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Quote from: Joe on September 26, 2022, 08:50:08 AMProbably turns green when the trim box in the PDF matches your trim size in the imposition. Just a guess though.
Oh, of course, that was our Idea through all the years. But it seems to have absolutely nothing to do with that, on closer inspection. In the above image, trim box and signature have the same dimensions. If I were to switch these values around/turn it by 90 degrees, sometimes both turn green all of a sudden! :D
It seems to us that this display of the dimensions of the signature holding the page in XMF completely randomly turns green when set to document dimensions, and sometimes it doesn't. What's the deal here? Today I even spotted a rare two-toner in the wild!

Anyone know what the green means?

It's not because it's congruent with a preset, as far as we can tell 

The Rest... / Re: Affinity Publisher 1.9
July 19, 2022, 07:21:52 AM
Quote from: Joe on July 19, 2022, 07:20:06 AM
Quote from: bornrd on July 19, 2022, 02:14:42 AMYup! Stumps me how simple things like that can (must be) so difficult to implement.
You have to remember that the people doing the coding don't really know the ins and outs of what they are coding for. That is the biggest reason why a lot of software doesn't work exactly as we think it should. Hello Adobe....
That is also the reason why blender adds more amazing features avery 3 months as if it's the second coming of christ.

The power of open source and community!
The Rest... / Re: Affinity Publisher 1.9
July 19, 2022, 02:14:42 AM
Yup! Stumps me how simple things like that can (must be) so difficult to implement.
Official suggestion is to write a PDF and then check it in Acrobat/reader.
Way to go for the "Adobe-Killer" smgdh

Been waiting for a blend tool like in Illustrator for Designer for years. A lot of these versatile vector functions that don't even seem that complicated. Blender is free software, and dealing with this stuff effortlessly and in more sophisticated ways, and it's free.

If I could mangle points and anchors in a vector program the way i could in blender, my Illustration productivity would go up at least 150 %

EDIT: Oh, did I mention blender does it in THREE DIMENSIONS? That's one more than necessary! Yes, bezier curves, not just wavefronts!
I just pee'd in your ink, have fun troubleshooting!

The Rest... / Re: Affinity Publisher 1.9
July 14, 2022, 07:10:41 AM
Quote from: RMPrepress on July 14, 2022, 06:59:20 AMThanks guys.
Downloaded the trial and it looks interesting especially the way they have integrated their versions of Photoshop and Illustrator right into Affinity Publisher.  One thing i noticed right away is how much quicker it is compared to InDesign.
It seems to be gaining some traction out there as the reviews are very positive.
It has only been out about two years so Im sure it will only get better.
Who knows could be a scenario like 15 - 20 years ago when InDesign came along and slowly but surely squeezed out Quark as the de facto page layout/desktop application.
Yeah, the Persona function is amazeballs.

I sure hope it does. It doesn't really sit right with me giving adobe money in the light of what they've done to my lovely Substance Designer :(
The Rest... / Re: Affinity Publisher 1.9
July 14, 2022, 06:55:07 AM
Quote from: Joe on July 14, 2022, 06:43:55 AMI think it can open IDML documents from InDesign. Unless they dropped that functionality. Never really had a need for it so I don't know how well it worked.
I think you're right.

So, as I said tedious. Each time you'd have to re-do something or update some dates or else, you'de either have to do it with pitStop or convert the File with InDesign first, which basically means we'd have to still pay adobe for like 5 years until all of our database has been converted or outated. I think it'll never happen but it would be amazing. I mean, 50 bucks for DTP is unbeatable
The Rest... / Re: Affinity Publisher 1.9
July 14, 2022, 02:32:15 AM
Quote from: RMPrepress on July 13, 2022, 02:19:16 PMI know this thread is old BUT...
We just got a job that was designed with Affinity Publisher.
Has anyone else used this application and what thoughts do you have on it.

We don't use it at work because of some limitations with the pdf "distiller".

Also, it can't open InDesign-Layouts, making a switch long and tedious
I do not.

I just make the Info tablets and logo and stuff for the museum

But they both work. We also have a Heidelberg Original Tiegel /Platen press and a Heidelberg Cylinder.

Wowie, I thought the bigger pictures were too big?

I... kinda hacked the 2MB file size limit i guess :D
You solve a problem, you get two problems.
Technically this should contain our Rockstroh Victoria. (Again, Jens!)
But our wheel is different, so I guess it's another model.
The manufacturers Website went down in 2009, and even with wayback machine, they did not have all that much info up.
For completeness' sake, here's the scan of the Victoria press series catalog:


..and here's a trashed Version of our Schelter & Giesecke Phoenix A, the only other one i could find:


As well as pictures of our VICTORIA and our PHOENIX:

Fujifilm XMF / Re: Can't see ANY Marks
July 03, 2022, 11:50:50 PM
Quote from: Tracy on June 27, 2022, 09:11:26 AMdo you have your marks button unchecked?
it's at the top looks like a target
it was there all the time. in plain sight
Fujifilm XMF / Re: Can't see ANY Marks
June 29, 2022, 06:14:54 AM
Quote from: DigiCorn on June 29, 2022, 02:14:06 AMIs it plugged in?

Try turning the computer off, and then back on.

Also make sure to delete System32 when on Windows
Also, I had only verified/certified plug-ins set to off, didn't work either

Today, I had the exact same problem. 27" late 13 Catalina.

Installed Pitstop for the first time ever.

No Pitstop.

Quote from: DCurry on June 01, 2022, 10:48:01 AMJust went through this issue this week. This is what Enfocus support said:

QuoteWe currently do not have a solution for this issue. However, another user reported that they were able to manually copy the plug-in files (/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/DC/Plug-ins/Enfocus) from a workstation without macOS Catalina Security Update (2022-004) applied, to a workstation with macOS Catalina Security Update 2022-004 used, and Pitstop did seem to run fine.

Perhaps, that would be an option to try? The other option, if possible, is to upgrade the macOS to Big Sur.

Her suggestion of copying the folder from one machine that already had it installed worked for us (the machine we copied from had Big Sur, so I don't think it matters what system it is copied from as long as it is the correct Pitstop version.)

This absolutely solved it. Thanks! :goodpost: