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  1. This should be on the very top of Affinity's' list.
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    Top Toolbar (and Context Bar) Disappeared

    My school of thought differs, I try to keep things in topic if they already exist, the more threads.. the more loose threads, flying around like cotton balls.. the more diluted the "support" gets.. Oh and I'm a Mac User, you know how we fly.. "last version everything" ;0) The real question is why do you answer me if you have nothing of substance to bring to the table.. More cotton balls.
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    Top Toolbar (and Context Bar) Disappeared

    Not so lucky here, I did all I read on this thread. The launching of Photo, the dock thing, the ctrl launch, selected everything to be reset.. my context bar never came back.. considering there is no specific shortcut for it I would file this as a serious bug.. it should not disappear to never return, I think it did when I hid the studio. Another issue I experienced.. in the process I also toggled View > Separated Mode Then wanted to > Merge All Windows again.. and nothing.. just no effect whatsoever. I had to again reset the whole app. __________________________________________ It's "interesting" to see no-one from Affinity respond and letting us haunt around like poor souls.. It seems to me that when a bug happens to several people over a long period of time they should intervene, call me delusional.. or idealistic.
  4. Same here... I tried to do what eflatz suggested: new file and copy content from old file. Same problem, still no bleed, so I had to actually create a new file WITHOUT an artboard.. but this is beyond unacceptable. The whole beauty of using Designer for me is to have all my various sizes be exportable as needed from a single file with different artboards when I work on an ad campaign.
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    Publisher - Links Panel?

    Indeed Bogdan, I hate floating windows, they should definitely copy InDesign a little more.. considering how much they already did ;0) A whole host of reasons Adobe won the Desktop publishing battle, and ergonomy is one of them.
  6. Without global layers there is no way I could switch to Publisher. And that's only one of the issues, but definitely a major one ! Imagine laying out a magazine that way, Hello ?!! LoL I guess it is very hard for them to implement considering that if I understand well they want their 3 applications to be able to juggle the same files. As long as I have to use InDesign I will likely remain in the Adobe Ecosystem. For now I have only played with the Affinity Apps but not used them professionally. I'm sure they sold a lot.. but does that mean buyers are converts ? I sill see all this as potential in a bit of a pipe dream way.
  7. I'd like the Apple Color Picker (View..) to have a shortcut.. AND to appear as a Studio toolbox even.. should be possible no? Or even allow the user to specify if they want to use the Affinity Color Toolbox or the Apple one by default.
  8. Hi, I really wish I could dock the "Tools" to the right of the screen: either to the left of Right Studio or to its right (basically at the right edge of the screen).. or even horizontally at the top. To me it is a big annoyance when using the Affinity suite that the only choice is docked as it is now or undocked (I don't like undocked anything usually). I would imagine it is annoying for many right-handed people.. a decent number of people are right handed no ?!!
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    Docking Tools-Box right side

