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  1. I understand that. The problem is not how the file size jumps from 1MB to 20MB with a linked afdesign file. This is fine. My issue is how every subsequent save will increase the file size by ~400KB even when the only change in the afpub file is the position of a rectangle that is unrelated to the linked file. I used to work in CorelDRAW, so Cmd+S is in my muscle memory and I end up with huge files. This happens with psd as well.
  2. Hello! I have noticed the file size of an afpub keeps increasing indefinitely if it has an afdesign or afphoto document linked or embedded, even when no changes have been made to the linked document. The first thing I have tried is to turn off Save History With Document, but it was already off. I recorded my screen to demonstrate the issue. In the video, please notice how the file size changes after trivial operations such as moving a rectangle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y9ilpg67o3fbb7c/afpub filesize increase.mp4?dl=0 I’ve also tested placing a png, in which the case the file size increases in the next 2 saves and then goes back down. I am running Affinity Publisher 1.7.1 on MacOS 10.14.5.
  3. I don‘t think that‘s true. You may test this yourself: 1. Copy some text from Affinity Designer and paste in TextEdit using ⌥⇧⌘V (Paste and Match Style). Nothing will be pasted. This is essentially pasting as plain text. 2. Now paste in TextEdit using ⌘V (the normal Paste). The text will be pasted as rich text. 3. Then, copy the text in TextEdit and paste it back (in TextEdit) using both ⌘V and ⌥⇧⌘V. You will notice they both work fine, as TextEdit sets the clipboard correctly with plain text and rich text versions. Inspecting the clipboard contents from different apps a while back also indicated that Affinity Designer is not copying things correctly. See that the 4th line is missing the title attribute:
  4. I’ve recorded a screencast to hopefully make the issue more clear. In short, Affinity Designer seems to copy text as rich text only. TextEdit can paste it, but Sublime expects the plain text part which is missing from the clipboard. It works if copy in AD, paste in TextEdit, copy in TextEdit and then paste in Sublime Text. Affinity copying and pasting text.mov
  5. I believe everybody was focused on the iPad app for the last few months (congrats on that!), so here is a quick bump so you don't forget about us. This bug has been around for almost 2 years and is increasingly annoying to deal with. I've shared the steps to reproduce it here: Cheers!
  6. I am also experiencing this bug for a couple of years now so I've decided to inspect this issue using some clipboard tools. I may be wrong here, but it seems the clipboard contents when copied from Affinity are missing the title attribute. This was using the text tool with some highlighted text.
  7. Unfortunately, not fixed yet as of Designer 1.6.1 and Photo 1.6.7.
  8. hbeier

    Text opacity bug

    Ah, that makes sense! I wasn't aware of that setting. Thanks for looking it up and letting me know!
  9. hbeier

    Text opacity bug

    The same color is applied to a vector object (rectangle, line, etc) and a text object. When their opacities are not 100% and they are placed over a non-white background, their colors get rendered differently. See the image below and the attached file. Text opacity bug.afdesign
  10. Another option would be to show the error message but not close the file. In this scenario, Affinity would keep the file open in the [Modified] state, granting us the ability to Save As... This is similar to how other programs handle this. I know that Adobe Illustrator and Sublime Text work this way. Having said that, I'm aware they are not sandboxed apps and are allowed to do many things Affinity apps are not. I understand your position. However, I'd like to argue our suggestions would make the apps more reliable and would probably save you from some angry customers in the future.
  11. The workaround I've found is to only work with files located in synced folders (using the pCloud Sync feature). I'm guessing it has something to do with how pCloud upload files to their servers. I've also found that Illustrator is not imune to this. However, instead of immediately closing the file, it simply recuses to save it and gives me a chance to save it somewhere else. I've been meaning to open a support ticket with pCloud to discuss this, but I am kind of swamped with work and couldn't find the time to do it.
  12. I'm working on some files stored on pCloud Drive. Sometimes, when I try to save the file, I get this message: This probably happens because pCloud is uploading the file to their servers at that time. However, as soon as I click OK, the file closes. I do not get a chance to save it somewhere else and I lose all the changes I've made. Please look into this "file must now be closed" policy.
  13. Yes, that flattens all adjustments and creates a pixel layer. However, I still have to manually sample the result with the Color Picker tool, which can become a burden when I have multiple gradients. It would be better if Affinity Designer could do this for me while keeping my vectors intact, something similar to Illustrator's Recolor Artwork.
  14. I know this is an old thread, but I'd like to express my vote for this feature as well. Adjustment layers on Affinity Designer are nice, but we can only merge them with pixel layers. I miss the ability to merge them with any kind of layer (text, curve, etc) so I can reuse the new colors elsewhere in a much more direct way and without cluttering my files with a bunch of identical adjustment layers.
  15. This bug has been around for a while now: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/26366-ad-151-mac-problem-with-the-view-hand-tool-spacebar-shortcut/?p=142192 Any chance of getting this fixed on 1.6? It is getting increasingly annoying to work around it.

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