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  1. I think the entire point of Publisher is that we can do layout and make design elements and adjust photos in one place without having to leave the app. I love it! It's really helpful having the option to create or adjust design elements as needed, without having to leave Publisher. If I'm reusing a design asset, I might realize the color or transparency or etc. doesn't quite work in the new project. Now I can adjust it immediately, in Publisher. Not everyone will need access to all of the design features - that doesn't stop them from being helpful to others.
  2. Right now, PDF import is the only way, as far as I know. IDML import will be added at some point, so I would export all of your InDesign files to the IDML format too. Someone shared a script for batch processing to idml.
  3. I think the reason there are multiple locations to set opacity is probably due to the pixel layers in Designer and Photo. Pixel layers need the ability to change the opacity for colors, independent of layers. Consistency in the suite is important. Personally, I use both locations to change opacity. I change the opacity in the color or swatches palettes when I am choosing a color. The proximity saves a little time. If I am adding translucency to a photo or a group, then I'll use the layer opacity. For my workflow, both locations are helpful/useful. Ability to change the brightness directly from the swatch palette would be a great addition though. We can double-click a swatch and use either the hsl or lightness sliders, but it would be better to select the swatch and just change a percentage.
  4. There definitely is a transparency/color issue there! That must be frustrating. Since the Affinity programs were originally built for macOS instead of Windows, I wouldn't count on the programs being similar internally. I think that if it was feasible in a reasonable amount of time, they would make importing work.
  5. Most of the time I just use the touchpad on my MacBook Pro. As far as I know, there's currently no way to simulate a middle mouse click without a third party app.
  6. That's definitely helpful for anyone with a mouse, though not everyone uses one.
  7. I had the same problem. In my case switching personas out of Photo, then opening the Photo app, and then trying the Photo persona again resolved the issue.
  8. On macOS, you can enable split view to have 2 app windows open side by side in fullscreen. To do so, hold down (with force if using a touchpad) on the green fullscreen button of one window (ie. Finder) and drag to the left or right. Then choose the 2nd open program (ie. Publisher) from the selection of open windows. The 2 windows will automatically fill half of the screen each - but you can drag between them to resize horizontally. So you could have a narrow Finder window next to a wide Publisher window in fullscreen. This could be too cramped on a small screen.
  9. A. Do you mean a gradient? With the fill tool (color wheel icon) you can change between none, solid, or various gradient types for both fills and strokes. B. With the transparency tool (wineglass icon) active, you should be able to change the type from none to linear to radial or etc.
  10. When I looked in Gmail, the publisher release email was hiding under the promotions tab. If you haven't received the email yet, and use a gmail account, you might want to check there.
  11. JaneE

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    I have the same problem with the touchpad on a MacBook Pro too.
  12. I have that problem occasionally in a couple programs. When there is a problem image, I use Finder or Preview and rotate it completely around - back to the starting/ideal orientation (and save if using Preview). Afterwards, when I open the photo in other programs it always displays properly.
  13. That's fine, personally I wouldn't expect pressing enter to close the window. However, it's irritating when there's one behavior on Windows and another on Mac - unless it is a platform specific standard.
  14. On a Mac laptop keyboard, since it's compact, the enter key is the return key. For programs that treat the two commands as something different, holding down on shift when pressing enter/return gets the enter behavior. However, that has no impact here. So neither return nor enter closes the dialog - no matter how many times you press the key.
  15. Similarly, I had a crash adding a hyperlink through the hyperlinks panel - also on Mojave. In my case, it seems to happen when adding a url to a text box applied with a master. At first it won't let me apply a link. If I've already applied a link to text without a master, then I can try to add a link & get a crash.
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