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  1. Something I'd absolutely love is the ability to input Hover Text into my digital PDF/Online-only pieces. The ability to click on an image and have the artist/photographer pop up, the ability to click on a word and have it's definition pop up and so forth would be invaluable to me as someone who works primarily with publishing online. Would others find this as useful as me?
  2. Hey community and devs! Problem is the following: I am not able to use the right click on the buttons of the stylus of my HUION display tablet in the complete Affinity Suite (latest release as well as beta). The right click doesn't get recognized. I have already tried experimenting with the preferences, but have not come to a sufficient result, but to the realization that it could be related to Windows Ink. I have already written in more detail about this here, a topic about a similar problem. I'm using the latest release of OS and drivers as well as both latest release and betas of the Affinity Suite. Display tablet I'm using: HUION Kamvas Pro 13 Now in the beta, the option to set Windows Ink has now been removed - but the problem still exists for me. Any thoughts/idead/workarounds/solutions about this? Greetings MrDoodlezz
  3. I've been using Publisher for a while, loved it, but I've hit a bit of a bug as I am trying to be a bit more ambitious with some of my layout design... I have multiple text boxes for a Chapter Heading so that I can arrange parts of it on the page how I want. The Automated TOC then does the following with the Heading 1 so it creates two entries, and duplicates part of the Heading 1:
  4. When I import an .afpub file into Affinity Publisher, it imports the file, with page 1 showing. How to switch to page 2? I need to show page 2 of the imported .afpub file. I can't find any such option, neither in the context toolbar, nor in the menus.
  5. Hi, This happened twice today, my first day of using AP for work, so I'm learning as I go along. I'm discovering, learning things and I'm liking the program more and more. After 6-7 hours of work, a text block has locked up and will not unlock in any way. The layer itself doesn't have a lock icon on it. Locking and unlocking the layer does nothing. I have tried to find a solution online. It did happen to someone with a beta version and there was no solution then. I recreated the page. The same thing happened, this time with a different text block. I love the synergy between Photo, Designer and Publisher. This is a really a great piece of software, but I can't complete my work on it for now. I'm still working tonight recreating my work in a word processor (far less capable than Publisher). I suppose this is a bug. My apologies if I'm wrong. In either case, though, I have to know before I do real work with Publisher. Up
  6. I've recently switched from Adobe CC to the Affinity suite. One thing that I really rely on in InDesign is the Libraries function, so that I can save groups of layout items that I reuse frequently and then just drag and drop them onto whatever document I'm working on. I use it mostly for interface mockups, so there's a lot of toolbars, buttons, icons, menu objects etc that I need to frequently reuse. Neither the Symbols nor Assets functions seem to be exactly what I'm looking for. It isn't about managing imported graphics nor is it about updateable placeholders, it's about reusable sets of geometry, tables and text boxes with effects settings saved with them. Is there anything like this in Publisher? If not, is it on a roadmap for a future release? (And yes, it'd be really cool if it could sync between machines via iCloud or Affinity's own sync service).
  7. I see that when I create a Symbol in Publisher through the Designer persona, I can edit that symbol later straight in Publisher, without switching to Designer persona. I was wondering, if the symbols are used in a Publisher template for example, then someone, who doesn't have Designer at all, can see / edit those symbols. Or will they be detached?
  8. I often have to create mockups for buttons, menus, and other web user interface elements. I use Publisher as text boxes and styles map easier to web content. Some things that are simple to spec in CSS require multiple steps in Publisher, or require hacking single-cell tables, etc. What would be nice is CSS-like mode for the Text Frames panel that lets a user spec this all in one place: padding margins per-corner border radius (not all or nothing) per-side borders (including standard CSS border types built-in) gradient borders fill (solid, gradient, transparency etc.) backgrounds (as in CSS, ability to layer multiple backgrounds, transparency, etc) alignment and sizing of background (cover, repeat, etc) box-shadows (both inner & outer) Now, that can all be saved as a Style - although there should be some improvements to the Style palette to make the behaviour and sortability easier - but what would be *extra* nice would be the ability to take an object and have it toggle-able between multiple styles, equivalent to, say, hover, active, visited states, etc. This would greatly speed the ability of designers to create mocks / flows that include object states.
  9. I just purchased the suite of 3 programs from Affinity thinking that mainly I'd be using Publisher, but I managed to get all three for half price so I went for it. I got it for making a family history book with photos, timelines, etc. Can you tell me if i can use anything from CraftArtisit Pro2 in Publisher? I have some frames in there that I'd love to use in Publisher. I know I can get around by exporting it as a png and I may have to "empty" the inside of the frame but again, not sure about legalities using the frames I purchased on DaisyTrail . . . . Patricia Proskurniak [Edit: Removed email address to avoid spam]
  10. Can you create a paragraph style that specifies a drop cap in a different font from the main paragraph text? Right now, I have to manually change the font of the drop cap letter. And then it doesn't line up correctly. See below - in Microsoft Word, the drop cap looks nice and even, but in Publisher, not so much.
  11. Hi, this is a 12min video how I am blasting through the styling of a book in Affinity Publisher. I want to show you how easy it is to even edit mulit-hundred pages long books. I never thought it would be such a "blast" until I did it - as you can see in the video. My suggestion if you come from Indesign or if you start with just plain text. Set up your text styles first. Use the first chapter for it until you are happy - unless you already have a ready-made layout. Assign keyboard shortcuts where necessary. Set up your master pages, too. Don't apply them yet. Use a "running page" master page as your first page, because if you auto-add new pages (Shift-Option-Cmd Click), it will take the current master page as a template. Apply your special master pages for new chapters etc only after your text is formatted properly and flowing beautifully. Otherwise it will mess up your page layout. Apply sections last, too. So if you are afraid of throwing a 300-odd page book at Affinity Publisher, fear no more! If you do your homework (see above) first, the final formatting is a piece of cake. Cheers, Helmar [Note: This is a not a polished video. It's just to share my joy of editing in AFP compared to InDesign. ] Screen_Recording_2020-03-17_at_11_58_43.mov
  12. Hi, I'm simply trying to create a multi-level bulleted list, with a triangle line 1, dot line 2, hash line 3. I've tried to create a paragraph style, but the "Level" choice is grayed out as 1. Sorry to be a noob... Chris
  13. Hi - Publisher newbie here, so apologies if this is not the smartest question. I have found issues on the forum and elsewhere with TOC, but have not been able to find mention of exactly this issue. I've adopted an Indesign pdf document into a working Affinity Publisher template. I've set up and are using my header and body copy styles throughout the document. However, when I come to insert a Table of Contents I get the message in the table "No table of contents entries found". I can see that this is because in my Table of Contents dialogue box my TOC 1 style has only one Style Name included, Normal para (see screengrab below). As this is the style for my body copy, clearly I need to leave this unticked. If I select it, it does draw in every paragraph into the TOC, so it does function. How do I include Headers 1, 2, 3 etc in the TOC dialogue, so that I can select them and have them populate the table of contents? I found reference to the Base group style, but debate over whether that is necessary. Any tips on how I can use my existing template to populate the TOC with styles would be much appreciated.
  14. Hi to everyone! I'm designing a tiny game, a riddle. There will be ten riddles (printed in brochure-print-mode) and ten brochures for hints and solutions. Each page is A7-sized (74 × 105 mm) in landscape-orientation. The brochure will be printed doublesided on A4-cardboard. For paper-saving-reasons I want to print two brochures on one A4-sheet. For timesaving-reasons I want to edit all brochures in one file. Is there a way to archive that? Kind of brochure- and n-up-Print in one step? If not: Is there another solution to my problem? Thank you!
  15. I am currently layouting a photo book (330x240mm) with 500-600 pages in Affinity Publisher on my Mac. Unfortunately, the memory consumption of Publisher is huge. I set the memory limit in Publisher to 28 GB (out of 32 GB I have in total) and disk warning to 64 GB. I have 500GB free space on my SSD and Publisher takes about 351GB while saving the document. Sometimes while moving pictures it crashes (but luckily keeps a backup file) and saving the file takes ages. The pictures are all linked and do have less than 10GB in total in full resolution. Is this a common behavior or is there anything I can do to fix this. Really looks like kind of a memory leak and is not fun working at all. Maybe you do also have some performance recommendations for my 15inch 2018 MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB, 2,9 GHz 6-core i9, 36 GB RAM and 1TB SSD? Thank you so much in advance! I really would love to do this project with Publisher and not go back to InDesign.
  16. For the last 8 to 10 months, I have been tacking a lot of flower picture using both an iPhone 8 (12MP camera) and a Sony RX100 III (20 MP camera) mounted at the end of selfie sticks (I have MS and am confined to a wheelchair). I have little control of the photo image composition with the two cameras. I used Affinity Photo to process both the HEIC images from the iPhone 8 and the Sony RAW images (Sony ARW files) and to develop both *.afphoto and JPEG images of the flowers. My workflow is to generate the highest quality image as I can and to adjust the images quality/file size for different uses. For example, I gave prints of my flowers to family members last Christmas using the highest quality JPEG files I could generate. I use lower quality images for email etc. and inclusion in PowerPoint presentations. I have been asked by several friends to prepare one or more PDF files showing some of my flower images. I now have over 150 processed flower images. I am using Affinity Publisher to prepare these PDF files to present selected flower images. I have found that the images need to be edited to accommodate the available size limits in the PDF file. I have also found it desirable to adjust colors and other properties to allow presentation of image combinations in a pleasing manner in Publisher. I often modify the image crop to better work in Publisher. I have copies of all the images I could use in Publisher into set of folders that will be used for developing the Publisher PDF file. This will leave the originals images alone. All modifications for the PDF file will be done to the copied images. My questions 1 - What is the best way for me to use these images? 2 - Should I import *.afphoto images or jpeg images into Publisher? 3 - What resolution should I use? 4 - How do I edit an image in Photo and have an updated image in Publisher? 5 - Is the updating in Publisher automatic or must I edit the *.afphoto file and replace the image in Publisher? I am a novice at this, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have included a Photo image as an example of my flower images. White_flower_w_3_types_of_pedels_v2_DSC00547.afphoto
  17. Please consider adding QR Code Generator like in PagePlus to the trio or at least as plugin...
  18. Can you modify the tint of a global colour? From what I've found you can edit the CMYK / RGB etc. values, but no tint. So if I need to globally change a colour from 95% to 85% tint I have to find every instance of that colour or am I missing something? I've tried so many different ways with opacity and tint, but can't figure it out. Many thanks!
  19. "This document appears to be corrupted.\n\nThe document must now be closed" I worked on this document last night, saved everything and closed. Logged in today only to find out my file is properly loading in background but affinity is displaying an error message and the document shall be closed. all of my work is lost! here is a video and i am providing the file too for developers to take a took. ScreenRecorderProject2.mp4 Template1.afpub
  20. Why, when exporting an Affinity Publisher document to PDF, a specific page is completely rasterized (texts, vector graphics, etc.), and the other pages keep texts as texts and vector graphics as such? I need the texts to be kept as texts and the vector graphics as vector graphics, because if I export to a small PDF, if the text is rasterized in low resolution, it is almost unreadable and it looks ugly. Anyone ever happened something similar?
  21. I am having difficulties getting a document to print centered on the page for a ledger size document. The document was set as ledger size in landscape. When going to print, it shows that the landscape option looks like it is printing in portrait (shown below). I have tried printing in landscape and portrait mode. How can I get this document centered on the page? The three pictures below show the different ways that it prints. Thank you for any help!
  22. ***Affinity feature requests*** * Having a Hex color Input box on "HSL color wheel" dialog box. * Global Gradient Swatches. Are they this hard to implement in affinity software...it's been 3 years almost and the top design app for mac still doesn't support global gradient swatches, why is that? * Dynamic Styles. Yes, a workaround for this is using a symbol but having a dynamic style instead of using a Symbol can be used in many areas, means, i can implement a dynamic style with shadows and glow to a circle, a rectangle, a polygon...while having ability to manipulate and watch effects like shadows taking change on multiple objects in real time. You get the idea, right? Specially for Ui/Ux designers. * Symbol lock (Sometimes we end up making changes to symbols only to zoom out and realizing those changes impact symbols on the entire page. Hence a special symbol locking mechanism would be very welcomed where we can lock symbols so that they can be moved and resized but cannot be modified or implement changes to their appearances) * PDF, Word documents (and i suspect some other document types) could not be set as linked like various image formats. They remain embedded and could not be linked which clutter the affinity document thus increasing file size. * It's impossible to separate/group swatches within a swatch category, please do something about it * Shape builder tool (We all know it how much us designers are craving for this handy dandy boolean operation tool. come on team serif * We can create separate grids for separate artboards, but we cannot set different grid line color for each cardboard. Suppose if i change grid line color or opacity to "green" on one artboard, all other artboards also have same grid line color and opacity. This gets troublesome when we have multiple artboards with different grids and you have to jump in between. * Shape Blend tool (least priority but essential tool) * Mirroring tool (I get the idea to use symbols as workaround for mirroring but wont a separate tool make tasks a lot easier for logo/graphic designer?) * Functionality to add more Api within Affinity software to grab assets from websites, just like unsplash is the only one currently supported. (https://developer.flaticon.com/landing) * When exporting an artboard, the default filename should be the name of the artboard. For bonus points, a way to export multiple artboards (from the same document, with the same settings) at once would also be very helpful. * Export Persona (or something that make exporting easy) for Publisher as well. Would love to hear your thoughts on this thread. Also, if you found my post/thread/content contributing and containing genuine new feature requests do mention and share your views. it'll make my day 😃
  23. Everytime I open it I get this error Process: Affinity Publisher [694] Path: /Applications/Affinity Publisher.app/Contents/MacOS/Affinity Publisher Identifier: com.seriflabs.affinitypublisher Version: ??? Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: ??? [1] Responsible: Affinity Publisher [694] User ID: 501 Date/Time: 2020-03-10 09:24:50.114 -0500 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.15.4 (19E250c) Report Version: 12 Bridge OS Version: 3.0 (14Y908) Anonymous UUID: 01EA22D2-8E27-E210-3FC6-3133B001D84E Time Awake Since Boot: 150 seconds System Integrity Protection: enabled Crashed Thread: 0 Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (Code Signature Invalid) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY Termination Reason: Namespace CODESIGNING, Code 0x1 kernel messages: VM Regions Near 0 (cr2): --> __TEXT 000000010c13d000-000000010c193000 [ 344K] r-x/r-x SM=COW Thread 0 Crashed: 0 ??? 0x0000000113882000 _dyld_start + 0 Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit): rax: 0x0000000000000000 rbx: 0x0000000000000000 rcx: 0x0000000000000000 rdx: 0x0000000000000000 rdi: 0x0000000000000000 rsi: 0x0000000000000000 rbp: 0x0000000000000000 rsp: 0x00007ffee3ac2c18 r8: 0x0000000000000000 r9: 0x0000000000000000 r10: 0x0000000000000000 r11: 0x0000000000000000 r12: 0x0000000000000000 r13: 0x0000000000000000 r14: 0x0000000000000000 r15: 0x0000000000000000 rip: 0x0000000113882000 rfl: 0x0000000000000200 cr2: 0x0000000000000000 Logical CPU: 0 Error Code: 0x00000000 Trap Number: 0 Binary Images: 0x10c13d000 - 0x10c192ff7 +??? (???) <6028468A-1E60-3342-A967-B3AAC2D07C16> (null) 0x113881000 - 0x113912eff +??? (750.5) <349ECE28-AB27-3085-8A4E-1471F57C4ACF> (null) External Modification Summary: Calls made by other processes targeting this process: task_for_pid: 0 thread_create: 0 thread_set_state: 0 Calls made by this process: task_for_pid: 0 thread_create: 0 thread_set_state: 0 Calls made by all processes on this machine: task_for_pid: 137 thread_create: 0 thread_set_state: 0 VM Region Summary: ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=1348K resident=0K(0%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=1348K(100%) Writable regions: Total=8408K written=0K(0%) resident=0K(0%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=8408K(100%) VIRTUAL REGION REGION TYPE SIZE COUNT (non-coalesced) =========== ======= ======= STACK GUARD 56.0M 1 Stack 8192K 1 __DATA 268K 4 __DATA_CONST 20K 1 __LINKEDIT 420K 2 __TEXT 928K 2 shared memory 8K 2 =========== ======= ======= TOTAL 65.6M 13 Model: MacBookPro13,3, BootROM 265.0.0.0.0, 4 processors, Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 2.6 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 2.38f10 Graphics: kHW_IntelHDGraphics530Item, Intel HD Graphics 530, spdisplays_builtin Graphics: kHW_AMDRadeonPro450Item, AMD Radeon Pro 450, spdisplays_pcie_device, 2 GB Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, LPDDR3, 2133 MHz, 0x802C, 0x4D5435324C31473332443450472D30393320 Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, LPDDR3, 2133 MHz, 0x802C, 0x4D5435324C31473332443450472D30393320 AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x15A), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.111.1 AirPortDriverBrcmNIC-1600.4) Bluetooth: Version 7.0.4f5, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0 USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus USB Device: Apple T1 Controller Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 41.2 Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 41.2
  24. I started producing this mag some years ago in Page plus then progressed to Scribus, Xara and now to Affinity. it is published on line and is free to view. SEW is a region of the embroiderers guild which is a charity. This is my first attempt with Affinity. It took me a while to get the hang of the persona and I still have a lot to learn but I found it very intuitive and and the design programme easy to use. The magazine is 246 pages with an appendix of 119. it is on our web site http://sewregionmagazin.com
  25. Hi fellow designers, i was working in Publisher and switched to the Photo persona to work on an image, after selecting my image with the selection tool I proceeded to refine my select and it crashes Publisher and Photo.. Is this a known bug and if so when will this be fixed. Thanks.
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