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  1. I updated my Designer to last version 1.8.5 and setup failed with this message: The installer has insufficient priviledges to access this directory: C (maybe location is more specific than C, but I cannot see more, maybe because of Affinity dialog box size) I am with main user login. Any idea why and how to fix it? Thanks.
  2. Hi, I am looking for advice on how to properly set up my canvas in Affinity Photo for print. I have only created composites for use across web and digital content - never print. Few things to know: - I do not use my own photos, only royalty free imagery from sites like Pixaby. So I never begin with a set “background”. - I would like to set up my canvas for large prints (i.e 24x36, 16x20, etc). However, is there a way to set up these sizes that is scalable so that I have the option to print it much smaller if I wanted, without distorting the image? - I’m not certain how DPI, pi
  3. The update from 1.8.2 to 1.8.3 fails quite early with "Setup failed". The log ends up with the message: +Creating InstallOperation + Path: C:\Program Files\Affinity Photo\ + WantShortcut: False +Requesting operation: SetupUI.InstallOperation +Switching to page: Operation +Starting MsiOperation +Error: Systém nemůže otevřít zadaný soubor nebo zařízení. +MsiOperation result: 110 +Setting result page message: Setup failed The error message says that the specified file or device cannot be opened. Tried to restart the computer, run the setup with administrator rig
  4. Hi AffinityPublisher breaked down after opening a certain file (yesterday it worked perfectly) all the time, I made the suggested update. The installation started, but then suddenly the info pops up "Fehler beim Setup" and the installation stops. Not even the old version is working anymore. What can I do? Thanks a lot for your help! Kind regards, Ariadna
  5. I"m wondering if there is some kind of setup for pen types. I can't seem to see anything & pressure sensitivity is not working right out of the box. cheers, james-
  6. After updating Designer I get the massage "Fehler beim Setup/Error during setup". Now I can not start Designer anymore.
  7. I use to use pageplus to make my greeting cards with a layout for greeting cards and then design and print how would I be able to do this in publisher if at all possible if someone is able to help I look forward to hearing from you many thanks David
  8. I am very new to Publisher and have no experience with In Design. I am a moderate level user of Photoshop. That said, I was experimenting with Publisher and discovered I could upload a document and easily edit/change the headers. So I was hooked. The document's pages (all of them) were showing on the left side and also in the middle. Now the pages on the left are no longer showing and I must make all edits with the center panel. How can I get the pages to also show on the left side again. I can't do a search because I don't know the terms for any of this. Thanks!
  9. Hello Peoples, Hello Team ! Well today i want to raise a point that we often skip as we move on to more cool and nice Affinity stuffs and that point is: Layer color setup ! Yes often want to make better organization of our layers and marking them with appropriated colors (personal way to code this and that) is often what we tend to do but ! The actual way to do that is a bit of ... not as bad but ... too long and too burried/hidden : Right Click on the layer - scroll down to properties then proceed ! Now let's think of it in a different way. (that's the purpose of this sugg
  10. So, I just recently purchased Affinity Photo in hopes to have a software like photoshop to draw and paint on and the reviews looked pretty good. But, when I try to draw using the paint brush it pixelates first and then becomes a line and I have no idea what to do and there was no guide as to what can be done. I saw a video where it said the software needs to be set up in a certain way to draw and paint efficiently. If there is set ups to this please let me know. Also, there seems to be some color glitch where i select the color but still can't paint it on the canvas. Help Me.
