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  1. The following issue, I'm not sure if it's MY mistake or a bug in Affinity Publisher: I have a logo consisting of an SVG vector file. I modified it as a vector in Affinity Designer. Now I embed this file in an Affinity Publisher document. (For testing purposes, I also created a link instead of embedding it) - when I look at the document in Publisher, I don't see any staircases or artifacts. In addition, I put a font under the logo. If I now export the whole thing with the PRINT-READY Pdf Preset, I get a PDF in which the font under the logo is razor sharp, but the logo itself looks very pixelated - like a bitmap! A mistake in the publisher? Or user error? Here are the files so you can take a look, along with the resulting PDFs.test_vector_pixel_verknuepft.afpub test_vector_pixel.afpub test_vector_pixel_verknuepft.pdf test_vector_pixel.pdf test_vector_pixel_verknuepft.afpub TEST_LOGO_black.afdesign
  2. I tried to do the following: Create a 2-page document 90x50mm Create 2 master pages, on each page place one PDF page to serve as the static content, apply them to respective regular pages. PDF file size is 2.5MB Create a single text field on one of the pages, link it to a data field from a spreadsheet, this will be the only dynamic content present, 2000 records total Data merge -> create merged document, goes fast enough, under 10 seconds Export as PDF -> the export process didn't even move past 25% after 5 minutes. This is completely insane, as the only variable element is a single text field, it should be done in seconds. It also eats enormous amounts of disk space, dozens of gigabytes. At around 33% I ran out of disk space, and the job processing was cancelled with an error. PersonaBackstore.dat was 34 GB at the time the disk ran out of space. Seems like its trying to re-print the background from the linked PDF for every single record, rather than once. _____________________ I did the exact same steps in Adobe IdDesign CS5, and export to PDF for all 2000 records took 15 seconds. No additional disk space was consumed, barely any RAM was used. Same export settings. Didn't need to create the merged file too, export directly to PDF.
  3. If I create a picture frame and then attempt to data merge a PDF into it, the scaling option of the picture frame will be ignored - if scaling: "None" is selected, merged PDF will still be scaled to something other than 100% and placed at the wrong size. This only seems to happen with data merge, when placing a PDF into Picture Frame manually the scaling option is respected.
  4. I am using the Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 on a MacBook pro OS 12.6.3. When I export a doc to a PDF, then try to copy text from the PDF it looks like this: "These are fun exercises to prac�ce spo�ng strengths. Please use the strength spo�ng sheet on the last page for this ac�vity and provide a copy for everyone who is par�cipa�ng." The problem exists in the previous version of Affinity as well. Please fix. Thanks.
  5. I did not realize that Publisher was storing and exporting meta data until I duplicated a previous document to use as a starting point for my new one, and my client noticed that the title field in the exported PDF file was the title of the original document, not the new one. I can edit the title meta data within Acrobat under preferences just fine, but was hoping there was a way to do that within Publisher, so I do not have to take the extra step of re-editing the PDF metadata every time I do a new export. Is it possible to create/edit metadata within Publisher?
  6. I am quite new to Affinity software but getting used to it. I have been using Publisher to put together A4 documents, with a cover page positioned as a right hand page, then all pages following set up as two page spreads. I am quote happy with how these display on the screen before exporting, but can't seem to export them as they are displayed. I would ideally like it so that when a PDF is exported, the cover page appears as one A4 page, then the following pages are displayed by default as two page spreads of separate A4 pages. The only options I seem to be able to achieve are either all single A4 sheets (one after the other rather then viewed as spreads) or the two page spreads export as one A3 sheet, which is not great when I number each page. Is there a way to achieve what I am trying? Any advice appreciated!
