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  1. Thank You! That worked. So the definition of Physical is any Document Unit that is NOT Pixels. And of course, the definition of Pixels is Pixels. So it's not a bug and my confusion is resolved. This little ditty ought to be documented somewhere.
  2. I have discovered something unusual across all three Affinity Applications which may be a Bug. Refer to this Thread Link ... https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/119040-isometric-grid-and-axis-physical-vs-pixel/&tab=comments#comment-647332
  3. I have discovered something unusual across all three Affinity Applications which may be a Bug. Refer to this Thread Link ... https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/119040-isometric-grid-and-axis-physical-vs-pixel/&tab=comments#comment-647332
  4. Here's an update to this Thread which reflects something I found in digging across all three Affinity Applications. I have found that the Pixel Type Grids are not accessible to Affinity Designer, but show up in the Grid and Axis Preset Manager Dialog, all the same. Further, the Physical type Grids are not accessible to Affinity Photo or Affinity Publisher, but show up in the Grid Axis Preset Manager Dialog, all the same. It does not seem to matter whether the Isometric Panel is Active r not. If the Physical Grids were meant to be used by Affinity Designer, it is odd indeed, that they are not available to the Designer Persona in Affinity Publisher. Have I uncovered a Bug?
  5. I'm still on that Learning Curve and voila! I've come across another feature that is not well explained in Documentation, Help or out there on the Wild and Wooley Web. When Presets for Isocmetric Grid and Axis Settings are Listed in the Drop-down, certain Categories which show up in the Manage Presets Dialog do not show. Further Investigation reveals that the Presets that do no show have exclusively, Presets that are Pixel, as opposed to Physical. I have tried like crazy to create a Pixel Preset, but they all turn out Physical. And I cannot find out how to load a Pixel Preset into the Grid and Axis Manager Dialog. In truth, at the present time, I haven't the foggiest what the difference is between Pixel and Physical Isometric Grids might be. Please advise.
  6. For now, I've had a good Intro to the topic of Typography in Affinity Photo and with Usage in Affinity Photo, Design and Publisher, the diversity of Font Variations will become more fluent in my Knowledge Base. Thanks.
  7. Well, I'm as good with this as I can get. I roughly figured out the remainder of the unknowns without being able to see their effects on a Font. Key to understand Variants is the following Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variant_form_(Unicode)
  8. Thanks, but this is the easy stuff that I had no problems with. The difficult stuff concerns the Text Styles Panel, not the Character Panel or the Paragraph Panel. When you edit or create a new Text Style, you get a Dialog that has many options for creating Text Style Presets. One of the big confusion issues is that not everything in that Dialog may apply to a selected Font. But its there. I've progressed a bit further in my attempts to rationalize the "New/Edit Text Style (my term as the dialog has no name)" Dialog. I've found by opening the Typography Dialog from menus, by clicking Text > Show Typography, alongside the "New/Edit Text Style" Dialog that the true nature of some of the controls becomes evident by what shows up in the Typography Dialog as things are changed for a selected Font. But again, not everything may apply to a selected Font, so to get anywhere understanding the Dialog, one must shuffle through selected some different OpenType Fonts and Standard Fonts to see what gives. That helped me to knock off several of the unknowns from my list. My understanding has best improved by actually playing with the Dialogs and Fonts. The problem that remains is that of the available Fonts I have, none of them seem to reflect the remaining unknowns. The Font Designer of a Font must either include features and attributes or not include them ... to see them in the Typography Dialog and effect them from the "New/Edit Text Style" Dialog. The unknowns that remain for me are all of the Variants Controls in the Typography Section and in the Paragraph Section, Bullets & Numbering, the Style Drop-down List, which only has two options, [No Change] and [No Style] with no clue as to how to set a specific Style and add it to that Drop-down List. One other clue is what shows up in the Style Settings Box at the bottom of the Dialog. This will state that things are turned On or Off, have been set, etc.
  9. I had already looked into the Adobe Open Type Articles and downloaded a couple of their PDFs.. But no, I was not satisfied that those provided any clarity regarding the Affinity Text Type Panel Typography Edit Dialog content.
  10. While still somewhat new to Afinity's product line, I have been doing the Learning Curve Thing. While I am generally able to find out most things, I have been stumbling over the details in the Text Styles Panel (Edit Styles Dialog). I have dug and dug and can't find any documentation and cannot find any hints on the web for some of the Options in that Dialog. For example, Typography > Alternates has a series of Combo Boxes that set numbers for Stylistic Alternates, Swash, Ornaments, Annotation Forms and All Alternates. I haven't a clue what those numbers imply. And it doesn't stop there. Features in Typography > Variants and the checkboxes in Typography > Figures for Ordinal, Fraction, Alternate Fraction and Mathematical Greek are equally mystifying. I might know what an Ordinal is, but what does it mean to check that checkbox? Can anyone point to some documentation on this stuff? A Video? Thanks.
  11. ----- Search Control NOTE: Search Control performs a Type-ahead Dynamic Search for Swatches that may exist within the selected Swatch Category. NOTE: Pressing the X in a Circle at the End of the Search Control will select all Swatches in the selected Swatch Category. NOTE: The Search Control may appear to not function, if the the Swatch Name is not known or is mistyped in the Search Box. The Names of Swatches can be found and documented by loading all the selected Category Swatches and mousing over each Swatch to reveal its Name.
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