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What I see is not what exports to pdf

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I've been battling Affinity Publisher to make a two-sided program. The best way to describe what I'm struggling with is in pictures. The first pic will be a screen grab of what I see. The second pic will be a screen grab of the resulting pdf export. Note that the blue background does not extend to the edges of the document. Any guesses why?

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Hi Vaughn771,

When you published the PDF did you have include bleed ticked?  If you did, can you post the .afpub for this and i'll look into this further.

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43 minutes ago, Vaughn771 said:

thanks for taking a look!

Program.afpub

Where did you build this? What are the little symbols in the Layers Panel?

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I mean you have a lot of stuff going on it this document including doubling of elements being layered for who knows why, I can't begin to figure it all out.


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It was built in photoshop. I don't know what the [square plus sign] is. The magnet with the line through it means "don't snap this to grid" though Affinity is snapping it anyway. I'm sure this mess is because I brought it over from photoshop, but I still would like it to work...

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12 minutes ago, Vaughn771 said:

It was built in photoshop. I don't know what the [square plus sign] is. The magnet with the line through it means "don't snap this to grid" though Affinity is snapping it anyway. I'm sure this mess is because I brought it over from photoshop, but I still would like it to work...

The .afpub was not built in Photoshop. I presume you mean that you built a .psd file in Photoshop and then Opened it in Publisher?

19 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

What are the little symbols in the Layers Panel? 

If you hover your mouse over them you'll get a tooltip explanation. The square and plus sign indicates, I think, the result of a Layer > Geometry > Add. The no snapping one is set by right-clicking a layer and enabling Exclude From Snapping in the context menu.

 

20 minutes ago, Vaughn771 said:

The magnet with the line through it means "don't snap this to grid" though Affinity is snapping it anyway.

No, it doesn't. From the Help, it means that the object is not a snapping candidate. That means that nothing else will snap to it, not that it won't snap to things.


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Your layer "Background" appears to be kaput.

1. I can not select the object in main window (but the unlocked layer without response on page view)
2. It is a group, it can get ungrouped but seems to contain no shape, just a fill.
2. It has a Fill color assigned which is named to be White (no color) but looks blueish.

Just kick that layer off and drag a new rectangle with the wanted fill color.


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