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  1. I think that is what I was trying to verify then. Is there a request for that in a future update yet? That would be very useful for my current workflow.
  2. Paul you are correct and that’s great. Beyond that is there anyway to re-link items manually in the iPad version?
  3. Paul, I guess this post was regarding the transition between Publisher and Designer. However linking images into a document on designer on iPad is possible but I don't currently see a way to re-link image links in an Affinity Designer iPad document. Am I missing something or is this still not a feature?
  4. Any chance this import dialogue might head its way to iPad? I was lucky enough to bring my Mac to this cafe so I could open it up to import the pdf before going back to my iPad to work on it, but that’s not a great workaround 🫤
  5. Seconded. This just threw a wrench into a document I’m workin on today. Is this still not possible?
  6. Seconded. That’s is a perfect example. Here’s an additional screenshot of my scenario as I’m working on a font and cannot align the inner curve precisely without snapping the handle to a grid point. I was working on this in Vectornator which supported the handle snap but had some other UI issues, but I’m not sure how I can finish this without snapping the handles correctly.
  7. I would love the ability to live link or swap the source of images in Affinity Designer for iPad. I’m currently working on a photo book layout and need to make frequent color edits to the images. I would love the ability for these images to either be live-linked to a file or photo in Apple Photos so that edits automatically update. Changing the source of the photo while keeping size, position, and adjustments would be great as well. Please consider this as I am using this tool full-time at this point and this feature is integral.
  8. I am referring to the “Option” key on the Mac, alt on a PC. The title of that key could be causing some confusion 😆 Holding the “Option” key toggles to the eye dropper only while it’s being held in the paint brush. This is incredibly efficient. I’d love that feature in the paint bucket took as well. Other painting apps I’ve used support a similar shortcut in their respective fill tools.
  9. This is all cool and i would like to suggest that we have an option key toggle for the eyedropper while in the paint bucket tool, just like when you’re in the paint brush tool
  10. This currently works while in the paint brush tool. It would be super handy if you could sample a color before filling it with the option key. Currently I need to hit i, and then hit g to go back. This becomes cumbersome when sampling and filling multiple areas quickly.
  11. You are correct. This is intended as a suggestion to the Affinity team.
  12. When I’m in the fill tool, I would expect holding the option key to switch to the eyedropper just like it does when you’re in the brush too. It would be especially handy.
  13. I would love the two-finger duplicate modifier to work when moving a selection within the same layer inside the selection persona. I commonly like to move copies of image parts within a single pixel layer. A good example is if I was creating a building face. I’d select a window, drag a copy, and then paint over the imperfections after moving it within a single layer. The current workaround is lengthy. I need to select the area I want to copy, switch to the photo persona, hit “duplicate”, move the copy, and then merge the layers together.
  14. It is something illustrator does pretty well. Most recently I downloaded Amadine. Despite having a more limited typography feature set than Affinity, it isn’t frustrating to work with. This would be a fantastic app to take cues from IMO.
  15. Totally understand this and thanks for your reply. Hope you were able to have an enjoyable holiday. Okay so I just tried this using Arial in a blank document. No crash occurred. I did however notice that when I pasted text from one box into another, the text was automatically formatted the same as the text in the box. I don’t recall this behavior previously. Do you know if this was a change in a recent update?
  16. Figured out how to reproduce it from a blank document! The issue occurs after you paste text with differing paragraph spacing into another text box. After the text is inserted, tapping the spacing button will crash the app.
  17. I can’t get this to stop repeating. iPad Pro 2021 11 in, iOS 15.2 FullSizeRender.MOV
  18. Adding two details that would make a huge improvement to address. When using the space bar cursor to navigate, it is impossible to move the cursor before the first letter of any line. This is possible when editing text anywhere else on iOS. Double-tapping the space bar does not type a period.
  19. After attempting to lay out some body text without reaching for my Mac I became furious with the process in Designer. This has been the case through my last 4 or 5 months with this tool. Here are a few thoughts on how it could be improved. When tapping into a text box, the interface attempts to keep the cursor in view at all times in the most jarring manner. When the on screen keyboard is up, this results in unintended jumps that make it confusing to pan and scroll the art board while editing. I would prefer that the interface either doesn’t move at all when editing the contents of a text box, or opens a content editor that takes you out of the layout completely while editing. The OS-default editing cursor doesn’t exist. This means if I want to go back, select a word, edit a word, or select a whole paragraph I need to use a confusing combination of hip-shooting exactly where I want the cursor to go with my giant fingers and selecting text without being able to control the beginning and end of the selection. Adapting to the OS-default would be great. Controls for resizing the text box and panning are still available when editing text. From a UX perspective, I would appreciate text editing being a completely isolated process especially on a device that invites fingery clumsiness. Tap the box to edit, all you can do is edit. Tap a done button, you’re back to the layout. (I’m experiencing way more ease writing this post in your little WSYWIG editor on my iPad than in Affinity D) Affinity is a great tool for comping up design ideas right on the iPad and I love it for that. But I DREAD when I have to put some text in there. Please consider these comments! Love Dan
  20. Following up. I’m working in affinity today at a cafe and the keyboard is acting erratic. Sure enough I’ve got the device at a slight angle with the folio case. The moment I lay it flat, the keyboard dismisses just fine 🤣
  21. Okay so today tried a lot of things to invoke this. I multitasked, locked the device, opened keyboards on other apps. I wasn’t able to get it to be as erratic as my previous video but I did get something close. If you dismiss the keyboard, and then physically move the device around a bit, but not enough to cause the orientation to change, the keyboard seems to pop back up 😯 Not sure if this is related, but I do notice that if I dismiss the keyboard, and then turn the device on its side, the keyboard pops up again in the other orientation. Is it potentially sensing something on the back end? When I reported this initially, I was using the iPad at a low angle with the folio case on, so it wasn’t directly flat on the table. If you’re in Apple Notes and turn the device after dismissing the keyboard, the keyboard stays dismissed. Perhaps that should be reflected in this? Attached a video of me reproducing the behavior. IMG_0077.MP4
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