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  1. Whenever I create a new document, it ALWAYS has transparency off. I absolutely hate that, I often forget to go to the color tab and enable the transparency. Is there a way to enable that by default? I really like AP2 but it's doing so many annoying things that it always takes those few extra set of steps that you have to take in order to achieve normal functionality that every other software has.
  2. I created several document presets for specific document sizes I use often. All of them are set to "Create Artboard". When I go to File-New- I can see my list of personalized presets and select the one I want to work with. An artboard opens correctly. However, when I want to add a new artboard, I click on the New Artboard Tool and all I can add is the same size of artboard as the one already open. The dropdown menu under Artboard: Size: Document shows neither my presets nor any Print or Press Ready options, but all the others instead. I attempted changing the size in the Document Setup corresponding to the new Artboard, but the Page Preset is grayed and set to "Custom", so I cannot change the selection. The Dimensions sections are also grayed in the mentioned popup menu and the Transform menu as well. I wonder... Isn't there a place where I can select the size of a new artboard when adding a new one? If I have to manually insert its dimensions when it is a frequent size I use, it´s a waste of time. I should be able to access these presets from places other than the New Document. I have attempted the same steps both in AD 2.3.1 and also in (BETA), but the result is the same. I would appreciate any comment leading to solving this issue. Further information below: Windows 10 Home 22H2 - HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz 2.27 GHz - 64 bits x64 Thanks in advance. Irupe
  3. In AD1 and AP1, my new document window defaulted to showing me my personalized templates. I chose one and went on with my work. AD2 and AP2 show me a new document window that defaults to presets, many of which I will never use, and doesn't default to only showing me my favorites. What I really want is for the new document window to default to showing me my templates, instead of having to click templates, then click on the folder icon for my templates, then choose my template. I have looked for a setting to change what New Documents opens by default, but haven't found that. I have text and some lines in my templates, so I think I can't turn them into presets. Is there a way to just open my templates when I want to create a new document? Thanks!
  4. Hey all, I noticed today that seemingly exclusively in Affinity Designer, maximising or changing the size of the dialogue causes problems with the UI on recently used files: First of all, zooming in/maximising is barely possible. It seems to be bugged somehow, because zooming in/out doesn't really work and only in very small steps. Maximising with the window options in the top left and another app that allows managing any apps and windows under Mac (Rectangle) results in this appearance (notice the search bar, misaligned title as well as scrollbar and bottom bar/buttons and files😞 In Photo and Publisher the appearance works without any problems: Can anyone confirm this, or am I the only one with this issue? Cheers and thanks!
  5. Hi all, when I use a custom page template in Publisher ( / Win 10), I can temporarily change the settings for a new document, e.g. the page number. Unfortunately, the currently used page number is then taken over into the preset and affects the next new document, which I think is a big bug. A preset is a preset - without saving it again, the page settings cannot be changed permanently, or do you see it differently? Regards, Felix
  6. 1) New Document dialog: A4 template thumbnail is highlighted, document name "A4" (OK), document size correct (OK). Enter new value to Page width - document name to "Custom" (OK), but A4 template still highlighted!, why? (KO). Enter new value to Page height - document name still "Custom" (OK), A4 template still highlighted (KO). My custom Document width and height is now A3, why don't highlighted A3 template thumbnail? - please. This is detected correctly in the Spread setup, why not also in New Document. Please - deselect the wrong template thumbnail, and highlight the correct/matching template thumbnail. 2) New Document dialog: A4 template thumbnail is highlighted. Look at other category, for example Photo, and back to Print category - why A4 template thumbnail isn't highligted?
  7. This problem occurs in all three apps - not just Designer. (Affected apps: Designer 1.9.3, Photo 1.9.3, Publisher 1.9.3) Now on macOS 11.4, but this problem was previously observed in macOS 11.3. File > New… Select one of the standard presets. For example, A3. Create new document, design amazing things, close it. File > New… Type in non-standard page width and/or height The previously highlighted standard preset should probably be deselected at this time. Still… Create new document, design more amazing things, close it. File > New… The manually entered layout dimensions will still be present. But the standard preset should definitely not still be highlighted at this stage - see A3 in the screenshot below. If it's deemed correct behaviour for the standard preset to be highlighted, the layout dimensions should be restored. Since this would clear the manual settings, I doubt this behaviour would win wide support. 😀 Obviously this is just a minor bug, but it has caught me out a few times recently.
  8. Please, you could add a hint/tooltip to the "+" button to see what it causes (that will add current/entered settings to My Presets). Of course it would be good for all other items as well. Thank you Edit:
  9. The center column in the New Documents panel is often BLANK until one clicks inside the column, then the Presets or the saved Templates are properly displayed.
