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CarlM

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  1. The issue really is about use of language. "Prefer Linked" infers that the preference for new images would be to link unless otherwise specified. Consequently, I would expected images that were already embedded in a document to continue to be embedded and, if I were to update the file, to continue to work with any embedded images as embedded unless I manually changed that. I have to ask the question why would you change the default preference midstream? It's the sort of thing you would make a note of doing before beginning a project, surely? I'd also question the value of "extracting" embedded images from a file. It all sounds like poor preparation and planning before creating a project. Which leads onto how do users start projects? Just running around with no file organisation could be a recipe for creating problems. Personally, I write a set of project notes before starting so I know what I need to do and what is required. I create a project folder and copy any documents or images into it. I use "Prefer Linked" by default and as all my files are in one place there's no problem. Any adjustments I need to make to images are normally specific to my needs for the project so I'm happy for the original image to be elsewhere and left untouched.
  2. SVG and EPS are the best formats for cross application working but if the agencies you work with want AI files you can try using one of the many converters available. https://www.google.de/search?q=svg+to+ai&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=s78FWYapBeKA8QfanrDQCw&gws_rd=cr
  3. I think that you've identified a bug and should report it as such. If you have a space or tab before the sort return then the line should simply justify left - that would in my opinion be the expected behaviour. If you place a soft return at the end of a word then it should justify according to the paragraph style. Word word word word Word word word >soft return Word word word Word word word word Word word word>soft return Word word word
  4. I agree. I encountered the same when I first started using Publisher last year and it took me a while to figure it out. Try ticking the "ignore Baseline grid" box from the Text Frame Studio panel.
  5. Pageplus was a really good PDF creator and better than Acrobat for creating forms so there's no reason why Publisher can't as well. As Roger says it only needs a little tweaking :)
  6. Thanks. Publisher is the 1st application I've been excited about since 2006. Time to buy Designer
  7. I reported this bug in the Publisher Beta forum a week ago and didn't receive a response. It is also a bug in the retail version 171.404. If I use the Place function to import text into a publisher file, the auto spellcheck identifies words not in the dictionary but is unable to add those words using "Learn" It cannot "Unlearn" either. The History shows that even if the word is fully highlighted it isn't being detected and Publisher records it as an empty string. This only seems to occur when the Text Frame is created in a Master Page and not when a Text Frame is created on a document page. Publisher Spell Check Test Doc.afpub Publisher Spell Check Test.docx Extra - Learn doesn't work at all on pages in Text Frames created on Master Pages - Major bug in my view.
  8. Agreed. I meant to write "If not yet." I should proof read before hitting Submit
  9. If people simply want to be able to make use of old projects originally created in InDesign then I can see their point - to a degree. To call not having the ability to read and write to IDML a deal breaker is simply ridiculous though. It's a useful to have for those making the transition but honestly if you're migrating to Affinity from Indesign then for goodness sake have some common sense and run both applications until you've finished with the projects you built on the Adobe platform. Incidentally, I don't hear the same shouting about Quark Xpress, but I suppose that's because Quark doesn't use a subscription model so owners can continue using their copy of Xpress after they have migrated but once you stop paying your Adobe sub you're beggared. But it's not Serif's fault or problem that people have bought into the Adobe model. I have the photography Creative Cloud subscription and will continue to pay it because I don't have a problem with that but also need to have it because I teach the software to photographers, but if I need to add Affinity Photo to my arsenal along with publisher and Designer then I'll buy it and use it as necessary as part of the excellent Persona concept, but I won't necessarily abandon Adobe in the process - but that's my choice. When InDesign was first released it frankly wasn't very good and certainly wasn't compatible with Quark. It's taken 20 years to mature in to the industry standard product it has become yet some Affinity users seem to want everything now - not going to happen sorry. I think that to become a success then Affinity Publisher has to take it's own path just as InDesign did all that time ago. If in the process an IDML converter is part of the deal then fine. If not then live with it. Frankly there are far more important functions that should be added such as a proper package manager and addressing some of the apparent pdf/x conversion issues (though I suspect many of the complaints are down to a failure of users to properly understand the PDF/X protocols). I can understand that collaboration might be an issue if you're working with an InDesign user (though one has to ask why are you working with two incompatible software packages in that way?). I also understand that it might be a must have if you receive IDML files from a client to work on but it makes no business sense to work like that in the longer term. IF you regularly receive IDML or INDD files it would make sense to continue to retain InDesign until Publisher is mature enough to stand on it's own two feet and become another mainstream product like Quark and InDesgn (which may not be that far off).
