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  1. Hello everyone, I would like to cover one of our shop windows with decals applied to the back. In the print specifications, there is a trim margin (3mm) and a safety distance (3 mm), so a total of 6 mm. Since you can only print up to 1.30 m in width, I have created several artboards in Affinity Designer and simply added the 3 mm trim margin in white. However, in the final print, it did not quite fit with overlapping fonts, even if you cannot see it from a further distance. What is the best way to handle this in practice, so that it looks seamlessly perfect when fonts/logos/images span across several window sections (decals)? Thank you very much!
  2. I am designing a book that will be spiral-bound and therefore loose-leaf printed. Consequently the print PDF needs to be exported to 'All pages' (instead of spreads). When I set the inner bleed in the document settings and then export the PDF to all pages the inner bleed on the pages ends up being the page content of the facing page. If I have e.g. an image that goes all the way to the spine I have to stretch that image into the facing page in order to create an inner bleed for that page. I need to be able to seperate the spread in order to create proper bleed for the pages … in inDesign this known as 'Allow Document Pages to Shuffle'. Have I missed something in Publisher or is this indeed not possible in the current version? I have attached an image to illustrate the issue.
  3. I see that it can create a document with a bleed but how do I add or adjust it after the document is created?
  4. Hi there. I have produced a single-page booklet with all-around a bleed (3 mm). When I turn the document into facing-pages the inner-bleed on the right page overlaps the left page. How can i avoid this? Or is it a shortcoming? Is there a possibility of ignoring the inner-bleed only? Thank you for an answer. Cheers, /Paolo
  5. Here is an example how it it could look like. Its really needed to see what we are exporting and work with. Really needed for 2+ artboards works.
  6. Hi! I can see the bleed margins, but i can't see the content when i'm trying to edit it. I only see the bleed content in the pdf. Is there any way i can see the bleed content? Thank you.
  7. Steps to reproduce: Create a document with the following settings: An even number of pages, for example 4 Facing pages, starting on the right Some amount of bleed, for example 3mm Edit the default Master A to have a green rectangle object covering the whole page, including bleeds Create a Master B, do the same as above, but with a red rectangle, for easy visual reference Apply Master A to pages 1 and 4 Apply Master B to pages 2 and 3 Move the page 3 to page 1 position, this immediately breaks the bleed on page 4 For a reference on the above, see the attached Publisher.mp4 video. Next steps: Export the file as PDF with the following settings: Preset: PDF/X1-a:2003 (I think any preset will work, but this get the job done fast) Include bleed Export Area: All Pages Open the PDF created on Acrobat Pro (or any other PDF software that can show bleeds) Page 1 is OK Page 2 rightmost bleed will be a red object, green was expected Page 3 leftmost bleed will be green, red was expected Page 4 rightmost bleed will be empty If using Acrobat Pro, will be able to edit the objects You'll notice the bleeds really are trimmed For example, there's no green object below the red strip in page 2 For a reference on the above, see the attached Acrobat.mp4 video. Thanks! Publisher.mp4 Acrobat.mp4
  8. The bleed of linked documents(afdesign) is shown incorrectly. I thought I saw this report somewhere before but I can not find.
  9. It's quite a while since I last posted anything, and my notes indicate that I had thought this problem had been fixed. In my document, I use facing pages and have bleed round the outer, top and bottom but NO BLEED in the inner. However, when I export pages to PDF and ask for bleed, Publisher ADDS bleed in the inner (gutter). Obviously, this is a disaster when I come to print out signatures as there is a big white stripe (that was NOT there in the original) stuck in between the left-hand page and the right-hand page. Does anyone know how I can avoid this? I had also hoped that printing, say pages 1 through 36, as a Booklet would give me the signature I wanted but, even though I can enter that in the Publisher dialog, Publisher ignores the page range and attempts to print the entire file as a Booklet. I have a 324 page book that I am trying to print in nine signatures. There seems to be two sensible options but problems with both. If Publisher could print a page range as a Booklet, I'd be home and dry. Alternatively, if Publisher could export without adding Bleed that is NOT there then (since my PDF software can do imposition) I'd be home and dry. I've struggled with this problem for almost five years and not yet found a solution. Ideas welcome. Thanks, Robin
  10. Bleed Inner 0 Outer 0.125 Top 0.125 Bottom 0.125 When exporting to PDF, the inner edges look all screwed up. It's taking graphics from right side inner and putting it in left side inner and graphics from left side into right side. Just place an image on right page to the inner edge and export to PDF, then look at the left page and right page.
