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  1. A couple days ago I asked about the value of pdfTool in a Quark forum. One comment was unexpected in that they pointed out that the tool is especially good for adding to a Publisher workflow in that it hasn't been around as long and may need a little more help than mature products like Quark and InDesign. That one perspective alone almost justified it's $500+ price tag. I wanted to know have other people found that those two products work really well together? Publisher is the only tool in the suite I haven't explored extremely in depth and I haven't even installed pdfToolbox yet. I like how Serif keeps the price low which allows for workflows like installing it on non-designers computers as I mentioned a couple days ago. Since the work in my company needs to pass by me the more expensive product (pdfToolbox) only needs to be installed on my machine. At first I didn't understand the very low pricing that Serif was doing but now it makes sense. I have even grown to like the name in that it may confuse some Microsoft Publisher users to accidentally start using Serif Publisher.
  2. Hi, I have an issue when exporting to PDF a Publisher document with black Backgrounds created with rectangle box layers (R0-G0-B0), no Transparency: The export option "PDF for WEB" and "PDF/X4" give always correct Results, but "PDF for Export" and "PDF for Print" produces a grey background instead of a black one. After unsinstalling (with AppCleaner) and reinstalling Affinity Publisher (Version : 1.7.2), creating a new File with 3 pages seemed to work well. But after adding either a new page or duplicating a page or master page, the problem reappeared. Once the problem had occurred, no way to get aware of it. Actually, even creating a new file with only one page and master gives a grey instead of balck backround of when exported to PDF for Print. THX for Your help CatalogueBase_PDF_X4_300dpi.pdf CatalogueBase_PDFforExport.pdf CatalogueBase_PDFforPrint300dpi.pdf CatalogueBase_PDFforWeb.pdf CatalogueBase.afpub
  3. 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
  4. Hi, I used Affinity Photo for calendar design last year, and imported the days of the months from PDFs generated by Preview.app. This worked well in last year's version – see the upper part of the attached file. However, the latest version 1.7.2 breaks the very same PDF – and all the new ones for that matter – see lower part. It displays correctly in Photoshop, Keynote, and other apps, but not Affinity Photo. Is there a solution in sight?
  5. Preflight at the printers warns that the PDF does not overprint black even though the option "Overprint black" was selected when exporting. I don't have Acrobat, so I can't check it. Attached is a sample source file, exported pdf and export settings screen. Please check and confirm. If confirmed, report an error. Link Dropbox for source file https://www.dropbox.com/s/fgz70g1y6mmxom3/Test_DLx3.afpub?dl=0 Link Dropbox for PDF file https://www.dropbox.com/s/qfrjiizopxj3fkg/Test_DLx3.pdf?dl=0 I apologize for my English - Google translate.
  6. I have created a new project with a few master pages, each of them as facing pages. All appears to be well until I output to PDF, and at that point, Publisher puts the first page on a portrait page, as expected, but places subsequent page pairs on paper in landscape, two pages per sheet. I have reviewed the tutorial for Master pages, the help on the subject, and have looked high and low in settings for anything which might affect this. Is this a known issue, of have I missed something?
  7. Hello I am working with pdfs and want to have a transparent colored object above it. The pdf are mostly transparent but have some white areas in it. The colored object is displayed differently on white planes or on transparent areas. The results also varie depending on how I placed it. I expect all white colored areas to be the same color in the blue rectangle. picture frame and transparancy.afpub
  8. Hi, A client sent me a pdf file to work with. One of the pages opens with no problem. The other has a mesh like a pattern from a fabric and affinity designer just opens a red immage. In my pdf reader its fine. Does anyone know what is happening? I already made a repair to the program but not changes. Update: I printed the file with a PDF printer and was able to open the file as an image. Not ideal solution. Does anyone have some idea of what is happening and how to resolve it? I spent 2 days back and forth with the client cause they didn't understand why I was seeing a red image. teste.pdf
  9. I have a fairly large table of contents (2 column, 1 page) with maybe ~100 entries (20 chapters, the rest level 2) in a PDF that has 164 pages. About 95% of the hyperlinks in the TOC in the generated PDF go to the correct page. However, there's a handful that go to the next page (TOC page + 1) instead of page 86 or 87 or whatever it says in the TOC. This works for almost everything and requires me to click on each specific link to make sure it's valid or not. This is another deal breaker (besides the ability to generate PDF bookmarks from TOC or header styles or whatever) for digital publishers - when the TOC hyperlinks doesn't work! And there's no bookmarks! So users reading large documents will get a subpar PDF experience! Also, what's also annoying is that I need to insert a column break to prevent orphan chapter/section (the last entry on col 1 is a chapter title with it's subsections at top of col 2, so I insert a col break to make it look correct), then I get the pop-up saying "TOC has changed" on every.single.export. Even though nothing has change. I just added a col break inside of the TOC. Edit: Added image from Acrobat Pro that shows the hyperlink properties. This hyperlink property is for the chapter "Sembia" and page "88" link below it, but it says Page 4 (TOC is on Page 3).
