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  1. Hallo, sehr mühlselig sich hier durchzuwurschteln bei den englischen Tonics und konfusen Antworten über "CutContour" und Co.Es ist sehr umständlich; habe in einem test-Dokument es auch geschafft den Haken für Schmuckfarbe zu aktivieren aber beim Erzeugen des Pdfs ist es wieder als "normale" Druckfarbe erschienen. Damit leider unbrauchbar und scheinbar ein Fehlkauf als "Illustrator" Ersatz wie ich dachte und zuvor gelesen habe. Ich suche eine Farbpalette (die ich selbst anlegen kann; was auch funktioniert) mit eigenst anlegebaren Sonderfarben wie Spot1 (=White Ink) oder CutContour u.a. Es scheint mir noch nicht ganz so ausgereift zu sein, oder hat jemand eine Idee?!🙃 LG Tommy laut der "Hilfe" soll es funktionieren: Schmuckfarben Wenn Sie globale Farben komplett neu definieren, können Sie diese Farben auch als Schmuckfarben festlegen. Info: Schmuckfarben Bei der professionellen Druckausgabe lassen sich anstelle der CMYK-Prozessfarben auch Schmuckfarben verwenden, wenn Ihr Design nur ein begrenztes Set an Farben enthält. Indem Sie diese Farben als Schmuckfarben definieren, können Sie die Druckkosten deutlich senken. Durch die Umwandlung lassen sich ebenfalls Farben sehr originalgetreu wiedergeben, die mit Prozessfarben schlicht unmöglich sind. Anstatt Ihre Standardfarben als Schmuckfarben festzulegen, können Sie auch die vordefinierten PANTONE®-Schmuckfarben verwenden. Eine Schmuckfarbe erkennen Sie an dem kleinen Punkt in der rechten unteren Ecke ihres Farbfeldes. Über das Panel "Farbe" können Sie überprüfen, ob eine Schmuckfarbe für die Kontur oder Füllung eines Objekts festgelegt wurde. Bei dem Publizieren von PDFs können Sie über die Option Schmuckfarben übernehmen des Panels "Exportoptionen" (in der Export Persona) die Schmuckfarben in Ihre Ausgabe integrieren. In diesem Panel finden Sie auch die Option für das Überdrucken von Schmuckfarben. Bevor Sie diese Optionen einstellen, sollten Sie sich mit Ihrer Druckerei in Verbindung setzen und nach ihren bevorzugten Vorgaben fragen. Erstellen einer Schmuckfarbe: Legen Sie im Panel Farbfelder eine Dokumentpalette über das Palettenmenü fest. Sollte noch keine Dokumentpalette bestehen, können Sie über das Menü "Panel-Einstellungen" eine neue Palette anlegen. Klicken Sie im Menü Panel-Einstellungen auf Globale Farbe hinzufügen. Legen Sie die gewünschten Einstellungen in dem Dialogfeld fest. Wählen Sie die Option Schmuckfarbe aus. Klicken Sie auf Hinzufügen. SIEHE AUCH: Globale Farben Überdrucken Auswählen von Farben
  2. I frequently need to lo load quite complex PDFs, containing multiple nested groups, and edit them in Photo. These are BIG PDFs with thousands, maybe tens of thousands of items, but the problem is not to do with size, I can replicate on small PDFs. None of the items is labelled and they are generated automatically so different parts of an image that are all visually adjacent may be in very different groups within the PDF. I can do almost anything I need, but the process is extremely tedious because of a selection problem I can't seem to get round. If I select an item in the loaded PDF, most times it takes me to a Level 1 Group in the Layers Panel, but not the item. If I then open the group in the Layers Panel, select a random item in the group and then try again, it will take me to a Level 2 group in the Panel. Repeating this process multiple times I eventually get to the item I am trying to select. Clearly Affinity knows where the item is, because it always takes me to the right next level group in the Layers Panel, but it doesn't open the group and it doesn't go any further until I open the group manually choose a random item within the group and then click again on the image. So my experience is that to get to an item in say a Level 4 group takes a minimum of 16 clicks, normally more like 20-25. Now I'm sure I'm missing something, but I can't find anything that addresses this issue anywhere. Find in Layers Panel <Ctrl K> is no different. Solutions, good ideas would be much appreciated. I had about 20 items to select and adjust this morning. It should have taken me much less than a minute, not the 15 minutes it actually took me. Platform is Windows 10. I have also tried in Designer - it is no different. I have used Affinity since it first came out, so I am not a novice, but this one has me beat. Martin
  3. I recently created a customized magazine for a local artist. I edited photo on PS CC 19 then loaded them to Affinity Publisher. When I hit the Export (Screen shot 1) and then it takes nearly 20-30 mins to create the PDF. It stays as shown in screen shot 2 then slows and takes more than 30mins actually. All the images I upload average 2.0MB file size. Also I noticed color changes on Affinity Publisher (Photoshop CC I edit with Profoto Color space) I really appreciate any tips and help here Kind Regards (**I been doing this for last 18 months and this happened for the first time )
  4. 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.