  11. If you attempt to data merge PDF files into an Image frame, it doesn't work correctly if PDF has a trim box defined - all content outside of the Trim Box gets cut. Just to clear things up - Crop Box is used to define which areas of the PDF are cut out. Trim Box defines the cut area for the physical blade cutting, after the document was printed. The content between Trim Box and Crop Box, the bleed area, is supposed to be shown and printed. However, AP cuts all the bleed area out, making it impossible to place a PDFs via Data Merge correctly without altering all of them. Currently I have to delete trim box entirely for data merge to place PDFs correctly, but this shouldn't be required.
  12. When a child Master is used on the document, the right side bleed of the parent Master on PDF export will be cut off. master sample.pdf master sample.afpub
  13. I am new, so please be patient. I need to export with crop marks. I have read other threads that instruct to export to .pdf, select MORE, and select INCLUDE BLEED AND PRINTERS MARKS. However, I do not have that option. Mine only says INCLUDE BLEED. If I choose that option, there are no crop marks on the exported file. Very frustrating. I am able to print the source file with bleed and crop marks, but the export dialogue does not have the option. Any help would be wonderful!
  14. Hello, I'm having recently some trouble with bleeds. I'm a newbie to graphic stuff, I've created a poster and now i need to print it and cut off the edges, so there are no white borders around it. In the document setup, I've set the bleeds to be 3mm on each side. When exporting, I've added all the crop marks and all the stuff, but when I export it to the final pdf file, the bleed marks are 3mm away from the poster, not in it actually (please see attachements, and the bleed is much bigger just to notice the difference). I want Affinity Designer to put the bleed marks in the actual poster, so there will be part of the image cut off. Unfortunately, I can't set bleed with minus at the beginning. Could anyone please help me? Thank you. A lot. Mike ostrava4.pdf
  15. Affinity Designer Version iPad Pro 12,9 inch first generation, iOS 12.3.1 I added screen recordings for clarity. Problem 1: Margin and bleed not working for artboards Margins and bleed work perfect for documents that do not use artboards, but when I convert it to an artboard using "Insert Artboard" it stops working. Same goes for creating a document and enabling the option "Create Artboard". Bleed still shows, but changing the values for Left, Right, Top or Bottom doesn't change the bleed. When opening the menu again the values are back to what they were before using "Insert Artboard". Margins also don't work, it goes back to Left 0.0 Right 0.0 Top 0.0 and Bottom 0.0. Trying to change this makes it immediately jump back to 0.0. margin_bleed_artboard.MP4 Problem 2: "Check Spelling While Typing" option is always on when loading any document check_spelling_while_typing.MP4 Problem 3: Limited selection of presets for inserting artboards in an open document It looks like the artboard presets of the category "Device". However, the bottom four options are also missing: Kindle Fire HD 7, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, Galaxy S5 and Surface Pro 2. There is an option missing for selecting the category like when creating a new document. It seems that this simply has been overlooked. insert_artboard.MP4
  16. Hi, This is perhaps a bit of a newbie question, so I apologise in advance but I can't find the answer in the forums. I am creating an A4 document to design a tri-fold lealfet in Affinity Designer. I set the document size as A4 landscape with 25mm bleed lines all round BUT I can't see the bleed lines in my workspace and in fact, according to the ruler the document is exactly A4 size with no bleed lines. When i export as PDF there are no bleed lines either What am I doing wrong ? Is there a tutorial specifically to set out a document from start so it can be properly set up to then be sent to a printer ? Thanks in advance PS: I am not hugely knowledgeable about graphic design / print so any help welcome. OBH leaflet inside.afdesign OBH leaflet outside.afdesign
  17. Hello Affinity members, I am creating assets for a game in Affinity Designer For that I am using isometric 2:1 grid. In the editor everything looks fine. But after I export it, the resulting PNG has a strange outline or shadow around it. Please see picture attached. This is a 512x256 PNG, the outline is there no matter the export resolution. How do I get rid of this? It looks awful in the game. EDIT: I downloaded latest Affinity Designer version and the problem persists.
