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Peter Jackson

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  1. AFPUB 2. Edition Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2, OS build 22621.819. 32GB RAM Trying to follow this instruction (which is not mega-clear and, yes, English is my mother-tongue) No tooltip appeared and AFPUB locked up. Had to close from Windows' taskbar; tried a second time, same result but had to use Windows' task manager to close AFPUB. To change the width of a column without affecting other column widths: -click and drag over the separator between two adjacent columns in the header area. A tooltip will appear displaying the dimensions of the column, and the table will increase its width as you drag the separator.
  2. 1.91 I tried the Pattern Layer (following the Video) - useful facility but... Crash.
  3. Can anybody tell me how to add a border to a photo in Affinity Photo? In Photoshop it's simply:- Select / All Edit / Stroke
  4. True, I've focused on this now - which also solved another irritation: how to apply strokes to graphics. Peter
  5. Many thanks, Chris. I also dug out the Positioning and Transform Panel which gives me much of the right click precise control I was missing for placed graphics. It really is looking better and better.
  6. I find this solution to be very clumsy confirm to right-click + Transform. For that matter, there seems to be no equivalent of right-click + Fitting, which I use so often. Actually this leads onto a broader issue: layout control is presently so limited - we are spoiled with the pixel-precise ability in ID to place/ position/ resize any component on a page. Yes, we have the basics here of alignment, spacing etc but I need precision. Hopefully, somebody will tell me I am missing something fundamental and I just need to to click a setting somewhere. ??
  7. It looks as though the Mac numbering is out of kilter with Windows. Mine is 11.2 ! My only beef with Lightroom (apart from the fact that it's Adobe), was that the catalogue created thousands and thousands of small files which enormously slowed down file-synchronising.
  8. Ah, sorry but I'm in the majority Windows world (and before that it was CP/M, TRSDOS and finally QDOS/MS-DOS in those far-off days before the Xerox Alto introduced the idea of a mouse-driven GUI in the '70s). Actually, I only use the cataloguing function of ACDSee not photo-editing (I didn't use Lightroom's editing either). Peter.
  9. Very nicely summed up. Your're right, there are good alternatives for everything except InDesign. I was concerned about Lightroom which I used for running a catalogue of several tens of thousand photographs but found a far more capable product in ACDSee with which I am delighted - note that I was able to import my catalogue and settings seamlessly from Adobe Lightroom. I am also one of the users of Adobe Muse abandoned by Adobe which has unapologetically walked away leaving users locked into their proprietary file structure. I will go the Affinity route as soon as practicable. Peter.
  10. Sure Mike, but why "move to a new application"? It was very different world when Adobe made me an offer I couldn't refuse for the first (very incomplete) version of Indesign. Then the market penetration of such packages was minuscule (QuarkXPress was far too expensive to consider for most people, I was using MS Publisher). Now everyone who needs this sort of software already has it. Of course, there is certainly potential for another professional package, particularly with smaller users who might feel that Adobe is monopoly-screwing them with the CC licencing but possibly not at the expense of abandoning their existing library of files. We shall see how it goes in the marketplace. I certainly really want to jump ship. Peter.
  11. Well, as numerous people have pointed out: InDesign is the industry standard. Most would-be customers for Affinity will be existing InDesign users and the companies they collaborate with will be using InDesign. That means that people will be UNABLE to replace InDesign with Affinity and why would they want to run two incompatible packages? I should have thought it is obvious that file compatibility has to be the there for significant Affinity adoption.
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