  5. Hi, I am new here and have bought Affinity Publisher today. I have converted my indd-File to IMDL and try to open this with the Publisher. But Publisher crashes at once. After that I try to open the PDF-File exported from InDesign, but after opening the file Publisher hangs at once no further action is possible. I must get this to work. Please help me out. Thanks in advance. Eveline
  6. I created Interactive Hyperlinks to URL's and exported as a PDF. When I try the PDF, the hyperlinks do not work. I have tried it in Mac Preview and PDF Reader Pro to no avail. It worked fine in Affinity Publisher 1.8. Now that I have 1.9 it fails. HELP! I am using an iMac with 10.15 Catalina SYMbol_2021-03ALAN_Links.pdf
  7. Hello, I have a question about page setup in Affinity Publisher. I have a booklet designed in Publisher and would like to export it for printing. The booklet is A5 size, but my printers would like to have each page exported on an A4 background, with the actual A5-size content centered. (Please see my illustration attached.) I can easily set up the booklet in A5 but cannot manage to export it on an A4 background. Anyy ideas? Many thanks, Robert Scanned Documents.pdf
  8. So I have a CMYK document in Affinity Photo on iPad that I have set to the profile US Web Coated (SWOP) V2 and when I exported this to a PDF, in the export menu I set the Color Space to Use Document and the ICC Profile was set to Use Document Profile. However I’ve run into an issue with colors looking off with the proof returned by my printing company who’ve told me, “the PDF is set up in ICC color profile which isn’t fully CMYK”. How do I change the document to be ‘fully CMYK’? I thought if I was exporting to respect the document profiles it would work fine? Unfortunately I’m unable to double check the color profile that’s embedded in the PDF for myself (I don’t believe there’s a way to do this on iPads at the moment?), but I’ve uploaded the PDF export if anyone was able to confirm how it’s set up. I can’t tell if this is something I’m doing wrong or Affinity Photo is doing wrong? 2020 Menu Inside.pdf
  9. I have produced a pdf version of the Affinity Photo manual that you can read without starting the program. It can be interesting to put it on your phone or tablet to read when you have some time to spare. Since the file is too big to upload here, I have put it on Dropbox for you to download. It is current for the last version of Affinity Photo. Comments welcomed. Here is the link: https://dropbox.com/s/d3uxmmypdx9ruzw/Affinity%20Photo%20Manual.pdf?dl=0
  10. I switch from Adobe to @affinitybyserif after 11 years. I really miss: 1) serious control tool to check pdf after print, 2) equivalent ai pattern tool in designer, 3) more than 2 side by side pages in publisher. I hope you think about it, thanks a lot
  11. Morning gang We created a brochure in Affinity Publisher 3/4 years ago (when it first came out) and have updated it a couple of times since. It was created on a windows 10 PC & we've had 2 versions professionally printed over the years. We are currently working on a new version & as amendments are made I "export to pdf" a copy for my boss to check each time. He usually checks on screen & all seemed to be going well until he printed a copy out in his office (he uses a mac) This one particular page (jpeg attached) has not been amended at all, the 4 assembly images are all linked (not embedded) & were created together when the brochure was started! It has always printed perfectly when we've had a professional print run done in the past & the page prints fine for me here. But when my boss prints it out he get the bottom two connectors with very jagged edges (see attached jpeg) As it's always been fine before, not been changed at all & prints fine for me I don't really want to mess about with it too much. But we're due to send the final pdf to the printers next week & we can't have it looking like this ...any ideas? Cheers Pete
  12. Hi, I have discovered a PDF file that crashes Publisher, Designer and Photo (1.10.5) on macOS every time I try to open or import it. The file originates from PowerPoint and contains one background image and a couple text boxes, nothing else. May I have an upload link, please to provide both files (PPTX and PDF) confidentially?
  13. 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?
  14. I know gradient mesh is not available in Affinity yet. But would be nice if Affinity could import gradient mesh fill (created in Illustrator) in PDF by rasterizing it. Or an option to choose what to do is also fine.
  15. Greetings, I have been using Affinity for quite some time now and have never had an issue with this before - it suddenly showed up with the most recent update and persists in all affinity programs - photo, designer and publisher. The issue is that when I export text as curves into PDF, letters like "I" and "l" (L) become thicker than they should be. As far as I know this doesn't mean that it'll be like that when printed, it is simply shown like this in the PDF. Some suggest to disable certain options within their PDF viewers, but this isn't a real solution as certain PDF's are shared among clients and various other people and having to let them know every time "hey, you should disable/enable option X" isn't efficient. The solution to this issue was finally presented in this very old article : https://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/004301.html Adding additional anchor points made everything work and show correctly. I have been using the same method all the time within Affinity software as well and it worked perfectly - since the last patch that is. Now, I always get thick lines no matter how many anchor points I add and now matter what option I enable or disable in my viewer. I have even tried adding a very small rounded stroke around the letter i (I) and L (l) to avoid this idea of it being a simply thin rectangle with only 4 anchor points : But it didn't help. Even worse, the letter was even more thick than before! 😱 Since this issue didn't exist prior to the latest patch and it suddenly appeared, I posted it here on the forum in hopes that someone might know what option perhaps needs to be enabled in the new version, or if it actually truly is a bug. I repeat, this isn't just a PDF viewer issue anymore, adding anchor points is completely ignored during export and the resulted exported PDF even loses all added anchor points, which means the following is happening now : You can open a brand new document in designer Type anything consisting of letters I, for example "I need this to work" Convert the text to curves Add additional anchor points to "I" Export for print PDF with no rasterization of any type. Check up, just in case, convert text to curves Open exported PDF in designer again The letter "I" is not a curve anymore, while everything else is This could potentially cause problems with printers who deliberately ask for text in curves This should mean that there seems to exist a new bug during export to PDF. 😭
  16. It's been well-observed that the Affinity Suite 'doesn't support' the import of PDFs with embedded fonts, and attempting to do so causes a variety of issues. However, Designer imports EPS and PostScript files with embedded fonts perfectly accurately, because it outlines all the embedded font data. It would solve a great many problems if Designer offered the option to outline the embedded font data, as for EPS files, in the PDF import dialog. I'm presuming that this would be a 'relatively easy fix', as Designer can already outline EPS at import, (and it can outline font data in PDFs when exporting).
