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    PDF import issues

    This is still an issue in the 1.8 beta. Hopefully it can be fixed in future versions
  2. Affinity has a real good Keyboard Shortcut option in Preferences. Please consider adding keyboard shortcuts for the transform options so users can set their own shortcuts for these options. Example: I can set CTRL+Alt+CMD+X for Transform X. Then in future, when I press CTRL+Alt+CMD+X, the X field in the Transform panel will become highlight and I can type in the value, without needing to use the mouse to select the field. Or I could set CTRL+Alt+CMD+9 to the top right anchor point. Then when I want to change the anchor point of an object, I can just type CTRL+Alt+CMD+9 without having to use the mouse. Mock ups: ^ A mock up of how it would look. Note that there is a new "All Affinity" option so you can use the same shortcuts across all the affinity apps (Photo, Designer and Publisher). ^ Once you've set a shortcut, you can type it and the relevant field will automatically become selected. WHY WOULD THIS BE USEFUL? 1. Automation Affinity doesn’t have scripting support, but it does work very well with automation packages such as Keyboard Maestro. Being able to transform objects on the page is a key automation task. At the moment, this can be achieved by using a tool such as Keyboard Maestro to access the transform panel by emulating mouse movements. However, this is very prone to failure. Being able to enter keyboard shortcuts would ensure Macros are less prone to failing. 2. Reduce repetition If you have a lot of objects to transform, using the mouse gets tedious. Being able to type keyboard shortcuts is more efficient. POTENTIAL DRAWBACKS AND SOLUTIONS Coming up with separate keyboard shortcuts for the transform panel options may be cumbersome (e.g. CTRL+Alt+CMD+X is quite the command to remember). However, because this feature would be made available via the Keyboard Shortcuts option of Preferences, the user is free to set shortcuts that work for him/her).
  3. @haakoo Thank you so much for your help!
  4. Thanks! Is there a trick to making this work? I do the following: 1. I make sure my document only has one page. 2. I click on the first text frame. 2. I select Place and import the .txt file. However, it only adds text to the first page. It doesn't create more pages to place the rest of the text. Instead, the text just gets cut off.
  5. Thanks! I can't believe it was so simple! Is there any way I can link frames between instances of a master page. Example All these pages come from the same master page ("Master Page A"). How can I can link the top frame to the next instance? (As show by the red arrow) Ideally, can I link at the master page level (e.g. on "Master Page A") as my document has over 200 pages, so I would prefer not to have to do them individually.
  6. In Affinity Publisher, it says the following: Here are my text frames on my master page. How do I access the "triangular Text Flow button" that's needed to link the frames? There doesn't seem to be one? Thanks!
  7. Implementing software ideas depends on various factors including demand, the difficulty of implementing the idea, and how the feature will sit with other features. Sometimes a simple feature can be really hard to implement because it conflicts with the programming of other features.
  8. It would be neat if for all Affinity apps, exporting things like PDFs would happen in the background, so you can continue working (like InDesign allows). It is actually possible to open another file, but I've noticed doing this can cause the export to hang or cause other weird oddities.
  9. Yup, remember last setting would be super handy too. However, because I always need to export as Single Pages, being able to globally set it in Preferences would be great.
  10. When you create a facing-page spread in Publisher, the PDF export will give you the option of exporting as Spreads or Single Pages. By default, it is set to spreads. It would be nice if in Preferences, you could select to set the default to Single Pages. If I had a penny for every time I exported out as Spreads because I forgot to switch to Single Pages, I would be one rich big smile!
  11. These are good workarounds, so thanks for your help! However, it would be nice if Serif could investigate the bugs. When the program freezes, it makes for very frustrating user experience. Given how central geometry tools are to Designer, the freezing is disappointing.
  12. Here's another example: example2.afdesign Run "Create Compound" on the attached shape. The Compound will be created but Affinity Designer will freeze.
  13. Attached is a very simple file that has two curve layers. problem.afdesign I would like to use either Add or Combine to merge the two curves into one. Each time, I do this Affinity hangs on the operation. I've tried experimenting on other simple shapes. With some shapes, it will work fine. With others, it will hang just like this one.
  14. Issue: In my Affinity Publisher documents, I tend to use the same text styles. When copying and pasting text between the documents, the styles get duplicated with a number added at the end. This happens even if the styles are identical. Example: ^ These are all the same style which have been duplicated when copy & pasting between documents. Solution: When copying and pasting between a document, Affinity should ask the user how handle duplicate styles rather than just numbering them. Here is an example of how it could work: This dialogue box would pop up whenever copying and pasting text in situations where Affinity would currently just duplicate the style. This dialogue box would be optional, activated first via an option in preferences, so users who like the current handling of style can chose not to activate the option. Merge Styles - Keep incoming definition This option will cause the two styles to be merged. All values will follow the source document. Merge Styles - Keep local definition This option will cause the two styles to be merged. All values will follow the local document. Create new style - This will create a new style (which is how Affinity currently handles it by duplicating the style and adding a number to the name). Additional options: Clear Overrides - Any differences between the local and incoming style will be discarded. Keep Overrides - Any differences between the local and incoming style will be kept as overrides. Save Overrides as character style - The differences can be saved as a character style. Example: I have "Document A" which has text that has a style called "English translation". This is just Helvetica, bold text 12pt. I copy and paste this text into "Document B" that already has a style called "English translation". If I select "Merge Styles/incoming" then the style from Document A will be used. If I click clear overrides, then any differences between the text in document A&B will be lost. Who would this be useful for: This would be useful for users who regularly copy and paste text between Publisher documents.
  15. I think this happened when I was experimenting with Studio Link. I had 10 instances of a single Affinity Designer file in my Affinity Publisher document. I used Studio Link to edit one instance of the Affinity Designer file. As I understand, when you use Studio Link like this, the edits made will only affect the one instance of Affinity Designer file (The other instances will remain unchanged). So I assume this Unmatched Image option is so you can save the edited instance over the source file, which in turn will update all instances of the Affinity Designer file. Is my understanding correct? Thanks in advance.
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