delete it on some pages to avoid a conflict with a graphic on those pages.

    Or another example, I have a Master Page set up to define elements in a product line that include 10 variations of a single item. I want to be able to override the Name and change it for each item, change colors, and swap out UPC codes. But overall keep the same basic structure. If I can click on the elements that I want to change, it makes this process fast and easy.

  4. Every item created on a Master Page should be able to be made local on the child page. InDesign handles this by CNTRL+SHIFT+CLICK and I use it in virtually every project.

    The lack of this feature makes Master Pages far less useful. 

    Consider it requested!

    PS: I have purchased everything Serif offers in the Affinity line, really pulling for you guys! Publisher is the last step I need to quit the evil Adobe ecosystem. Thank you for all your efforts!

  5. 10 hours ago, MikeW said:

    AI does not respect--cannot import--layers in a PDF.

    Except its own PDFs and that is only if they are saved with "Preserve Editability" or some such setting and then there is a copy of the AI file embedded that AI is actually opening.

    Aside from the AD-->AI compatibility issue(s), the printer should never be using AI to open a client PDF in the first place. It's a barbaric practice from the 1990s.

    Man, I just heard back and they said exactly what I was afraid of—the file is unacceptable. I'm curious what method you think they should be using, maybe I can try to encourage them in that direction.

  6. I am desperately trying to escape Adobe's stranglehold, and purchased Designer as an alternative to Illustrator.

    I create a lot of wine labels. The printer uses Illustrator for all its work, so the files I send need to be readable by Illustrator.

    I need to indicate where the the printers need to emboss, add silkscreen, foil, etc so I organize my AD file into layers. However when I export to PDF, and reopen the file in Illustrator, the entire structure is lost.

    I do see the layers preserved when I open the PDF in Acrobat however, so I find this confusing. Attached are screenshots of AD file, Acrobat view, and a couple in Illustrator showing the single layer will all the separate elements making the file unworkable. Also included is the original AD design file.

    Is this possible to achieve?

    Screen Shot 2018-06-28 at 11.29.36 AM.png

    Screen Shot 2018-06-28 at 11.33.01 AM.png

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