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  1. As a newbie, I have another question: what does this graphics on one of my layers' mean? I see some tranparency icon, but I don't find any in this folder. And I see a realistic folder icon which does not appear elswhere in my layers panel… TIA, Tomek
  2. I can't pin down exactly what's triggering this. Maybe hardware acceleration related? The strokes stop rendering when reaching the previous bounds of the parent vector layer. Hiding and showing the layer resets it. 2022-06-24 00-52-31.mkv
  3. Hello, as the subject describes, the programme keeps crashing when I want to create A4 or other formats. I have already restarted the computer several times and also uninstalled and reinstalled the programme and all three programmes. However, the application always crashes when I try to load the document. I press Create Document and then it loads for a moment, the application flashes briefly and disappears again. There are no more processes in the task manager and even after waiting for about 2 minutes the application did not appear. I use Windows 11
  4. I am currently editing a relatively large file with about 100 large (200MB / image) linked image files. Publisher actually saves the image previews. But when loading the project file, Publisher still loads all the files in the background, which takes a corresponding amount of time, consumes an enormous amount of RAM (with 7GB!) and slows down my computer. Publisher is hardly usable during this time, as it slows down a lot. Is there a way to deactivate this behaviour?
  5. Designer and Publisher (apparently not Photo) launches slowly since MacOS Big Sur 11.1 (i.e. 45 dock icon bumps) in its first launch after Mac reset or after a while closed (versus 4 icon bumps when recently launched). Why?, is it normal?, is OS guilty or the app?, Apple Silicon Macs will solve it? Emilio
  6. Bizzarely, both Publisher and Designer create a lot of crash dump files even though I haven't experienced any crashes but just close the apps normally. Anyone know why this happens? This is on Windows 10 64 bit.
  7. I am trying to run the Affinity suite on Windows 11 ARM64 (4GB RAM), installed from the Microsoft Store. I expected that the apps would be slow but usable under x64 emulation, but all three (Photo, Designer, Publisher) crash after displaying the splash screen (and a warning about lacking a DirectX 10 graphics card and falling back to software rendering). The Windows Event Log shows the following backtrace: Application: Photo.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. Exception Info: System.Runtime.InteropServices.SEHException at <Module>.Raster.Hardware<Raster::DefaultImplementation>.GetHardwarePossible() at Serif.Interop.Persona.Settings.PerformanceSettings.get_CanUseHardwareAcceleration() at Serif.Interop.Persona.Settings.PerformanceSettings.get_UseHardwareAcceleration() at Serif.Interop.Persona.Services.InteropService.Initialise() at Serif.Interop.Persona.Application.OnServicesInitialised(Serif.Interop.Persona.Services.IServiceProvider) at Serif.Affinity.Application.OnServicesInitialised(Serif.Interop.Persona.Services.IServiceProvider) at Serif.Interop.Persona.Application.OnStartup(System.Windows.StartupEventArgs) at System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__1_0(System.Object) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(System.Object, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32, System.Delegate) at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.InvokeImpl() at MS.Internal.CulturePreservingExecutionContext.CallbackWrapper(System.Object) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object) at MS.Internal.CulturePreservingExecutionContext.Run(MS.Internal.CulturePreservingExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object) at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.Invoke() at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.ProcessQueue() at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WndProcHook(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef) at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef) at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(System.Object) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(System.Object, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32, System.Delegate) at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.LegacyInvokeImpl(System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherPriority, System.TimeSpan, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32) at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr) at MS.Win32.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessage(System.Windows.Interop.MSG ByRef) at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.PushFrameImpl(System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherFrame) at System.Windows.Application.RunDispatcher(System.Object) at System.Windows.Application.RunInternal(System.Windows.Window) at Photo.Application.Main(System.String[]) I have the saved event log if that is of interest to the developers (please contact me privately).
  8. Using Windows 10, I was looking for a Goodwrench logo style font. Found one called Badwrench, but it doesn't display properly in any of the Affinity apps. All three Affinity apps appear to display Ariel (or something similar) when Badwrench is selected. http://www.nnracing.com/filelibrary.asp?fileid=23280 Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Libreoffice Writer display it properly. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
  9. Hallo Zusammen, ich arbeite zur Zeit an einem Bildband mit dem Publisher. Wir möchten bei den Bildern gern eine Skelettlackierung (partiellen Überdruck eines farblosen Lack) vornehmen. Die Bearbeitung der Bilder (inkl. Profilumwandlung in CMYK etc) erfolgt komplett in PS. In Photoshop kann für den Lack ein 5. Vollfarbkanal angelegt werden. Das Problem: In Publisher gibt es anscheinend keine Möglichkeit zusätzlich vorhandene Farbkanäle zu importieren bzw deren Anlage zu definieren (zB CMYK + 5. Vollfarbkanal zum Überdrucken mit globaler Farbe). Die Lack-Maske ist im Grunde einfach ein Graustufen-Bild. Man könnte dieses ja auch als Ebene über das Bild legen und zum Überdrucken mit einer Globalen Farbe "Lack" zuweisen. Damit könnte die Druckerei etwas anfangen. Problem auch hier, wir finden keine Möglichkeit die Bild-Ebene zum Überdrucken bzw. einer globalen Farbe zuzuweisen. Habt Ihr ggf Ideen oder Lösungen?
