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A question please.

Is the design idea that a .aftemplate file can be used in any of the three Affinity application programs?

So, for example, if a .aftemplate file is produced in Affinity Designer can it then be used in Affinity Publisher?

William

 

Until December 2022, using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England. From January 2023, using an HP laptop running Windows 11 in England.

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7 minutes ago, William Overington said:

So, for example, if a .aftemplate file is produced in Affinity Designer can it then be used in Affinity Publisher?

Yes. To edit elements made with AD specific functions you need to have AD also installed.

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2 minutes ago, William Overington said:

A question please.

Is the design idea that a .aftemplate file can be used in any of the three Affinity application programs?

So, for example, if a .aftemplate file is produced in Affinity Designer can it then be used in Affinity Publisher?

William

 

Yes. When I make a template I tend to do so thinking that it will be used in only one of the three applications. The fact that I can open a multipage Publisher template in Photo is weird.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.7 
Affinity Designer 2.2.0 | Affinity Photo 2.2.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.2.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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Thank you both.

That template files can be accessed in any of the applications is good, because it seems to me that if I set up a template for a single page at 1571 pixels wide by 2171 pixels high at 300 dots per inch then it could be used in any of the Affinity programs to be the blank canvas of the right size to produce a jpg file to be correct for producing a customized greeting card using the following.

https://www.papier.com/portrait-photo-315

That is, artwork for a card 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide with a 3 millimetre bleed area on each edge.

I have found that the left-side bleed area is still on the card, so that it runs down the spine of the fold and so helps in the appearance of a framed card.

However, although they say CMYK I found, because I forgot to set up CMYK, that if I send the jpg file in RGB that the colours come out bright so I continue doing that.

William

 

Until December 2022, using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England. From January 2023, using an HP laptop running Windows 11 in England.

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4 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

The fact that I can open a multipage Publisher template in Photo is weird.

Why is it weird? Consider that any document open in APub can be opened in AP via File > Edit in Photo, or in AD via File > Edit in Designer. This follows from all three apps using exactly the same native file format.

In fact, you can change the file extension of a saved template file from .aftemplate to .afphoto or .afdesign or .afpub & all that happens is the file opens as a regular saved file rather than as a new unsaved document. Likewise, any .afphoto or .afdesign or .afpub file can be 'converted' to a template just by changing the extension.

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Okay, useful and quite helpful but weird. And is it not weird that I can use Photo to open a text only 200 page novel that is a Publisher document. 

Regarding the use of changing the file extensions. This is something I do not recommend. As the exasperated mother said to her hulking 15 year old son "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.7 
Affinity Designer 2.2.0 | Affinity Photo 2.2.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.2.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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17 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Regarding the use of changing the file extensions. This is something I do not recommend.

I mentioned that possibility to make it clear that there really is only one native Affinity document file format. The only thing at all special about the template extension is an Affinity file using it opens as an untitled, unsaved copy of that file.

All 3 1.10.6, & all 3 V21.1 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
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