  7. Hi, I bought recently AFP 2.0. I am still using Monterey OS (I will install it when it is more stable). I have problems when trying to export any publisher document to PDF. I have never gone beyond a 10 spread document, as I need to test how it looks (the file size has ranged between 150 and 400 MB). I started using embedded files and then I swapped to linked files. I converted all my psd or jpg files to Affinity Photo 2 format, in case that was the problem. It makes no difference if it is RGB or CMYK, they both crash. It doesn't matter if I try to make a copy of the file and rename it, it won't stay open (the problem persists even if I close the program and restart the computer). Through the different releases I keep having the same problem. I am not sure what is happening. I manage to export to a PDF, but it is impossible to keep working on my original publisher file, crash, after crash, not even the time to save to a different file. Could you please help me to figure out how to solve the problem? I attach the beginning of the latest problem report. Thank you. Clemencia
  8. Hey everyone. I need to know if there is a way to establish a page order when we export multiple artboards to a PDF. Currently, even though I set up my artboards in order, once they were exported, they actually came out in the reverse. So instead of 1 to 14, it came out 14 to 1 in page order. How can I reverse this? Is there some way to also set the order on export and is there a certain way we must lay out our multiple documents in order to get the pages right all the time? Thanks.
  9. no matter what i do i get no pdf or eps preview thumbnail from designer or photo when exported from either software. This works fine for me form illustrator and photoshop. I have no issues with seeing a thumbnail in the browser if saved or exported from illustrator or photoshop to eps or pdf. Ideas or thoughts.
  10. When you data merge a PDF file into a Picture Frame, it automatically gets placed with "Page Box: Trim Box" setting, which cuts off all bleed area, making any files with Trim Box defined unusable for data merge purposes. There needs to be a setting allowing you to choose the type of a PDF box in data merge settings, or if should be placed with either "Bleed" or "Crop" boxes selected instead.
  11. Hi I am trying to export a 24pp brochure to PDF with bleed area and cut lines in CMYK. But every time it comes up with a pop up saying an error occurred unable to export. I have also tried exporting locally, same problem, or the program crashes. I really need your help the document needs to be submitted tomorrow. many thanks
  12. Hi When I place PDF-Documents into Publisher (Windows-Version), it complains about missing fonts, although the fonts are embedded in the PDF. I don't want to edit the PDF, so I don't need the fonts to be installed on my system. Greetings max1josef
  13. I'm using Publisher 2 (v 2.0.3) on macOS 12.6.2., Intel Macbook Pro 2019, hardware acceleration is turned on. Publisher shows the the size and scaling of placed PDF-files in pixels and dpi (this is the first mistake) in the upper left corner. The little dropdown offers a button "original size" to set back any scaling to 100%. Even though it doesn't make any sense to show the size of PDFs (only) in pixels, the scaling in percent and the button "original size" are very usefull and absolutely indispensable when working with true to scale plans. While the whole thing seems to work ok with PDFs that are vector based only, it breaks completely once there are pixel based elements in the placed PDF file. For some reason Publisher then estimates a wrong size of the PDF. Strangely enough, when placing the file it is shown and placed in the right size, but the scaling already shows a wrong percentage (of course it should 100% right after placing a new file). Pressing the button "original size" causes the placed file to get a wrong scaling, making it impossible to go back to the original scaling of placed documents. As I said, it is essential when e.g. working with true to scale plans or something similar, to be able to controll the scaling of placed documents. The size of PDFs should never be shown in pixels only, since any PDF file has proper physical dimensions, that should be shown in whatever document units are set to (e.g. mm, inch...). Pressing the button "original size" should of course set the scaling to the original size. Please fix this! I think there is already a post about the same problem, but since it only describes the case of replacing PDFs but not the general problem with the scaling of any placed PDF I decided to open new topic. pdf_test.zip
  14. I have to modify a PDF where I can reorganize sections of a music PDF. The music comes through just fine, as well as most of the text. However the vocal lines have the weirdest letter spacing I have seen. Publisher imports text with tabs in the middle of the lyrics. The lyrics are in Times New Roman, so its not a case of me not having the right font on my computer. InDesign and Acrobat Pro can open it just fine, as well as several other files. I certainly am puzzled by this behaviour. I'm pulling the plug on Adobe the middle of January, and would really like to sort this out. I don't modify music very often at all, but this gives me pause with Affinity's relationship with PDFs. Excerpt- Acrobat-On Eagle's Wings - Eb Major.pdf
  15. If you're having issues exporting to PDF, you may be advised by the Support team to enable PDFLogging. This will allow our developers to look into your issue further and hopefully figure out what's causing the issue. For Windows: Create a folder called temp on the root of your C:\ drive so you have folder at C:\Temp\ Run PDFLibLogging.reg - this will create a registry entry that enables logging for PDF Export Run Affinity and export to PDF and then click OK to accept the error message. Go to C:\Temp\ and send the newly created PDFlib.txt file to the support team as requested Now run PDFLibLoggingRemove.reg to return your settings back to normal PDFLibLogging.reg PDFLibLoggingRemove.reg
  16. Is there an easy way to place a multipage PDF? I know I can open a PDF and I know you can place a PDF on a spread and select a page, but is there a more efficient way of doing this? I work in music publishing and I am constantly importing scores created in music engraving programs. InDesign has both a script that will place each page on a new spread and also a way to load the cursor with the entire file and it will place the next page every time you click. Are either (or another) of these techniques available here?
