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Tim Gummer

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  1. We want's it. That is all. I'm figuring this might actually be an easy one. And I do really really miss this facility.. It's the sort of thing that one wants at the heart of the creative process, so it's very jarring to have to go to another app in the middle of the act, as it were - which may lose various affinity nicenesses. TIA.
  2. After using AD for a few months now I still forget where to open the right sidebar thingie - which is apparently called "UI" and specifically layers. Here are my beefs: UI is too general a name - something KB Shortcut for UI should be more obvious There should be a button to show hide "UI" at the top for newbs Layers panels usually needs to be very tall, I want to dock it side by side to the other UI panels - docked, not free floating And therefore separate button / KB shortcut for layers Much of this is more or less (sans docking to workframe) illy UX, if I remember right, and it has been helpful. T
  3. Somewhere on the list can we have a GUI artboard / document sizing? Like Fireworks, photoshops crop with capacity to crop larger? (or illustrator, FH's artboard sizing tools) Am often building free form collections of elements and need to just resize the artboard in an intuitive way without thinking about units, origin points etc. But not as important as … many other things. T
  4. Just how illustrator and freehand do, but as of yet not on affinity. If I have a bunch of elements on the page and say i decide to switch typefaces in the evolution of the brand Identity, in affinity i have to do this one by one over and over again. Hopefully this will be a quick fix for you folks. Note the freehand implementation is of course better - it allows selecting any old thing(s) (text, group, mixture of elements) and there is still facility to change the font - whatever type is within that selection will get changed. Of course I could go on and ask for styles etc but will leave that for hit further down the road. Cheers!
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    Can't Paste simple curve path into compound curve

    of course! - nice - thanks.
  6. can't paste the wavy water shape inside the outlined text. As ciose as I get is adding the two outlines together Sample attached paste inside issue AD.afdesign
  7. This was a great feature within Freehand - which I AFAIK illy doesn't have - would tie in well with affinities great focus on node level productivity and power.
  8. This one is driving me crazy, particularly as AD's freehand-like selection savvyness is one of the things i really love about the app. I have this world map with african countries on one layer, the rest on another (and a third layer for text). I want to scale the whole world up, so africa fills more of the artboard, but I can't select-all, 'move' is effectively stuck as 'pan'. Is this a bug or what stupd thing am i missing. A bit urgent this one! I really don't want to resort to using ai to do something so basic. thanks video elements 1.afdesign
  9. mmm - may have spoken too soon its definitely better - but not consistent - still trying to establish the variables
  10. wow - sorry - must have missed the memo First impressions with the beta are that it fixes the problem - ie specific unselectable element are now selectable and transformable when opened in the beta. SO so far… thanks!
  11. Thanks for the update Matt - much appreciated. I understand the desire to roll out a substantive feature upgrade - and when I use AD I get (something of) a clear sense of how much extra work must have gone in to make AD's implementations so demonstrably better than any other app I've used (frequently including FH, which is saying something). I guess I'd want (from the sidelines) to suggest that rolling out bugfix dot-dot-dot update might be worth the bother of the forking required, for an issue as pervasive as this one. But whatev's - looking forward to it when it comes. (that would be the next beta? not the release?)
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    Just Can't Type

    I simply can't type. Mostly. Ugh - reluctant as I am to say this, I experience too many simple critical bugs to be able to seriously use AD at this point. Latest is when i went to make up a simple neighbourhood notice. (sample attached) For any typeface, on both word text frame and text art modes, typing doesn't work - the cursor blinks ominously but doesn't actually move or render anything. Briefly the app did allow me to do this, as on the sample file, but thereafter not again. And so I have to go back to AI again. Not happy - I have very much wanted to recommend AD to others but I don't feel like I can yet until it's just more stable. Running AD 1.1.2, yosemite, FEX - all latest release versions car space notice Edinburgh Zone.afdesign
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    Just Can't Type

    I believe I mentioned "for any typeface" - so it's not corridor - also tried system fonts like arial. But no drama - it hasn't repeated much - unlike the Can't Transform Bug (sorry to be late back on this - didn't notice the replies)
  14. Being a typography junkie, i'm often switching to the type tools. Trouble is I usually end up with the one I DON'T want - mostly the Type Art Tool. when I want the Text Box. The simple answer is to set modifier keys for alternative tools - so "T" might be Text Box, and "Shift-T" = Text-Art - or vis a versa… And similar for the other non-type tool variations. This one should be a snap for the next release, without distracting from the serious stuff like multi artboards. TIA!
  15. Hi - pester pester - this is SO constant I can't believe it hasn't been patched within a week, let alone three weeks. Driving me bonkers - I SOOO want to use this app but almost anything I do triggers this issue and I have to reopen the file not once, but at least twice to be able to use it again. Here in the trenches, we could use a little hope!
  16. any news on this one? It really does happen an awful lot of the time - very frustrating.
  17. Can't remember if I posted this before but if so think it bears expanding on, so please bear with me: The environment is everything: Multiple artboards and a pasteboard is what will mean i can almost certainly leave illustrator behind - certainly for the bulk of my vector workflow. AD has gotten so much right by focussing on areas like selection as a priority, please keep the focus on these areas that affect the organic feel of the app. This is so much more important than pdf output formats ands whatnot; because (at this stage in AD's development) none of us begrudge having to use a different app at the end of the workflow. But it's the things that stop and "make us think" as steve krug would say, that are most important, because they interrupt the heart of our creativity and workflow. Somewhere to put work in progress elements is, like good selection options, vital to an organic, workflow. If all we have is the single artboard, its difficult to have flow - as we might with physical materials on a physical desktop. </rant>
  18. Phew - doubts about my personal sanity are now, well… in check.
  19. I think it's bug - hard to tell. Thanks for the "Edit All Layers" - didn't realize that was a thing. But doesn't seemed to have helped. And I've unlocked all sub layers. But the problem seems to be intermittant, i just cant' work out what is making the difference. SO sigh… have had to go back to ai to get the job done (also fore the multiple artboards and pasteboard) - which I HATE. Gonna keep at this though.
  20. so how can we get on the beta program? FWIW I was on the pre release beta - does that help?
  21. I'm so loving this app - as a former freehand user this really is salvation - nothing less. Maybe you could have a feature priority voting system like cocoa - the makers of Pathfinder But for my 2c - pasteboard area and multi artboards next please. - I can't tell you how valuable being able to make a 'glorious mess' around my artboard is - it really enables quick creativity, without having to worry about where to put bits and pieces. Then on text styles - could these be semantic please? so that importing well formed word or html content will result in heading styles with a consistant value? its eternally frustrating that evernote for example doesn't do this, but for designers engaged with content, or particlarly on the this is critical thanks again for all your work on this - I'm going back to design like it's 1999.
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    Freehand files

    As a passionate and despairing freehand user (is there any other kind?) I'd like to +999 for this. I'm really, really excited at the potential for affinity - particularly that it takes FH's principle of being able to do both drawing and layout in the same file (if not app) and takes it further adding image editing. So as someone very typographically focussed i look forward to seeing the layout beta, and seeing how typographic tools grow in the designer/drawing app. But yes - I have a swag of FH files, as do a large community of users so we're looking forward to being able to pick them up in affinity ASAP.