  18. Affinity designer version: 1.9.2 OSX version: 10.15.7 (Catalina) Steps to reproduce: 1. Create a document with some bottom bleed 2. Draw a shape that draws both inside the document and inside the bleed 3. Switch to Export Persona, create slice for shape, and enable "include bleed" checkbox in PNG format 4. Export slice Expected: The full shape is exported as a PNG without margins ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Actual: The full shape is exported with the bottom bleed added as transparent at the bottom. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Attached images of exports (with and without the "include bleed" checkbox) and the affinity file. When disabling the "include bleed" in the export option, the size of the image is the size of the shape without drawing outside the document area. bleed-error.afdesign
  19. Hello! I couldn't fins answer of forum, so decided to start a new topic. I am working on project to print in Affinity Designer. I need rounded corners in printed files. How should I notice it to print house to crop it correctly? Shall I set it somehow in bleed? Is it possible with Affinity Designer? I have made transparent background and put on this retrangle with rounded corners, but I am afraid it woulnd't work for cropping correcty... Any assistance is appreciated, thank you!
  20. I'm designing a children's book for a client and have run into a problem with our printing company. The first physical copy of the book we ordered had full page spreads that were not lined up properly in the center. I contacted them about this issue and they said it was due to the bleeds being incorrectly set up. I put the book together as spreads, and then un-checked "facing pages" so I can manually adjust the inner bleed for my full-page spreads on each individual page. When I put facing pages back on to see how it looks, the spread illustration flows across the page just fine. However, my printer wants to see the inner bleed for the corresponding pages to "cross over" so the bleeds appear on the opposite inner edge of the page. I've seen other posts on this forum where people have seen the inner bleed "crossover" as a problem, but my file doesn't do this. How can I set this up in Affinity Publisher? I've attached an example of what they want me to do from their site as well as screenshots of what my spread currently looks like (as facing pages and as individual pages).
  21. Im trying to set a bleed on the ipad version of AD on an Artboard. But everytime i set a bleed nothing happens. I cant see any lines and if i close the bleed menue and open it again it is set to 0mm again. Am i missing something?
  22. I'm new to Affinity, and maybe I'm missing something, but I design and print labels for various products. I start with one file in Publisher that has the labels for a product type, then I'll export certain pages to a PDF, and import them into a new Publisher file that has the layout for the label sheets I'm using. Some designs have a bleed, and I always make sure to include bleed on export, but when I import (place) them into the new file, the bleed isn't included. I'll double check the pdf file dimensions to make sure the bleed is there, but the file gets trimmed to size when I import them. Is there a setting I am missing somewhere?
  23. Greetings, I'm sure this may have been answered already, but I am having a big problem with exporting in Publisher and Designer. I'm really hoping someone can help with this... I've created a book cover for print, for a spiral bound book (which does not have a spine), and even though I have made the document with a transparent background, I always get a white background on PDF export. I have tried pretty much all exporting options. I have even exported front and back cover separately and then placed them in a full spread document, but still there is a white background where there should be a transparent one. Since my book is not published yet I've covered the artwork with rectangles, however the artwork for both front and back cover is fully rasterized (except for text which I choose to export as curves). Does anyone have any ideas? Does this happen upon grouping certain layers? Or maybe a bug with the Designer cropping tool? I also tried the solutions on both of these forums, but with no success: White bleed exporting bug Bleed always white
  24. First I really want to say that I am really impressed what Serif staff has created the last years and keeps on improving the product more and more. I used APub Retail from Serif Store to create the attached file showing the problem / bug. OS: Win 10 Pro 1909 Build 18363.1082 At work we evaluate the test versions of Affinity Suite since last week and I encountered the problem that objects which are pinned to text frames that are created on master pages vanish in the bleed area. They keep vanished after exporting to PDF X-1A. As soon as you unpinn the Objects they reapear in the bleed and exporting to PDF works correctly. That was my solution for the moment, because the document contained just 2 pages. At home I could simply reproduce this behaviour with the latest retail version of Publisher: Create document with single pages and bleed. Create a Master with an empty text frame Apply this master to a Page Place some fill text into the text frame on the page (not on