Jump to content
Our response time is longer than usual currently. We're working to answer users as quickly as possible and thank you for your continued patience.

Chris Voros-Haynes

New Members
  • Posts

    3
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Chris Voros-Haynes got a reaction from Krustysimplex in Global layers   
    InDesign does it and it is very simple and it would be managed by what Name you give the parent layer, InDesign layers also have child sub-layers which are the content/objects (unique to each page) and the parent layers are consistent across all the pages and this is what makes content draw order control extremely simple and quick to edit at a late stage of a project which is often the case.
    I.e. page numbers go on a global a parent layer called page numbers, and so on for other object types.... and if the draw order / layer stack need to be adjusted later on so that they don't get obstructed - then you drag the page number layer above others as needed no matter which page you were viewing and problem solved
    Attached is a typical global layer stack structure I use for all my documents
     

  2. Like
    Chris Voros-Haynes got a reaction from Krustysimplex in Global layers   
    Please revise the layers system so that the layers are global - as in Indesign
    If all my text frames are on a layer called "Text" and all my images are on a layer called "Images" and page numbers on a layer called Folio and so on it saves a huge amount of time with organising your entire documents draw order behavior ( follow the example of how InDesign works )
    Another example workflow case is , often I create a layer called "Comments" on the top of the layer stack which I place comment text frames ontop of the content that needs to be resolved and once all done I switch the comment layer off and then PDF. 
     
  3. Like
    Chris Voros-Haynes reacted to fde101 in Global layers   
    InDesign has done this correctly from day 1.  All of its layers are what we are referring to as "Global Layers" - same as QuarkXPress.
    The existing layers in the Affinity apps do not work this way and will not serve this purpose.
    We cannot really ask to make this a "simple" option and change the behavior of the existing layers because it would substantially break existing functionality and documents.
    Thus a new type of layer which we are calling "global layers" is needed in order to provide for this functionality.
  4. Like
    Chris Voros-Haynes got a reaction from Markio in Global layers   
    Please revise the layers system so that the layers are global - as in Indesign
    If all my text frames are on a layer called "Text" and all my images are on a layer called "Images" and page numbers on a layer called Folio and so on it saves a huge amount of time with organising your entire documents draw order behavior ( follow the example of how InDesign works )
    Another example workflow case is , often I create a layer called "Comments" on the top of the layer stack which I place comment text frames ontop of the content that needs to be resolved and once all done I switch the comment layer off and then PDF. 
     
  5. Like
    Chris Voros-Haynes reacted to robskinn in IDML export   
    + 1 exporting IMDL. This is very important when working with other agencies. 
  6. Like
    Chris Voros-Haynes reacted to Jowday in Cross reference support   
    Cross references ... a vital feature.
  7. Like
    Chris Voros-Haynes reacted to MEB in Wrong layer concept for an layout application   
    Hi melriksdesign,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    Global layers are already planned for an upcoming update (after Publisher's release eventually but I may be wrong here).
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.