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    Läppä reacted to Matthias in Allow adding modifier keys during drag   
    Why not be able to press option anytime while dragging? It should be possible to modify the given action at any time, it‘s a modifier key after all. As a Mac user I am used to this behaviour from macOS Finder. So I still find myself accidentally expecting it in Affinity apps where nothing will happen as long as I haven’t pressed option before I start dragging. I think this is an oversight as it wouldn’t interfere with anything else.
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    Läppä reacted to Matthias in Allow adding modifier keys during drag   
    Läppä, I’d opt for your second suggestion: click + drag -> modify the action anytime in the midst of dragging by pressing the modifier key. Why not just do it like macOS Finder does?
     
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    Läppä reacted to Jon P in Export forgets Area setting   
    Hi,
    This affects our other apps too and there is currently an issue logged relating to this.
    Thanks
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    Läppä got a reaction from Matthias in Allow adding modifier keys during drag   
    At the moment, Alt+drag duplicates, but alt+click does not select: you need to have the object first selected, then alt+drag. This is quite tedious dealing with small objects, with which the transform handles tend to get in the way.
    Please facilitate either immediate duplicating by alt+click -> drag without lifting mouse button, or by click+drag -> alt pressed while dragging. 
    Keep up the good work!
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    Läppä reacted to Jeremy Bohn in CMYK PDF export not wholesome   
    I haven't been able to test, but this might work. Right-click on your PDF file and choose Open With > ColorSync Utility. Once it's opened, at the bottom of the window there is a Filter popup menu. Pick "Create Generic PDFX-3 Document", then click apply. This is based on El Capitan, but hopefully it hasn't changed in Mojave.
    This supposedly will make it a CMYK PDF.
    I agree though, that this needs to work directly from Publisher and I can't consider it for press work until that kind of thing works properly.
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    Läppä got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.249   
    Am I correct in assuming that we didn't have outer shadow intensity before…? 

    AND REGEX! TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!
    For real. I've been using the beta in maybe five production jobs (Oops! I did it again!) and I'd say when InDesign came out… it wasn't half as finished as your product. On the other hand, we didn't have social media then and they dominated the market.

    Anyhow, great work again, kids. If you ever feel like hiring a Product Evangelist, let me know  
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    Läppä reacted to cubesquareredux in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.249   
    The following is not a bug report. It is an appreciation.
    I have to say that the quality of Affinity's beta software is better in many respects than "finished" software sold by certain other companies.
    Three simple examples (just FYI, I'm on a Mac using OS 10.13.6):
    1. It may be that I am a lousy beta-tester – perhaps I am not pushing these betas to their limit – but I swear that not one of them has ever "hung" or "crashed" on me, not even once! I have no idea how you people do it but I have to admit to a certain amount of amazement.
    2. When I use Affinity's betas to open a file that was created in an older non-beta version, I get a sensible dialog with careful and clear options. Small details like this can be extremely important!
    3. Tiny details are fixed in the betas that are not even detailed in the release notes. For example in Designer, text boxes "usually" have 8 re-sizing handles, but two of them on mid-points can vanish if your zoom is set "too low." In previous betas, the work-around was to zoom in, at which point the "missing" handles would re-appear. In recent betas, you can re-size the text box even if you can't see the "missing" handles. I presume the latter (new) behaviour is intended and I, for one, certainly notice and appreciate it!
    These are just three examples. I could go on but … in short … THANKS FOR MAKING GREAT SOFTWARE!
     
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    Läppä got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.249   
    Am I correct in assuming that we didn't have outer shadow intensity before…? 

    AND REGEX! TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!
    For real. I've been using the beta in maybe five production jobs (Oops! I did it again!) and I'd say when InDesign came out… it wasn't half as finished as your product. On the other hand, we didn't have social media then and they dominated the market.

    Anyhow, great work again, kids. If you ever feel like hiring a Product Evangelist, let me know  
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    Läppä got a reaction from Rick G in Outer shadow max radius   
    …If you could please go ahead and make the shadow max radiuses bigger… I use them often to make the foreground objects pop out just subtly, and to do that the shadow needs to feather out wide and soft. And as the canvases are sometimes quite big, as in rollups and banners, the radiuses need to be quite big too, to do just that.
    Over and out.
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    Läppä got a reaction from Sean P in SOLVED: Font exports wrong characters when TTF and OTF activated simultaneously   
    Exporting a magazine, a font called HK Grotesk converted to some totally different character set. Seems like there was a some kind of warning system coded into Publisher, as the export view flashed me some serious redded out icons.
    Inspecting the issue further, it turned out I had both TrueType and OpenType versions of the font activated and that sent the poor little pdf exporter's head spinning. Deactivated the TTF versions and – voilà!
    So, some safeguards may need to be built, but nothing serious here.
    (The font manager in question is FontBase)

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    Läppä got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.249   
    Am I correct in assuming that we didn't have outer shadow intensity before…? 