  11. I am well aware that I can set Margins when I created a new document and then change Margins after the fact by digging down into the Master page "Spread Properties." But is there a good reason why there is no conveniently accessible "Margins" command in the Document menu? That menu would be the most logical and intuitive place to find it. InDesign has "Margins and Columns..." in their Layout men, so anyone can easily find it without brainstorming or reading a manual, and I would argue a menu command is faster to access than (1) finding the Master, (2) right-clicking on the Master, (3) and th
  12. Hi Guys, I feel like I'm hammering this forum for help at present so sorry, but I'm just having a few issues lately stemming from here. So this issue is because AD can't open my last project so I have started again and in "New Document" I set the type to "Web" with custom size. However I wanted to change the size so hit the "Document Setup" button at top of page to change it. When I do this the documents type has changed to "Print" Does this actually change anything or is this just a string(word) & the other settings(Sizes, DPI, etc) rule what the page does? I have attached an
  13. I'm sure this is going to be a simple answer that I have just not been able to find for myself but I'm tearing my hair (what little there is left) out over this. How do I create custom document types and page presets that I can pick from the new document dialogue in Designer? I have never picked one of the builtin types, they are just not sizes I ever need to use but there are a couple of dozen other sizes I use a lot that I am forever having to look up the settings for as I switch between them. Blog featured image, facebook cover picture, icon, forum avatar, that sort of thing. I
  14. The inches don't seem to convert correctly. When I set up a document to be 21" x 18" and click pixels, it goes to 6300px x 5400px It should be 3150px x 2700px I tried another way where I set up a document as 21x18", make my design, and export. It exports much larger than 3150x2700px*. It only correctly saves at the correct pixels if I type in the specific pixels, as opposed to the equivalent inches. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug? *PS: I thought it might have something to do with the DPI, but when switching from 300dpi to 150dpi** (which is what I need for Spoonf
  15. Coming from the Adobe suite, I'm used to being able to save document setups (dimensions, resolution, color space, margins, bleeds etc.) but I can't find that option in Affinity Designer. It's a real time saver when you frequently use the same document setup (A4, A5, business card).
  16. I've just bought and downloaded Affinity Designer for Windows. Whenever I try to run the installer I get this message: "Setup cannot continue because a previous installation requires your computer to be restarted. Please restart your computer and rerun Setup." I have now restarted my computer twice since then and I still get the message when I run Setup. Since getting this error I have also successfully installed the Public Beta of Affinity Designer, restarted, run it (got the beta ended message), then uninstalled it. But subsequently, when running the full version Setup I still g
  17. Hi, how should I setup a document settings for web page design? I am using macbook pro with 2560 x 1600 px resolution (native 1680 x 1050) and every time, I've made an export, the site was blurred or too big. I've tried every combinations of res and DPI, but no config works :-/ My best try was 1680 x 1050 px, 300 DPI. @1x was ok by dimensions but blurred, @2x was too big. When I use my design in Google Chrome and zoom out to 50% (using @2x export), the result was ideal (fit the screen and no blurred). But I can't making designs like that :-(
  18. I've just purchased Photo, but I cant get to setup. When I try to run I get an error message "setup cannot continue because a previous installation requires your computer to be restarted. Please restart your computer and rerun setup" I have never had a previous installation - this is the first ever product I have purchased. However, i have tried restarting my PC and I still get the same error message. Help! How can I get past this to actually install and set up the software?
  19. Hi there, I would like to request that Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer can silently install without asking for email/product key. Then the email/product key will be asked on first launch. I would probably have payed 200% of the price for a Linux version. But since Serif decided not to go that way, I'm using a virtual machine with Windows. The Windows evaluation reboots every 2 hours and expires after a month. I can automate the provisioning for rebuilding the VM for most things, but not for Affinity products.
  20. Hello, I've been trying to install Affinity Designer on Windows 10 and have been running into some issues. The problem has already been raised in the following forum post but was never resolved (as far as I could tell) https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/32496-unable-to-install-affinity-designer-windows-on-windows-10/ Whenever I run the installer, nothing happens despite the installer showing up in Task Manager. I have rebooted the system and run as admin but still had no luck. Attached is a copy of the logs that are being produced. Let me know if I need to provi
  21. Can someone please give me a quick guide on how to set up a digital tablet. Specifically, how do you set up pressure sensitivity in regards to size/color/opacity, and other features in Affinity?
  22. I had public beta version installed on my system, I deleted its folder from program files, it's not in my programs list to uninstall. now I want to install newly purchased 1.5.1 version, but it fails. see the screenshot in attachment. there are no error logs in temp folder or in windows event viewer.
  23. I want to set a magnetic grid to allow for a drawing of horizontal, vertical AND diagonal lines resulting in equal looking round edges / curves. How to set this up? Here is a small part of a map I'm about to set up - and what I'm aiming at and about how it should look finally
  24. hi, i just downloaded FREE beta from the link for Windows beta and tried to install to my surface pro 3 and while installing prerequisite --> it failed! <Prerequisite installation failed> what happened? help me :unsure:
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