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William Overington

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  1. I am hoping to suggest to Serif that comic book size is added to the choice of preset sizes available when setting up a publication. I have not used Affinity Designer so I cannot advise you one way or the other. William
  2. I found this mention about the size. https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-standard-size-of-a-comic-book-from-Marvel-and-DC-Comics I also found the following. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_comic_book#Format The width seems to be 160 mm and the height could be 257 mm or 260 mm. Is that the size that you want please? If so, which height please? William
  3. I do not claim to be an expert on this but I thought that as nobody else has replied and the problem looks interesting, I decided to have a go. I think that I may have solved some of the problem. I am not sure of the size of the comic book page so I have used A4 (297mm tall by 210 mm wide for each page). I tried to make an 8-page comic book. So, File New Then the choices on the panel as Print A4 millimetres Prefer embedded 8 Tick the Facing pages choices Horizontal Start on right. Now, Use the following, File Spread setup Margins [Comment: For this example, suppose that outer margins are 30 mm; and the inner margins are a total of 30 mm, that is, 15 mmm on each page.] All Spreads, set inner margins to 15 mm and outer mm to 30 mm. Now with page 1 showing in the main workspace, File Spread setup Margins Current spread, set inner margin to 30 mm and outer margin to 30 mm. Now with page 8 showing in the main workspace, File Spread setup Margins Current spread, set inner margin to 30 mm and outer margin to 30 mm. File Save I hope that this helps. William
  4. > … (standard comic book size) … What size is that please for the purpose of this question? William
  5. Thank you for the links. I have posted to one of the threads. Maybe my idea will become implemented. Wow! William
  6. I suppose that Affinity Publisher could be designed so that as well as an insert hyperlink feature, there is an automated insert hyperlink and QR code feature, such that a hyperlink and a QR code with the hyperlink information encoded into it could both be added into the document as one automated facility. That could be good. William
  7. Yes, please add hyperlink support. With PagePlus I have used hyperlinks in various ways. One is to link from within a PDF (Portable Document Format) document to another PDF document. Another is to simulate a (basic) webspace within a PDF document. This is in the following document. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/localizable_sentences_the_novel_chapter_037.pdf I am very pleased with the result. It gives some local interactivity within the novel and can be used offline as well. @andersius Are you meaning hyperlink support for a PDF or are there other uses as well? William
  8. A couple of issues regarding the glyph browser. 1. It seems that to add into the document a character one needs to double click the character in the glyph browser. Fortunately I am alright with that, but some people can have a problem with double clicking. Whilst keeping double clicking for the convenience of many users, could you possibly add below the panel a button labelled "Insert selected character into text" that operates in parallel please, so that a user of the software may either double click or click the button as he or she chooses? 2. Today I was using a font that I made that has one and only one character in the Private Use Area. When I looked for that character under the All selection it was not displayed. Yet when I looked under the Private Use Area selection it was there. I have other fonts that I have made that have many character in the Private Use Area and those I have used in Affinity Publisher have the Private Use Area characters displayed with the All selection. Is this a bug? The font is attached. William italicizermaquette.otf
  9. Thank you. I looked in help, found out about locking, and used Layer Unlock All It is all alright now. I found that the command to lock has a short cut of Control L. I may possibly have keyed that by mistake. Thank you for sorting it out for me. William
  10. Here is the .afpub file and the font. I have been experimenting based upon a post in the Unicode mailing list. http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2019-m01/0018.html Could the Private Use Area characters be something to do with it? It was working fine before. William italicizer_maquette_test.afpub italicizermaquette.otf
  11. I opened a .afpub file that I had produced earlier, just one page of text. I am wanting to copy some of the text in it to a forum post. However, I cannot get the text cursor. I closed the file and tried again. I closed the file and then closed Affinity Publisher and started again. But still no cursor. Is this a bug or something I have done please? William
  12. Well, the two example PDFs to which I linked were made by me using Serif PagePlus. I did not need to use any XML at all. Now how it works behind the scenes with what Serif programmed into the PagePlus software so as to provide such facilities in PagePlus I do not know. William
  13. I have been trying to find a way to produce the effect that you want, without success. That does not mean that someone else may not be able to find a way to do it. Maybe you need to ask the Affinity Publisher team to include the facility. It is one of those things that is easy to do when handsetting metal type, but then again this is not handsetting metal type! William
