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  1. HTML 5 based apps and Chrome OS are what comes to mind. Ideally, they don't care at all if the hardware underneath is a tablet, or a server, or anything in between. While not ripe yet for the type who needs his Photoshop, or Designer, it would totally make sense to me to have app packages that run on a lightweight, standardized abstraction layer, whatever it might be called.
  2. Great apps should be available on as many platforms as possible. Because only then will they reach as many great artists as possible. It has always bothered me that some apps work on PCs only, and others only on Macs. If they are cross platform often there is a preferred platform with tradeoffs on others. I hope that this will be over some day, rather sooner than later.
  3. I prefer seamless interfaces. Fortunately most DCC apps offer docking of palettes. There sure is a reason for the single column, but can we please get multiple columns for Affinity apps on macOS, too?
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    PDF export troubles with Designer

    Fortunately the particular printing company I am working with for my customers is tested and trusted with all kinds of PDFs I've thrown at them. But I guess You're right in many other cases.
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    PDF export troubles with Designer

    @Wosven never mind, it was actually a good hint. I just had tested the original file with AFPub, which took as long and produced a PDF as unuseable. After reading comments from You and @MickRose I reduced the dimensions to 4000 x 500 mm (a third). Export was a lot faster (around 2 min) and yielded a useable PDF with totally manageable 9 MB in Designer. I tried the same in Publisher, with exact the same results. So, thanks, guys.
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    PDF export troubles with Designer

    Thanks, @MickRose and @Wosven, for the hint. I honestly assumed that, contrary to working with DTP apps in the early 00's, nowadays I wouldn't have to bother with such size limits ;). But knowing them I'll find a solution.
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    Buggy PDF export

    Hi Sean, I must have deleted the file... Just checked but found .afdesign files only. Which means that I finished the job in Designer. I'll keep the bad boys next time for troubleshooting, though
  8. Hey there, I just tried to export a PDF from Designer. It took 17 minutes and was ... empty, at least in Preview as well as when imported to Photoshop. Would devs mind looking at the files? Designer file: 12000 x 1600 mm banner, CMYK at 300 dpi MacBook Pro 2016 nTB
  9. I found out that on Windows I can dock multiple columns side by side. I tried the same on my Mac, and it doesn't work. Is it me, or "by design"?
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    Embedded document not replaced by "Replace Document"

    Hi, Gabe, thanks for looking into it. Absolutely possible that it was just the one project file. I'll need to do more testing and will get back.
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    Double click on textframe handle causes freeze

    Thanks, Dan. I just bumped into such a freeze again. It worked like 5 times OK, and crashed when I started feeling confident that it always worked Looking forward to the next release.
  12. I just found that "Replace Document" doesn't do what it is supposed to for this scenario: I have a large Designer layout (a poster) I have an embedded document, also created in Designer (a beanie) I have an updated version of said beanie on my disk Selecting the object and pressing "Replace Document" lets me choose the updated file, but it doesn't actually update inside of Designer. No biggie, but I consider this unintended bahaviour and hence a bug. WIN 10 1809, AD
  13. Dude, Your tone ... I already agreed with You, while pointing out an alternative. If my suggestion is not a thing for You that's fine, we agree to disagree. Maybe it is for someone else. This is a place for open discussion and You are not the one shutting people down. Nor am I. So let's keep it calm and friendly around here. Using tools for (motion) design constantly involves work-arounds and tricks. And hearing how people solve problems is just a lot more interesting.
  14. I totally see cases where having editable vectors would be nice. Been there, missed that, moved on. It's just that many posts sound as if there was no way to have Affinity assets in Motion. Which is not true, there is a way, and it is pretty straight forward, and it's totally fine for production. In many cases it doesn't matter at all if I import a vector or raster file. In the end, Motion will rasterize everything anyway.
  15. Alright, the "Resource Manager" is a good start, I never noticed it. Thanks @fde101 for pointing that out. Now I was able to change all files from "embedded" to "linked" via Resource Manager (RM). However: in the layer pallette they still show up as "embedded" the file size is unchanged: prior to linking it was around 70 MB, and is the same after linking. So, my question stays