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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from WhiteX in Cloning Artboards incrementally Numbers Artboard Name   
    Just a little thing really but  - currently, as soon as artboards are cloned they appear in the layers panel under the same name, and it's difficult to know which is which without clicking around the place. Of course they will eventually get proper names, but it would be lovely if they just named themselves Artboard 1, Artboard 2 etc when cloned.
     
    That is all. 
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from Pšenda in Will Affinity ever integrate with other programs?   
    lovely  -exactly what i was looking for - thanks @Psenda
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    Tim Gummer reacted to Pšenda in Will Affinity ever integrate with other programs?   
    http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/plugins-support/win/
    http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/plugins-support/mac/
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    Tim Gummer reacted to mark-h in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    My next question is: do you think it will it ever be able to export to an InDesign format like it can a PSD? Unless industry standards change I need to be able to deliver editable layouts in a commonly-accepted format. PDFs won't always suffice, sadly.
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    Tim Gummer reacted to ZombieRofl in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Great to hear, because it will be a pretty important option in my opinion 
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    Tim Gummer reacted to carl123 in Unwanted Cloned Elements   
    Enable "Save History With Document" then the next time you noticed it has happened you can send the document to the mods/devs which may help them see what caused it
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    Tim Gummer reacted to Sean P in Won't copy text to other apps   
    Hi Tim,
    Have you tried disabling Alfred to see if that allows you to copy text?
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    Tim Gummer reacted to Alfred in Unwanted Cloned Elements   
    Go to your Notification Settings page and change the options there.
     
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from The-Design-Guy in [Fixed] Non Standard Soft-return Shortcut / Line Height Issues   
    It seems that control-enter is actually…
     
    the soft return key combo.
     
    At the point of this posting after eons of frustration using the usual shift-return I only just thought to try some wild and crazy key combos, and stumbled on control-enter.
     
    Dearest AD peeps…
     
    Why?
     
    Why Why Why… not a normal, intuitive, standard key combination for this?
     
    But at least now I have something that is better than my workaround: quite literally that was breaking text boxes into two and nudging them vertically… such was my desperation with the line height issues I was getting via shift-return.
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from Julian23 in Cloning Artboards incrementally Numbers Artboard Name   
    Just a little thing really but  - currently, as soon as artboards are cloned they appear in the layers panel under the same name, and it's difficult to know which is which without clicking around the place. Of course they will eventually get proper names, but it would be lovely if they just named themselves Artboard 1, Artboard 2 etc when cloned.
     
    That is all. 
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    Tim Gummer reacted to MEB in Common Feature Requests INDEX   
    Common Feature Requests index  
    Below is a list of common requested features for which there is already a thread created. Please avoid to create new ones if your request/feedback fits in one of those threads. We consider all requests no matter if they are common (and listed here) or not. The intend of this list is to avoid unnecessary thread duplicates. If you need to create a new one, please add just ONE request per thread. There is NOT a vote system in place.  Adding +1 to those topics will NOT affect their priority nor imply their implementation. That’s mostly dependent on time and development goals and constraints. Thanks.
    --- NEW FEATURES
    (Affinity PHOTO) Stitching / Panoramas  Already available in Affinity Photo 1.4 (Affinity PHOTO) HDR (32 bit) Already available in Affinity Photo 1.5 (Affinity PHOTO) OpenEXR (import/export) Already available in Affinity Photo 1.5. (Affinity PHOTO) Focus Stacking Already available in Affinity Photo 1.5 (Affinity DESIGNER) Tracing Tool/Persona
      INTERFACE (BOTH APPS) Lighter UI / contrast issues - Already available in Affinity Designer and Photo 1.6 (BOTH APPS) User Interface Icons / Customization (BOTH APPS) Progress bar/visual feedback on file loading/saving
      GENERAL FUNCIONALITY   (BOTH APPS) Option to turn tool toggling off (that is turning off the function that makes affinity return to the previous used tool when you press a tool shortcut twice) (BOTH APPS) Remember last used folder used for each type of action (open, save etc). (BOTH APPS) Custom shortcuts - Already available in Affinity Designer and Photo 1.4 (BOTH APPS) Sticky Settings (remember tools settings) - It's being implemented/work in progress in 1.5/1.6 versions. (Affinity PHOTO) Macros / Actions - Already available in Affinity Photo 1.6;  still being expanded/improved (Affinity PHOTO) Crop to Selection (BOTH APPS) Hide object's bounding box - already implemented (Affinity PHOTO) Hide selection's marching ants (pixel selections) Already available in Affinity Photo 1.5 (BOTH APPS) Layers panel: toggle to automatically scroll to/display the selected layer + shortcut Already available in Designer and Photo 1.5 (Preferences) (BOTH APPS) Support to RTL (right-to-left) Languages (Arabic, Hebrew etc) (BOTH APPS) Change rulers origin point / relative origin point (BOTH APPS) Allow guide creation from all tools (BOTH APPS) Lock Guides (BOTH APPS) Align/distribute to Key Object - Already available in Designer and Photo 1.6 (BOTH APPS) Image/file linking (BOTH APPS) Select objects by attributes (same fill, stroke, font etc) (BOTH APPS) Center text vertically inside text frame - Already available in Designer and Photo 1.6 (BOTH APPS) Transform nodes (scale, rotate etc) - Already available in Designer and Photo 1.6 (Affinity PHOTO) Crop & Resize (single step) (BOTH APPS) Ability to export/save to the same folder as the source (opened file) (BOTH APPS) Rotate & Scale objects using the Rotation Centre as reference point - Already available in Designer 1.6 Beta (Affinity DESIGNER) Option to flip the order of artboards on export (PDF)
      TOOLS (Affinity DESIGNER) Vector Eraser (2) (Affinity DESIGNER) Vector Patterns (Affinity DESIGNER) Feathering (Affinity DESIGNER) Simplify paths / Line Smoothing (Affinity DESIGNER) Measure Tool Already implemented in Designer 1.5 (Affinity DESIGNER) Arrowheads Already added to the roadmap. Coming in a future update. (BOTH APPS) Background Blur Layer Effect (FX) (BOTH APPS) Color picker improvements Already implemented in Designer and Photo1.5. (BOTH APPS) Noise/Grain (Affinity PHOTO) Freehand Selection Tool more similar to PS Lasso

