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  1. I'm rearranging a-lot of text for garment print. I first started making all the text with the Artistic text tool, but then I found out if I had to resize the text box I should convert the text to "Frame text". Now I have the layout I want however I need to decrease the size of all my text artwork, but when I resize my grouped text frames only the text frame changes size but no the size of the text. Is there a way to resize the text inside the text-frames by dragging?
  2. I'm sorry that I'm not good at English. I'd like to use the vertical writing in Japanese. Vertical writing functions are essential in Japanese, especially for DTP software such as "publisher". Japanese creators are currently hesitant to purchase the product simply because it does not have this feature. I am afraid that only Japanese are the only users of this system, but please consider implementing it.
  3. I've just switched to Affinity from Adobe. In Adobe indesign there is an option to "Create outlines" of text, which converts all the text to paths. Is this possible to do Affinity Publisher?
  4. Hi folks, I feel there is a big regression on selection precision and a very effective productivity killer. The following is similar to this topic but applies more globally on my video. This first video shows the selection process using Affinity Designer V1: If I need the selection items inside a group or a shape, I'm pressing cmd. Please note that selecting the white rectangle works flawlessly whenever the pointer does not hover a text. This is all perfectly working. Affinity - V1 Selection Behavior.mov This second video shows the selection process using Affinity Designer V2: Here I'm trying to select the white rectangle. Even if my pointer clearly not overlap texts, those will select, making impossible to reach the white rectangle. It's like there is a huge invisible contour/offset around texts. Also, the tendency of the move tool to switch to text tool is super annoying. Affinity - V2 Selection Behavior.mov Hope this helps. Regards.
  5. It would be cool if you could drive text, object sizes and table values by expressions. The way I see this is that their respective input fields could get a button to indicate they are expression driven. You could input an expression as "= A + B", which is different from the "A+B" input we use now to define/ calculate a value. The values that are defined should then be exposed as variables, which can be used to build expressions with. Example Say I have a document that is 280 mm high, I have top and bottom margins of 15 mm and want to structure my document using baseline grids. In that case I might define the baseline grid height as: (Page Height - Top margin - Bottom margin)/ Number of divisions for baseline grid. In turn, if I have text that 3/4 the height of my body text, I could would be able to define it as such. That way, you could more easily make changes to the document and update all of the properties that are driven by expressions accordingly. Similarly, this would enable the creation of a adjustable layout for UI designs. A bit like using an app like Penpot, I suppose.
  6. Hi, I'm using Publisher 2 on two computers and I'm finding on some documents when I create on one PC then open later on the other that the text has moved vertically within the text box. I've checked baseline positioning in the character panel on both PCs and both are set to 0 - although I can correct for the issue by changing this value. Is there anything else that could be causing this? Thanks.
  7. Inline objects vanish when converting its parent text to a curve.
  8. 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!
  9. Welcome to our channel! In this tutorial, we'll show you how to effortlessly achieve a mesmerizing glossy text effect in just a matter of seconds using the powerful 'Macro' feature in Affinity Photo. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, this step-by-step guide will take you through the process of creating a professional-looking glossy text effect that will add a touch of elegance to your designs. No need for complex editing - let the 'Macro' feature do the work for you! Join us as we explore the wonders of Affinity Photo and unlock the potential of this time-saving tool. Watch now and take your text designs to a whole new level! Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the bell icon to never miss an update. Let's get creative together!
  10. I would like to see Affinity Publisher have built-in world-ready paragraph composer. This function would generate a very nice text handling (both on screen and on printout). No unnecessary spacing between words. Currently InDesign give us nicer text output - but a future Affinity Publisher with world-ready paragraph composer should give equal nice text output as InDesign.
  11. Hi I've somehow saved the document I've been working on, and lost the master pages; and the text which was set in blocks now shows as many many strips of text, a separate box strip of text for each line. How did I get here, and how can I undo this? I don't know when this happened, but the file has been closed and re-opened and nothing is showing in history. *I feel like a learner driver in the driving seat of a Porsche*
  12. Steps to reproduce: Create a new document Create 3 text objects Lock one of them Deselect all objects Shift select one unlocked text object, then the other, all is well and as expected Without letting go of Shift, try to select the locked text object The app will hang, Affinity Design will start using a lot of CPU time See video below for a visual guide. Workaround for this bug is... waiting. The app will eventually unfreeze itself, but it might take a while. On a Ryzen 3700x it takes around 3 minutes to become responsive again. EDIT: The first time you trigger this bug, the app will take the longest to regain responsiveness again. On subsequent triggers the app will still become unresponsive, but recover much faster... 🤔 Thanks! Gravação 2023-07-13 122658.mp4
  13. I have many many text FX and layer styles created in Photoshop that I'd love to import and use in Photo. Problem: When I navigate to a target folder with the PS styles I want to import, all of them are greyed out and non-selectable. Is there a way to import and use already-created layer / text FX / styles from PS into AP? And: Is there a way to create a REAL DROP SHADOW effect in AP? No, the Outer Glow does not do the same thing as a genuine drop shadow capability … close, but no cigar. Thanks for any input regarding how to accomplish these goals.
  14. A two-part about importing text. Can I import a Word document into Publisher, where all of Word's ¶ and character styles have styles of the same names in Publisher, but with Publisher's formatting, rather than the original document's? And, related, I'm losing italics when I apply a paragraph style, even if the definition is to leave italics alone with the formatting. Or am I misunderstanding the little dash in the box next to "Italic" in the paragraph definition? Thanks much.
