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  1. Thread: Gordon Lightfoot

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    Re: Gordon Lightfoot

    I listened to Gordon's Cold on the Shoulder album this morning with my first cup of coffee...how timely!

    I like the treatment, Jim.
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    Re: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16 pdf error

    Doesn't bother me. I'll upgrade.

    Same happens with other software. That said, Quark will bug fix more critical bugs one version back. But something this may or may not end up in a patch in the...
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    Re: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16 pdf error

    Same version.

    Doesn't like the indexed color space of the bitmap, does it?

    That should be converted during import/opening. But it's not. I can get it to import, though. Just gotta know the...
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    Re: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16 pdf error

    My v.16 pdfs reopen in my "Xara." ;))

    I think I remember the white rectangles thing from a few versions back and thought it was taken care of...but maybe I'm mis-remembering.
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    Re: A bit blown away..

    You're welcome.

    Since 2015 or 2016, Adobe no longer reveals how many CC licenses there are nor its revenue from the same as line items in its accounting. Beginning in 2012/2013 it was holding...
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    Re: A bit blown away..

    Adobe makes gobs of money from other SaaS companies they own that basically track users online and the sales of that data. I think they now own 4 of those companies that are not named anything...
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    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16 pdf error

    XP&GD 16 adds 6 white-filled rectangles at the edge of each page when producing pdfs.

    Needs fixed.
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    Re: A bit blown away..

    You more or less made my point--except the last bit.

    Adobe is more than any of its desktop applications. They make more money in other endeavors.

    A person asking for help on an Adobe...
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    Re: A bit blown away..

    Yes, I think it matters...else I wouldn't have mentioned it.

    Just like here--but with vastly more people posting--user state "how to do X in my Affinity application," or "I have a bug in...
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    Re: A bit blown away..

    The company's name is Serif. Serif makes the line of applications known as Affinity Publisher, Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo. But I digress...

    It is a wonderful gesture from a company that's...
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    Re: Making the XDPXv16.3 PDF Manual work for you

    My thoughts on this subject? Glad you asked...

    A PDF manual should be installed when the application is installed. The help menu item for such a PDF should link to that installed copy.

    If...
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    Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    Depending on what one is wanting to do, the art brush may work better.
    126530

    But, this in no way is as good nor as useful as a mesh warp.

    (also, the ability to "revolve"a bitmap around a...
  13. Thread: Swiss EFW N-20

    by mwenz
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    Re: Swiss EFW N-20

    Gray, aside from your skill, what amazes me is there are so many designs I never heard of, nor would I, without your wonderful drawings.

    I may not always comment, but I do appreciate each one....
  14. Thread: Variable Fonts

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    Re: Variable Fonts

    Yes. And in the few (mainly Adobe) desktop applications that do/can use variable fonts, I know of none that can properly turn out a valid pdf for printing purposes. Same goes for color fonts....
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    Re: how to add leadining to text with XDP16

    This. Line spacing / leading can also, once set, be used to update or make a new text style.
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    Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    At the bottom left is an eye dropper. It works both in your Xara application and outside it.
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    Re: The Arbitrary closing of Threads

    ;)) ;)) ;))
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    Re: Support for webp file format.

    The original url was from 2018, so yes.

    But one set of statistics still holds true: load times of webP versus jpeg is about 11% faster and page "weight difference" of 29%. Load times of webP...
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    Re: Support for webp file format.

    https://www.keycdn.com/support/webp-support

    Just use jpgs and/or pngs when transparency is needed.

    Well, other than svgs + fallback.
  20. Thread: Nag Screens

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    Re: Nag Screens

    Psst...copy your Pantone swatches and/or folder over into your P&GD folder...
  21. Thread: Designer Fonts

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    Re: Designer Fonts

    Xara applications install several fonts during installation whether one wants Xara applications to do so or not. There is no choice for those. The number of fonts installed this way has varied over...
  22. Thread: Nag Screens

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    Re: Nag Screens

    While the renaming of the offensive folder or .exe works for the new MagixTricks notInstaller thingy, blocking the proper address in the firewall makes my XP&GD start up in 3 seconds. No Adding...
  23. Thread: Nag Screens

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    Re: Nag Screens

    Acorn--same issue(s) with a Xara installer.

    It's all really just crap.
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    Re: PhotoShop Clone...

    $10 for 3 months. I would just rent/subscribe to Adobe's Photo plan at $9 a month if I didn't have other options.

    The first .psd I loaded was incorrectly opened. Selection tools (like the magic...
  25. Thread: Color question

    by mwenz
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    Re: Color question

    I have no idea per se without seeing a file sample.

    However, if the green was added in order to change the gray, I would recommend just making the gray itself to reflect the desired color. You...
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