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  1. This is a standardized workflow in the printing industry. First you work with the small JPG files in the concept and layout phase, and then in the last step (e.g. Final Art) you replace them with the very high-resolution and resource-hungry TIFF files and transfer them to prepress for maximum quality in production.
  2. So true. This is a big usability fail, when learned habits suddenly behave differently. I agree Serif should stick to the industry standard and not do its own thing where there has never been a problem.
  3. @Lagarto is right, it's not just about text Scaling, it's about Stroke-Width, FX and everything else, like scaling a placed Image/PDF. It's very dangerous scaling Objects and the appearance is changing. Especially if you don't recognize it at first sight, e.g. when you want to scale it only 10% in size
  4. I'm stuck with this right now. How can I create a vector mask in Affinity Designer or Publisher that will punch something out? Similar to Operations → Subtract, but non-destructive? The Blend-Mode "Erase" doesn't help because I want the background image to show through:
  5. Ok, I already thought that this does not work so easily. In Indesign there is another field in the transform panel with percentages, if you type in the size here, then it also scales the text. I don't know if everyone knows this, but it is very helpful. This function is missing in Publisher.
  6. Yes, as you already guessed, there might still be text changes. That's why a non-destructive scaling without having to convert texts to paths would be better.
  7. What if I want to scale the Grouped Objects and Textboxes in the Transform-Panel by a defined size, e.g. 100mm? Is it possible to use the Transform panel in the same way as if you would scale with the outer handle, that the text is also scaled 1:1?
  8. Great Idea! I love that possibility to hide and also group slides in Apple's Keynote👍 So much better structured workflow if you dealing with many Pages/Chapters 👌
  9. yes, yes, yes, pleasee! +1 And yeah I know I can use the Menu "File→Reveal in Finder", but the interactive Title Bar is much fastet and more convenient and it shows the whole path 👍
  10. Please Serif, take Indesign as an example. Why not simply adapt a concept that works well and most users are used to? You don't have to do everything differently if it has proven itself over the years. Put your magic to do something different into other features we love, but make the color handling work as robust and simple like in Indesign
  11. Hello! (coming from this thread): This way of behaving is driving me crazy too… constantly struggling with different settings when drawing a new object or dragging a textbox → it's so tiring and distracts me from my creative work. This behaviour is also dangerous, because sometimes after a few hours I suddenly find out that a slight letterspacing or horizontal font scaling is inside all my new created textboxes. Because this default setting wasn’t visible at first sight. And just because I set it up one day before on a completely different project, doesn't mean that it should be by default on another project. Preferably, I would like that when creating a new document, the Affinity Factory default settings are always loaded, no matter what was done in another document. OR settings previously intentionally set as user defaults be used. I am aware, surely there will be some correct procedure to avoid this behavior. However, in the heat of the moment, it will happen again and again because this behavior is not intuitive. The two buttons with "synchronise default" and "revert default" are not transparent to me in their behavior. Also the possibility about "Edit → Copy" / "Edit → Paste Style" is a good approach, but not yet fully thought out. Therefore my suggestion: 👉 Pleeeease Serif, release for us soon an all-new "Style Eyedropper" tool! 😌 An all-new "style eydropper" with built-in copy-paste style function would be better and more familiar for the most us users coming from Indesign, Powerpoint, Keynote, CorelDraw… This new eyedropper should not always pick up all object styles at once, but also much more selectively also single text formatting etc. Best of all the user should be able to decide what attributes are taken over with the eyedropper: 🤩 Thank yooouuu Serif, for your great effort, but it's so often the little things… Here is another thread on that subject:
  12. Haha, I just read through your thread on this...you nailed it. I get it now, but this behavior is soo confusing and far away from intuitive… I think you have the same workflow, I wouldn't need the function for that either, I'd just duplicate the object too 😅 And if the new object has a different shape, I would go via "Edit → Copy" / "Edit → Paste Style". But this is just a workaround for me and not a real replacement for a "Style Eydropper" Tool
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