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  1. Hi @brucet You have options… In the Layers panel, right-click on the Background layer and select Duplicate; or single-click the Background layer to select it and, using your menu bar, choose Layer > Duplicate; or single-click the Background layer to select it and on a Mac use the keyboard shortcuts cmd-A, cmd-J (presumably ctrl-A, ctrl-J under Windows) to Select All followed by Duplicate Selection. There's quite possibly other options beyond those… Once you have duplicated your background layer, and with the new layer still selected in the Layers panel, press V to select the Move tool (or click Move in the Tools). That then allows you to click and drag either the mid-points on the sides or the corner points to change the size of the duplicated layer. Alternatively, you could enter numeric values in the Transform panel. Hope this helps?
  2. I think I have seen this discarded-first-numeral problem several times recently, but can't be certain. It almost certainly wasn't on the New Document dialog box though. I've tended to put it down to sloppy tipyng but will definitely watch more closely from now on…
  3. Possibly of interest to you, @globesessions, would be the new tearable document windows. It does not seem to be getting 'promoted' as a replacement, but might be interesting to explore as an alternative. For myself, I never much liked the old separated mode and never used it. This looks like it might be at least occasionally useful… Application and document windows https://affinity.help/photo2/English.lproj/pages/Workspace/workspaceModes.html Scroll about halfway down the page to get to "About 'tearable' document windows". Here's an excerpt: While there is only one app window, you can have one or more document windows per open document. By default, documents are docked to the workspace (viewed as tabs under the context toolbar) but these can be 'torn' away from the tab bar to make them independent undocked, floating windows. This feature is available in all three apps.
  4. I had spotted these and was also curious. Then I came across the "official" answer to this question in the Help, under the "Add-Ons" section. Here are the first two pages (of four) from that section in the Designers 2 guide: About add-ons https://affinity.help/designer2/English.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Addons/aboutAddons.html?title=About add-ons Linking custom content across apps https://affinity.help/designer2/English.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Addons/linkingContent.html?title=Linking custom content across apps
  5. Hi @James Mcilwraith It sounds a bit like you skipped the system prompt to allow each app to "record" the screen. Maybe you accidentally clicked Deny? Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Screen Recording and scroll down until you find the entry for each v2 app. I'm guessing that if you tick the check box for each app then you'll be in business.
  6. That sounds like a really good candidate for scripting. We were told - informally - that this was being worked on a year or two back. Obviously, scripting isn't there in v2.0, but I'm hopeful that it will become available "shortly". Possibly in v2.1? Well, some time before v3 is launched anyway. 😀
  7. Hi @Johnnyyyy I don't think it's quite as bad as you currently perceive. Single-click that red eye icon and your footnote text will reappear. Your text is overflowing the footnote text frame and is currently set to be hidden. I've not played with the new feature yet, but I've got a couple of possible explanations. You mentioned experimenting with paragraph styles - perhaps your most recent experiment made the text too large for the default frame, forcing it to be hidden. This might be getting influenced by the text frame coming from a master page? So, not a full explanation or solution, but hopefully that will allow you to make some progress…
  8. Hi @Jim_A Reproduced as described in Big Sur. In fact, I'll, er, see your two bugs and raise you a variation. #ahem. Double-click a word at the end of a sentence - ie followed immediately by a period (though other punctuation will probably do the same) - and the extra unwanted space appears at the front of the copied characters. (I was checking this by pasting into BBEdit with invisible characters shown). Ahh - also using keyboard shortcuts (cmd-shift-left/right) to select whole words results in the same trailing space. And so does the simpler shift-left/right to select just a character at a time. I think that apparent end-of-story character is actually an end-of-paragraph pilcrow - ie ¶ (Copy it back out of the Find/Replace field and paste into BBEdit again…)
  9. Hi @pck1980 I've got a different workaround for you that doesn't require detaching master pages or changing the paragraph style to "None". However, I realise it may just be of academic interest if it's not practical in real life. Select the text frame Go to the Text Frame panel Turn off the Columns > "Balance text in columns" checkbox Change to the text tool Place your insertion point into the paragraph that you want to go to the top of the second column Go to the Paragraph panel Change the Flow > Start: anywhere to Start: In Next Column Once you do that, you can drag the picture frame over the text frame and the text behaves as I think you'd expect.
  10. My apologies, @Old Bruce, for questioning you. I had not properly read your description and was looking at the regular Paragraph panel's Tab Stop position field. It was only after having looked at the similar Cannot type text into the hex field for text colour when creating a text style post that I twigged you were talking about the Tab Stop setting in the context of Text Styles … where I do get the same problem that you described.
  11. Hi @Cealcrest I just tried this and it worked as described in the linked video: I'm currently on macOS Big Sur. But I think I just replicated the problem you described. When you drag the files into Publisher's Document View and hold down the option key, ensure you're anywhere over one of the pages of your document. Anywhere. Do that and the Place Images panel will magically appear and be filled with your images. However, if you drop the files in the background outside one of the pages (I believe the correct term for this area is the pasteboard), then you'll get them opening in tabs as you described. It doesn't matter when you option-drop the files onto the page if they're over a picture frame or not. That frame will not be populated at that stage. That will only happen when the Place Images panel has loaded up and you click a frame to place the first image - or click a blank space on the page to place the next image without requiring a frame. Hope this helps? if that doesn't resolve it for you, then a screen recording would help shed more light on exactly how that's not working for you.
  12. I've got this feeling I saw something similar last week - but I think it must have been on the main forum which is still going flat out. It might have been the same underlying cause (I can see this being a little bit of a problem child) manifesting itself in a different dialog box. 🤷‍♂️
  13. Hopefully this isn't a duplicate report. The Create Paragraph Style dialog box truncates three category labels if Preferences > User Interface > Font UI Size is changed from Default (below left) to Large (below right). Currently (still) on macOS 11.7.1 (Big Sur).
  14. If you're talking about the Position field, it's working okay for me with macOS 11.7.1. I'm using a standard Bluetooth "Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad". Both sets of numbers (the ones across the top of the keyboard as well as the numeric keypad at the right) are okay. Is your keyboard a non-Apple one, perhaps with extra driver software?
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