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  1. Chris26

    Setup Fails

    Have you by any chance tried the following ---- Right click on folder, go to properties, go to security go to edit, highlight the administrator permssions, you should see every permission ticked here, if not you might have to go deeper to change this. But I am only assuming that it is a permissin problem at this stage.
  2. I moved a folder containing All the graphics and project material into another folder, in other words, I did not move the images independently to another destination. The files print with images intact. However, as you can see from screen shot, the images no longer dispplay their thumbnails in the folder, and I the UPDATE button is greyed out in the resource manager. Any suggestions please?
  3. Thankyou Walt, quite a hassle, I thought at the least that if you kept all files and images in one folder and simply moved That folder into another one everything would be ok, I can accept that if you move the images this would need re-linking but I will not be doing that again. Joachim, you are right when you said: So the first file name (to know where to start) in the re-link dialogue would be handy. Ressource manager as a panel of its own as well. The name of the file to locate would be so handy.
  4. Just to clear things up, Do raster images that are imported stay as raster images when ready to print or do they become vector images when placed into the document?
  5. Hallo Mick, I'm curious, How did you make a TIFF file with Transparency? This can only be done with png. I also encounter similar issues exactly as you described if I forget to delete the alpha channels from TIFF files when placing into Publisher. It's no problem since you don not need them but thought I would mention this.
  6. Here is my empty document that I keep saved as a basic template for Cards. Created and assigned with AdobeRGB but every time I open, it pops up a message saying that it has reverted back to s'RGB. I re-created the document anew, but still the same issue. A5_PortraitCard.afpub
  7. No fonts are supplied with AffPub. All fonts that are on your computer will be recognised by Publisher except for variable fonts.
  8. Hallo Wosven, I fully understand all this. However what is new to me is that last bit: But they won't be converted to different profiles while placing them in APub. Only when exporting your APub document so basically, in a nutshell, All Image colour profiles are un-affected and remain intact Regardless of the document colour profile. This doc colour profile is only important when exporting. Then this makes it all very clear indeed. This then leads me to another question, in the screen shot below (which is the PDF Export Menu). If I have a document with images in 3 different colour profiles and I de-select >Use Document Resolution> does this mean that each image will print in its own resolution? And secondly: If I select >RGB> and NOT >As Document> does this mean that each image will then print according to its own Colour Profile?
  9. Walt and Wosven, Hallo, I changed the Edit.Preferences.colour to adobeRGB, now when my doc opens there are obviously no changes, it stays in that profile. I opened another doc which has been in s'RGB and that also, contrary to an expectation, did not change either, despite altering my preferences. However, if my preference is set to s'RGB and I create a document with AdobeRGB, yes, then when I re-open it this document pops up with a warning that it has now changed my new document back to s'RGB. Hopefully this establishes what is happening. However, I notice the setting "Convert Open Files to Working Space" I have now de-selected that. Which is a problem really because if I import an s'RGB image into the AdobeRGB doc, well one can not increase a colour spectrum obviously, but hopefully being good quality images there should be no adverse effects in printing.
  10. Hallo Wosven, AAhhh, now that little option is extremely mis-leading to a photoshop user. I know this option and it really means when you import an image and the image is in a different work space than the document, this is how I interpreted it. Also what point is there in converting a document that is Empty and been assigned the adobeRGB space to then convert it? It is in my chosen work space, so I am a bit confused here. If I assign a new document with a profile, it should really stay in that profile when re-opening it surely? This box should apply to importing only?
  11. I spent 4 minutes staring at your message with a big question mark over my wine filled brain, then suddenly, without warning an electrical charge turned the question mark into a delightful 400 watt light bulb....
  12. Well that's true, but I do think the one with a white fill is slightly bigger, however a little bit of math equation and I worked out that mine would consume about 0.0005 picolitre of ink per square 0.1 mm, and yours would consume about 0.000004 Picolitre of ink per cubic 0.01 mm, further calculations, (this is really taxing my brain), based upon Prof. Gringe's quadratic law of christmosity (after factoring in the differential between the cubic and square results I obtained) results in a clear case that you are right by 0.0000025 picolitre of ink. More wine please...
  13. Are Bits of cheese or big bits of cheese? Yes but with a black line you won't know if the printed paper came out upside down now will you? Besides, the word YES in 16 font size will hardly break the cost? Or is it that Bank?
  14. I can not solve this but I would be certainly looking at a conflict between printer and affinity settings. Just take cheap paper, type the word yes in big letters on each sheet and then experiment with the settings, this is how I solved my problems with setting both the printer and affinity. Hope something works for you here.
  15. Thanks Walt. It is strange. I will make a new identical document and see what happens before bothering serif with an upload just yet. Did you also notice that I got the colour sorted on my other post? It really is a case of HP labelling functions that are both mis-leading and thoroughly not consistent with the colour policy definitions.
  16. I have a saved empty doc setup. Originally in AdobeRGB1998. Everytime I open it, I get a popup telling me that it has been converted to s'RGB. Never had this before, what is going on?
  17. SOLVED.....Problem is that HP have re-defined colour management words. Their stupid methodology - I will not be the first to have mis-understood their ridiculous setup. Below is how they describe their settings, this is not in my manual, I found this on another machine. You see how NONE and s'RGB conflict, and how AdobeRGB1998 is just well, ridiculous. NONE does indeed take control, Just another case of HP confusing what is always understood by many and using their own definitions. It really was annoying. Affinity, my apologies for having even considered putting you in the dock. None: No color theme is used. Default/sRGB: This theme sets the product to print RGB data in raw device mode. When using this theme, manage color in the software program or in the operating system for correct rendering. Vivid/sRGB: The product increases the color saturation in the midtones. Use this theme when printing business graphics. Photo (sRGB): The product interprets RGB color as if it were printed as a photograph using a digital mini lab. The product renders deeper, more saturated colors differently than with the Default (sRBG) theme. Use this theme when printing photos. Photo (Adobe RGB 1998): Use this theme with printing digital photos that use the AdobeRGB color space rather than sRGB. Turn off color management in the software program when using this theme.
  18. Please be aware, I have had plenty of experience managing digital colour and profiling down through the years. So this situation I have is a little baffling and cost me days and days of wasting toner and paper. First image you see is the test image, second image is setting driver colour management policy. Workflow: Set Application to same colour workspace as imported images, set Application driver to define colours to the printer, set printer driver to No colour managemnt, or in this case to 'NONE'. From the beginning I got blues turning to purples, I am aware that this can be corrected by allowing for 30% differnce between magenta and cyan etc, greens were washed out and colour saturation was rather muted on prints, Blues were not well defined though acceptable in actual images. Countless hours and 30 pages later I decided to do the unorthodox. I kept all the app settings but set the printer driver to ALSO manage colours. Perfect Prints, saturated colours, no blues going to purples, greens perfect and shadows even better. I am mystified. Can anyone help me out on this please? What I should add is that we now have afiniity and the printer managing colour, double conversion, and this is the opposite of every rule in the colour management book. What is also important is that I used the Adobe Colour Utility Software to print the same image, and the resut was exactly the same colour for colour as when Afinity controls the colour output and the printer is set to NONE. The Adobe utility, for those who are unaware, is a stand alone package for creating icc profiles with some hardware profiling device, it bypasses all colour management policies that might be within microsoft and any application and with the printer set to 'No Colour Management. If Affinity was truly in control here of managing colour then there would, at the very, least have been some noticeable difference in at least one colour or one tone, at the very least. I tested loads of different papers and different settings and can only conclude that I am at a loss to explain how, no matter what affinity's settings, the printer gave me the purples as purples the blues as blues and, 2 of 3 greens as correct with better colour saturation. I have not tried setting the printer ONLY as controlling colour with affinity set to 'Let Driver Manage colour' since I a fed up with wasting toner at this moment.
  19. Hallo Walt, I think you misunderstand me. I am not comparing print with screen at all, this is about affinity producng the same colours and tones as the adobe utility which as I described above by-passes all colour management, not forgetting that it was not until I de-selected the 'NO Colour management' in the printer and assigned an RGB interpretation while the affinity print option was ALSO selected to Affinty manage colours, that everything printed exactly as it should have done. Blues did not print purple and Greens printed in their seperate tonal range and colours were NOT muted at all. This manner of printing is simply disastrous in a print workflow. After all I have been printing with epson 3800 for years using soft proofing and special ICC profiles for different papers. I understand how it should go, I was having trouble with the colours for two weeks simply because I followed the correct procedures. I deviated and did something silly and it all worked out fine. This should not have happened as per mentioned above. I should add that I am talking only about the Laser printer here, I may have forgotten to add this. Though it is in the screen shot sorry.
  20. When you go MODE> Greyscale - you are throwing away the colour information because you are giving the image a NEW ICC Profile. When you go SETTING LEVEL (in English this is 'Adjustments) > Black and White, all the colour information is strored/retained/not thrown away and this allows for more editing/more control but also the image STAYS in the RGB ICC Profile.
  21. Also I am sorry, but the test/PDF you kindly uploaded makes no sense to me, I really have no idea what I am looking at, what is it demonstrating?
  22. Hi Wosven - had I have known you were French, I would have put 2 and 2 together. Hallo, yes I know I understand this, which is why, if my document is going to be mixed, I have all my images (regardless of whether they are B/W, in adobeRGB and the document in AdobeRGB. A B/W image can never be printed using Black ink only, it's impossible, however, if it is going to be exported and sent away to be printed then I still do not understand how messing with changing the profile is improving anythng. I do understand what Mike is saying yes. But all this talk about using 'K' makes no sense in the real world since I have never met a printer that asks for CMYK profiles, and I have never had aproblem with images in either Greyscale, gamma 2.2, or RGB. Sending images to my own printer from affinity publisher has never given me any problems whether the image has been in RGB, B/W or gamma 2.2. I understand what Mike is saying and I know that from a technical point of view something is a bit off with publisher in this regard to the document profiles in a mixed colour and B/W setting, but the reality from what I have experienced seems of little consequence, simply put, I see no bad effects.
  23. I posted this originally on discussions. Apparantly a bug with Vertical flipping Text when you come to print it. There is my Document attached also. But you should hopefully be able to repeat this. Windows 10, all up to date as of today. Please ignore the master page comments.