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  1. Thanks for your help! I can't believe it's not possible, as the work arounds are a lot of work for making quick duplications! Hopefully it will be added in the future!
  2. This is my artwork: It is all within a single layer: I want to duplicate one of the circle shapes. So I use the white arrow tool to select the circles of the desired object: And then use the tool to select the specific object (so the little circles turn blue): Now with the circle shape selected, I press CMD+C to copy it. And CMD+V to paste it. Except in the layers, it shows the entire layer has been duplicated and not just the circle shape I selected: How can I copy and paste the selected circle shape without duplicating the entire layer?
  3. @GaryLearnTech @Lagarto Thanks for all the help! Some really clever ideas here. You guys rock! Thanks again!
  4. Is there anyway I can reproduce the follwing using a table in Affinity Publisher? E.g. So one tbale cell would be blanck, the next table cell would contain just " fi", the next table cell would be blank, the next table cell would contain "you" and so on. I know I can do it by drawing boxes but for my purposes, a table would be more handy as I am working with multiple lines of text (more than what is shown). I can emulate the gaps between the cells by inserting empty columns/rows and turning of the strokes for them. However, I was wondering if there was a smarter way than having empty columns/rows (as having empty columns/rows adds clutter). Also, I am note sure how to do rounded corners for the cells (although, I am happy to drop that part if it is impossible). Thanks!
  5. Thanks! Enabling intersects with selection marquee worked. It's still not exactly as streamlined as illustrator. Because Illustrator you could just use the white arrow tool to make a selection and then drag the pencil out. Here, in Designer, you have use the white arrow tool to activate the nodes, and then use the tool to select them again before dragging. But it's great to be able to finally perform the operation! Thanks again to both @Gear maker and @loukash for your help!
  6. @Gear maker and @loukash Thanks for your help. For issue 1: It does seem I was double clicking with the tool and that was causing the issue. For issue 2: I just don’t seem to be able to extend objects (like the pencil in my example) no matter what I do. I've read the docs, but still no joy.
  7. I switched from Adobe CS6 to Affinity over a year ago, and I love it. One of the most important things I learned is that Affinity is not a 1:1 recreation of CS6. Affinity has its own way of doing things and if you learn these ways, you can often get work done more easily and efficiently. However, I keep on finding myself going back to Illustrator CS6 for vector work and it's because there's basics things that I can't seem to do in Designer. Because these tasks are so basic, there must be a way of doing them. However, I've watched many tutorial videos and still haven't grasped it, so perhaps someone can explain it to me. Here are the tasks I am struggling with: 1. Selecting and Deleting Objects In Illustrator, it's super easy to remove unwanted objects. Just select them with the white arrow tool and then hit delete, as shown in this clip: Deleting Objects Illustrator.mp4 However, if I try this in Designer, it will only select one node of the shape. I then have to click around selecting all the nodes, which isn't as convenient, especially in complex shapes. Deleting Objects in Designer.mp4 2. Extending objects In Illustrator, it's super easy to extend a shape. Just select the relevant area of the shape with the white arrow tool and then drag select to extend the shape as shown in this clip. Extended objects in Illustrator.mp4 However, if I try this in Designer, it will again only extend one node of the shape. So again, I then have to click around selecting all the nodes, which again isn't as convenient, especially in complex shapes. Extended objects in Designer.mp4 Is there an easier way to do these tasks in Designer? Thanks!
  8. My file now works fine in 1.9 Beta. It says it's not safe to use for work, so I will stick with 1.8 for now.
  9. Illustrator has the document info panel which shows the number of symbols used (or the number of symbols selected). Does Designer have anything like this? Thanks!
  10. My client has changed his mind, so I can't share it (sorry for the change on this). Will a beta be released with the fix? Then I can test it out.
  11. It's got a tonne of linked images. Do I need to upload those as well or just the file. Also, it's got explicit text and line drawings (but no photos). Will that be an issue?
  12. I am having this problem too. My file opend fine in Publisher 1.8, but just gets stuck on loading with 1.9. The file uses pinned images heavily.
  13. Oh, yeah, it's not a request for that. That's a valid point and sorry for not being clear! I disagree. While switching to Designer persona indeed make this possible, it adds an extra step which when doing hundreds of pages lengthens the process. Plus, I've found switching to personas not always to be straight forward. Sometimes they switch instantly. Other times it takes several seconds for the switch to occur. And that adds a random factor which makes writing automation processes harder and more error prone.
  14. With automation software, you can manipulate the selection once it's been selected before you flip to the next page. Keyboard Maestro allows manipulation via Keyboard shorts and the mouse, so there's a lot you can do. Example: I once had a project where there were hundreds of graphics in a single Affinity Designer document. And each one of these graphics had to be placed in a different corner of each page of a 180 page Publisher document (so each corner would have a different graphic). Keyboard Maestro was able to go into the Designer document, select one of the graphics, go back to publisher, put it in the corner of the publisher page (and resize it so it fitted neatly into the corner), flip to the next Publisher page, go back into Designer and then restart the whole process and do it 108 times. (This is just an example to show how flexible automation software is, I know the example doesn't relate to the current thread topic of "select same").
