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  1. Well then... make it a feature. Of course this is not easy, I'm not a programmer, but it is state-of-the-art (and I was only using Indesign CS5 from 8 years ago...) And even I can understand CS5's basic mechanics, or rules, of keeping objects as "vector-as-possible". After all, this is a major quality issue! (you really don't want vector shapes rasterized at 300 dpi!, reminds me of those hobbyists using photoshop to create a logo )
  2. @GabrielM I embedded the logo pdf and attached the .afpub (5mb) below: linked.afpub
  3. Sorry, but this does not change the units for me... I tap the document_menu icon I tap resize on the bottom I get a toolbar with <document> 23804,0 pt <lock-icon> 9621.9 pt <separator-line> X-button and Check-button I tap on 23804,0 pt which is the width (and has a silly radial "download-progress" icon - strange UI...) a popup-window appears with "23804", <pt>, a calculator keypad and OK-button I tap <pt> and chose <mm> for millimeter - the value changes immediately to 8397,5, which should be correct I tap the OK-but
  4. So I imported a PDF into Designer on ipad, which is a floor plan with units set to mm in the original Illustrator-file. However if I open it in Designer, the units are obviously set to pt. I found no way to reset it back to mm, so I would be able to make measurements on this plan. Am I missing the document-setup?
  5. Advantage of IDML: Its filesize is very small by omitting all the cached previews of placed images. (several kilobytes instead of tens of megabytes) And it includes the original references to linked files, while an package updates the links to the new, collected location. Packages are most times an advantage (for archiving), but sometimes, like transitioning a project to another App, you want the links to be intact by still pointing to the old assets-folders which will be many years/projects in (re-)use. I like the idea of source-files taking only several kilobytes, like
  6. Well, It's not like Adobe forbids it - It's because when I export the PDF, I (or better Indesign) already leave this information out. So no blame on Affinity - when the textstyle is not anymore there in the PDF, they can't guess, which elements have the same style! ProTip: When exporting, you usually give the printshop what they need and nothing else, so their export-presets are very limited. But when exporting with the Idea of later importing into Affinity, I would try some higher-level PDFs, as they include more stuff! (Haven't tested yet it Afffinity can make use of it, but assume
  7. Although it is a workaround, I am also amazed, how well PDF-import works! For one-page-documents, like ads or business cards it's quite useful – of course for multipage-documents with textstyles and so, we will have to wait and see how well the real import will work out!
  8. I have this too (and it's in Publisher beta also...) @Sean P So, what about the Mac-Version of Designer? The last beta cycle ended in february, as I recall... Team concentrates on Publisher at this time, eh? Which is OK, but then why is this bug not fixed in the Publisher beta...
  9. Yes. Implementing this feature as it is used by adobe's apps should not be too much to ask for, because, as you said: But I have hopes there is more thinking behind it. If they just copy Indesign's workspaces, they would build a feature that maybe would not allow them to make a better workspace-system. For example think about Personas already existing in AfDesigner/Photo: The Export persona remembers the palette-positions another way than the Draw Persona, which, to me, suggests that there is already a feature and maybe a future design process in the works at Affinity.
  10. Yeah, either someone at Affinity had a groundbreaking vision of a better workflow, when they implemented this, then it's obviously my fault for not getting it, and so we need a tutorial, or... ...or: Or nobody thought about this well enough, because they had other things to do (which there is quite enough left to do) hmn... I think it's the latter one.
  11. Well, i have to say, I love editing the text on-place and in context. And my publications are mostly not more than 20 to 32 pages brochures. (Which doesn’t mean I don‘t use complex typography and style hierarchy and all. Even GREP-styles... ) Interestingly my clients are so old-school that they print out the pdf, write their changes per hand and send the scan back to me which is ok for me.
  12. Well that's sad, in dtp I have to deal with various placed logos, diagrams, info graphics, which I do not always have the ability or even the right to change or simplify them. If they work when placed in Indesign, then there should be a way to do so in other dtp-apps. As I understand, the problem is the PDF-version and its various feature-sets you export them to. Analysing the indesign-pdf you see that they leave the vector shape and only rasterize the fill, be it a gradient, shadow, image or whatever, there is always a sharp edge, which you can use to cut. I will judge
  13. Do you mean a special window, where you have all the text of your document visible as plain text? It's there in Indesign - I don't use it much. In Affinity I don't think there is.
