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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I have been working every angle and so far so good. I am finding the alternating fill columns feature working with a sample that was provided. Is there a shortcut in the drop down boxes that give you a choice of alternating fills?
  6. 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."
  7. I use the trebuchet font a lot. On screen it looks correct. However, when printed, the font appears wider than normal and the letter spacing runs together.
  8. JPSports

    trebuchet font

    Thank you I will do that. I just did a reinstall of win10 two months ago so not sure why they show up old. Also why would there be an issue with affinity publisher if NO OTHER PROGRAM has that same problem? Word, Excel, InDesign, PagePlus, etc?(Indesigt CC is the latest as are the MS programs. They all print correctly and if I export to pdf, the affinty file prints as intended. THANK YOU for your response. It is frustrating because when I used to do beta testing for PP, I was often told it was my problem. But it wound up a PP problem whenever I had an issue. My feeling is there is an affinity problem because it is the only program that does this behavior. Just like the PDF import issue that I have with pdf files that use embedded fonts test.afpub
  9. 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?
  10. JPSports

    Thoughts

    OK I will try again. I will restart the program. Thanks
  11. Just a few things I've run across. The PDF import does not recognize embedded fonts yet. I worked around by importing the pdf in PagePlus then exporting as PDF out of there. The trebuchet and gills sans font still has issues. When I am typing a story, the letters appear on the screen in slow motion. JUST AN IDEA - It would be great if the program could preview the front like adobe indesign cc does. In the font drop down box it gives you a sample of the sentence youre writing.
  12. JPSports

    Thoughts

    I imported a pdf and tried using the layer effects but it didn't work. 2019 Ad PDF from Serif.pdf
  13. JPSports

    Thoughts

    Thank you Walt that is helpful. I just thought it was cool that when I want to change a font, the ID font drop box shows the preview in the samples rather than the name of the font. Thanks again I liked the ID fe Test Issue.pdf
  14. JPSports

    Thoughts

    Thank you. I am not sure. As I type the text it appears on the screen in slow motion. Usually the text appears on the screen as I type it. On my laptop, it has a delay. It sort of jumps on the screen. It has been this way for several versions of AP. If I type in word, pageplus, indesign or even here, it does not show that problem. I have win10 on a dell laptop. Test Issue.afpub
  15. JPSports

    trebuchet font

    Here is samples Test 2.afpub test.pdf trebucbd.ttf trebuc.ttf trebucit.ttf
  16. JPSports

    trebuchet font

    Ok the fonts are Trebuchet, Gill Sans MT, Basic Sans. They get bold and spaced closely together when printed.If I export to pdf and print they look fine. test.pdf untitled.afpub
  17. JPSports

    trebuchet font

    Yes windows 10... should NOT have to export to pdf and print. An extra step not needed in workflow. I often print copies or do work for clients that I print out without using a pdf. I do know there is a pdf issue tho with fonts. I previously stated that I get a pdf from the Air Force Reserve and the fonts get jumbled when viewed in the program and the same when printed.. I have to import the pdf in adobe indesign and then export out in a new file name to wok correctly. I also have two other pdf problems on pdfs I get from clients. Hopefully this will be noted and fixed. I will list arial type fonts in next post. I am enclosing two pdf I have problems with Air Force Ad 2018.pdf
  18. JPSports

    trebuchet font

    it turns out ok if I export to pdf. I noticed a lot of arial type fonts have this issue. It does not happen if I use MS's Segui arial type font.
  19. 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...
  20. When I type in text. It jumps slowly as I type it in. The text should just "Pop" on the screen where you're typing. This acts as if it is slow motion.
  21. Cant seem to change the cell frame borders inside the frame. I can change the outside borders, But I would like to have a cell frame with a border around and cells inside have no borders. I also can't seem to do alternating fills in my table unless i do each one by hand
  22. 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
  23. JPSports

    Table Woes

    Alternating fills do NOT work. I tried making a new table with a white row and the next row of color I wanted. Wound up making four rows. Saved it. Yet, each time I add a row, it is colored and not alternating. ID and PP had alternating option. So I am sure there must be an easier way to do this. The table options are great but I should be able to make a table that has borders around the whole table and no cell borders in the table. Page 2.pdf
  24. JPSports

    Table Woes

    I am having table troubles. The fonts print bold and spaced close together. If I PDF the doc it prints as it looks onscreen. Also I am having trouble getting a border around the table group (8 columns, 50 rows. If I make the border clear the cell borders do not change. I am trying to be patient but borders seems harder than it should be
  25. When using PP or inDesign, I am often able to cut around a photo or object. In PP, you can just use the irregular crop tool to eliminate it. In indesign, I make a photo frame that and import the object which eliminates the background. How can I do this is Affinity pub? Thanks New FP4 T-Giving.afpub
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