  10. After doing the new update, I can't seem to open a new document with out the program freezing and crashing. Whether hitting 'new doc' on the opening screen or through File/New Doc it just stops working and I can't click on anything else. No error code or anything either. I have to force it to close. Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it? Thanks
  11. Publisher displays incorrect preset name in File > Spread Setup. To replicate: First test Create a preset using the settings shown in screen shot "MagCloud-preset.jpg." In my tests I'm using these settings for a preset I've named "MagCloud 8 x 8 CMYK". Link to screen shot "MagCloud-preset.jpg" (forum won't allow me to embed screen shots in posts): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sUCBBb30Bh-qaQPKOD0dkqT9U5YjKcXP With "MagCloud 8 x 8 CMYK" selected, now alter its color space and color profile. Change only those settings, to "RGB/8" and "sRGB," respectively. The name changes at the upper right of the New Document dialog to "Custom." Click the "+" button to create a preset by that name. Change the name of new preset "Custom" to "MagCloud 8 x 8 RGB". Create a document based on "MagCloud 8 x 8 RGB". Unexpected result occurs — repeatable: In the new document, File > Spread Setup shows the preset as "MagCloud 8 x 8 CMYK" even though preset "MagCloud 8 x 8 RGB" was used to create that document. Second test Close new document and run File > New. Select the "MagCloud 8 x 8 RGB" preset. Change the page size to 8.01 x 8.01. The name in the upper right of the dialog now changes to "Custom". Leave the name that way and click "Create." Expected result occurs — repeatable: In the new document, File > Spread Setup shows the preset as "Custom". Third test Close the new document and run File > New. Select the new "Custom" preset and change the page size back to 8 inches x 8 inches, exactly. The name in the upper right of the dialog remains "Custom". Leave the name that way and click "Create". Unexpected result occurs — repeatable: In the new document, File > Spread Setup now again shows the preset as "MagCloud 8 x 8 CMYK" — not "Custom". Fourth test Close new document and run File > New. Select "MagCloud 8 x 8 RGB" preset. Ensure the page size is still 8" x 8". Change the margin settings from 0.125 inch to 0.126 inch. Preset name in the dialog changes to "Custom". Create a new document based on "Custom". Expected result occurs: In File > Spread Setup the preset name is shown as "Custom". Fifth test Close the new document and run File > New. Select preset "Custom" and change its margin settings back to 0.125 inch. (Page size should still be 8" x 8".) Leave the name "Custom" as-is and click "Create." Unexpected result here — repeatable: In the new document, File > Spread Setup now again shows the preset as "MagCloud 8 x 8 CMYK" (not "Custom").
  12. Hey! I am really happy with the new 1.8 versions! Thank you so much, guys! Till now I have only found this odd thing (in all three apps the same). I guess the color format should update accordingly to the preset (print with CMYK and the rest with RGB) - at least at the start up until I change it manually: Just wanted to tell you - nothing bad I think. All the best Chris
  13. Affinity Store version: For Mac users - A) FInder > Go > Library > Application Support > Affinity (Photo/Designer/Publisher) > user > doc_spread_presets.propcol Mac App Store version: For Mac users - A) Finder > Go > Library > Containers > com.seriflabs.affinity(Photo/Designer/Publisher) > Data > Library > Application Support > user > Affinity Store version: For Windows user - A) > %appdata% > Affinity > (Photo/Designer/Publisher) > 1.0 > user > Microsoft Store version: For Window user - A) > %appdata% > Affinity > (Photo/Designer/Publisher) > 1.0 (Store) > user > For more information (https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/98906-faq-what-exactly-do-the-clear-user-data-options-clear/)
  14. Hi, this input would be good. I don't know if anyone already thought about that but, could be good. Cheers.
  15. Hi, I installed Publisher on my Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and it starts ok. However, as soon as I click ok to open a new document, it crashs. The latest update is installed. No idea whats wrong. Initially I had installed the beta version and hoped it would work when I purchase the official version. Thanks for your help
  16. I downloaded the Affinity Photo 1.7 (the exact version number is two days ago, and I began using the program, and today I ran into a relative big problem. When I try to create a new empty document (when I click on the OK button), the program is just crashing (it doesn't freeze nor stops responding, the program just simply closes itself, just like when I click on the close button of the window). With the opening of an image I have no problem. I don't know what causes the problem, and I don't know what should or what could I do to solve this. Thank you for your help
  17. In both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer 171 on Mac OS X Lion creating a new document results in the striped art-board as shown in the pics below (the top - Affinity Photo, the bottom - Affinity Designer). In 1.6.x versions of both apps there're no such artifacts. Update. Apparently I was wrong for the worst: I keep old versions too so it happens when (1) I Iaunch either of AP and AD 1.7.1 (2) after opening newer versions when I launch the old AP for the first time those stripes are even in the old version. The next time I launch the older versions (both apps) it's OK however I see these glitches in the newer ones every time I create a new doc. It's too confusing even to get these issues described and reeks of polishing. As of now, slow down adding newer features, focus on ironing out bugs and performance. I hope serif staff is reading these threads. Update 2. I rebooted into Mavericks partition where I also have these 2 apps installed but 1.6. not 1.7. I can confirm that what I thought to be occasional hiccups in Lion have turned out to be a regular pattern both in 1.7 and 1.6 but only in Lion. In Mavericks creating new documents is smooth and I guess it's true for High Sierra although I haven't tested it yet since I work rarely in it. To developers of both apps: since the minimal supported OS X is declared to be 10.7, please optimize them for it as well. I understand that in might not to be fun to work with implementing features and improvements for such «awfully outdated», «antiquated» operating system but for those that for various reasons still run this «antiquated» OS and since you touted AD/AP to work across OS of different state of freshness we would be grateful to you if our UX lived up to these empowering promises. Thank you.
