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Export settings: Publisher does not see my custom export settings from Designer


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I have been using AD for a while, and created a bunch of custom settings for exporting (to pdf, png etc.).

Now I am starting to use Affinity Publisher, and to my surprise, the export settings dropdown only contains the few default items. It this a bug/problem on my machine, or is this intended? I thought it would be obvious that one wants to use the exact same settings for eporting in all Affinity programs.

If it is not possible to just share them across all Affinity apps, how can I copy the settings from AD to AP?

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Hi p10n :)

Unfortunately Affinity apps don't automatically sync this data, however it should be possible to copy the required file from the App Data of Designer into Publisher.

Could you please confirm, did you purchase Designer from the Mac App store, or directly from the Affinity store? The same goes for Publisher, as this changes the location of the files!

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Thanks, Dan!

Pity this is not synched automatically.

Ah, that's the reason I did not find corresponding folders in my Library folder! I bought Designer in the App Store, but Publisher directly from Affinity (after testing the beta). I only found two Publisher folders in Library (one from the beta), but none from Designer. Where does Designer save its settings?

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My sincerest apologies for the delayed response here.

You can find Designers settings saved at the below path:

Library⁩ ▸ ⁨Containers⁩ ▸ ⁨com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner⁩ ▸ ⁨Data⁩ ▸ ⁨Library⁩ ▸ ⁨Application Support⁩ ▸ user

In this folder you should find a file titled 'file_export_options.dat' - copy this file and then paste it in the following path:

Library⁩ ▸ ⁨Application Support⁩ ▸ ⁨Affinity Publisher ▸ user

You should now find that both apps share the same export presets :)

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Thanks, Dan - works perfectly!

May I suggest, as a future feature, to offer synching. So that when I add or edit an export preset in AD, that it will be updated in Publisher as well, if I choose - and vice versa.

Still, thanks again for your support with the instant solution that saved me a lot of time!

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