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  1. wigglepixel

    Affinity Publisher (1.7) Launch Announcement

    I fully agree with you! Great first version!
  2. I just used the website gridcalculator.dk to create a design grid and export it to AI to open in Designer (or Photo). But when opening the created file Affinity immediately crashes and directly closes the software. Not sure what's wrong here, if it's a problem inside the AI-file or something Designer doesn't like inside the file. Can't see if this file works within Illustrator. And I obviously cannot view the file in Designer to see what's wrong, because the software kills itself on opening. But at least Designer is not suppose to crash on opening a file. Here is the link with my exact settings: http://gridcalculator.dk/#/1080/12/20/20 . The AI is in the attachment. grid.ai
  3. Nice, thanks for mentioning this helpful shortcut!
  4. @Petar Petrenko Yes, that's exactly what I wrote about in my posts above: you probably have one AltLeft+Return and one AltRight+Return, so they are technically two different keystrokes and so don't raise a conflict. So Affinity doesn't show you the warning triangles. Both alts in the keystrokes are being DISPLAYED as just 'Alt', so in the view Affinity doesn't make a distinction between the left and right alt. But 'underwater', technically, and when you actually press one of the keystrokes at operation, Designer DOES make that distinction while handling the keystrokes, because they function as two different keys, only we can't see it in this view. That's the whole point why I raised this issue.
  5. Thanks for your reaction @Petar Petrenko. The warning triangle shows for both left and right alt if there is a conflicting keystroke. So if you have two keystrokes set to for example altLeft+1 than you get to see the triangle. Also when you set two keystrokes to for example altRight+1. But if you set one keystroke to altLeft+1 and another keystroke to altRight+1 you don't see the warning signs, because in reality they are two different keystrokes; one with the left alt and one with the right alt being used. The thing here is that Designer happens to treat the Left alt as a different key than the Right alt, which is fine, but both keys are communicated to the user as just 'Alt', so 1) we, as users, don't know they are in fact different keys, and 2) We can't see if a keystroke uses the left Alt or the right Alt. So it's confusing and error prone. This would be solved if the interface communicates 'LeftAlt' or 'RightAlt', instead of just 'Alt'!
  6. Hi JoelSP, it seems like you have a very big collection of fonts installed and so loaded in memory. Most of the time it's not really necesary to install that many fonts. If you only want to use those fonts to design, you could use a font manager and toggle fonts on and off to load them 'on the fly' instead of having thousands of fonts installed. Having as little fonts installed as possible speeds up everything in your system a lot and software doesn't need to load/scan all those fonts. So using a font manager which is able to toggle on and off fonts (load/unload on the fly without installing the font) instead of having thousands of fonts installed might solve your problem you're facing now too. There are a lot of threads about it here on the forum about it. Like this one from this week: So maybe uninstalling these amounts of fonts and using a font manager instead helps you to keep using 1.7 ?
  7. Great you found software that fits you @Annfinity. Nice and clean interface. It might help others here too looking for a free and easy to use font manager.
  8. BTW Also keep in mind that for Illustrator or Photoshop or CC 'we' used to pay hundreds/thousands of euros to get a version in the past... and when running CC with the subscription model later you payed 60 euros a month even and the software was only for rent and never got yours. If you stopped paying you could never open a single file of your own creations anymore, which was a huge risk and costs even more money to convert or rebuild. So let's say we now have a stack in which we use Designer, Photo, Publisher and Maintype together... that's 50 * 3 + 80 = 230 euros, which is less than 4 months of Adobes Creative Cloud subscription for 4 pieces of great software that work together nicely and you can use for a long time without having to pay for a license or losing the right to open your own files. I like the world better now! And we now can decide which update for these programs we pay for and which we let pass.
  9. You're right. Didn't know about and look for this limitation. That's a pitty, but still the professional edition stills is only 80 euros dollars one time. For people using this for a profession the time this speeds up your workflow pays the software back in less than a day. Also if you really have over 10.000 legally paid fonts (ahum), 80 euros is just a fly in the universe... But I know... I wonder what Main Type does in about a week though. Is this just to make buyers decide quickly or will there be a version 9 maybe? The software is great, but some modern dark and flat styling on the interface would be nice! [edit] Funny, I see just now the 'classic' theme of the software is more modern looking than the vista-looking 'modern' theme...
  10. You're welcome. fyi according to their website MainType 8 Standard Edition is not a hundred bucks, but 49 euros. Maybe you could download a free trial first, just to see if you like it or not. Good luck!
  11. wigglepixel

    A little monster selfy....

    I like your style!
  12. You're absolutely right, thanks for this. I was confused about the lagging performance during a drag (I never seen on Affinity before) and somehow thought it was influencing the alignment of the pages-layout. I removed that part from the thread above.
  13. Yes there are some free font managers, like Nexusfont. But I find Nexusfont to be quite slow when you have a lot of fonts like you do. Can't look in your wallet, but 50 euros is not that much for this software that really speeds up your workflow a lot. Real value if you have these amounts of fonts. It's pretty great software and you can organise your fonts on all kinds of categories to find all your fonts back in no time. For example you can create all kinds of tags, like 'Christmas fonts', 'Digital displays', 'Handwritings', 'Drum'n'bass style' or whatever. One click on the label you created and you have all fonts you added to that label. And just click on the font you want to use in your design and load it on the fly, without installing. And Affinity immediately recognises it so you can start using it directly without having to restart Affinity. That software is really fast, while Nexusfont needs to load the contents of a folder each time you click on the folder. So the more fonts you have in a folder, the longer it takes to load the contents and previews of the fonts in Nexusfont software. But maybe there are better free alternatives out there as well. Or you don't mind waiting a little longer, than just tryout Nexusfont. The software looks great and is easy to use. And so it's free. Be aware though, it's not being maintained anymore. Which shouldn't really be a problem, but just so you know.
  14. Could be. But also older versions were affected by the amount of fonts installd. And still it's not the best thing to install 3000 fonts. It's taking memory and it's slowing startup of software using the fonts down. Why would you need them all to be present all time? My guess would be you only need those fonts during designing, so just turn them on when you need them would not only optimize your system, but also the load-times of software using fonts. There's more on the forum about it, like here: