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  1. I am experiencing a bug with the latest Affinity Designer version (1.8.5.703) : When exporting to a PDF file, the different layers are not exported as they should ... Once the PDF file is opened in Adobe Reader (and Adobe Illustrator) the layers preview pane does not show any layers. The bug is repeated as many times on Windows 10 version and this on two different computers. I specify that the bug occurs by using the menu> file> export ... as well as by using persona export ... This is particularly annoying when exporting PDF files with CutContour and cutting printing ... I hope you will solve the problem without difficulties and wish you good luck ... receive my full consideration. Guillaume
  2. (split by mod from this related thread ) New to Affinity Publisher - 5 page document for web viewing + embedded small file images (see below) Doc set up (see below image) and the calculating exporting to PDF small digital size is taking far too long. I have to choose PDF (flattened) for the document to export. Resulting in light grey lines around the images. I have tried to follow members thread on the same problem with no avail. Please help - this is for a client. [1.8.6 version on macOS Mojave 10.14.6]
  3. Hi all, I made a complex illustration for a poster with lots of structures, brushes etc. The exported Pdf shows a strange fogginess in some parts of the illustration in Apple Mail only – in Adobe Acrobat, in the app Apple Preview, the preview in Finder and when converted in Photoshop everything looks fine and the values seem to be o.k., too. However it is not only irritating me, I am afraid my clients may see the same effect in their mail programme, so I wonder what is the problem and how to get rid of it. Any ideas? Screenshot attached shows the display in Apple Mail 13.4 on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 on the left, the original file in Affinity Designer 1.8.6 on the right.
  4. 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
  5. "An error occurred while exporting to ...." Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 Fix those bugs guys... Seriously. plakat.afdesign
  6. 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
  7. I am having the same issue, whereby a document created in Affinity Designer, some images are Jpg and some are PNG. (see attachment). I export the document to a PDF and the PNG images print black around them, it doesn't matter whether I export for print or web or 192 or 300. Visually on screen and in the exported PDF there is not a problem. Only on the printed document. I have had HP online today working on this problem thinking it is the printer, they have re-installed the drivers and it is still happening. This did not happen 6 months ago. I had printed a document out 12 months ago, no problems, then had to edit it and re-print a few months ago and this problem started occurring. I am using an iMac with Catalina installed, but this problem happened before that new operating system. I am using a HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 printer. I have been creating these documents for some 5 years without problem. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
  8. Hi, in Affinity Publisher, when I export the document to PDF, text is displaying as gibberish (see attached screenshot). The font is a standard Google font (Lato) , so there should be no licensing issues. What might be causing this, is there a way around it? Thanks!
  9. I have placed a 64 page PDF document (made in FileMaker 18) into Publisher and no problems with that. Although having to select each page of the PDF for each page in Publisher is a hazle. It was so much easier in InDesign where I could continue placing pages until I reached the end of the PDF file. The problem is that when I change the PDF in FileMaker and then try to update in Publisher, the program just hangs and won't respond anymore. Have anyone experienced this? I am on a Mac with macOS Catalina.
  10. Hi guys, I would like to understand the process on export and why the exported PDFs are so big. I just created 16-page brochure meant for electronic use - 2200x1500px. It has total of 9 images which I've downsampled in advance to smaller sizes at 72dpi. If I choose PDF (digital - high quality) it results into 50MB file. If I choose PDF (digital - low quality) it results into 40MB file. In both cases the images are compressed to 85% - I don't want to go lower as this document is meant for developer presentation and they need the pictures to really stand up and be of high quality. The document's resolution is 72dpi. Now here comes the fun part: The thing is that when I ran both of these files through online PDF Resizer with the setting 'Medium quality (150 dpi images)' I got two files - 5.6MB and 4.6MB - and guess what: I cannot tell the difference! The text looks the same, the pictures look exactly the same. How on earth is this possible and why Affinity Publisher cannot do this process on its own? Thanks for your thoughts.
  11. We open a lot of Illustrator files in Affinity Designer. Normally this works great. Now we have an Illustrator file where the text will not load into AD. There is not a single text block loaded in the document. Not even missing fonts. When we export to PDF from Illustrator and open the PDF in Edge or Adobe Reader the text is displayed perfectly. When importing that PDF into AD everything disappears again. When I use Ghostscript to convert the AI to PDF the PDF is also displayed ok in the browser or Adobe Reader. When opening in AD I get some missing fonts. When I replace them with another font the text loaded is gibberish. It seems like the wrong encoding or something. Also when copying the text from the pdf, the same thing occurs. issue.ai illustrator-exported.pdf ghostscript-converted.pdf
  12. When exporting a Publisher document to PDF it doesn't embed or display the font correctly. Please see attached screenshot. Font used in the document SF Mono ☞ https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ Publisher: 1.8.4 macOS: 10.15.17
  13. I'd love to see Affinity Publisher support tagged and accessible PDFs from the ground up, ideally with full support for PDF/UA. Many institutions and government bodies require this for public documents, and making it part of the program's logic could be a major selling point. I am not convinced that the way in which InDesign implements this in is the best way of going about it; it tends to create a lot of extra work that most people don't bother with. Instead, it should be possible to use this structural information to make document creation more efficient and improve a print/Web workflow.