  17. I have a document (Font Embed Example.afpub) using Noto Sans Korean [KR] Bold (Google Fonts) and Noto Sans (Google Fonts) but still only using Latin characters. Both fonts are listed as 'Installable' in Windows font settings: However, when exporting the document as a PDF from Publisher with the Subset fonts option checked, the exported PDF (Font Embed Example (subset).pdf) is missing all styles (i.e bold and regular) of only the KR font: The regular Noto Sans font however embeds perfectly well: Unchecking Embed subsets fixes the issue, at the expense of increasing file size from 1MB to almost 8MB (since the Korean font is quite large) (Font Embed Example (non-subset).pdf) which is too large for some file upload limits. I think this may be a bug in the PDF exporter. I haven't conducted any testing with other non-latin fonts but this may yield similar results. I'm running the latest Publisher version on Windows 11. The same issue also occurred on my laptop running Windows 10.
  18. 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
  19. Hello, I am working on a poster for a school project using Affinity Designer. I am trying to export it to PDF but I keep getting the following error message: An error occurred while exporting to: /Users/Michael/Desktop/GEOL429_poster-II copy.pdf I've searched the forum for similar issues but I couldn't find any (or I'm terrible at searching). It's probably the largest file I've worked with (dimension-wise) at 1.5 m x 0.9 m, which is probably why it's not exporting. But I made one back in December at 0.9 x 0.6 m that was almost certainly a larger file due to using more graphical content. I was wondering if anybody had run into this problem before or had any possible solutions? I have trouble believing that Affinity Designer is not capable of this task (since it rocks at everything else). Thanks for any ideas.
  20. 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?
  21. One useful feature that would be nice to have is the ability to export multipage documents as separate PDF files. Essentially allowing each page to be in its own PDF document. This would be especially useful when using publisher to design a range of items with a uniform design style in one document, but then splitting it for upload to a printing service. A third party PDF manager can step in to provide such a service, but if Affinity allowed it as a feature, then it might actually be more straight forward. For example, my mug designs in one document could then be sent individually to a print service.
  22. Hi everyone, I am facing some issues exporting .pdfs in Word documents, where images (.svg exported from AD) look pixilated in the pdf document. I check the svg by opening in Inkscape and PowerPoint, and the svg looks ok (not pixilated and with layers). So, I am guessing that there is a problem during the export of the pdf by Word. I know this is not the place to solve this issue, but it is just to give you the context. So, after some troubleshooting I found out that like when background layer is locked the svg exported from affinity is pixilated, which was easy to solve. However, this lead me to think that maybe there are rules or better practices to prepare documents that would reduce the problems (rasterized element within the svg). Since I am in a hurry, I just rasterize elements where I used transparencies and blend modes, and (so, I used the new "pixel" layer, and turn off the group), but in here I found out that naturally different dpi gave different results. What is the recommended dpi to use to rasterize when you want to print (A4)? I tried 300 dpi and it was bad, so I used 3000 dpi to rasterize (because it was when I notice that the original image was not pixilated), then changed back to 300 dpi before export. Is there a better way to work that avoids this possible bad practice? Is there a rule for the grouping of the elements in the file to guarantee a good export? For example, is it ok if a .tiff file is within a group that also contains art text? or should this elements be ungrouped instead? When you have a picture that you need to apply a black&white adjustment, how do you do to export the svg properly? what settings to used? I used artboards to make the figures, and applied during the export the preset svg (for export), and a custom svg export with the option not to rasterize anything. Hope it is not confusing. Thank you in advance o/
  23. I am getting the following message when I open the file I've been working on in Affinty Publisher when I export it to PDF. The font XELOAT+Run-Medium contains bad/ Widths I really am clueless as to how to resolve this. So, help, please.
  24. When I copy a .PDF file into a blank document it is not editable as far as I can see. I have set resolution at 300DPI at both ends. I cannot find how you set read as text. (searched the import page). If I can make this work reasonably well I will buy Affinity. Thanks Chris Charles Gardiner jnr.afpub
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