Jump to content

Matthew Schultz

Members
  • Content Count

    12
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  1. @Gear maker, oh, I get it, and I've come to rely on the app's accuracy as I use it for multiple things, including making 1/64" accurate templates for my woodworking. In this instance it really was more about why, if I was rotating the object 180º, did it not result in a whole number? I'd totally understand if I was rotating it 179.092032º… okay. But I was rotating it 180º. And when I flipped it, the math seemed to make sense to my simplistic mind. So I guess I was expecting a whole number and not an exponent when I rotated it by a whole number. Maybe I'm overthinking it. Wouldn't be the first time. 🙂
  2. It's so true. I abandoned the Adobe suite when they went to monthly pricing – What amateur/home/hobby user can afford it? Such a missed opportunity in the name of greed and profit – and I've been generally happy with the Affinity suite. Don't get me wrong, Adobe is in business to make a profit, but they abandoned a large part of their users to court the corporate dollar. #smh But Affinity's apps are simply not as polished as the very mature Adobe apps. Little annoyances here and there (like mine, above) make the overall experience frustrating and time-zapping. #sigh
  3. WOW; THAT WORKED! THANK YOU @Gear maker ! I had been trying the "flattened" built-in preset which did NOT work, so didn't think to even look in "more" (which, imho should be named "Options…") to see if there were other options available. You just saved me a ton of work! 🙌
  4. I've narrowed it down to when I rotate objects in the document. The object starts out with this SVG code: <g id="back" transform="matrix(1,0,0,1,28.2284,1525.81)"> <g id="back-cut" transform="matrix(1,0,0,1,0,-1201.46)"> <path id="back-cut-back" d="M235.281,479.74L626.461,479.74L626.461,423.05L583.941,380.53L277.801,380.53L235.281,423.05L235.281,479.74" style="fill:none;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:rgb(212,26,90);stroke-width:2px;"/> </g> <g id="back-fold" transform="matrix(1,0,0,1,0,-1201.46)"> <path id="back-fold-back-flap-1" d="M626.461,423.05L235.281,423.05" style="fill:none;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:rgb(0,173,238);stroke-width:0.75px;"/> </g> </g> If I rotate it 180º (doesn't matter if it's clockwise or counter-clockwise), the SVG code results in: <g id="back" transform="matrix(-1,-1.22465e-16,1.22465e-16,-1,889.971,-16.8319)"> <g id="back-cut" transform="matrix(1,0,0,1,0,-1201.46)"> <path id="back-cut-back" d="M235.281,479.74L626.461,479.74L626.461,423.05L583.941,380.53L277.801,380.53L235.281,423.05L235.281,479.74" style="fill:none;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:rgb(212,26,90);stroke-width:2px;"/> </g> <g id="back-fold" transform="matrix(1,0,0,1,0,-1201.46)"> <path id="back-fold-back-flap-1" d="M626.461,423.05L235.281,423.05" style="fill:none;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:rgb(0,173,238);stroke-width:0.75px;"/> </g> </g> If I vertically flip the object, I get this: <g id="back" transform="matrix(1,0,0,-1,28.2284,-16.8319)"> <g id="back-cut" transform="matrix(1,0,0,1,0,-1201.46)"> <path id="back-cut-back" d="M235.281,479.74L626.461,479.74L626.461,423.05L583.941,380.53L277.801,380.53L235.281,423.05L235.281,479.74" style="fill:none;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:rgb(212,26,90);stroke-width:2px;"/> </g> <g id="back-fold" transform="matrix(1,0,0,1,0,-1201.46)"> <path id="back-fold-back-flap-1" d="M626.461,423.05L235.281,423.05" style="fill:none;fill-rule:nonzero;stroke:rgb(0,173,238);stroke-width:0.75px;"/> </g> </g> Seems like Affinity is having math issues.
  5. I use Affinity Designer to create files that I export – using "SVG (for export)" – for other apps, such as Cricut Design Space. The problem is that the Affinity Designer SVG export contains scientific e notation values like: <g id="topback" transform="matrix(-1,-1.22465e-16,1.22465e-16,-1,854.039,695.404)"> that other apps, specifically Design Space, chokes on. Trying to import that object into DS results in unusable, malformed objects. Sometimes I can "fix" it by editing the SVG file from the above, to: <g id="topback" transform="matrix(0,1,1,0,854.039,695.404)"> resetting the transform matrix, but it doesn't work for all objects, I haven't dug into how to map the space transforms properly, and I'm trying to avoid learning/doing that because this step is a huge pain. Based on a bunch of SVG parsers, the files are technically valid, and Affinity can re-import the SVGs, but I need them to work with the other apps. But this issue doesn't happen all the time and I can't figure out exactly what causes it to occur in the first place. Nor can I figure out how to fix it. I've tried deleting the offending object and re-creating them, but the new objects are affected exactly as the one it's replacing Any ideas would be very helpful. THANK YOU!
  6. @Gabe I haven't tried it, but I'm pretty sure I can open a .afpub file with Designer, so I'll give it a try. But I might just create a new doc to ensure the file isn't corrupt (in some way), and check my results. @PaulEC I've looked through the printer driver settings, and there _is_ an "orientation" setting which determines if it's printed portrait or landscape, but I've always left on "automatic". I'm pretty sure that changing that would print the doc rotated 90º, not 180º. There is also a "layout" setting with "layout direction", but that has to do with n-up printing, so doubting it'd affect it. Good call, though!
  7. I would agree except that I don't have this issue with any other app, and with any other paper size; just the custom envelope sized paper with Publisher. Maybe I'll just switch to Designer and call it a day. 🙂
  8. It only occurs when I change my paper to a custom paper size (I created), which is the dimensions of a US "business envelope". I only print a single envelope at a time. If it's printed incorrectly, I try printing it again with a new envelope. The orientation can print the same (incorrect) way three times in a row, and then rotate 180º with me changing nothing, and I can't figure out why. I'm using a Canon G5020, which means I'm putting the envelope in the "rear tray", which is a manual process. I thought it was tied to the "feed from" setting in the OS X print dialog (auto/main/rear), but that's proven not to be a factor. I haven't done extensive testing, but happy to give it a shot if there's a way to narrow it down.
  9. Let me reframe/restate the issue in a similar context that might help clarify: When I print a portrait document, the page is always printed from top to bottom, meaning, the top of the page comes out of the printer first, and the bottom last. With a landscape document, normally, the left side of the document is printed first, i.e., it comes out of the printer first, and then across to the right. That's not happening with the envelopes. Yes, I always put the envelope in the exact same way, and with other programs (e.g., Apple Pages) it's printed with the left side of the landscape document first. That ensures the flap and the return address are both on the "top" when you're looking at the envelope. But with AP, sometimes the app prints it so the right side of the landscape doc is printed first, meaning, it's rotated 180º, resulting in the return address being printed on the bottom of the front face of the envelope. I hope that helps to clarify the problem. If not, I can add some pics.
  10. I'm experiencing a very frustrating issue with Publisher. I've created a custom paper size for a business envelope. When I select it and print, sometimes the envelop is printed as depicted in the preview, that is, it's printed from right to left. Other times, and randomly, it's printed the reverse: from left to right. Functionally this means when I put the envelope in and print, there's a 50/50 chance the printed text will match the envelope's flap… or not. Is there something I'm missing? Is there a setting to ensure which direction AP always uses?
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.