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Is it possible to include PDF/X-1a:2001 in the export settings?

Most of the printers don't accept PDF/X-1a:2003 (I know, this is insane... but what can I do?)

 

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Thank you so much to everyone looking at this beta and giving feedback - it's very much valued! :)

If you're having a problem seeing the new Appearance panel in the list then maybe try closing down the application, and then starting it up again with Ctrl held down. Choose the option on the reset dialog that appears just to 'Reset studio' and uncheck everything else and hopefully it will play nicely now? I don't know why some people see this issue and others don't but we obviously need to investigate it, sorry... :(

Sorry to everyone using older versions of the OS as it looks like there's a bug that's preventing the list from showing correctly - we'll get on that straight away...

Also, we'll sort out the light-ui bugs, sorry :(

Thanks again for all your help everyone! :D

Matt

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15 hours ago, Timber said:

Here's a zoomed in snapshot of the stepping I'm seeing...

 

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Thanks for this - it's actually a bug with the pressure line styles, so I'll try to look into it... You don't happen to have the file for this shape available do you that you could send me? The arrowheads force the problem to show up as you've chosen 'inside' arrowheads which shorten the curves and then the whole pressure profile gets applied to the shorter curve and it's that combination that is causing the 'step' that you can see... sorry... :( 

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16 hours ago, Gear maker said:

evtonic3, hold down the ctrl key when trying to grab and move the object by a point.  Then a second click will assign the rotate center.  See if that helps.

We're currently tweaking some of the logic here to make it a little clearer, incidentally... so the next beta might work a bit nicer :)

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7 hours ago, MattP said:

Sorry to everyone using older versions of the OS as it looks like there's a bug that's preventing the list from showing correctly - we'll get on that straight away...

Hello @MattP i think the dev team should look at this carefully.
The fact that Affinity can run on very old machine (yet it is not the default choice nor even the recommended thing) is what makes the software really competitive.
All Rolls and Mercedes class of Design software out there can't do what Affinity does in term of portability.

As i said in a previous comment on another topic : Make it run smoothly on old config and even faster on recent config and you will conquer all who want to do colorful stuff and willing to deliver great stuff but don't have budget for subscription model and enough money to buy beast machines.

Blessings !

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1 hour ago, MattP said:

We're currently tweaking some of the logic here to make it a little clearer, incidentally... so the next beta might work a bit nicer :)

Please @MattP schedule couple of 1h Webinar after 1.7 is released to demonstrate all this great stuffs in Class or Lesson mode it will help you to get fresh updates from users but also pertinent live questions you would never expect even from the forum.

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Hi Matt.

Many thanks for great update!

I've spotted a bug when selecting number of curves/paths. Showing position and size of only one of them instead of all.

Screenshot is attached.

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7 minutes ago, bagmetv said:

Hi Matt.

Many thanks for great update!

I've spotted a bug when selecting number of curves/paths. Showing position and size of only one of them instead of all.

Screenshot is attached.

Screen Shot 2019-03-05 at 4.56.53 PM.jpg

Sorry it's not a bug. Forgot to tune off "Transform objects separately" button (killer feature by the way, thanks).

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6 hours ago, MattP said:

Choose the option on the reset dialog that appears just to 'Reset studio' and uncheck everything else and hopefully it will play nicely now?

Matt,  no luck for me.  Still no Appearance panel listed in the studio.  I did a reset studio twice and still don't see it in the list.  I assume it would be showing in the View>Studio list.  This is how it still looks.  Help.  Mike

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Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

Only potential prob I've found with the arrowheads is if you want to add a stroke, yes I know an arrowhead is a stroke, but say you have a spot colour job which includes a map with arrows and you want to add a stroke to the arrows to make them stand out a little, if you just duplicate the stroke in the appearance palate, change to a lighter colour, expand slightly and place behind, it looks a bit dodgy (see 1st test attachment) - a workaround would be to use layer effects, outline which gives the desired result (see 2nd test pdf viewed as separations in Acrobat) but it rasterises the arrow and changes it to cmyk - the solution would be to expand the arrowhead and add a stroke but it currently expands minus the arrowhead (see 3rd test).

I know this is the first implementation of this and serif will eventually perfect it, just thought I'd point it out - still blown away with this feature and having a basic functionality of applying spot colours to grayscale raster images also seen in test attachments.

it's also really great that multiplying an image setup as spots, overprints with the added ability of letting you view the overprint in designer, it works loads better than setting up as overprint ------ ACE------ 

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Hi, i found that you can save the Appearances as styles. The only thing though is that, when you apply this style to a new object, it forgets the details.

For instance, i've saved a style whereby i have two gradients, one from top to bottom and one from left to right (and use the 'Overlay' blend mode). When i now apply this new style to a new object, they're both from left to right. Of course you can change it with a few clicks but it would be nice if it worked flawlessly.

Here's the idea...

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3 hours ago, fde101 said:

It is there for me.

I’m stumped because it should really be there?! You definitely have downloaded the latest version? It’s not on auto update at present (until we’ve released a version of Publisher and Photo that will work with it) :)

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Hello to all. Thanks to the affinity team for the next update and appearance panel.
I also found a bug. If a gradient is selected as the border fill and an arrow is also selected as the cap, the fill behaves inadequately. I recorded it on video.

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27 minutes ago, MattP said:

You definitely have downloaded the latest version?

Again, I *do* have it.  It is others who are reporting that it is missing.

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1 hour ago, MattP said:

I’m stumped because it should really be there?! You definitely have downloaded the latest version? It’s not on auto update at present (until we’ve released a version of Publisher and Photo that will work with it)

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Matt, 1.7.0.5 is the version and the list of panels I already attached in my last entry.  Mike


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6 hours ago, Gear maker said:

Matt,  no luck for me.  Still no Appearance panel listed in the studio.  I did a reset studio twice and still don't see it in the list.  I assume it would be showing in the View>Studio list.  This is how it still looks.  Help.  Mike

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Why are your Show Left Studio and Show Right Studio greyed out? That is always available to me whether or not I have a document opened. Have removed all the studio panels from both sides?  

Get out of Separated mode.


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6 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Get out of Separated mode.

Bruce, you are right.  This panel only works in Separated Mode!  I never even considered that.  Matt, can you do something about this?

Thank you Bruce.


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You are welcome @Gear maker but I think you mean Does not work in Separated Mode, that is what works for me here. One window with documents in Tabs and Studios 'fixed' to the edges.

4 minutes ago, Gear maker said:

This panel only works in Separated Mode! 

 


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On 3/4/2019 at 10:09 PM, evtonic3 said:

I'm trying to do everything you're doing here to do the exact same thing and something a little off for me. I can't seem to grab the star by the corner point and make it snap to the hex. When I grab the corner of the star it wants to scale from that point.

I was tormented for a long time trying to repeat this tricky move with the help of the Node tool. And yet I did it) It turns out a new tool "Point Transform Tool" appeared. :)

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1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

but I think you mean Does not work in Separated Mode

Quite right.  Thanks again.


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12 hours ago, kurdyumov said:

Yes, I know, this question has been discussed more than once, but apparently it will never be closed :(

It will be - I'm trying to look at this as soon as I've got the 1.7 version of Designer iOS working, which I'm trying to sort out right now... :)

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