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Everything posted by razorpig

  1. Hi, If I have a document containing lots of different elements ( text frames, images, tables etc ) and I want to insert another table ( for example ) in to the middle of the document, do I have to move all the subsequent elements manually to make room, or can it be set up so these subsequent elements shift further down the document automatically to accommodate the new table, creating additional pages where necessary? I hope I've explained that clearly. I'm sure it must be possible and I'm probably overlooking something very basic - in which case some quick clarification would be greatly appreciated.
  2. @Hilltop Thanks for the reply - I appreciate you taking the time. Why would anyone want this behaviour? It's called a 'first draft' Unfortunately I'm not blessed with your ability to place everything perfectly and purposefully the first time. For the benefit of others who might be reading this thread, the solution in my case involved a combination of text wrap settings ( specifically Jump ) and pinning objects to their required position within the text. Pinning is explained here : https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/337296999
  3. Hi, I must be doing something wrong or overlooking something simple - is there a quick and easy way to create a borderless table ( ie. no table frame or cell borders) ? UPDATE : Nevermind. Just worked it out.
  4. @Dr. Dave Thanks Dr Dave ! - that works very nicely with two different nodes but I can't seem to get it working with the two transform handles of a single node. How do you select both transform handles? I've tried holding CTRL, SHIFT, ALT and all the usual combinations.
  5. Does anyone know if this is possible yet? I've tried several modifier key combinations but none of them seem to work.
  6. I work mostly on a laptop so vertical screen real estate is always at a premium. I think it would be nice to have the option to dock the toolbar vertically either left or right, especially as the default buttons leave quite a lot of empty space on the toolbar and horizontal real estate seems plentiful. I realize many designers are working on large desktops so this probably isn't much of an issue, but I'd be curious to know how others feel. PS : I'v posted this in the Designer forum but it applies equally to Photo and Publisher.
  7. @AndyQ Cheers Andy - glad it's not just me ! You might also find this thread useful for reclaiming a bit of that vertical real estate - gets rid of the info bar along the bottom if you decide you no longer need it.
  8. @fde101 Ah so they are ! Thanks fde101 - very much appreciated.
  9. Is it possible to create a pixel selection from a shape in Publisher?
  10. @pjglad@LittleFella Totally agree with you guys. It's step backwards in terms of functionality.
  11. Many thanks for all your suggestions. @thomaso Geometry options weren't available in Publisher Beta but now the Personas are active it's all good. @Aammppaa Your solution also now works :-)
  12. Thank you both for your input. I would like to use the shape ( inverted ) as a mask for another layer, but keep the original shape.
  13. Thanks thomaso. Yeah this is what I had to do in the end. Was hoping for something equivalent to New Smart Object via Copy from PS.
  14. Is it possible to make a copy of an embedded object that can be edited independently of the original?
  15. Hi Ron, Sorry to be so brief, but you clearly haven't read the original thread. I posted it here by mistake.
  16. Is there any way to preview layer adjustments, effects and filters without applying them? A simple APPLY and CANCEL button would be perfect. Perhaps with a preview checkbox also? With the current process the history panel can get very cluttered with states which in most cases we'll never want to revert to.
  17. You wouldn't have to click any more buttons. Instead of clicking 'X' you would click APPLY ( or OK ), instead of clicking DELETE you would click CANCEL.
  18. Thanks for the reply Ron. This was already mentioned in the original thread. If you read the thread carefully, it would just be nice if it worked on Windows the way I'm told it works on MAC. Confirmation from other Windows and MAC users would also be useful - could just be a glitch on my system.
  19. We're just getting crossed wires about the terminology here. I want to preview it on the canvas ( so yes, in that sense it's being applied to the live image on the screen ) before committing the changes permanently to the document ( or as I call it, applying them ). Yes, you can use the Delete button but the change has already been applied and added to the history panel. This isn't a major issue for adjustment layers or live filters as you will have only three entries each time, add, edit and delete ( see attachment adjustment.jpg ) - although if you experimented with lots of adjustments and/or filters it could quickly become an issue. However, try experimenting with some FX and keep an eye on the history panel - every tiny edit creates an entry even if you're just experimenting with ideas and decide not to use them ( see attachment effect.jpg ).
  20. Hi, I'm sure there's a very good explanation for this and I'm just not getting it, but I would really appreciate a simple explanation of how all these different transform origins interact and relate to one another. Hopefully this short video will explain everything much better than I can. I'm totally confused.....please can someone guide me to that eureka moment because rotating a square on a blank canvas shouldn't be this confusing. transform_origin.mp4
  21. Thanks R C-R. After some experimentation and with help from this forum I now fully understand how it works. However, I can't help feeling it would be far more intuitive if there was at least some correlation between the Transform Panel and transforming objects on canvas. As mentioned previously, we seem to have two entirely independent Transform Origins and yet one of them is activated by clicking ( a second time ) over the area intended for the other.
  22. Is there any way to deselect all layers so when I add a live filter it is added as a separate layer instead of as a child layer WITHOUT having to go in to Assistant Manager and change the Adding filter layer to selection dropdown each time. In PS you simply click on the blank area below the layers ( shown in yellow ) to deselect all the layers.
  23. @Frozen Death Knight Thanks again :-) Some very useful commands indeed, especially the first one to only show and work on a single layer - love that one ! I thought I'd already logged a bug report but just checked and I accidentally posted it in the wrong forum - put it under Suggestions for Affinity Photo instead. If it doesn't get any attention there I'll re-post in the bugs forum later. Think the team has rather a lot on presently with the new releases ! Many thanks again. Much appreciated.
  24. Agreed. That would be very useful.

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