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  1. I also wonder why Apple doesn't put out point releases for Photos? It seems like after half a year we would have a 5.1 out now? Something that addresses things like extension problems. My guess is that there are things that each company can do on the side to improve fixing the problem.
  2. Yes, I can verify that as well. I just had a chance to play with it on my Catalina laptop and it half works. Develop extension is fine but I can't save adjustments from the full Affinity app. Weird that Mojave, Photos 4 would work perfect. At least working partially is a step in the right direction.
  3. I get this message: “Affinity Designer Beta” can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed. Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the App Store and identified developers." If it works on the other two apps it seems the security preferences are set up right?
  4. My favorite Catalina feature is splitting iTunes apart into several different apps but if it means it will screw up my workflow then I can't update. Photoshop CS6 could run on Catalina with a work around. They were showing this off when Catalina first came out. I hope the newer Catalina point fixes have made comparability even better though.
  5. Yeah, especially layers within the DAM app. The only other one I knew which did that was Pixelmator Pro. The problem with the Pixelmator Pro extension is that you can't open several photos at the same time due to the way Photos only lets you have one photo open at a time.
  6. Can you still work with Photoshop CS6? I am actually fine with loosing support for LR, especially now that C1 20.1 just came out most of the best parts of LR. I didn't realize Catalina was so much more buggy than Mojave. Most of my experience with the two OSs has been of a roughly similar stability. I'll have to test on the Photos 5 extensions now for sure. I would have thought after having five almost six Catalina point releases they would have fixed most of the issues. It seems like now that they are doing public betas for each MacOS release they could streach the betas out a bit longer to really squash all known bugs.
  7. Bummer, what version of Photos are you running? I run version 4 on Mojave haven't had any problems with 1.8.4 yet. I also have a couple other Macs on Catalina I can try there as well. Can you still get Photoshop CS6 to work on Catalina? I was hoping some of the Catalina point releases would improve compatibly with the old Photoshop. Surprised LR 6.14 stopped working so early, had no idea On1 had layers in a DAM like tool. I love the adjustment layers in Capture One and can't believe Lightroom doesn't have any support for layers.
  8. I just wanted to add an update to this post. Thankfully several have filled in this area very well including recent improvements with the Affinity Photo extension in Apple Photos. I haven't seem to run into any problems with the latest AP beta yet in this area. Fortunately Capture One 20.1 fixes most all the complaints I had with LR. I am really curious if anyone is having problems with the Affinity Photo extension in Apple Photos anymore? That was such a long standing bug but I really hope it isn't around anymore. As good as the latest version of Publisher is there is still goofiness with things like the leading overrides not being clearly labeled and easy to be mistaken as a regular leading box. In another words even some of the basic functionality is yet to be thought out. There seems to be more of a better long term plan with Affinity Publisher so for that reason I am glad the focus was on the layout tool. Hopefully there will be a big push to get Publisher up to where the degree of polish the other apps are already at.
  9. The latest Capture One Pro 20.1 is a really great product. I find it does nearly everything better then Lightroom.
  10. Yes, that is the way grouping would normally work. But due to the baseline grid being turned on it still messed with the text. I still don't know why it was turned on. I just transferred it over from an IMDL file this week that was created with InDesign many years ago. Maybe it was turned on through InDesign? I don't know. But yes I can now scale the logo by grouping it.
  11. Good iconography design is difficult to do. They need to show what something does through the use of the most basic imagery. This icon fails. It shows what leading does but not what it really does. Now that I know it's function that doesn't make up for poor icon design. I don't need knowledge of how to use tools with bad UI design. I need for it to be thought out correctly so that no one needs to why the symbol doesn't match the function at all. Like I stated yesterday other users in these forums are similarly perplexed at some of Publisher's set up who come compared to mature layout tools. I didn't expect it to have all of Quark's and InDesign's advanced tool set but it is reasonable to think I could breeze through what a design student would learn in the first day of a Typography 101 class. It has been clear I need to go back to layout tools that have decades long development because Publisher's single year on the market hasn't turned it into a serious competitor.
  12. Tutorials don't make up for poor user interface design. The fact I need to jump through this many hoops to make the simplest of typography adjustments is poor design.
