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[Fixed] "drag to resize" changes stroke width when printed

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Complicated situation ahead (sorry English is not my main language)

  1. with the pen draw a horizontal line across the page (stroke width 5pt)
  2. duplicate the line 4 times below
  3. with the move tool shorten some of the duplicated lines to different sizes with a simple drag (drag to resize selection)
  4. although the stroke width wasn't changed, when I print, I get 5 lines with different stroke width
  5. when I print to PDF with Pdf-XChange the strokes display and print as intended (same stroke with)


redo points 1-2

now

with the move tool shorten some of the duplicated lines to different sizes with shift+Drag (preserve aspect ratio)

the print is right (same original stroke width)

there is something wrong!!

in case 1
the print driver follows the "preserve aspect ratio" scheme by increasing or decreasing the stroke width

in case 2
neither the display nor the print changes when resizing by shift+Drag (preserve aspect ratio)
the stroke with is not affected by the operation (wich I can understand btw.)

to me the conclusion is: do not print from AD or AP as any thick stroke could be looking different than intended

hope somebody can reproduce this

printed on a Hp laserjet 3015 PCL5

 

 


Windows 10 pro 64; HP elitebook 8540; A-Designer latest; A-Publisher latest; A-Photo Latest

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Hi Clavote,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Check if you have Scale with object ticked or not in the Stroke panel. This affects the results you get. If it is ticked the stroke's width will be reduced when you shrink the line because it's being scaled along with the length of the line, otherwise it will kept the stroke's width.

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Thanks Meb

Half of my problem is solved
the printing part is still strange


Windows 10 pro 64; HP elitebook 8540; A-Designer latest; A-Publisher latest; A-Photo Latest

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We have made fixes/improvements to Windows printing in the latest customer beta. Sorry this issue has taken so long to get resolved properly. If you would like to try these changes the beta software is available in the forum posts listed below.

The latest beta builds are downloadable from links at the top of each of these beta forum posts.

These betas install parallel, next to the release version (they do not overwrite your release) and so the fixes can be tried in the beta without affecting your normal workflow in the release version.

Once these programs have been through a full beta process the change will be released in a future free 1.8.0 update/patch to all customers.


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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