  10. Android tablet getting pretty good. And there is no combination in it if you add the affinity suite. There is no full creative apps in Android it would be amazing if we could have apps like the affinity suite. Thanks and I hope y'all think about it
  11. Four text frames with an inset applied (see attached). All of them are set to show overflow. All with a fill (Edited to highlight this important thing to understand here as it's the reason for wanting this). Changing left/right/top inset amount, squashes the text to accommodate it. Bottom margin inset changes = nothing. (Edit, I meant inset. Edited in response to correction below). Can I avoid having to select each one individually, and double-clicking the centre node at the bottom, before moving on to repeat it on the next one? Questions: Am I missing a setting somewhere? (Convinced I've searched before, but worth asking) Is there some way to do this that's not obvious? Is there a work around? ------------------------- BTW: I get this is because Serif have dropped a big-big one here, by not having Automatic Resize for text frames (see second image attached). They've assumed no one ever needs to give a text frame a fill while keeping the number of objects on the page low. (Edit: Don't worry that this is a Windows dialogue screenshot evidencing the 'auto-sizing' I'm referring to. I grabbed it off the internet because it's more up to date than my mac version of Indesign.)
  12. So I have a text frame and in that is two chunks of text, each with a different Text Style applied. The selection that Defaults > Synchronise with Selection is referring to is the text frame, or a portion of the text? (A or B) in the attached. Thank you -------------------------------------------------------- For info: Edit > Defaults > Synchronise with Selection + Edit > Defaults > Save is how we manage text style defaults in Affinity Publisher, not by using Text > Text Styles > Save Text Styles As default.
  13. I'm going to ask this, though to be fair, I'm expecting a 'no-can-do'. The above is a row of shapes (created via the rectangle tool). I've not booleaned them (Layer > Geometry > Add, say), so they are still very separate objects. They're not even grouped. Question: Can I do the same with a row of text frames? (Indesign does it) I have tried simply dragging the gradient tool over some text frames and it applied it to the text. So... will it do the fill instead? Just out of interest - I've learned giving text frame objects fills gets a no vote. Instead, one has to "decorate the text" to look like a fill (Buried under Text > show paragraph > decorations). So 2nd question: If I'd used text decorations to create the look of a fill, could the text decoration be graduated as the above? ------------------- btw, though I'm one for keeping files simple and clean, with one object where others use three, this is one of those exceptions that proves my rule. So I'm expecting to remove all the fills I have on the text frames, and to draw rectangles that the text frames sit over. So 50 objects where I currently have 25. (It may well not matter computationally, but it sure as heck does when you come to edit it. The more complex the file, the more hard work it is to edit)
  14. When I alt-drag an object to duplicate and move it in one seamless action, the smart guides don't kick in. When I just drag (without touching the keyboard) they're behaving as I expect. Is there a setting I've not found for this? (Mac, can you alt-drag on a PC?)
  15. I'm hoping to clarify what the difference is between using: Text > Text Styles > Save Text Styles As default and ( Edit > Defaults > Synchronise with Selection + Edit > Defaults > Save ) …when managing Text Style defaults. True/false: 1) is application defaults, and 2) is document defaults? True/false: the moment a user creates Text Styles, they are creating 2) anyway, wthout touching Text > Text Styles > Save Text Styles As default? Thank you
  16. Publisher, Windows 10 I create a table and click on a column header (say A). This highlights all the cells in the column. From the context bar and before entering anything in the cells I can set text justification, borders, cell colour, etc. for the selected cells. What I can't do is change the font or font size for the selected cells. These remain at Arial, 12pt. This behaviour is different to that of a spreadsheet and of Serif's PagePlus. What am I doing wrong?
  17. Hi, When im printing a document I made, it prints these weird boxes around curves with dropshadows. This also happens to ordinary .EPS and .PNG logos. The box is not visible without a background color printed on ordinary white paper. I've attached a picture taken with my phone of a test document I printed. I use a mac, and the printer is a Xerox WorkCentre 7830 v1 Multifunction System PS. The problem don't appear when I export to PDF and print thru adobe acrobat. But when I do this, the colors are super ugly and pale. Cant understand why the built in printing option produces a different color profile...
  18. These are Affinity SVG parsing/interpretation bugs, since according to the SVG spec, a style attribute prevails ... In Affinity however the above defined SVG rectangle will be always shown in aliceblue instead of beige, since the precedence over the fill attribute never takes place! - This probably affects all Affinity platform versions! See related and for more informations this thread here ...