  13. For me it is not so much the name that is confusing it's that the leading override box looks just like any other leading box. There is no clear indication it is much different then the others. If you let your mouse hover over the box for a couple of seconds a label comes up but otherwise I don't see how anyone would know. Given that what is in this box can disable the other boxes they need to have a text label that makes it very clear what you are doing. Under Paragraph > Spacing there is a text label for leading but what really needs the label is the leading override. Perhaps there should also be something in the regular leading box that shows you leading overrides is turned on.
  14. It looks like other people are having the same confusion I am having. I am gradually understanding the Publisher way even if I don't think it is clear at all. I didn't realize leading override was an override because it is not labeled like it is under spacing. I couldn't figure out why the leading wasn't working when I went somewhere else to apply it. I also agree with the author of this thread, why is character size and leading in completely different spots? It's the strangest layout.
  15. Yes, I was sure there were many things I didn't know hence the reason for asking a question. If I already knew answers I wouldn't be asking questions. That is what we have been doing, checking settings. There was a long list of things to check so I didn't get to all of it right away. In my mind this is a simple operation so it didn't seem it would require checking ten steps. I never do all this work in other layout software. To repeat the same point I made above, there was no reason for me to set up a baseline grid. As you can tell it is not a book layout where I am aligning text across columns or pages. This is a simple mailer. There is no reason, that I can think of, for using a baseline grid. That is why I doubted the baseline grid would be the issue, there was no reason to use a baseline in this assignment. It turned out the baseline grid was checked. I don't know how it got checked, I don't think it's checked by default, I don't think I checked it accidentally, I don't recall this ever happening in any other page layout software. There were a lot things to look at and write about for one. Also you asked for screenshots or videos, I don't understand why you would want all three of those things. If what you really wanted was the files to begin with then why ask for screen shots and videos when you could just check the files first hand? Why not just ask for one or the other?
  16. Okay here they are. I think the baseline grid may be the problem. It seems like it was turned on by default? I don't think I turned it on because as you can tell from the design it isn't a layout where you need to align a great deal of body text between columns or pages. If the software turned it on by default I don't think it should. Cascade Logo 2010 for Affinity Forum.afdesign Extractor_mailer_FINAL_for_Affinity_Forum.idml.afpub
  17. Yeah, I think this is just a bug. That is what I would expect from software that is just over a year old. This logo has gone through many different formats; was made in FreeHand, updated in Illustrator and then converted to Affinity Designer. I would bet things would be smoother had it all been made in the Affinity apps. Since Affinity is such a new suite it is expecting that lots of people are bringing work from other formats over. Text wrap isn't applied as you can tell from the screen shot. I don't think I have worked with Baseline Grid at all. I can't see why I would have applied either feature to a logo, those functions are usually applied to body text. Again at this point I really think it is a bug. Would be great if someone from Serif told us what they thought too. I would be happy to report a bug.
  18. Yes, I may have to do the workaround of just re-doing the text so that it works right. I just think something as simple as copy and paste between two apps from the same company shouldn't be difficult. If I remember right doing a copy and paste between competing graphics apps would often work quite well. I am pretty sure I copied pages from InDesign over to Quark for an example without issues.
  19. You mean so that it shows the eye next to the area where you link text boxes? Yes it show the eye. Isn't text wrap turned off? It is set to none in my screen shot. I still wonder why there are zero problems when work with it in Designer though? I would think whatever problem I had in one I would have in the other?
  20. The other videos were just failed attempts to send the one which you already watched so you won't have to worry about that. I just couldn't figure out how to delete the failed attempts. This screen grab should have all the panels you asked for. Looks like everything is okay to me.
  21. Screen Recording 2020-05-21 at 10.38.12 AM.mov Here is a simple copy and paste between designer and publisher. Notice that the logo scales perfectly fine in designer and when I switch to publisher it starts doing weird things? Screen Recording 2020-05-21 at 10.38.12 AM.mov Screen_Recording_2020-05-21_at_10_38.12_AM.mov
  22. I am quite sure those things are not the issue. I have a logo which I copied over from a Designer file. If I paste it into the stable version of Publisher I can scale it to any size no problem. When I do exactly the same thing in the latest beta the logo text falls below the image symbol and the spacing between the two lines is no longer consistent. I could show an example if that would help.
  23. That is a good workaround. I am sure a later version of Publisher everything available so that you don't have to even do the workaround but it gets the job done. Thanks!
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