the master! – I don't know if this would make any difference) and expand field (that is what it's called in the German UI to make filler text editable) Create a rectangle with some colour fill on that page; the rectangle has to cover the bleed at least on one side Pin the rectangle to the text Further research to find a global Workaround: It does not / partially happen with pinned objects to text frames drawn directly on a normal page. (Image 01) with unpinned objects from master page text frame. with pinned objects to master page text frames when there are objects on the master covering the bleed on the edges (or all edges) where the pinned object is located. (Image 04) if to the master with the text frame there is applied a master with objects that meet the criteria of 3. (Image 03) It happens on pages with masters applied that don't contain objects in the bleed (Image 02) on pages where the text master and the background master were applied directly to the page on the edges – for example left and top – of pages with applied master with a text frame and objects that don't cover the bleed on the left and top (Image 04) If it's not a bug and the problem is like often in front of the monitor, my apologies and thanks a lot for possible solutions. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An Text in Textrahmen von Musterseiten angepinnte Objekte verschwinden im Anschnitt Für die angehängte Datei, die den Bug / das Problem aufzeigt, habe ich die Kaufversion aus dem Serif Store von APub benutzt OS: Win 10 Pro 1909 Build 18363.1082 Seit letzter Woche evaluieren wir in der Firma die Testversionen der Affinity Suite und dabei trat der Fall auf, dass Objekte die an die Textrahmen von Musterseiten angepinnt werden, im Anschnitt nicht sichtbar sind. Auch im PDF-Export für X-1A bleiben Bereiche im Anschnitt verschwunden. Sobald man den Pin löst erscheinen diese Bereiche im Anschnitt wieder und der PDF-Export funktioniert auch wie erwartet. Das war auch die vorläufige Lösung, da das Dokument nur 2 Seiten umfasst. Zuhause habe ich mit das Verhalten mit der aktuellen Kaufversion von Publisher einfach reproduzieren können: Neues Dokument erstellen mit Einzelseiten und Anschnitt Musterseite mit einem leeren Textrahmen anlegen Musterseite einer Seite zuweisen Den Textrahmen auf der Seite (nicht auf der Musterseite! – Keine Ahnung ob es einen Unterschied macht.) mit Blindtext füllen und das Feld erweitern Auf der gleichen Seite ein Rechteck mit einer Farbfüllung aufziehen; das Rechteck muss wenigsten mit einer Seite im Anschnitt liegen Das Rechteck an den Text anpinnen. Weitere Untersuchungen für einen globalen Workaround: Es funktioniert richtig / teilweise wenn Objekte an Text in Textrahmen angepinnt werden die direkt auf der Seite erstellt werden (Bild 01) Objekte vom Musterseitentextrahmen abgepinnt werden Objekte an Textrahmen von Musterseiten angepinnt werden die Objekte enthalten, die im Anschnitt der jeweiligen Seitenkante (oder allen) liegen (Bild 04) der Musterseite die den Textrahmen enthält eine Musterseite zugewiesen wird die Objekte enthält die den Kritereien Punkt 3. entsprechen (Bild 03) Es funktioniert nicht auf Seiten mit zugewiesenen Musterseiten, die keine Objekte im Anschnitt enthalten (Bild 02) auf Seiten denen Musterseiten mit Textrahmen und mit Objekten im Anschnitt einzeln zugewiesen werden an Seitenkanten – z. B. links und oben – von Seiten mit zugewiesener Musterseite mit Textrahmen und Objekten die nicht links und oben im Anschnitt liegen (Bild 4) Wenn es kein Bug ist und das Problem wie so oft vor dem Computer sitzt, hier schon mal meine Entschuldigung vorab und vielen Dank für eventuelle Lösungen. Image 01 / Bild 01 Image 02 / Bild 02 Image 03 / Bild 03 Image 04 / Bild 04 File with recreated behaviour: Datei mit reproduziertem Verhalten: apub_1_8_5_703_object_pinned_to_master_textframe_vanish_in_bleed.afpub
  25. Hi! I'm trying to do a layout for a "pdf to photo book" on Blurb and I'm at a loss for how to proceed with setting the bleed in Publisher. They give the following specs: Page Specifications Points Final, exported PDF should measure (w x h) 693 x 594 Page size / trim line (w x h) 684 x 576 Bleed (top, bottom, and outside edges) 9 Inset for Margins / Safe boundary (Top, Bottom, Outside Edge) 18 Inset for Margins / Safe boundary (Binding Edge) 36 Cover Specifications Points Final, exported PDF should measure (w x h) 1483 x 648 Total Page size / trim line (w x h) 1439 x 604 Bleed (all edges) 22 Flaps (w x h, measured from trim edge to fold) none Gutter / Spine (w x h) 33 x 648 Inset for Margins / Safe boundary (from edge of trim) 18 I'm doing both the cover and the pages in the same file...easy enough to do that but where I'm stuck is the bleeds are different for both the cover and the left side/right side pages. Is there a way to set bleed on each master page so that it is applied correctly for each page? The way I have it set up currently, the left edge has a bleed of 18 and the top, bottom, and right have a bleed of 9 on ALL pages. I know I could to facing pages...but Blurb can't seem to handle that. Any suggestions? Thanks! -Chris p.s. the file contains sensitive information that I don't want out in the wild so I'm not attaching it. If needed, I can scrub it and attach a generic example.
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