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  1. I think serif has it has very very basic tabs placeholder for whats yet to come in publisher, at the moment it is counter intuitive and only works foe 3 or 4 tabs - I tried to recreate my invoice template which i've done in InDesign cs5 using tabs and tables for the past 8 years which is super quick and accurate but thought i'd give it a go in designer while waiting for publisher but in the end, it was just the tabs system which had me screaming SOD IT and just going back to InDesign - a few months ago I was tempted to go back to Quark (great tabbing system) but the tables system is just terrible compared to InDesign - Hoping theres a good tables system in publisher (import .csv & .xls, table styles, outflow with headers and footers) I've found InDesign cs5 really great for taking say a 200 page annual report in word format and just doing a straight import with me just changing all text and table styles on import so you have a usable document within seconds with all tables inline auto flowing thought the document - really hope we have something like this in publisher
  2. MINT!
  3. Done a t-shirt design for a client just white on a black shirt - just decided to have a mess around adding colour using the Frankentoon brushes - They're mainly the Frankentoon nomad brushes which I purchased as soon as I had a quick play around with the brushes that came with the Designer 1.6 free promo
  4. Yes Carl - it was a thicko move I made, I did export all my settings (shortcuts, screen layout, assets, styles etc.) on the move up to 1.5, it's now hardwired into my brain for the move to 1.7 - cheer's
  5. ACE! it worked a treat Cheer's boss
  6. Awesome I'll give it a go
  7. I've just got back onto a project I was working on using the 1.6 Beta and after installing the 1.6 App Store version the beta version no longer works (which I was well aware of but was eager to get to grips with the app store version) but the problem I have is (Like an idiot) I'd built up a styles library of wooden textures which I can no longer access to just wondering if theres any way around importing styles from the beta version?
  8. You can shortcut editable compounds by selecting your shapes, hold down alt key (on mac) and clicking on the boolean operations bar - works a treat
  9. Awesome work guys - the FREE bonus content is ACE! Although I did do something really stupid - I was so enthused to get cracking with the official release that I downloaded and installed from the App Store before exporting a load of assets from the beta that I've been using for a children's book - and once you have the latest app store version the beta ceases to function - (which I've done before) - yes I'm a thick twat at times - couldn't figure out where assets are stored - tried all the obvious places in the user library but gave up but luckily I was able to boot up from last weeks CCC backup, exported my lovely assets and Bobs ya dad ACE STUFF
  10. Just wondering when we're gonna get page bleed view and guides as I'm struggling producing PDFs with documents with artboards that need bleed (see attached) - If I do the pages separately (non artboard doc) it puts as expected - I also flagged this same problem in March Also I can't seem to get a work around for page order when using artboards - the second screen shot shows how the Designer doc is set up yet the PDF (see first screen shot) seems to order pages in order of when the content was created - I've tried tricking designer by creating new artboards and cutting and copying content from pages to reorder rather than dragging artboards into order position - just doesn't seem to work
  11. Cheer's guys I'll just carry on using the work-around (using groups instead of layers / convert layers to groups) Really tempted by the Quark offer - just don't have the cash knocking around at the moment --- 'HURRY UP PUBLISHER!'
  12. Just completed some artwork for DBD new album ---- all vector -----
  13. Cheer's for the recommendation MikeW PDFToolbox would be the obvious choice but at £400 odd it's a little expensive for my piece of mind, as I'm currently self employed - my mind is put to rest after Sean ran the PDF through Acrobat Pro DC and it verified. PDFToolbox would have been a dream come true for me 10 years ago when I was involved in repro as well as the design and illustration side, The amount of times I had to take a clients PDF and insert it into InDesign, add bleed and allow for creep (when possible) and output using indesign's print booklet feature - we did end up with a massive time saver, once I'd talked the boss into getting bad printools though
  14. Great stuff Sean Tried your suggestion of placing contents of any layers into a group and deleting the empty layers and it verified ACE although, as you say, it should be fine as most print providers will be using latest Acrobat or Pitstop to preflight pdfs - I did actually try copy and pasting the contents of the whole designer file into indesign and generate a PDF/X-4 file and it verified, although, it rasterised some of the transparent objects pretty lo-rez - ACROBAT 9 hey!!!!! Awesome work Sean
  15. They're just the standard set of profiles in Acrobat 9 Sean - they always work as expected with indesign generated PDF/X-4 output - thats why I thought it may be an Affinity bug - PDF/X 2001a output from Designer is verified but rasterises any transparent objects - Nay mind - looks like maybe it's something thats over sensitive to non Adobe generated output - looks like it's now fixed with the latest version - still not gonna upgrade Cheer's