  15. I am having an issue with masks not behaving the way I'm expecting during export. Not sure if it's a AD issue or a me issue. - I have a white object/icon (the Massachusetts text) - I placed the icon/text over a navy rectangle and used "Mask to Below" to create the navy icon/text - on export to pdf, the final file just shows the rectangle as in the screenshot Where am I going wrong here? EDIT: I sort of figured it out...if I use a black version of the MA logo, it works. I am still confused by why it appears the same in the project both ways, but when exporting only works if the logo is the black version. Would love to learn more!
  16. The text on the bottom half on a circle is always upside down and is unreadable and stupid. I'VE RESEARCHED FOR TWO HOURS and can't find a solution. Flipping doesn''t help, baseline doesn't help, nothing helps. Take a look at the file. ANY HELP WOULD BE NICE. FYI Type on a path is the only reason I use affinity designer.
  17. Hi, I'm a bit confused. I looked in the forum but I do not seem to find the detailed answer I was after. I apologise if it exists and I clumsily missed it. How does text overflow from text area to text area in one page? How does text overflow from text area in one page to the next page? The project is a 300-page book, approx. Now... the issue is if I use Microsoft Word, text flows automatically. But I would rather use Affinity Publisher because if I produce the book, in its entirety, I will save a few thousands in post-production from a MS Word "manuscript". I thank you all in advance for any advice, as I am fairly new to Affinity. Kind regards
  18. Hi, I really loved Publisher until V2. Just updated to Publisher 2.0.4 to find the good old bug (or feature) to still be there and worse 1. Opening an afpub file originally created with some version 1 O still cannot edit anything inside a textfield that is linked to a data source (xlsx) via datamerge. 2. One could say, yes its linked… thats why… BUT in version 1 I could. Leading, Fontsize, Fonts. 3. Linebreaks. Publisher Version 2 does not do the same linebreaks as version 1. And they cannot be corrected. Also it does not respect linebreaks that are already in the datasource. 4. Finding DataMerge in V2 took some moments, why was it moved? Relearning interfaces is no fun. 5. Finding the „fields“ window was really a drag, has to open „help“. Why was it moved and why hidden in a submenu? Nobody will look there, I promise. 6. The old bug, still being there is that when changing the datasourcepages in Datemerge window, the fields sometimes do not get updated, or only some. Only solution (still the same as in V1) is to zoom into the document and back out again to „refresh“ its rendering on screen. Very sad. I had reported this several years ago already. In general this means to me, I should not have bought V2. Its unusable for me. Please revert the tool back to its original funtionality. Best regards.
  19. Is there a way to remove overflowing text from a publication? I am splitting a very large document in chapters by doing a save-as and deleting superfluous pages. But then every last page has a text-frame with overflowing text, containing all the rest of the text...
  20. Can you please integrate bigger and smaller buttons in text options? Your predetermined text sizes always are either way too small or way too big. Please consider. Having to enter in the field then return to see it apply, THEN do it again is a waste of time. Thanks.
  21. Hi everyone, I just spent half an hour to try and find a way to align text vertically in Publisher (V2.1). Then another half hour to find out about it in help and forums. I bought all of the V1 Progs as soon as they came out, then updated to V2 universal. I'm writing a textbook with many pictures right now and - of course - I use Publisher to "set it up" (is that the correct expression? - I'm German... ;-)) Anyway: I need vertical text on some pages - and I can't find it. That's really disappointing... Is it really true, that a Version 2+ of a Desktop Publishing Software can not do this??? I can't believe it. Thanks for any help.
  22. This is on Publisher 2.1.0 (Yep, the shinny new one…) If you copy a text frame or group where there is a pinned object, the object shrinks when pasting or duplicating. STEPS: 1 - Pin a shape or object to a text. 2 - Copy or duplicate layer or alt-drag the text 3 - The pinned object in the copy is much smaller than original Checked that it is the pin that causes the error. If you copy it unpinned it pastes right.
  23. I've run into a major issue trying to learn Affinity Photo 2 and Designer 2. I want to try Publisher 2 for some upcoming projects, but I'm concerned at this point it's going to be very difficult and that I may need an alternative. Are there text, not video, guides/how-to/help manuals for these programs? When I try searching online for resources to answer specific questions, I am often shown the wrong version, program, or OS, and no, search engines don't care about quote marks generally, so searching for something in Photo 2 can get me results for Photo 1, or either version of Designer. Also, many of the reseults I get are for windows, and I'm on an iPad. I desperately want text, not video, because video takes huge chunks of time (especially compared to scaning a page) to figure out the information I need isn't even there. If I check a few results I can loose an hour before I know what happenned. I've been working with digital art programs, including those for photo editing and graphic design, for 20ish years now. I know what the feature I need is, I just don't know where to find it in these programs. I fully accept that there are going to be differnces from Adobe, and I don't need the Affinity interface to be the same as any of the other programs I've used over the years. I do need to be able to quickly skim a resource, find out where the devs put the tool I need, and contunue with my project. Do text rescources detailing where to find and how to use tools in Affinity 2 programs on iOS exist? If so, where are they? Thanks in advance for any help.
  24. Right now, we can only apply a fill to a text box in the character/ text styles. Or a fill + stroke in the text frame studio in Publisher (this should also be available in Designer and Photo for text graphics!). I would love to see additional features to control the text box styling. Changing the size of the textbox dynamically with a top/bottom/left/right offset, a top/bottom/left/right stroke (or multiple strokes for double lines) rounding the frame that is used for artistic text, etc. It is very handy if you have more granular control, so you can create more sophisticated styles that are applied dynamically. Saves a lot of manual editing work.
  25. First of all, congrats on the release of the new version. I got excellent value from Designer v1, so was happy to pay again. I am looking forward to playing with the new features. I noticed a minor glitch in text display in the Layers pane. Descenders get chopped off at the baseline. See the "g" and the "y" in this screenshot: Hopefully it won't be too hard to fix Best wishes Will
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