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  1. Thanks, but my P.S. was a comment, not the question. When I see the Close Document warning, it seems, in my opinion, that I literally have no idea whether either path I take is relevant to accomplishing what I need to happen, which is safely saving the file as an SVG. The Close Document popup warning is, in effect, worthless if I need to save my work as an SVG and know whether I've done so. Is that correct? I need to know whether I must ignore that warning (Cancel), then backtrack to save the SVG whether I need to or not.

    If I need to do all of that, please say so. I'll continue to evaluate other aspects of the software.



  2. Yes, that decreases the keystrokes from seven to six. Yet, still, when I attempt to close an edited file and I see Close Document warning about unsaved changes, I must ask myself, "Wait. Do I need to save the file again as an SVG, or am I being prompted to save it as an afdesign?" (I suspect it's always the latter.) The Close Document popup asks whether I want to save myfile.svg, but what it's actually asking is whether I want to save myfile.afdesign. And, no matter which way I answer -- Yes or No -- I still can't know for sure whether the file has been saved as an industry standard SVG. Is that correct?

    Thanks, D.

    P.S. -- I understand that the current functionality would make sense if: (a) The afdesign format was the industry standard and SVG wasn't; or, (b) The SVG format did not contain enough information to edit the image again, in AD or elsewhere.


  3. Hi. We work with SVG files, and I'd prefer not to know that the .afdesign file format even exists for a variety of reasons. For example, to save an edited SVG file, here are the steps I've found:

    Click on File.
    Click on Export.
    Click on Export again.
    Click on Save.
    Click on Yes to overwrite.
    Attempt to close the file.
    Click on No to avoid saving the afdesign format.

    Here are the keystrokes: Alt-F, E, Enter, Enter, Enter, Ctrl-W, N

    I'd typically expect: Ctrl-S, Ctrl-W

    Since these SVG files may be edited and deployed by other users using a variety of design tools, whatever extra information exists in the .afdesign format is irrelevant. Whenever I receive an SVG to edit, that extra information obviously won't be in the file.

    I may be missing something. How do I save an SVG as an SVG by default? Not export, save. Is there a setting somewhere?

    Many thanks, David.


  4. I'd like to configure AD to work with pixels throughout, not points. Even if a document's unit type is pixels, it seems that points continue to be the only units for some things. For example, I can't figure out how to set the stroke width in pixels. I can't even figure out how to change the dimensions of the overage image. (It's locked in the document setup.) I suspect that it's very, very easy, but it's not readily apparent to me. 

    In an ideal world, and I'd to set the document units to pixels and never see 'pt' again while I'm working on that document.

    I'm confident that I'm missing something. Advice?

    Thanks, David.

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