  14. Hello, In Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 I have a problem exporting the correct colors to PDF. What worked for me until October 21, 2020 without problems, now makes mistakes with the same settings. I am sending an example in the attachment. Let's focus on the logo at the top right. Its correct colors are: orange 0-50-100-0 and gray: 0-0-0-60 This was fine in version 02 of my document. In version 03 of this document, as well as in all my other documents, the colors of the linked objects appear differently than the original. The problem is only with linked sources, because the bar in the graphics is the same color 0-50-100-0 and it is interpreted correctly. When I export from document 02 now, the colors always come out badly. I tried all the basic PDF export PRESETS. Please, give me an advice. Or I'll hope it's just a small update bug. version inz_210x148_zdstzdmv_03.pdf - wrong colours of linked objects orange. 0-52-93-0 and gray: 55-45-40-6) version inz_210x148_zdstzdmv_02.pdf - correct colours of linked objects (orange. 0-50-100-0 and gray: 0-0-0-60) Thank you fb-art_CMYK.psd logo_ctverec.ai inz_210x148_zdstzdmv_02.afpub inz_210x148_zdstzdmv_03.afpub inz_210x148_zdstzdmv_02.pdf inz_210x148_zdstzdmv_03.pdf
  15. I am fairly new to AP but successfully used the program to publish a pdf monthly newsletter - and was very pleased. However, I'm failing to publish this months newsletter because when exporting to pdf an error message occurs. Not good - I have a deadline to meet. Try as I might (surfed the message boards) the failure persists. I have found a workaround - go to print and then print as PDF works - but this is not satisfactory. I note that many users are having similar problems - with some varied advice given from this website. I'm looking for a solution and would welcome comment from someone who has had the problem and resolved it. I use an iMac Retina 4k / OS 10.15.7 - Many thanks
  16. A big problem for me is the fact, that I cannot place PDFs in APub with embedded fonts that are not installed on my computer. Well, I can place them but they don’t look like they should, because the missing fonts were replaced! In a magazine I have to place a minimum of 70 ads that I get as PDFs from multiple customers. I only have to place them onto my pages within the editorial content. And they have to be ‚as they are‘ when it comes to printing. It’s not possible to tell all the customers: "Please give me all the fonts you have used"! So please make it possible to use PDFs the common way: Put a PDF on a layout as it is, whether the fonts used in it are installed or not. Kindest regards Udo
  17. 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.
  18. Is it posible to import pdf-s as image in affinity photo? Because many times client don't have all fonts what is embeded and used in pdf-s.
  19. I'm new to Affinity, and maybe I'm missing something, but I design and print labels for various products. I start with one file in Publisher that has the labels for a product type, then I'll export certain pages to a PDF, and import them into a new Publisher file that has the layout for the label sheets I'm using. Some designs have a bleed, and I always make sure to include bleed on export, but when I import (place) them into the new file, the bleed isn't included. I'll double check the pdf file dimensions to make sure the bleed is there, but the file gets trimmed to size when I import them. Is there a setting I am missing somewhere?
  20. PDF to AfPub files doubling the size of curve lines. You have two documents open, one is an Afpub file, the other a PDF. The PDF contains an advert with a colour box border of 5pt width. When copying the advert across, it now becomes a box of 10pt width. The same thing seems to happen inconsistently with all forms of curve lines and shapes.
  21. EXPORT PDF for printing. (have three layers) -> When I open it at Affinity Designer, there are three layers. -> Open at Adobe Illustrator and there's no layer. I have to deliver a pdf(with layers) to someone who uses Adobe, but I can't. Please check!
  22. Hi guys, I'm currently having strange color shifts when exporting from Affinity Publisher into PDF. The color of the imported RGB .jpg image is strongly shifted close to grayscale when the document is being exported, even if the used gradiation curve layer (for matching the target color space) is only slightly affecting the overall colors of the image. When exporting the pages as .jpg with CMYK format this color shift is not visible. For better understand of the effect, I attached three images: 1st image: screenshot of page within Affinity Publisher without softproof 2nd image: screenshot of page within Affinity Publisher with softproof 3rd image: screenshot of the exported pdf opened in Acrobat Reader DC (but I get the same behavior also in other PDF readers and even when reopening the pdf in Publisher) I'm exporting into ISO coated v2 300% (ECI) color space. In publisher I'm using the corresponding preflight for softproof and disabling the softproof layer before export. The behavior seems not to be dependent on the selected PDF compatibly version (I'm using PDF/X-3:2003). I'm using Publisher 1.8.4 under Catalina 10.15.7. Many thanks for your help!
  23. I have created an extensive document with many PNGs with transparency. I want to provide and compress them as PDF eBook. However, with normal printing of the compressed PDFs, the images are printed with a black background. This does not happen when printing uncompressed PDFs. Here the printout and the file:
  24. We are currently transferring from Adobe to Affinity on all our graphics workstations. Therefore we discovered a bug as follows: When a designer file has a photo file linked via resource manager we get an not further specific error when exporting the designer file to a PDF. This only happens, under certain conditions: We can reproduce this issue when the photo file linked in the designer has eg. a hue/saturation adjustment applied to one layer and masks applied to another layer and groups. Rasterising only the group with the mask attached does NOT solve the issue. Rasterising all groups solves the issue but then I will not need to link the photo file anymore, as I could link a flatend TIFF instead to keep the base changeable. We can reproduce this in almost any project we started with photo and designer. We also tested komplex photo files without masks and adjustments. In this case the PDF-export in Designer works fine. I have attached a screenshot of the layers of an example photo file causing this issue. Once everything is rasterised it will work, but thats not a solution for us. Thanks for the help! Philipp
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