  10. While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.
  11. Hi there, I have to say I really appreciate your effort and I do like your apps. I still hassitate about switching from CS6, but there are people around who made the step and rely on your apps. I was asked for help by one of those people with a relatively simple document in Publisher. We sorted things out, but then I looked closely at an advert that came from exterlan studio as a usual PDF and I could not believe my eyes. The document had all fonts substituted! It did a relatively good job and the difference was not huge, but still - it was different. I tried to import the file in a different way, looked in the preferences for some kind of a switch, that would allow to leave the PDF as is and not parse it on import. NOTHING. So I tried the other two apps, hoping for a way of at least rasterizing the PDF in Photo. NOTHING. I have not found a way of including the external PDF in the publisher document so that it looks as intended. If that is correct (and it is not my mistake of not finding a way) then it is a BUG hidden behind the facade of a feature. The software is unusable for everyone who needs to include external PDFs in his documents, because there is no way of having all the fonts included in any external PDF. And there is no way of having all texts in the external PDFs outlined. It might work with 50 % of them, but the rest... Q1: Is there really no way of importing a PDF "AS IS" (without parsing is and thus substituting missing fonts and altering the look of the document)? Q2: Is there really no way of rasterizing a PDF "AS IS" (without parsing is and thus substituting missing fonts and altering the look of the document)? Suggestion: If the imported PDF had and option (at least in Photo and Publisher) to leave the PDF intact and parsing it only if the user needs it... that would solve the problem (it could be rasterized and imported as bitmap (only a suggestion). I understand, that designers who do not import PDFs from other designers do not encounter this problem, but for all the others (including me) it is rendering the apps unusable. If the above statements are true, PLEASE try to solve this very soon. Thanks. Marek
  12. Urgent, dossier de presse , impossible de générer le document pdf une fois le document chargé, il est impossible d’accéder à la fonction export ou à n'importe quel fonction du menu fichier d'ailleurs je suppose un bug généré par la fonction TDM que je n'ai pas su utilisé. URGENT s'il vous plait Merci de votre de soutien, je dois rendre ce travail aujourd'hui dossier_de_presse_2019_v3.afpub
  13. Hi, Affinity Publisher, 1.7.2, OSX Mojave, iMac retina 5k Publisher crashes when exporting as PDF, either already in the export dialog after a few seconds or at the latest at export itself, if PDF-X 1a/X-3/X-4 is not(!) selected as PDF format. Reproducible, every time. I tried PDF 1.4 instead of PDF 1.7 compatibility in export for Web, the same result. Only with PDF-X the export works (fortunately). The document is a 56-page brochure, 60-70 MB. I have several older versions of the document, the first version doesn't have the error, all later versions crash after a few seconds. Best Thomas
  14. New to the forum, I have by now purchased, downloaded and installed all three Affinity programs (Win 7), and am hoping that Designer can do what both Acrobat Pro and ABBYY Finereader refuse to do. I have a 200-page PDF document that apparently was created, by someone else, in some sort of automated scanner-to-OCR-to-PDF application. The original paper document's pages were 4.25" wide by 7.0" high, but throughout the PDF document they vary somewhat in both directions - in some cases larger, in other cases smaller. The font color throughout is a medium-to-dark gray - notwithstanding that the font color in the original was black. Acrobat Pro XI and DC both are able to correctly crop the over-size pages in both dimensions, but both versions of that program absolutely refuse to increase the under-size values. ABBYY Finereader, OTOH, can be finagled to generate new pages of the correct size, but in doing so it screws up the line justifications on almost every page. So, in addition to needing to make sure all pages end up the desired 4.25" wide by 7.0" high, I need to change the font color to solid black, throughout the document. Acrobat can only do this a single page at a time, which would otherwise be barely tolerable; but in making these labor-intensive color changes it often royally screws up the line justifications and general fit of the text blocks on each page. My version of ABBYY Finereader can change font color only one line at a time, which basically makes the program worthless for my purposes. Bluebeam eXtreme can do what I need to do, but its $549 (US) price is way beyond my current budget. So, before I wade deeply into Designer and risk even more "manual hair loss," does it sound as though the program can be made to do what I need to do? Thank you! MarkT
  15. Hi All, I am new to Designing. And trying to create editable PDF files for my client. What are my current options? Can I create editable PDF directly on any of the Affinity products? If not, how can i go about it? Can I create designs etc on Affinity designer app and then somehow make the PDF editable to be filled by someone. Only basic few words need to be editable. Please help. thanks.!!