    Same here.. better yet would be to be able to dock it to the right of the screen and to the left of the Right Studio. Most humans are right-handed, and screen are bigger and bigger (not sure why UI devs keep using certain of these outdated paradigms). Can't be that hard to implement is it ? Adobe has so many things right with their docking and folding options, would Affinity run into "rights" issues if they lift too many ideas from them?
  10. There are a few things I wish would be possible with colors: - Ability to select and delete several colors at once from swatches - When one deletes a global color, the software should ask if one wants it to be replaced by another one.. so that all elements using the deleted color then become the new chosen replacement one (or at least tell the user that he's about to delete a color that is actually used in their graphic. Hope these can be implemented..
  11. I feel like I'm on a hill, close to the top.. and that when I get there I'll hopefully feel "fluent enough" with Affinity. I originally got both apps as soon as they came out as everything about Adobe is bloated, too many apps, most of which I have no use for, the subscription of course and just that I hate when a company has a monopoly. I have to stick to Affinity, suffer a little (I barely touched my Affinity apps until very recently, always going back to Adobe out of laziness). Thanks for the uplift.
  12. Thanks a lot for all your answers.. 1. Well my slices were created automatically from each board I had created, but not when I then duplicate one of these boards. Maybe that is because when I create a new file I click the checkbox "Create artboard" below units that it then acts that way.. 2. Units do work as you say, more or less, they always seem to add a pixel here and there: 300px entered in the mm box becomes 301px upon export etc.. I like precision even if only for basic web banners (I don't do UI design but that would be a real issue there) so I'm now changing units at the file level when working on a web banner and switching back when working on a flyer for example (I have files containing both, so I can work on all of them at once), I wish there were a simple toggle button right in the toolbar for that. I also wish the toolbar could be attached to the right side as in Adobe (I hate a floating toolbar just a little less that a toolbar on the left (I'm right-handed.. so rare...!!!). ________________________________ There are certain things I don't like with Designer.. when you place an object/image, the part outside the board does not show, which is good but limited, it would be good at times to actually see the whole image and its edge without having to select it first (as you can toggle viewing "frames" in InDesign for example).. And I really hate that you cannot fold the "studio", you can hide it all or show it (I really like the way Adobe approaches the folding and having several levels of tools not just one column on each side). So at times my brain feels the interface is quirky.. maybe when I really get use to it all.. I understand they cannot totally copy Adobe, but Adobe had decades to figure certain things out with their UI's, not all good of course but many are) _________________________________ What's gonna make or break it for me over time is the "upcoming" "Publisher... loooong waait.. end of 2018 they say.. if I find I can work with the trio pleasantly then I'll possibly be an Affinity person.. Not sure the level of precision in typography will be up to par, will kerning, justification etc match Adobe's.. unlikely.. Adobe composer in InDesign is quite advanced. Right now I work with InDesign a lot and still compare when it comes to overall UI... when I switch from InDesign to say Affinity Designer.. I sort of feel like I am switching to a more toy-like environment. Thanks again!
  13. I feel very much let down by this "community".. am thinking of going back to Adobe.. No answer from any Affinity people (whom I think should be doing the job..).. makes me feel like Apple forums where lost people try and help each other (when you are lucky enough that someone took the time to try) and Apple never ever reacts to any question, bug issue etc (likely to protect their ass legally and pretend no issue exists) until they release some sort of blanket statement and/or fix.. is this the society we're building, the Amazon cashier-free style of "deal with it monkeys." Sad, very sad.
  14. Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to fill a colored area of a bitmap logo to a different color yet keep the transparency around it (original was a png). In Photoshop I could just select "fill" then pick my fill color and check the keep transparency checkbox.. How do I achieve this in AP ? THX
  15. Hi, I have a very hard time understanding the slices and export. 1/ SLICES Should a slice not automatically be created from a layer.. ALWAYS ? Did I miss something? it seems to be it does at times and at other times it does not. 2/ LAYER DUPLICATE.. and SLICES When I duplicate a layer containing my design, rename it to something else than the original (say original is called Flyer.. and dupliate is renamed Web banner) it becomes a truly new layer thus shouldn't a new slice be automatically created at this juncture or am I totally off-base and shouldn't that slice inherit the name of the renamed layer also? 3/ UNITS If a file is set up as a print file, I think I can enter pixel unit in the Transform toolbox using px next to the number (though that box still shows mm).. and thus use pixel values for resizing layers that need to be in px for exports (my projects often include having to create both print and web elements). I'd swear at times entering pixel values in the Transform yields correct pixel exports and at times not at all.. Basically I'm trying to understand where I bug and where the software bugs.. as when different outcomes happen after a similar sequence of events.. I get totally confused not getting the expected result. PLEASE point me me to very clear Youtube or video tutorials (I need images to understand I do very badly with text tuts) .. H E L P At this point things I did farily easily if not very easily using Adobe products are still quite complex in affinity.. guess my brain is not yet matched to this way of thinking. I'm off Adobe but at times I miss it still.. I was hoping the switch would be slightly more intuitive. THX
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