    AND REGEX! TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!
    For real. I've been using the beta in maybe five production jobs (Oops! I did it again!) and I'd say when InDesign came out… it wasn't half as finished as your product. On the other hand, we didn't have social media then and they dominated the market.

    Anyhow, great work again, kids. If you ever feel like hiring a Product Evangelist, let me know  
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    Läppä reacted to Old Bruce in PDF export fails when using PDF/X   
    Between fonts and keyboards I am amazed there are any computers running any software at all.
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    Läppä got a reaction from Pauls in PDF export fails when using PDF/X   
    Oh, fonts! Those harbingers of endless problems. How many times a Pagemaker doc would stop crashing after a font was removed…  

    Thanks for checking!
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    Läppä reacted to Seneca in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.249   
    Regular Expressions!!!, wow!
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    Läppä reacted to Pauls in PDF export fails when using PDF/X   
    It's exporting fine for me - unless it's a font issue which means I'll have to track down the ones used
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    Läppä got a reaction from Pauls in PDF export fails when using PDF/X   
    Done! 
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    Läppä reacted to Pauls in PDF export fails when using PDF/X   
    Could you upload the publisher file to this link please
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    Läppä got a reaction from John-B in Dragging layers to another document   
    Two little intuitivity & workflow related issues to fix whenever:
    1) You can't drag layers to another document unless you go to separated mode. Which is a multiple step pain if you're fullscreen: first exit fullscreen, then go separated mode, then drag your windows around until you find the correct ones.
    2) After dragging the layers, the order of the dragged layers is reversed in the new document. Again, a pain, if you have dragged multiple layers.
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    Läppä reacted to Sean P in Drop Cap character style: wrong (inherited) colour   
    Hi Läppä,

    Thank you for the file! I've reproduced that and will get it passed along to development. As MikeW mentioned its interesting that the colour is corrected when you open the Edit dialog, but then reverts back after cancelling out for me! 
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    Läppä reacted to SrPx in My Adobe resignation. Anyone else packed it in with them?   
    From friends and stuff ( I don't typically need that) I hear a lot are using shutterstock and istockphoto. I believe istock used to be the most cured, in quality, of the bunch. Dunno now, tho. I kind of consider both. Or just two providing what those do : One with a massive archive (shutterstock, if I'm not wrong, but haven't used it as a... user), with gives you the so much needed variety when doing a design,  then other with highly vetted quality. I went through their (istockphoto) quality tests some years ago ( again, maybe it's a lot more relaxed, now...dunno), as a submitter (vector illustration, only) as the company I worked at told me to do that.... And....maybe they have relaxed it a bit, and tho I passed ( I carefully went through a ton of requirements... felt like work, lol, I'm required to roll so in any case), man, were them strict and had a very artistic/sharp eye... Is not just specs... at least, the staff I could deal with  back then, those folks did know about art creation, composition, color, etc.
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    Läppä got a reaction from occasionalpiece in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.238   
    Hey! I noticed double clicking a text frame's edge now auto resizes it! THANKS GUYS! That was like, a deep embedded reflex carried over from ID. And now it works, too
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    Läppä got a reaction from Old Bruce in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.238   
    I've understood that there is no support for anchored objects at all. Yet. Which is a bugger for all those making manuals, scientific papers and other data intensive, booklike documents where you want your s**t to run with the text. But all in a due time. The Find and Replace feature is still quite featureless too – remembering what fun it was to practically grep a book together in ID - attaching character and paragraph styles with positive lookahead or -behind. But I trust them boys to be nerdy enough to give us some candy in that area, too.
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    Läppä got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.238   
    I have to add my kudos here. I just submitted a magazine that I made after opening the previous issue PDF in Publisher. It was a breeze to remake the text styles etc. You guys are doing helluva good work.
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    Läppä reacted to mac_heibu in Flyeralarm requires PDF/X-3:2002   
    Use X-3 instead! Publisher exports X-3-PDFs without transparency. So you will not have any problems with Flyeralarm.
    BTW: In a different thread I recommended, not to use Flyeralarm, because they want fonts being converted to vectors. That is more than a stupid idea nowadays, especially, because you are losing outline quality due to missing hinting informations (hints are striped by converting the font.
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    Läppä reacted to Jon P in Stroke pressure overrides other stroke settings   
    Hi Läppä,
    I've reproduced this and logged it for the developers to look into
    Thanks for reporting it!
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