Trying to trick affinity designer do something super simple - create a pdf with a vector barcode ?????? FFS I've tried lots of tricks it's on the very top layer and placed inside a white rectangle to the usual size I've used for years - seems whatever I do it just rasterises which also antialiases it which could potentially misread - I'm using the work around which involves ditching Art boards, as yesterday I was trying to get the files off to the printers but generating PDF/x 2001a and 2004 would rasterise everything - now I know it's an Art board bug so I've set it all up as single pages which works as expected for most things but there are a few things that are simple vector info that rasterise - including the barcode - is this a another known bug - is down to vector info being placed inside a vector box = raster on output????
Please help if theres an easy work around - although I'm gonna try taking the barcode out of the vector box, trimming to size and place on top - which has to work -
When you output with rasterise set to nothing, any layer effects, transparency, blend range and colour adjustments are lost - so the work around was to group and duplicate all the raster stuff, rasterise on a new layer and output PDF with rasterise nothing which seemed to work but on checking over in Acrobat I was getting some unusual overprinting issues on vectors?
I have a backup of the previous beta 18.104.22.168 and have run tests and it works perfectly as before it's just 22.214.171.124 --- I was enticed with the arrow head feature - LESSON LEARNED