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  1. Yes i am with you! I work for 3-4 months on Designer and the lack of contrast is painful. It's the same on Publisher. In the layers panel, where we move a lot of things, the colors have very little brightness, it's a hassle. And in the colors proposed to locate the layers, 4 out of 7 are too dark to see if the layer is ... visible! Active panels are also indistinguishable from inactive panels. I hope that the next version will be more advanced at this level ...
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    Selection tools

    Thankx PÅ¡enda, yes I know this manipulation, but which responds partially ... I will quote Illustrator, like many people here, but with its direct selection tool, everything is simple. I do not expect Designer to be a copy of illustrator, and I adopted it as it is, but for certain manipulations resolved for years in most software, Affinity seems curiously dissident ... it's his personality!
  3. When you want to designate an element of a diagram using a number (letter) and a line ... you must swap the node tool (A) with the move tool (V) to adjust the position of the number and the line. Which becomes tense when you have tons! There is no optional key on these 2 tools, which would allow you to temporarily switch from tool (V) to (A), and, please, without having to activate the selection before you can move the node. .
  4. Thank you Walt for that ray of hope. We suspect that Publisher is going to evolve, no doubt we are in too much hurry, we always want more!
  5. Aaah ? Yessss ... it is not very clear ... this software does not seem really finished to me To follow...
  6. I have a Publisher doc in which I have (so far) imported 50 A4 sheets, fairly "simple" drawings (particularly loaded ...) from Designer. The total document weight is 730 MB, whether the files are linked or integrated. Of course the files are linked, the loading time is as long as in the "integrated" version. And what motivates this plea is that when I open my document, I must systematically update the modified files in the meantime! (the update in "live" works well). According to the doc there should be a difference in weight, and the loading time will be much faster. Did I miss something ?
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    Visual Pollution

    Yeah ! I admit that I searched a lot (in the menus ...) but never found. On the other hand I arrive in Designer (and Publisher) for 1 or 2 months, and I have to do everything at once: the job, and the conversion to these 2 (excellent) software, of which however certain functions are very confusing. And there I admit that I lacked perpicuity ! Thank you very much Loukash, things will be better now, thanks and merry Christmas ! Philippe
  8. Dear Affinity Team, The drawing nodes around a letter are very annoying when you want to move it precisely. Likewise, the measurement indications on both sides obstruct the view ! Couldn't we have the possibility to mask (temporarily) these visual pollution ? Thank you all
  9. Hello Walt 1) By selection of the ZONE (terms in Affinity doc...) I mean the box, the block, the frame..... 2) In Publisher I therefore did not draw an frame, since it was dropped by copy and paste. 3) I then reduced this frame from below so as to make the red arrows and the eye visible. 4) I clicked on the arrow and I drew the second frame ... and that's it. 5) I have never used the knot at the bottom right. Thanks
  10. I did not find the "default settings" you are talking about ... I have a "workaround" solution: on AF Designer you must first select the TEXT itself and not the ZONE, and then everything is fine in Publisher. But I thought that between these two applications the correspondence was total ... Thanks Catshill... happy Christmas !!
  11. Hi all and others ! When I bring a text in PUBLISHER by the clipboard, coming from DESIGNER, everything is fine. But as soon as I want to chain it with a new text block, the characters appear very small (example visible below ...) Is there a solution? Thanks !
  12. Hello Stephen, If the layers are not locked, the selection tools act ... normally :) However, see in the preferences: - User interface: check "Show selection in the layer pane"; - Tools: tick "Select the object if it intersects the selection frame" (otherwise you have to surround everything the object you want, and it is not always easy). Good discovery !
  13. Hello larryh, The Designer Node tool can act as you do. If you use forms of the "toolbox", you must first "Convert to curve" ... then you take the node tool, you point where you want on the plot : a cursor can even help you to "typing" precisely ... Enjoy!
  14. Expression currently runs smoothly on WIN 7, unfortunately its interface looks rustic today and it takes good eyes to manipulate its tools. If at Affinity they wanted to add this B-Spline, Designer's arsenal would not be far from complete! (I have the exe of this software and I can send it to whoever wants: V 3.3 Beta - Not for Sale - Creature House Expression - 59 MB).
  15. Hi Larry And Hi Affinity workers... The ancestor off Aff Designer, Draw Plus X8 had a tool "Pen B-Spline" very useful to retrace from a scanned model. This B-Spline Feather is also present in the Expression software (Creature House Fractal Design - 1996 ?) Fallen into the hands of Microsoft and offered free in 2003. In Expression, you can modify the nodes afterwards, (roundtrip from an acute angle to a curve). The people at Designer should put the B-Spline up to date, personally I was looking for this kind of tool that I discovered ... Affinity!
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