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  1. I tried the system-wide Mac shortcut for Emoji: cmd-cntr- space and it brought them up, but it's affinity's own interface. I've just tracked it down under 'Edit' menu - 'Emoji & Symbols' - seems an odd place to put it!
  2. On MacOS with any app of the suite in fullscreen, if you do File > New document, the templates dialogue spits you out of fullscreen to make your choice. When you make a selection, the dialogue closes leaving you completely out of the affinity app you were in, you then have to remember to swipe back to the fullscreen app where your new document is waiting for you, wondering where you were! Just feels a bit clunky, all other dialogues leave in the fullscreen app.
  3. I'm also getting the same weird things with text frame tab, like @janichsan there's no scroll bar, and depending what other panel is open, clicking the Text Frame tab may not open the tab at all - instead clicking on it 'blanks' the other open tabs - Macos 10.14.5, Publisher 1.7.3 - screen record below Screen Recording 2019-10-08 at 07.36.27.mov Screen Recording 2019-10-08 at 07.36.27.m4v
  4. Don't know if there's a way to select the node beneath, but you could do shift+arrow to nudge the top node a set distance, then nudge it back once you've moved the one you want: select top node shift+right arrow to move it select next node and move wherever you want select original top node again shift+left arrow to put it back where it was How far it moves depends what you have set in preferences > tools > modifier nudge distance, but it should be enough to work from the defaults
  5. Agreed, that's why I said in two tabs - they're separated, just easier to get to when you click on the wrong one
  6. Could these just be two tabs in a single window - so often I open Document Setup only to realise I need to be in Spread instead - they're so closely related and are combined at New Document dialogue.
  7. I opened your .ai file and it looks like each piece of the feather is a gradient mesh. Affinity understands .ai files as they're basically pdfs (I believe?) but can't cope with the gradient mesh part so it's turning the fills to white instead. Looks like exporting as an svg from illustrator brings it in to Publisher OK, but I haven't looked too closely.
  8. I can't find a solution - I figured a better way to do it was to create a rectangle, also in the spot pms colour and then paint a mask over that in pixel persona. Turn the mask off and all exports with spot colour intact in Acrobat - turn the mask on and re-export and AGAIN, it's converted it to CMYK!!!
  9. Correct, but there is 'Insert behind the selection' - it's in the tool bar, also menu 'Layer > insertion > behind' so you can assign a keystroke to it - but it does make it a two-step process as you have to do that then follow it with paste - the advantage is, you can follow it with 'place' instead of 'paste' if you want
  10. I'll let a PagePlus user answer your first bit as I'm not really sure what you're asking - but for brush previews, to to Preferences > User Interface - tick 'Show brush previews'
  11. I'm seeing this working fine - are you folks on Windows or Mac?
  12. Just a thought until there is a preflight panel - in terms of tracking down the culprit text-frames, if you do 'view > zoom > zoom to document' - no matter how many pages you have, you will zoom out to see thumbnails of all pages at once - the little red alert dots do NOT scale down with the thumbnail, so it's really easy to spy which page(s) have overflowing text (assuming as above, that you have 'show text flow' enabled and are not in preview mode)
  13. Despite the title of this post, I think @larsh is saying he had an image selected and clicked 'Convert to curves' - just tried this and it creates a curve object with an image fill (see screenshot) and the image is no-longer listed in resource manager, either linked or embedded - other than undo, there doesn't seem to be a way to convert back from there. Without any control over that fill I'm not sure this is a useful feature?
  14. Right now editing linked files is a little confusing - if I place a Designer file in Publisher as linked, and click 'Edit Document' it opens in a new tab and I can choose to edit it in Publisher mode, or with Studio Link switch to Designer mode, switch back to the first tab and the 'linked' file has updated. But if this is a linked file; I think one of two things should have happened at this point: My linked original Designer document should have been updated as well - if I chose to use linked documents that's because I want any changes I make to take effect in all documents that use that resource. Failing that, the file should have switched to embedded (with a warning that that would happen if I went ahead and edited) Instead, though the file is still linked, if I now go back and open the original of the linked file in Designer, it hasn't updated with the changes made in Publisher. Further, if I go back to the original Designer file and make changes there and save, in the Publisher file, it correctly shows the file as updated in Resource Manager, but if I update from there, there is no warning that 'local' edits to the file (within Publisher) will be discarded. linked-editing.m4v
  15. select the object(s) you want to export, then 'File > Export' and choose 'Selection with (or without) background' from the 'Area dropdown.
  16. A minor point, but when you print or export a document and type in a page-range the 'Area' drop-down appears to stay active. It would be good if that changed (like the 'Preset' drop-down above which shows blank if you don't use a preset) - it's not clear which option will happen - it does do the page-range but a bit disconcerting. Even pickier consistency point - in the print dialogue it says 'Range: Entire Document' in export dialogue it says 'Area: All Pages'
  17. Yes that works, thanks - TBH I'd been wondering what that 'new layer' command was for, given that each element you draw or place creates its own layer automatically. 'New Layer from selection' would be a useful command - also agree with @dkibui though - automatically splitting pages in layers panel would be best.
  18. +1 - glad I searched forum before posting the same thing
  19. Have a look in your Character panel - as well as Paragraph leading, Affinity apps have Character Leading Override: Leading Override—applies local override to selected text to increase the leading with regard to the paragraph’s leading you might have accidentally set that really low?
  20. Hi Gabe - try this: 1. Create a new 'device' document - your artboard will automatically be at X:0 Y:0 2. Make sure you have snapping and force pixel-alignment enabled 3. Now option-drag a copy of the artboard, keeping option held down as you drag, release the artboard - it WILL end on a sub-pixel, because option-dragging overrides all snapping 4. Delete that artboard and again option-drag your first one, this time release option key before releasing the artboard - this time it will snap to whole pixels. By the way, can we rename 'artboards' as 'dartboards' - would save me correcting auto-correct
  21. Are you option-dragging to create your duplicate? That's what I would do, and it took me ages to work this out: Affinity makes option-dragging override constraints, so it allows you to place the artboard on a sub-pixel, causing the extra pixel at export. They added command-dragging as a duplicate that honours snapping. Personally I think it was a weird decision, to change the default behaviour of the most common shortcut of all graphics apps on the Mac ever! There is a solution though, without having to remember to use command instead of option: start option-dragging as normal, but then release the option key without releasing the object , you'll still duplicate and snapping comes back on.
  22. Just tried again with a fresh document and overflowing text warning works fine, might just have been I was testing a document from earlier beta build.
  23. Yes that's what I meant, and I did say 'I remembered it happening previously in beta' - @thomaso is right though - just tested and it is only coming up if the overflowing text is from a linked text frame - a single text frame that's overflowing doesn't produce the warning. True, but I'm thinking more of times when the original isn't available because someone hasn't sent it to me rather than that I've moved the resource myself - in that instance I'd often keep working on the job, knowing that someone's been notified to send it to me. However being a goldfish, I'm likely to have forgotten that a few hours later and go ahead and export a pdf with a font missing. This is particularly an issue until pdf passthrough is implemented. I could just open Font Manager & Resource Manager and check, which makes the warning box nice, rather than essential An alternative to the warning dialog would be Sketch's approach with a persistent flag in the toolbar That one's for plugins, but it does the same for fonts (different colour)
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