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  1. I have a large designer file with many artboards, each uniquely named. I bring those into my Publisher file, one aartboard per page, using Linking to ensure I can keep them up to date if I make changes. This works well, at least until I add a new artboard to the middle of the Designer file. When I do this, then hit "Update" in Publisher to refresh the list of artboards (and take care of any other changes) the assignment of linked artboards to pages in Publisher completely randomizes. The linkage of artboard to location in the Publisher file doesn't actually seem to be based on the name at all, more like some notion of the coordinates of the artboard in the Designer file. So this would seem to be broken for any non-trivial workflow using Linked content. Any suggestions? Feels like a bug. Thanks
  2. Very useful feature for complex layouts - turn any curve/path into a guide. Today you can drag out horizontal or vertical guides from the rulers. What about turning e.g. an Ellipse into a guide?
  3. Here's a simple example of a use case for this. Imagine you're laying out a poster for elementary school science class. You have some graphics and text in various places and you want to put a periodic table of elements near the lower right of the page. Periodic table is, basically just three rectangles subdivided into squares. So in Illustrator, I'd draw three rectangles, then Split Into Grid and then go about coloring in each one and giving it a name, using duplicate/repeat (i.e. Smart Duplicate in Designer) to move text labels. Using Designer's Snapping Grid feature, there's no way to drag the grid around to control where it starts. Using Guides means getting your calculator out. More artistically, use it to create a grid of large pixel-like squares that you color in separately. It's such a common thing to have a rectangle of arbitrary size and need to divide it up into rows and columns evenly with controllable gutters and so on. Snapping Grids, being fixed to an origin, just don't help (plus you'd then have to go create each rectangle in the grid by hand which is annoying even with Smart Duplicate.)
  4. Yes that helps, at the expense of mucking it up when I edit the file back on desktop. So a good workaround for now and hopefully a fix will come later - thanks Bruce.
  5. Attached is a partial screenshot. I have a very long layers list which I keep not in the main right-hand docked studio but in a separate column to the left of it. When I work on my desktop, with a 4k screen, it's fine. When I open the file on my laptop with its much lower-resolution monitor, the layers studio appears off screen. This means some layers are inaccessible. It also means the layers studio can't be moved or closed. Even closing it and reopening it via the menu doesn't help. You can see it here tucked up under the Bluetooth icon:
  6. Hi, I'm aware of and use the Grid Manager feature to create snappable grids for laying objects out. It works nicely, but only in the context of creating a whole-artboard grid for laying out the entire artboard. There needs to be something that can be used for creating smaller ad hoc grids at arbitrary locations. The best example of this feature I can think of is Illustrator's Split Into Grid function: this lets you take any object and divide it up into a grid of uniform objects with a lot of control over gutters and offsets and so on. It's incredibly useful for diagramming and I think it's a must-have for Designer. The Grid Manager feature unfortunately doesn't come close. Thanks for considering this.
  7. Problem with help viewer on Mac OSX Mojave and App Store Affinity Designer: To reproduce: 1. Open "Affinity Designer Help" from Help menu 2. Enter a search term (e.g. "Grid") in the search bar in the help window. Observe list of topics that appear. 3. Click on a topic. 4. Help window displays large Affinity logo and "Get Answers Fast" text but no other content.
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