  17. Hello, I have searched the fora (and internet at large) and found mentions of similar difficulties, but unfortunately none of the answers seemed to quite work for me. I am new at this so maybe I just don't quite understand everything correctly. I have created a very graphics heavy book in Affinity Publisher that I am trying to have printed through Barnes and Noble Press. Of note: if anyone else is trying to do this, set your document to 1/4" smaller on both dimensions than your desired finished dimensions. I have no idea why, but if you don't, B&N's system will reject it. I learned this through trial and error. Anyway, most of the book interior consists of text boxes laid on top of background pictures, and of course the cover does too. It looks perfect in Affinity, and it exports to a PDF just fine on my computer. However, when I upload it to B&N's system and download it as a digital proof, tiny thin white/grey lines appear around the text areas. I am concerned these lines will show up when the books are printed. How can I get rid of these lines? They look AWFUL, and seem to appear everywhere or almost everywhere text is on top of a background image. Below is a zoomed in example. What's especially interesting about this spot is that I used the 'text on a path' feature here - you can see that the text is on an arc bending upward, and those little faint lines are still there, but they are rectilinear! What gives?? Thank you in advance!
  18. When a manual is in .PDF form, I can simply read one page after another, till I get to the end, and know I have read the entire manual. HTML-based manuals force me to navigate a maze of links, hoping beyond hope that I have successfully found every page. Even with a navigation bar on the side, one cannot be sure that every single page is linked to in said navigation bar. Many, many HTML-based manuals end up with sub-pages that can only be found via an obscure link, buried in a paragraph somewhere. So, you are forced to click every link you see, out of fear of missing out. This makes reading a manual kind of exhausting. In a .PDF, I can annotate the document as I see fit. I can highlight important parts. I can insert any questions I may have while reading (even when away from my main computer). Then, I can go back and try to answer those questions when I am either at my main computer or when I am online. Plus, sometimes you just want to insert a question and then keep reading. With HTML-based help, you have to use a separate method to keep track of all these notes and questions. It then becomes extra tedious to keep track of which note or question is about which part of the manual. I can synchronize a .PDF manual (along with all those annotations) between different devices, simply by storing it in some cloud-based service. Yes, I can sometimes save "favorites" or "bookmarks" in an HTML-based help system, but those can never be synchronized between all my devices. So, if I want to make use of that feature, I am forced to always read said help on a single device. Without these abilities, reading HTML-based help can become extremely frustrating. Especially when said "help" glosses over most of the actual detail of how to use the program. As a former network manager, and a former technical writer, with a degree in Computer Science and Education, I can definitely tell the difference between me simply not being able to understand something and just poor documentation. I do have the tools available to convert existing HTML-based manuals to PDF. But it can be a tedious and error prone process. And the whole process must be repeated each time the HTML-based manual is updated. It is always far better to just start from the source files and use a reliable utility to produce the .PDF version of the document. Usually, the same tool that generated the HTML-based manual has a feature to generate a .PDF file as well. So there is often no real excuse for a company to neglect doing this. Sometimes it feels as if software companies rely solely on HTML-based documentation just so they never have to worry about users working from an outdated copy of the manual. But I also feel that this is a bit of a cop-out.
  19. usecase: stitching A4-like cuts for my wife on our A1 printer - i take PDF, drop in on the paper, select pages and copy them around and move precisely to match the borders. So far so good. then i want to export and all breaks. PNG/JPG previews Fine(1.JPG), when i hit export to PDF, transparent bg shows in export preview (2.JPG). When i export, i got same error as in test.pdf. Nomatter if its PDFs are embedded or linked. Plenty of RAM, plenty of disk space. Cannot publicly add the cut here because of copyrights, but if anyone contacts me from serif, i can send it privately for examination. Also, some times after export in version 2 the whole view f... up and i see only first pages of the PDF allaround as i never changed it to other pages with no possibility to step back. (in version 1 no problem. all exports fine and without problems) To be honest, i think the new export in PDF is somehow broken, i have problems with it all the time, in publisher it crashes often, when im exporting the book, here aswell problems.... test.pdf
  20. Trying to export to pdf an artwork with different layers, i get pdf file with messed up layers: changed in order and nested and mixed with objects. Please see attached files. Can you help me? prova.afdesign prova.pdf
  21. I’m suddenly getting this kind of error when exporting to PDF. This didn’t happen in my previous exports. Used the same fonts as I did before. Had no errors in preflight aside from spelling corrections and bleed warnings before exporting. Weird thing is that this error does not happen when I’m using the Print option.
  22. Using version 2.0 on MacOS Ventura (latest version). The issue is consistently reproducible. I occurs in new documents. A collection of sample documents are attached. Description of the issue: When creating objects that are black (K=100 or GREY=0 or RGB=0,0,0) in a Publisher document, then printing it, cause these object to output in various shades of grey. This cause the objects to be rasterised. Exporting a PDF X:1a and then printing that PDF from Preview correctly renders the objects with the colour K=100 as full black, and thus without raster. This is the expected output. I’m using an HP LaserJet P2015 set to highest quality and in-printer colour management. (This setting works in InDesign FYI). The HP printer is a mono laser. all_the_logos_4C_X1-a.pdf all_the_logos_4C.afpub logo_RGB=0,0,0.eps logo_RGB=0,0,0.pdf logo_RGB=0,0,0.afdesign logo_GREY=0.pdf logo_GREY=0.eps logo_GREY=0.afdesign logo_K=100.eps logo_K=100.pdf logo_K=100.afdesign
  23. If have a PDF flyer (aproximately 3 MB) linked into a Publisher layout. With the PDF the Publisher filesize is about 18.5 MB. If i delete the linked PDF from my document the Publisher filesize is only about 3.2 MB. The Publisher filesize with linked PDF becomes even bigger than the linked PDF filesize itself ? This remembers me of the early v1.x behaviour before you even could link external resources properly.
  24. Please let me resize the open PDF dialog in Publisher. I have just opened a scanned document, which I ran through text recognition in Acrobat Pro. Now I have editable textboxes that contain a jumble of text styles and fonts. As you can see, the list is quite long and I can only work on 4 at a time now. If this dialog were resizeable, I would be able to go through more efficiently. I would also be able to compare and look up the fonts in the document if they were presented in-full.
  25. Affinity doesn't recognize some font names that are treated as a font trait in Affinity other than predefined traits such as Bold. Many apps including Word treat traits as a individual font. so the name is different between Affinity and others. When I paste text with those fonts, the question mark appears on the font selector. Such as these fonts: Calibri Light (Calibri and Calibri Bold have no problem.) Yu Gothic Light / Yu Gothic Medium (Yu Gothic and Yu Gothic Bold have no problem.)
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