  15. That's fine if using automation software (such as Keyboard Maestro) as if "select same" is available, you could just set up an automation that flips to the next page and then runs the "select same" command.
  16. @Gabe After testing this extensively, it occurs under the following conditions: • You make a change to the (imported) source document's master pages, where those master pages are applied to other pages within the source document. (It happens even with a minor change to the master page, such as changing text). • You make a change to the (imported) source document's sections (under section manager).
  17. Feedback 1: Add "all text" option The next "select object" tools are awesome. However, under "select object" there is an option of: Art text Frame Text Path text It would be good if there was an option for "all text". The reason is that imported Ai documents often have text rendered as both art text and frame text. So trying to select them all at the same time can be fiddly. Having an "all text" option would make things more straight forward. Feedback 2: Add Options to Publisher Please could you add the "Select Same" & "Select Object" to Publisher (and maybe even Photo as well). It would be very handy especially when using automation software (such as Keyboard Maestro) to work on large documents. I recently had a project where I needed to select all the text on a page (but not the images) on a 160 page document, so something like this would have been perfect. The Adobe apps allow for scripting, which Affinity does not, so anything that makes Affinity more accessible to automation software would be great (especially as Automation software is more user friendly than scripting) I know studio link can be used to access this functionality, but it would be so much more easier if it was in Publisher natively.
  18. @Gabe Attached is a sample. 1. Here is how it imports if you do not tick "Group lines of text in text frames" All the text layers are artistic text, so I can't resize the frames. Artistic text is a serif invention, so the original PDF wouldn't have been designed with that in mind. 2. Here is how it imports if you do tick "Group lines of text in text frames" Now it's all text frames, which is great. But the way Affinity creates the text frames is a bit messy, so headings get grouped in the same frame as body text, which means there's a lot of extra editing involved if I want to change the layout of things. In earlier versions, the text wouldn't be imported as artistic text, so it was fine. sample.pdf
  19. Hmmm... that's interesting, as for me it's a proper É from the start. In my case, just this morning, the design of the headings changed to become smaller, so it all exports fine now. Although it's a bizarre issues, especially because it all exports fine on Windows!
  20. Previously, if you opened certain PDFs in Publisher and did not select "Group lines of text in text frames", it would render the text as a regular text frame. In 1.8.4 these same imported PDFs now render the text as artistic tex in Publisher. This is a bug, as artistic text is a Serif invention, so a PDF created in another app would never use artistic text. It's very annoying, because artistic text frames cannot have their dimensions adjusted (doing that just causes the text to stretch). If you have a PDF document with 100+ pages then having to copy and paste the text as a text frame is a nightmare (especially as in the past you could use automationation software such as Keyboard Maestro to batch resize the frames on multiple pages without having to copy and paste the text first). If you tick the box, "Group lines of text in text frames", then the text will not be set as artistic text. But then those text frames can cause flow problems when removing lines. Please revert it back so that all text rendered from an imported PDF is always set as a regular text frame and not artistic text.
  21. Thank you so much. Using \n still produced a paragraph break instead of a line break, but I could use the "Special Characters" menu in the "Replace field" to add a line break.
  22. This is my text 01 New Day 02 Moonlight in the dark night 03 Another Song and Dance. I need to insert a line break after the two digits. I enter the following: Find: \d\d\s Replace \d\d\n The line break gets inserted, but my numbers get replaced with dd e.g. dd New Day dd Moonlight in the dark night dd Another Song and Dance. How can I get it replaced properly, so I keep my numbers, while also having the line break. Thanks! Also, the line break seems to be a paragraph break and note a line break.
  23. As discussed in this thread: Here is text with accented characters in Publisher (set at 30pt font size): Here is how it looks like when exported to PDF The font being used is Rubik from Google Fonts. However, the issue persists even if it is replaced with another font such as Helvetica. It will import fine as a PNG. The issue only occurs if the font is a certain size. Here is text from the same document set at 24pt and it is fine: I can't share the whole file, but I have attached a sample that has one of the problem headings. People in the thread have tried it on Windows and it works fine. However, I have tested it both on Mac OS 10.14.6 and 10.15 and the issue persists. sample.afpub
  24. That works, thanks! It balloons the file size, but at least it's all correct. I've tested this on Mac OS Catalina, and it's the same result, so I guess I should file a bug report.
  25. Thanks, is there an easy way to convert to everything curves (preferably on export, so I can leave the original document unchanged without having to make a back up copy). It's a long document with over 100 pages.
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