      FILE  FORMATS SUPPORT (BOTH APPS) Export PSD text as native text (BOTH APPS) Layered TIFF Already available in Affinity Photo/Designer 1.5 (BOTH APPS) EXIF/metadata on Export Already available in Affinity Designer and Photo 1.4 (BOTH APPS) DXF/DWG  
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    Tim Gummer reacted to rsi.studio in Twitchy Cloning   
    I managed to replicate the behaviour using Andy's explanation above, ie undo an Option duplicated/move. This goes some way in showing where the trigger hibernates for overlaid triplicated or quadruplicated and so on objects. Anyhoo, today I made cards using Option drag without any undos and the design was fine .... having said that, I would stick to using a grid/guides then duplicate using Command J, then moving the copy, using snapping etc. That way an undo triggers no replications.
     
    seasonal greetz to all who want them :P
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    Tim Gummer reacted to rsi.studio in Twitchy Cloning   
    This is a nasty little 'Option copy=triplicate objects' bug, still applies to AD 1.5.4
    eg create business card with say outline, 6 lines of text, one background image & one logo > group objects in card > align to your cutting grid > option copy group to right x 3 & then all down x 4 & YIKES !! The whole page is in triplicate over each other & the printed finish is trash.
     
    Here's work around a) DO NOT OPTION COPY in AD, use 'Command J' & then move objects to right > align perfectly in one move(important) > then repeat Command J to copy & move object > select 3 object groups or cards (in this case) and duplicate 'Command J' move down and again make it snap to your carefully positioned guides, then repeat 'Command J' 2 times for 4 rows. This produces one layer of objects!
     
    work around b) create biz card > group & create a symbol from this ... repeat as above for copying ... this is useful because if you want to tweak adjust one card design, they all change (almost at any rate, bit buggy this, ie images have to be deleted independently, that's another bug report though) ....
     
     
    lesson here : do not option drag to duplicate in AD, it's very unpredictable.
    hope this helps someone, drove me crazy for two hours to get this card printed correctly.  :unsure:
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from ronnyb in Twitchy Cloning   
    That's really helpful to know Andy - and yes, like Ronny this is driving me  / has driven me around the bend.  Its the biggest productivity killer I know. Even more than social media! Please do make it a priority - it's well past time it was fixed.
     

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    Tim Gummer reacted to Andy Somerfield in Twitchy Cloning   
    Hi,
     
    I have a suspicion that this is caused by a fairly long standing bug.. if you Option-Drag to clone, then choose to undo, you will need to undo two times (once for the clone, and once for the ensuing drag).
     
    We once thought that this behaviour was a good idea - we were wrong! I'll see if I can get it fixed..
     
    Hope this helps,
     
    Andy.
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    Tim Gummer reacted to Strandbummler in [ADe] Keyboard shortcut for find in layers panel   
    I just stumbled upon this. I don't really understand the decisionmaking process which shortcuts should be costumizable and which ones not. I hope i don't sound ungrateful. I just wanna know :)
     
    Maybe you could put it into the Layer-Menu in the Menubar, easy as pie, ini't?
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from Actimel in Free transform selected nodes within a shape?   
    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.
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    Tim Gummer reacted to vitor in Artboards should not be mixed with layers, and there should always be one artboard   
    Nothing is stopping you from making that system work under the paradigm Illustrator uses. However, the reverse is not true. Having artboards mixed with layers makes some things impossible while the other system doesn’t. Mixing them is the worse of both options.
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from robbyn in Export 8 Bit PNG with alpha transparency   
    I'm not sure why this is so poorly supported across design apps  - even Photoshop (at least on the versions I own) doesn't have it and the only straightforward game in town seems to be Fireworks.
     
    These days, most of my exported files for web site themes are 8 Bit PNG with alpha transparency.  it just makes sense.
     
    And it's quite a wrench to the workflow to have to jump out of AD just to make these conversions and manual optimisations in another app. There is quite an efficiency hot as it's not just a matter of running a conversion script, each file has to be individually reoptimized from 24 bit with transparency down to 8 bit, selecting the colours etc
     
     
    Please could this one be a priority?
     
    T
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    Tim Gummer reacted to Raskolnikov in 5 things Affinity Designer behaves counter-intuitive   
    Cropping the canvas it's essential , without having to input numbers as bigeyex says.
     
    The Export-persona-slice-mode it's fantastic but including cropping canvas / infinite canvas / pasteboarding / ... would be great.
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from Matthias in Change Font on multiple Text Elements   
    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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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from ronnyb in Crop Style Artboard Resizing UI   
    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.
     

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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from MattP in Can't Select all to Transform   
    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!
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    Tim Gummer got a reaction from Dale in Can't Select all to Transform   
    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!
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    Tim Gummer reacted to MEB in Option-Drag from center to scale/transform   
    Hello joshuaiz,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums.
    The key modifier to scale/transform from center is cmd+drag in Affinity Designer.
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