  18. Every time I create a new document, the size of the window is very small and not using the available screen-space. Why is that and how can I permanently change this to a "reasonable" size? MacOS 10.14.5 I'm working in separated mode I have two displays attached (both are way bigger, 27" and 21,5") if I resize the window and save this document, this particular document opens again in the right size. But not every other "new" document. Edit: No, it doesnt...
  19. Hopefully some one can help. I am trying to get a much better all round understanding of 'Colour Profile & Colour Format'. When I open a new RAW Image, I see, along with all the other sliders and adjustments at the bottom is a icon for Profiles ~ When I check this box, it shows ~ Output Profile - sRGB 1EC61966-21 and, if I open up the box, there are a hole host of other profiles with names and numbers (including one, which I have calibrated for my iMac using an i1Studio calibrator). I have seen or read that a much better profile to use is one with a Larger Gamut such as ~ ProPhoto RGB or ROMM RGB. So, at this point am I better to leave it with the sRGB 1EC61966-21 or should I switch the profile to either my latest i1Studio calibrated version? ~ or ~ use as suggested, either the ProPhoto RGB or ROMM RGB.? If I then switch to any of these New / Different profiles, whilst I'm in the Develop Persona, do I have to switch-back-later-on to the sRGB 1EC61966-21 before I print? And, if that's the case… How do I go about this? Normally when I've finished editing an image I go File ⇢New⇢ a 'New Document' dialogue box appears and because I am unsure what to enter in the Colour Format or Colour Profile boxes shy away and just check that the size of paper is correct and click okay. (My bad I know) My prints to date are always slightly disappointing and so perhaps a better understanding of 'Colour Profiles & Colour Formats'. Will help get me to where I should already be. Hopefully someone out there can guide me through this latest post processing maze.
  20. I use Affinity Photos, not Photoshop, to create textures for 3D software. This is because drawing response is fast though it is very simple and highly functional. There are some inconveniences in texture creation. It is used for texture creation in the first document creation. There is no template or format available. It is very useful to have the following features. ● Type: Texture ● Page Preset: 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, and User Settings ● Document Units: Pixels ● Dimensions: (1024x1024), (2048x2048), (4096x4096) (8192x8192) ● DPI: 72 Or, I want the function to save the preset customly in "New Document" function.
  21. Hi It seems odd to me that when I set up a custom new photo document, my beta version automatically makes the border symmetrical. eg it will not allow me to make the height .5in and the length 1 in; which I want to do. Presumably there's no need to explain why I want to do it!
  22. When creating a new document, you can setup the page dimensions. After creating the document it is possible to set the dimensions of the spread, I think it would be useful to have the option to set the dimensions on spread size while creating a new document. I noticed this because my book print lab only gives spread dimensions.
  23. The new beta adds in linked values for the bleed and margin settings and bleed preview which is very nice but we need to have bleed settings on the new doc screen too. I'm still really not sure what master pages are good for here either. Other than very basic use setting design elements and header/footer stuff they seem really awkward. I'd love to hear what the dev's goals are for these.
  24. Hi there, when setting up a new document changing the paper size always resets the colour format back to RGB/8. That is somehow counter-intuitive: Sometimes I forget to set the paper to the required size but select CMYK first. As a consequence I have to set the colour mode to CMYK again after having changed the paper size. A bug or an intended behaviour? Best, Volker
  25. When you click on a macro in your Library palette A. Photo always switches to the View tool (the hand) afterwards. This is really not what I usually want. Almost every time I want to use the Move tool. So every time I use a macro I have to manually press V or click on the Move tool icon. It kind of disrupts the flow. Please make it customizable which tool will be activated after clicking a macro. For example, you could add support for tool switching to the Macro editor (so activating any tool would be registered as a step). Or make the program remember the last active tool before using a macro. Or at the very least change the default automatic switching from View tool to Move tool. Similarly I would prefer the Move tool to be activated after I have created a new document. Now it also defaults to the View tool. I can easily navigate the view with the Move tool but I cannot select and manipulate objects on canvas with the View tool. So the Move tool is much more useful as a default. Thank you.
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