  14. For example, the two following PDFs, both produced using Serif PagePlus. For the first one, I have only got it to work by downloading to local storage and then opening it in Adobe Reader. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/the_mobile_art_shop.pdf http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/localizable_sentences_the_novel_chapter_037.pdf When you mention 'popups with texts' what exactly are you wanting to happen please? William
  15. It seems to me that there are broadly two types of interactivity - one is where one can just do something like turn on the playing of a sound clip - and the other is where one can do things which give the impression of being in an interactive environment. For example, moving around in a webspace or doing calculations or causing an illustration to vary depending upon a value that the end user inputs, such as a viewing angle. William
  16. Suggestion to make the Export Settings panel for PDF larger In the thread, some way down, https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/76449-questions-with-fonts/ an issue arose that I could not find the way to choose how fonts should be rendered in a PDF document. The issue was resolved when I was told of the scroll bar on the More … section of the scroll panel. The fact that I have Affinity Publisher set in the light grey mode rather than the black mode might be relevant to why I had the problem. I write to ask if you could please consider making that panel larger or wider or both larger and wider so that a scroll bar is not needed? I consider that doing that would make the program easier to use, not only for beginners. William Overington Wednesday 9 January 2019
  17. I am thinking of starting a thread to suggest to the Affinity Publisher programmers that it would be a good idea to make the Export Settings panel either taller or wider (or both) so that there is no scroll bar needed. Are there any views on this please? William
  18. Hi Thank you. That is it, I found it. A matter arising. I note that Publisher only offers All Fonts or Text as Curves and then the offer to subset embedded fonts. Is this so that issues of not embedding common fonts and then something going wrong because precisely the same version of the "common font" is not available when an attempt is made to display the PDF? By the way, if conversion to curves is used so as not to embed a font, maybe for legal reasons, then if, say, the PDF has the letter e say five times, does the PDF embed the converted to curves version of the letter e once or five times please? William
  19. Hi Dominik Thank you for your post. No, I am using a Lenovo ideapad 510 running Windows 10. William
  20. In the thread https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/76449-questions-with-fonts/ on my computer I do not get the choice about embedding fonts and subsetting them in a PDF when exporting a PDF. Yet the two other people posting in the thread both can. I think that I might have seen those choices the other day but cannot be sure as I have also been using PagePlus. Can someone explain this please? William
  21. Now I thought that that would be it, but when I looked it was not there. So when I have now just read your post and checked again it is still not there for me. I wonder why. William
  22. > A PDF document carries information to allow the display that you want to be produced on another computer. There are various options. When it comes to fonts, you may opt (I think that it is possibly on by default in Publisher - I have just tried to find where one may choose the setting, but I cannot find it at present) to embed a font that you are using so that the font is thereby available when the display is produced. As a side-issue of that, if you do choose font embedding you may choose to subset the font so that only the characters actually used are embedded. So, for example, if you write a poem and it does not have some of the letters and digits and punctuation characters in it, then they will not be embedded in the PDF. For example, a poem might not have, say, B, M, Q, X, Z, 1.. 9 and ( and ) in it, so if subsetting is used, that part of the font will not be embedded. Thus, for a large font that has characters for all of the languages of Europe and you are, say, using only English in the document, the information for all of the special characters for the languages of Europe will not be placed into the PDF. However, some fonts have flags in them that do not allow that to take place: also, even if it can be technically done then the End User Licence Agreement for the font may not permit it, either totally or only if an extra fee is paid, or maybe allowed for sending a copy to an external printshop for making hardcopy prints but not for placing on the web. Your questions: 1. I do not know at present. In Serif PagePlus it is on an option panel when exporting the PDf document. I have tried to find something similar is Affinity Publisher but I have not found it today. I may have seen it the other day but I cannot be sure as I have also been using PagePlus. 2. Open the PDF document in Adobe Reader (which may now be called Acrobat Reader). then File Properties ... Then on the panel choose the Fonts tab. There is then a list of fonts. It states so if they are embedded. A PDF that I produced using Affinity Publisher on 5 January 2019 is attached for you to test if you wish. Please note that the font is listed as Embedded. When I tried the same test with a PDF that I had produced using PagePlus it listed the font as Embedded Subset. William poem_with_ligatures_and_alternates.pdf
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