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Hi out there


After I've made a pdf from a file and I go to File - Share - Mail, the file is exported as a jpeg and not a pdf.


Is there something I'm missing in my settings that I haven't checked?


Can I export a pdf directly from Affinity Designer - version 1.4.2?


Advice gratefully received








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Hi Vernon,

No, you cannot export/send a PDF directly from Affinity Designer/Photo to Mail app. The command you found in File menu sends the file as a JPG as you discovered.

To add the PDF as an attachment you have to do it manually, dragging it from the Finder to the Mail app.

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As with all Mac apps, go to Print. In print dialog (show details), at bottom left you can send a PDF via Mail, or you can open a PDF in Preview, then share it. Only issue is it can be a large pdf file if the original is high rez.


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