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this concerns Designer for windows.   I do a promotional calendar every year for my business.   Slategroup in texas does the printing for me.(and I recommend them HIGHLY)  They have numerous templates on their website,  and the one I use is the Illustrator 8.5/11 calendar.  I like designer very much,  and  would love it if I could transition over... So,  I have a couple of issues.

1.  I can open an Illustrator file,  but I can't save it back to Illustrator.  I could export to PDF or EPS,  but my preference would be to keep it as an illustrator file.  I have similar issues with Affinity Photo.

2.  and this one is more complicated.  The calendar consists of Cat pictures that I take for the local shelter.  The template has individual artboards for 28 pages; front and back covers, 13 calendar grids, and 13 essentially blank pages for pictures.  The calendar grids are pretty spare,  black on white with Arial text.  I use these as a starting point,  making some graphic changes,  using a different typeface and then putting a low saturation gradient background in to add some texture.  Making these changes is easy in Illustrator, less so in Designer.  What I need to be able to do is select all the text on one of the grids, and change the font and font sizes.  Otherwise I'm stuck changing 365 days of dates one at a time.

Here's where it get really weird.  The other day as I was fussing around,  I was able to do just that, select all the text on an artboard and make all the needed adjustments.  Today,  I am losing my mind trying to repeat that.  

So,  I am throwing myself at your mercy...

Thanks in advance

John Fischer

 

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Why not look for all the text layers in the layers panel, highlight them then select the artistic text tool to pick a different font.

Re exporting to Adobe Illustrator files, that isn't possible but to PDF is fine. Affinity apps use the PDF portion of Adobe Illustrator files anyway.

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https://www.slategroup.com/templates/


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Wow... all I can say is Wow!!!

You really went above and beyond...I'm impressed and grateful. 

Actually I was able to do what I needed, once I stumbled onto the Artboard tool

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You're welcome John :D

Calendars looking good.


iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo, Publisher Beta 1.7.0.140, Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Artist-22E, - iPad Pro 12.9 B|  

Affinity Help - Affinity Desktop Tutorials Instagram & Flickr - Affinity Live 19th June 2019

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