  14. I exported a sample page as PDFx3 containing: a logo created in Illustrator and exported as PDF (it has some effects, white glow, I know) and a text above and text below the logo so it is affected by the glow effect. Publisher rasterizes the logo's edges, and the text below is also rasterized. to compare i made the same file in Indesign and the pdf is correct: the logos edges remain vector shapes of course inside the logo there are pixels because of the shadow-effects but that's ok. the text underneath has sharp vector edges and a pixel fill - that'
  15. As I see it, Publisher does not do it the way Indesign and XPress do it. But thankfully there is this option in the Text Frame palette called "Ignore Text Wraps" which you can activate on this frame you don't want to get wrapped.
  16. Since this in beta, I'm ok to reset the program from time-to-time and start fresh test-files, so that my reported errors are clear and real. But, as I thought I would beg you much later for this feature, now would be a great time to be able to save and restore my palettes! My use-case involves working on a dual-monitor-setup in my main office but sometimes I use the MacBook alone and want to minimise all my palettes, or minimise the amount of open palettes, IN ONE CLICK. Another use would be for different work-stages: For example, I'm building a raw layout/wireframe and on
  17. Yes. If I only tab „around“ and do not enter values, I only get ONE round. When the focus reaches the last field it kicks me out and invokes ToggleUI. If I tab and then enter the first value, the next TAB puts the focus (the blue outlne) to the next field but I can‘t enter anything and now pressing tab toggles UI. (I use mac german extended keyboard layout) I would like to make a screen-video but have to look how to do on MacOS Sierra.
  18. This: There needs to be an import dialog like ID where you choose HOW and WHAT to import, eg. crop to which PDF-box, include cropmarks, which page(s) to import, omit layers, color management, white background or transparent,... Same for changing this afterwards (in Resource Manager?)
  19. Well, I did not expect somebody to do the (obviously big) effort in replicating this feature. @hawkThank you for this proof of concept! Now, I've experimented a little bit with power duplicate and it's "nice". But I hope there is nothing legal (re adobe) preventing Affinity in implementing such a system of nested transform-functions like in illustrator. I wonder why PowerDupli is available in Publisher, but nothing similar is in Designer... I wouldn't mind if it's even a better approach than adobe's – maybe live updating/modelling...
  20. Would be cool, if it was as complex as Illustrator's: they solved it by using transform-effects which can be applied multiple times with different values. For example, making a notepad-grid: make a tiny rectangle (0,5pt x 0,5pt) add effect "transform"(x-offset: 5mm, with 39 copies) add 2nd transform on top(y-offset: 5mm, with 56 copies) voilá you have a A4-sheet full of perfectly spaced out half-centimetre-dots special: adding rotation 1° distorts this to an interesting pattern This would be a powerful feature! At least add it to Designer!
  21. yes I can, but i think the issue is with the tab-key. I tab to the next input field and the focus goes to this field, but I cant type anything in, then when i tab again, it recognizes as TOGGLE UI (so I got kicked out of the input field, obviously) and then I type a number (on the numpad) and the transparency changes! Now I understand! Wo this has driven me crazy! (but it's not solved, btw.)
  22. I did not know that numpad-numbers without modifier are systemwide set to transparency in Affinity-Apps. Could this be the reason that I have trouble keying-in CMYK values into the swatches-palette? I really could not type numbers using the number row above the letters, therefor they invented the numpad. I'm using an extended keyboard. So I never thought of this difference to be source of error... Please consider talking to the devs about this too.
  23. wait, what? Yes this is needed. Especially if I'm able to nest Publisher docs inside publisher docs, as they are usually multipage.
  24. well, I tried it in normal mode and it does it wrong too! I was wondering if it's only a broken installation of the Publisher beta but it's in my mac appstore version of Designer as well... @Chris_K Any idea when this will be addressed? I found an article one year ago with similar bug.. I'm using german keyboard layout if that matters much...
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