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  1. I love Affinity but I still use PP X9 for small projects bc it has a lot of features I am comfortable with plus a lot of my old projects were done in there. I am having trouble with cutout studio which which keeps creeping toward the top of the screen every time I use it. It has now disappeared off the screen. I remember there was a fix to it. I am sure there are several PP former users who might know this. Thank You in advance if you can help me!
  2. So i have the same slow issue with A Publisher. When I first load, it is normal, but gets slow and slower as I type. I have seen several threads on this problem. I have not had the issue if I use Serif Page Plus or Adobe InDesign (which I detest). Only A.P. I have a dell win10 Laptop. with 8GB memory 64-bit system 2.20 GHZ, AMD a8 7410, Radeon R5 graphics laptop with 17.3 inch touchscreen
  3. I have been trying to figure out how to have the Artistic Text tool NOT defeault to the last style and color used. How can I fix this and have it go to a base text style and color? ALSO Is there a way to have my own palettes (example - my blue, red, green, etc.) show up for colors in publications in the Swatch area? Thank You
  4. so reset the program and lose all my formatting? hmm.. This sounds like a bug! The columns are fine when I edit the numbers but when I insert a new row say (example) five rows down, everything defaults to left even though the text in a column may have been centered.
  5. I just found that when I edit the tables it changes back to default.
  6. So I am having problems with Tables in Affinity publisher. They will not keep formatting. 1.) The text defaults to default Affinity text...Ie-- Arial. Even when I change it to something else. The text I change it to stays until I close the program and then when I reopen my work the Table has the original arial font. 2.) Also the texts in each individual column change back as well. If I have a column centered then it changes to a left default when I reopen it. I have never seen tables behave this way before. It has to be a bug
  7. Hello I am Jeff Place and I have been a longtime user of Serif products. Fell in love with PagePlus back in the early stages of development. Was on early beta testing team. I have been doing payout since 1991 and publishing a newspaper (now pdf digital). Also have done a ton of freelance work.
  8. I would like to have my publication with a consistent color swatch. I don't want 50 different colors or 10 shades of blue, etc. How can I make a swatch that has the same colors I like to use for each new publication I start? Also - is there a way not to have variants of a color (40% blue) continue to show up on the publication swatch? In InDesign, it does NOT show the varient of the color on the swatch
  9. I substituted the Segui UI font for Trebuchet and the print looks as intended. However, I prefer the Trebuchet font. Tried turning lit. off made no change. Onscreen everything looks fine but the print is where I'm having the problem. If I export as pdf and print in another program, it prints as intended. So the problem has to be an affinity print problem. I am using win10, latest version and the trebuchet font is the latest. Gill sans also has this issue.
  10. Thank You. somoeone told me the reason I'm having problems with the trebuchet font is that it is old. I don't know how to update it or where to get the newest font. Thanks.
  11. Thank you. I still have a problem with the artistic text tool. It always defaults to underlined and Times New Roman. Cant figure out how to change that default or "No Style."
  12. When i use the artistic text tool, it has a default I don't like. How can I change it? and I can't seem to figure out how to make permanent changes to styles like Body text, etc.
  13. I love the steps that Affinty Publisher is making in Beta. Although it is a tough learning curve, I enjoy it. I have some questions that I can't figure out....looking for help.... 1.) Is there a way to change defaults for text or colors? It is a cool feature to use the last text style used, but not always practical. 2.) How can I resize a pic that is on the page and keep the right proportions? 3.) How can I get layer effects t work on imported PDF's? 4.) Can I make a custom color pallette with only the swatches I want to use?
  14. I have been publishing a paper since 1991. I was involved in PP in the early stages and really enjoyed the program. I felt it as on the cusp of really being a solid program. However, I do not think the publishing world took it serous and Adobe InDesign kind of ruled there. ID was a cutting edge program with a lot of room for growth when it began. I couldn't afford the price so I stuck to PP. Now comes Affinity and although I like the direction and potential, it will be a huge step backward in features. Drawing lines is difficult. If you copy and paste lines or objects they lay on top of each other. (Do not stagger) Although it has huge possibilities, the WORKFLOW is extremely difficult. I understand this is beta stage and to be patient. Things that are so simple in Indesign or PP are not so easy in Publisher. If you use tables, there is an easy function to alternate fills so you don't have to do them by hand. Drawing lines is harder than it should be and working with picture frames is NOT easy. I say congrats to the Serif team on taking a bold step forward, but for old-times like me (I am 58), I don't have the years left to wait....If I was 30, yes. But I am not. I am disappointed that PP will no longer grow. I feel with a couple of improvements (like remembering your print settings - without having to save a setting. ID seems to do this...hmm)...a dark theme (easier on the eyes).....and a few other things...
  15. I often replace photos weekly in a set picture frame. Usually they are mug shots of athletes. How can I import a picture in a picture frame and manipulate the photo to the size needed? I could place a photo and crop it. But I like to adjust the pic so they are nice and uniform. Thank You
  16. Ok thanks. Appreciated. I am trying hard to like this program. But a lot of extra steps
  17. Looking for help. I draw a straight line with the pen. Then I select the move tool to move it and it disappears. This is more work than it should be.
  18. I agree. I understand the process for developing the program. Can’t believe a simple task like the line tool should be so hard. There are some nice things here but seems like a huge step backwards from where page plus has gone. Some of us won’t be around in ten years when needed features are added. I don’t want to use pp because it is a. Dead program and will never be developed further. Maybe open source the code so others can tweak it
  19. When I use the pen tool to draw a straight line, it draws if I hold shift key. But when I let go of the shift key, the line disappears.
  20. Thank you. Figured it out. It is not as hard as I thought. Plus able to edit by adding nodes. Thx
  21. Thank you Walt! I am trying to adjust my thinking...old dog etc lol! I can't seem to make it work. Once I figure it out. Is there a way to move the photo inside the box? On top on the left, there is a football player (blue uniform grey helmet). I drew a box with the pen tool and imported a picture. But I can't seem to move the photo inside. Below it, you will find the same photo, I drew a quick box and can't seem to nest it inside. Pls help Affinity_Master_11-24-2018.afpub
  22. I appreciate being a part of this process. I have just a couple questions. 1.) Will there be a save icon? or save as icon? or a choice to add one? Will there be templates? 2.) Feathering was an option I used a lot. PP had a great and easy way to do it. Is there or will there be an option to do it without creating unnecessary work? I hate having to search or have someone say to use the transparency tool... 3.) Why are so many things hidden in publisher in drop down boxes or even renamed? For example if I highlight a photo I have to go to Layer>New Adjustment. and select effects etc rather than right click or go to an icon. In PP I could go directly for the effects to lighten, darken, etc. I never would have guessed laying on effects....This is totally confusing and I have been in publishing since 1991.... I hope my questions are easy to understand.....
  23. I appreciate the help! Here is what I am trying to do. I will use the solution. I just wondered if there was an easy tool like the irregular crop tool. As you can see, I took the action photos on top and cut the background out around them with the irregular crop tool. It was very simple and I didn't have to waste time with a bunch of steps.
  24. Wow! That's great. I will try it...I appreciate the response.... The problem I have is this I have a photo of a football.player. With the irregular crop tool. I could take that photo...crop around the areas I didn't want and use it...it didn't have to be white only background...etc. As.for PP it is dead. It will no longer be upgraded or new versions made. No new enhancements or fixes. Serif has put their energy to a new program.. Affinity.....
  25. Is there any simple way to use a tool similar to the irregular crop tool that was in PP? I really want to eliminate the background on a picture. I know that I have done this in both PP and InDesign. PP was the easiest.
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