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  1. Under the View menu, choose “Separated Mode” again. This will un-check the menu item, and get you where you want to go.
  2. You can try these... https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/27214-luminosity-masks/&tab=comments#comment-132021
  3. This would be stupendous, BUT I’d like to be able to override it on a per-line basis, and insert hyphenation manually in an otherwise non-hyphenated paragraph. But, a great feature suggestion.
  4. Suggestions for Guides and the Guides Manager... 1) PLEASE let us re-order guides from Left to Right and from Top to Bottom 2) Allowing the User to specify Color (and possibly Opacity) for guides would allow them to be grouped by user-defined purpose 3) Allow Guides to be placed Behind or In Front of visible page items.
  5. Yes, unchecking visibility in the Layers panel keeps a layer from printing. But it also cannot be seen. The request is to keep an item visible on screen, but suppress printing of that item.
  6. Thank you, Walt! Can't believe I didn't try those keys, but I appreciate the rapid response!
  7. There are keyboard shortcuts in APub's menus for navigating to the Previous Page, and the Next Page. For the life of me, I can't figure out what they are. On the Mac, Command + [something] for both Previous and Next pages. What is that something???
  8. Just discovered the Fields panel, with clickable metadata items to place into text boxes -- nice. Would be really nice to have the ability to add additional fields beyond that which is listed. In particular, adding "Static Text" would be great. As an example, I am creating a monthly newsletter for an organization. I have a customized field created in QuarkXPress that contains the current issue's month and year. Entering that into a footer on a Master Page makes each issue of the newsletter easy to update, and feeds the relevant text to a variety of places throughout the document.
  9. Publisher does not handle the entry of a tilde correctly. The little squiggly over the "n" in some Spanish words - like doña, or España. Affinity Photo handles these quite well, exactly the way I would expect. However Publisher ends up making an extra tilde over a blank space, like this: ˜ñ I am using macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitan).
  10. The picture fitting options are nice. But how about adopting a nice feature from QuarkXPress - Fit Box to Picture? Once a picture is fit to a frame (using a minimum fit, for instance) the option to then Fit the Frame to the Picture makes the Picture Frame hug the picture itself nicely, making text wrap options easier to manage.
  11. From my limited use, and looking through the Forum, Master Page items and Individual Page items seem to live separate lives. A master page item appears on every page, but cannot be changed on ONE page without affecting ALL pages. This makes their usefulness limited. Items placed on a master page should be edit-able on each Document page without changing the master page itself. Why must Master Pages and Document Pages co-exist without interacting at all? Although I have very limited experience with Affinity Designer, I would liken this request to un-linking a Symbol in one or more respects, but leaving all other instances of the symbol unchanged. I think that's a valid analogy (although my Designer experience is slim...)
  12. A useful feature to be added - Hyperlinks. Link to a URL (either a web address or a mailto: email address), link to a page within the document, or link to a specific item within the document (such that the link updates if the item moves to a new page). Many of my Page Layout documents are exported as PDF files, and having the ability to link to external web sites or to other areas within the same document is crucial.
  13. On the right, in the Layers panel - click on the layer (called “Background”). It will highlight. NOW, set the opacity slider. It should work now. You have to tell AP what Layer you’re working on before choosing settings for that layer. i.e., just because it’s the only layer doesn’t mean it’s selected. In your screenshot, it’s not. Oh, and you’re moving the wrong slider anyway! The one you moved is for the Color Panel. The slider you want is at the top left of the Layers panel, and you still have to select a layer before you use it.