  19. Hello, I found a bug when importing PDF files which were previously exported from Affinity Publisher. This bug modifies the text written in a PDF file where the text is written in "Small Caps" (FontImportBug.pdfFontImportBug.pdf page 1). After exporting, the text is correctly shown in common PDF viewers such as Acrobat or FireFox (page 2-3). However, as soon as I import the PDF file into Publisher using "Document->Add Pages from File" all small letters are a mess (page 4-5). Can anyone help me with this issue? Thanks in advance Painting Paul
  20. Dear Serif, My name in Andrea and I'm an Italian postgraduate in law. I have a huge problem when trying to export the affinity publisher file I'm working on, so that I kindly ask for your help. Hardware and software Preliminary information about the hardware and software I'm using: - macOS Monterey 12.3.1 - MacBook Pro 13", 2017, Touch Bar, intel Core i7, 16GB 2133 2133 MHz LPDDR3, 2TB, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 1536 MB - Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 (I've bought affinity publisher, designer, and photo) - Affinity publisher settings -> see the attached image Affinity publisher document affected by the problem I'm working on an affinity publisher document, about 47MB, made up of 37 pages. Almost all the document is made up of text, schematizations and mind maps. Some pages are very big in term of absolute dimensions of the canvas (even though the pages are not so big in terms of MB; as I've just said the whole document is about 47mb). The document is not meant for printing but for digital consultation, lessons and webinars, virtual dashboards, etc. If somebody from affinity can help me, I can send him privately the document (I don't want to share the document here publicly, since I have been working on it since almost a year, is stilla work in progress that needs a few more months of work, and it will be a protected document and an important work tool in my field. It's my biggest work up to now). What's the problem When I try to export the document in pdf, it appears me a generic error that tells me that the exportation was unsuccessful (and the pop-up doesn't tell me what's the problem). To be more precise I made various attempts, selecting, in the export settings, different pdf formats: - PDF (digital - small size) -> unsuccessful - PDF (digital - high quality) -> unsuccessful - PDF (for export) -> unsuccessful - PDF (for flatten) -> unsuccessful - PDF/X-4 -> successful When I successfully exported my file to pdf/X-4 I felt really relieved (since before I was a bit panicking). But.. as soon as I opened the exported pdf I saw that the exported pdf doesn't include bookmarks and hyperlinks (and then I started panicking again, since my affinity publisher files contains more that 400 hyperlinks, so that hyperlinks are a huge part of my work, and I cannot do without them). So, aware that the problem might be bookmarks and hyperlinks, I tried to export my file in PDF (digital - high quality), deselecting hyperlinks and bookmarks in export settings, and I managed to export my file successfully (but without hyperlinks and bookmarks) Verified that the problem are hyperlinks and bookmarks, unfortunately I really can't do without the more than 400 hyperlinks I made, since those hyperlinks are an essential feature of my document. I've checked for errors before exporting the file, but there are no errors related to hyperlinks, as you can see in the attached file (the only red flag in the screenshot below is the first line that tells me to refresh the table of contents.. and so I've refreshed it before exporting). I'm stuck and I don't know what to do. By the way, if advanced support requires me to pay something, I would totally pay for it. I just want to solve a situation that scares me (it would be impossibile for me, every single time I export a new version of my work - which will occur pretty frequently in the future, since laws and judgments are continuously evolving - having to export my file without hyperlinks and having to insert manually those hyperlinks with some sort of pdf viewer. If would require me hours and hours of work every time I need to publish an updated version of my file..) Thank you very much Andrea
  21. Hi Two questions: 1) Setting up a document wide default style, workflow... BTW: I'm really confident with text styles. Yet I'm bumping up against the logic in Affinity Publisher. My usual workflow in InDesign: Create new document Style a piece of text to give me font style, size and leading (line spacing) In paragraph styles panel - "[Basic Paragraph]" is highlighted by default. Right-click > "Redefine Basic Paragraph". Job done - start laying-out the document and creating styles. In those 3 moves, I've set up a file with a default *document* text style. (InDesign's "[Basic paragraph]" is not delete-able by accident, that's what the square brackets indicate so it's a safe place to set these 'document defaults'). Can anyone give me a similar numbered step-by-step list for how I achieve the same in Publisher, please? ----------- 2) No Style, keh?! Let's be really clear - > the so-called "No style" HAS a style. It's Arial 12pt Regular (12.4pt). That's ....a style... What is "No style" that's in Arial Regular 12pt style for, please? What's it's purpose, why is it there - what is it for?
  22. Hello guys. I've created a background in a master page with fill tool using a png image of a noise (ruido-pergaminho.png). The real size: In the document editor, it was applied correctly, as shown below But, when i export it to pdf, digital high quality, it doesn't fill the page, only shows the original png in the center of page. I don't know if it's a bug or a miss configuration by me, can you help me?
  23. I am new to Affinity Publisher and have created a calendar layout master which I use a data merge from Excel to produce a photo calendar blank where I can choose year and language. I would like to be able to add background colours to the cells for Saturdays and Sundays. Can this be done directly in Affinity Publisher or can it be passed to Affinity Publisher from the Excel data merge file? Each month is a vertical list of days starting at 1st of the month so Saturdays and Sundays are different for each month and year.
  24. A few more issues per year going forward as the parent company folded other magazines into Skin Art and Tattoo Revue. Here's the latest issue. Never at a loss for interesting stories and amazing artwork by these super talented tattoo artists.
  25. A cursory glance at the end of the second line of each embedded screenshot points to a bug, because only one (the first one) is correct. Happy fixing, Helmar
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