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William Overington

Select All and transparent background for png

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I have just exported a poem (not written by me) as a png file from Affinity Publisher beta.

I had pasted the text in from the original in another Serif forum.

I formatted the text using a test font that I had produced for another Affinity Publisher forum thread.

I noticed two things during the process.

I could not find a Select All for the text in the text frame that contained the poem. Is there one? If not, one added in would be helpful.

When exporting the png there did not appear to be an option to use a transparent background png. For this poem I did not want a transparent background. However the facility would be good to have available.

William Overington

Friday 28 December 2018

 


Using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England

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On 12/28/2018 at 5:49 AM, William Overington said:

I could not find a Select All for the text in the text frame that contained the poem. Is there one? If not, one added in would be helpful.

With a text cursor in the frame, Ctrl+a or Select > Select All both work for me.

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When exporting the png there did not appear to be an option to use a transparent background png. For this poem I did not want a transparent background. However the facility would be good to have available.

I would normally expect someone to use Designer for this kind of project, not Publisher. However, it can work in Publisher, too.

One method: First, make sure your document has a transparent background. You can set that during File > New by checking the box on the Color tab, or later via File > Document Setup (again, on the Color tab). Then, when exporting, use the PNG-24 preset.

Another: Without setting "transparent background" if you select all the text, then on the Export dialog use the Area option "Selection without background" this should also work. I'd still recommend PNG-24 as the preset.

Note that for either of those, if you do want some kind of colored background you can set that using the More... dialog during Export, and specifying a color via the Matte option.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.502 Beta

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