  10. Are you a congenital idiot or just a Troll? Actually probably both given you don't identify which app you're referring to and given your reference to Gimp (I suspect you probably are one) I suspect that you're discussing (after a fashion) Affinity Photo. None of your three observations seem to have any relation to the real world. I don't use Affinity Photo because I'm a Lightroom/Photoshop user but I downloaded the trial just to test your assertions and can only think that you meant to post on another site in a galaxy far far away because I couldn't identify any of the so-called faults you describe. By the way - it's spelled "pixelation" not pixilation (which would be a reference to transmogrification into a mythological tiny creature with pointy ears and a bizarre fashion sense from Cornwall).
  11. Except it doesn't work unfortunately. I reported it a long time back during an earlier beta but it's never been fixed. Neither Learn nor Ignore work.
  12. Hi Timo I just ran a test and encountered the same issue. The Outer Shadow Text layer in the exported pdf is a completely different shade of the colour you create in Publisher and appears much more opaque just as you identified. I have a fully colour managed system and just tested the pdf exports with a number of different settings with the same results. I don't know how I missed that one during Beta testing.
  13. Go to Export and click the More... button. Halfway down you'll find the Colour Space and ICC profile options. You will need to drop the profile into a folder, usually Windows>system32>Spool>drivers>color if you're using Windows but it is possible that there is a dedicated Affinity folder to add them to.
  14. Do you mean page imposition so that the sheets are grouped as they will appear when you assemble the hard copy pages e.g. sheet 1 - 1,8,2,7, sheet 2 - 3,6,4,5? Affinity Publisher doesn't do imposition (neither does InDesign) and for that you'd need to use some imposition software like Montax Imposer or PDF Booklet Creator to assemble the pages in print order. You do need to remember to set the document up with facing pages though.
  15. Photoshop is a photo editing application and Publisher a DTP application - two different beasts. It's better to compare like against like rather than apples and Tow Trucks. Adobe InDesign not only doesn't have a snapshot option but doesn't have a History panel either and these two applications are normally compared against each other. I'd guess that a snapshot option for a DTP application is a lot more complicated to implement than in a photo editing app. It's also worth bearing in mind that Indesign currently costs £238 per year as an individual app compared to the likely £48.99 (or whatever the pricing for each Affinity app is at Publisher launch) for the release version of Publisher. I don't expect it to compare 100% with Indesign yet but already it has features that Indesign doesn't and runs so much faster.
  16. The dictionary files that come with APub look like standard Hunspell files: C:\Program Files\Affinity\Publisher Public Beta\Resources\Dictionaries\ The User dictionary is here but it's not user editable: C:\Users\Carl\AppData\Roaming\Affinity\Publisher\1.0 (Beta)\user\dictionary.propcol
  17. You're quite right, my bad. Adobe decided to start charging from CS5 onwards and I think they're now part of the Creative Cloud suite as Adobe Stock.
  18. InDesign comes with Free Artist made Templates and given that it is intended for professionals I can't see any reason why there shouldn't be some for Affinity Publisher. At the very least some blank templates for common document types would be useful.
  19. Hi Samuel Are you asking about creating guides that appear on all the pages in your publication or have I misunderstood? If you are you can place the guides in your Master Page(s) and they will appear on all the pages linked to those Masters.
  20. Personally I either use CTRL-Z to undo and CTRL-Y to redo, or the History list to undo several previous actions, but undo and redo button could be useful options on the tool bar - or they could be options in the Customise Toolbar dialogue.
  21. In PP the transparency tool works on all objects including pictures. It doesn't seem to work on images in picture frames in AP for some reason but does an all other objects. Inserting a picture using the place image tool works fine though so the only way to create a graduated transparency effect on an image that has been placed using the Image frame is to create a shape over it and add the transparency to that.. Is it likely that it may be implemented at some point for image frames as well?
  22. In AP each object seems to be created as a separate layer and adjustments are effected on the open layer. It would be useful to have the Adjustments available as a menu item when right-clicking. Layer effects are already available as an option and whilst it's possible to access the options either from the Layers menu or the Layers panel, it would be a lot more convenient to be able to access it from the right-click menu.
  23. ?? I couldn't find it. I may be looking in the wrong place.
  24. You could always add the Text Frame panel to your workspace as a tab in the Layers panel if you need to use it often
  25. Using Windows 10. Like Chrisw5 I can drag a page thumbnail to a new location as long as the destination is visible on the screen. APH .174 won't scroll the list.
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