  16. My understanding is that the PDF specification allows an attachment to be included in a PDF file. Adobe Reader allows one to extract the attachment(s) from a PDF file that contains one or more attachments. Could Affinity Publisher please have the facility to include an attachment in a PDF file when it is produced? I have a reason for this request. I read recently that (some? many? all?) desktop publisher programs will not allow the editing of a PDF using a font embedded in the PDF unless the font is also installed on the computer. I appreciate that that is to protect the intellectual property rights of font producers and I do not object to that at all and I hope that nobody purports that this request is to circumvent that protection of intellectual property rights. However, if the producer of the font is the also author of the PDF document and the font is for a specialist purpose, it would be helpful to be able to include the font as an attachment to the PDF as well as it being embedded in the PDF and that would be entirely lawful. I appreciate that if the PDF is made available from a website then the font could also be made available from the same website. Yet when sending items to the British Library for legal deposit, the PDF can be included in the catalogue but, as I understand it, the font cannot. So having the font embedded in the PDF would greatly help in archiving for the future. I note however that the British Library does accept fonts for legal deposit as long as they are published. I have deposited various fonts for legal deposit at the British Library and it is likely that I was the first person to do. I appreciate that including this facility will take work, yet I do not how much work. So it is a partly a matter of how long it would take to include and how difficult a task it would be to do it William
  17. 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
  18. Hey! Maybe someone can help me on this: I just want to export a layout from Publisher as a PDF/X3 with K-only - or better: a grey only document wherein are shades of K only (from 1% to 100%). Whenever I use the grey color space setting for export - my document color space is set to grey too - it ends up turning greys into CMYK even if a stroke or form is K-only in Publisher... How might I export such a grey (K-only) PDF correctly? All the best, Chris
  19. 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.
  20. Hey there, I am using Publisher now for some weeks and get really into it. A great plus is the not-lagging experience on large files I knew from Ado... A week ago I started a print project with Publisher and I have to set Logos from an agency. So I import the .eps files I need. But there is an error in importing the gradient used in this logo. Open the file in Affinity Designer shows the same bug. Open the files in Adobe Illustrator everything seems okay. For a self try I exported the files to .pdf, older versions of .eps to .svg but everywhere the bug (and on older versions of eps new bugs...) is still there. Copy paste from Illustrator to Publisher/Designer works often but in this special case not. Same bug result :-( What also is confusing to me is the fact, that the color also seems changing. You can see it on the attached image. The right gradient seems lighter than the original left one!?... Confusing I don't want to use png files in a high quality product also in case of possible cmyk color problems. Has somebody an idea how to fix this or how to make a workaround? Thanks a lot! Max
  21. Hi all, I often get PDF from clients which the vector layers are in many groups and sub groups, and what I need is to merge all the layers to only one curve layer, but I can't find a way to do it since when I select the top most group the Merge Curves option is greyed out. Is there a way to achieve this in a easy or smooth way? Cheers, Juan
  22. I've created a postcard sized document. The top and bottom of the page are pixel layers with fill layers added for gradient and pattern effects. The document views correctly when editing or exporting as an image file (jpeg, png) but when exported as a PDF for printing then the fill layers are incorrect. The fill layers are not filling the object and are cropped inside the pixel layer. See attached for the document and also the rendered jpg and pdf. Invite.afpub Invite1.pdf
  23. Hi Affinity team I'm trying to export a A0 document I created in Affinity Designer in my new iPad Pro. I need to print it so I created it in 600dpi as requested by the printers. Printers also want it as a PDF file so I'm trying to export it as a PDF. Unfortunately I get a message and a clock saying 'Generating export ... ' but it never does. I can generat the file as JPEG and is 35MB. QUESTIONS : 1- Is there any reason why it doesn't export it as PDF? 2- Does reduce the file's weight by merging all the layers and deleting the ones not needed? Thank you for the support Àgata
  24. Hello, Maybe a newbie question! I created a design in Affinity Publisher and exported all pages > PDF. When I view the PDF, the images that overlap to adjacent pages are not aligned properly, they are shifted/doubled. This makes me worry that when I send this document to the printer, it will have the desired result. Does this happen because of a bleed margin? Please advise. Affinity Publisher Problem #0001.pdf
  25. HI there, One feature Photoshop has which I really miss in Affinity Photo is the ability to extract the images from a PDF. Often clients supply a PDF, which contains images that you might want to use without the text over the top, or cropped differently. If you could import the original image, it will be more usable in other projects. Thanks Andy
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