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  1. Hm, I could have used that a few months ago 😄 Now I just wanted to see how you do it and could not get it to work (Windows here, but these things should be the same). What I have: a master spread with 3 layers: Background, middle, and top. a few pages with applied master and some objects / layers on them The master layer appears on bottom of the page layers. Thats OK, if it were only used for background purposes. But I want to have the "top" layer on top of all of my pages, and the "background" on the background. I have seen the "edit>linked" but "Layer > Arrange > Move to Front" can only move layers inside the master group. Since the master group is on the bottom of the page layer, my desired "top" layer never goes to the top... I can manually drag the "top" layer out of the master layer, but this works only on the current page and of course removes the layer from the master page. What am I doing wrong? ...still think Publisher needs to "mimic" Indesign more when it comes to master pages... Just use the same layers throughout masters and regular pages. Do not group master objects on the pages.
  2. Win10, x64, Publisher v2 There seems to be no way to access the PDF export presets that were saved with v1. I did choose "yes" to the import of custom data when v2 first was started. It worked in a way, e.g. my custom pallets have been imported. But the PDF export presets were not imported.
  3. Oh, thank you! I did not notice the tiny hamburger... A second way to get to the menu is a right-click anywhere in the "advanced" part of the export dialogue. So - no bug, just a UI change.
  4. Win10, x64, Publisher v2 I've just started the 30 days trial. I noticed that there is no way to save a custom PDF export setting preset with Publisher v2. Is this really true or am I missing something? Also, I see no way to access the presets that I saved with v1. I did choose "yes" to the import of custom data when v2 first was started. It seems to have worked in a way, e.g. my custom pallets have been imported. But the PDF export presets were not imported. Thanks for looking into this!
  5. I've also had to add a multi-page PDF into an existing project. In my case it was only 10 pages, so manually selecting the page was still not too horrible. But I still was looking for something faster and found the "add pages from file" command. The interpretation of the PDF pages may be extremely useful sometimes, but in my case, it produced some visible differences in the formatting. So I can't do that, and have to use the manual place -> change spread routine for now. Please add something like a "passthrough" option to the "add pages from file" command, or make it possible to place multiple pages from a PDF at once automatically like @okhick is asking for in the original post. Thanks!
  6. This looks like an issue that might come from the handling of (global) colour swatches. Overprinting is an attribute of a colour swatch in Affinity. Only "global" swatches can have that attribute set. But placing a file in another seems to lose the global swatches. Same result when you copy and paste from the logo file into the document file. See also this post about some missing features where the author notes:
  7. Since 1.9, a very basic preview is now possible when exporting, but not in the export persona. It's better than nothing, but let's hope improvements are in the pipeline... Some other threads about this: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/9330-export-preview/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/136314-export-preview-scalesize-where/
  8. @Stephen_H, thank you for this list of important little things! I agree with most of it, especially the colour / swatches / overprinting handling issues. They really need some love... Some of the issues that you mentioned may have been fixed in the meantime, or there are work-arounds: - Snapping to "round" values: using the mouse wheel over a number input field, hold down "Shift" to jump around in steps of 10. If you hold down "Ctrl", you can go by steps of 0,1 in some fields that support it. - Proofing colors: in Photo, there actually is a "Channels" Studio -- strange that it does not exist in Designer or Publisher. - Previewing at export: Photo added a preview at export (not in the export persona). It's not yet great, since it's very slow and sits in a small window where you need to find out how to zoom (hint: Ctrl-mousewheel, or Ctrl-1,2....) But at least it gives some indication on what the result may be. There's still no export preview from Publisher or Designer. Hopefully, when it is added, it might provide some overprint/channel checking. - Changing the colors of margins & guides: It's possible now to change the colour of the grid and margins -- but not of the guides that you drag from the rulers (really?? or am I missing an option somewhere?)
  9. One little thing that might enhance usability would be to add some indicator with every colour swatch to show what kind of colour it is (CMYK, RGB, Greyscale, Spot). This could be a small symbol like in the Adobe products, or a letter or short word. It should be visible in the list view, there's enough space for something like that. In the compact view I don't see a way to add this info, except for the tooltip. Also, I would love to be able to see the (current) numeric values of swatches more easily. A swatch should show these after their name, maybe in parentheses, or italics: "Logo Red (CMYK 0-80-40-10)" or "Logo Red CMYK 0-80-40-10". If the swatch doesn't have a name, the current values could be shown on their own. Showing the numeric values does of course solve the issue of not knowing if a swatch is RGB or CMYK, so that no other indicator would be needed. A related issue is #77313 Color Numeric Value in Swatches, but if I understand that correctly, it deals with the CMYK/RGB approximations of Library Spot colours.
  10. +1 from me too, this would be quite helpful. I was surprised to see the way overprint is handled today, which seems a little bit too complicated. If you want to change an object's colour, you will lose the overprinting, unless you remember to make a new, duplicate colour swatch that is set to overprint.
  11. Related issues not yet linked in the thread: From 2020: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/120668-template-layer-in-affinity-designer/ From 2019: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/82506-outline-mode-preview/ From 2018: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/62889-add-template-layer-feature/ From 2017: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/50025-affinity-designer-layer-template/ From 2016: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/16801-background-raster-image-template/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/16800-background-image-in-outline-mode/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/28742-tracing-jpeg-with-pen-tool/ From 2014: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/2909-outline-with-the-pen-tool/&tab=comments#comment-11586
  12. This part is what I need right now... I want to trace a photo and I want to check the precision of my vectors. When the vectors have only a stroke, it's possible to see the template photo and modify the vectors easily. But when they are using fills, the fill is covering the photo and I can't see where I might want to move a node to fit the template better. So I thought, I'll switch to outline mode and do the "finetuning" with only the outline(s) visible... well, sorry, the template image is not visible any more 😪
  13. +2, this would really come in handy in some projects...
  14. Yes, like you mentioned, this has been asked for before (more than a few times ) This might be the oldest thread: Maybe the newer ones should be labelled as duplicates and have a link to one "main" issue?
  15. I can see that there might be a bit of confusion when you have a group selected and want to add a style. Should the style be added to a "unified" or "merged" version of all the members, like the original post in this thread suggests? Or should it apply to all the members individually. The results will not be the same, and both ways can be really useful. I hope that in some far off future, both these options will be available 😎
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