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  1. THANK YOU R-CR! ^ I am certain that there have been instances where my patterns have not rendered properly AND they exported the same display issue. BUT I can't seem to reproduce that now, even on older files in which the problem was really pronounced. Now at 100% they look perfect, and export with no issues. Hopefully now I'm aware of a few new things I'll be better able to manage any similar issues should they arise again. Its funny; with pixel art I'm acutely aware of the need to work in at multiples of 100%, but it never crossed my mind to try that here. Thank you for taking the time to help me. I really appreciate it.
  2. Thank you gdenby! The precise clipping instantly fixed the fringes around the nested shapes. I also appreciate your tip about the stroke -- I may be able to use that in some places, but sadly it won't always be a solution for me. Do you know if Serif have announced any plans to work on the problem? I suspect (since I have seen the same issue in other software) that it is one of those issues that is surprisingly difficult to resolve. It seems like too obvious and significant of a bug to have not noticed or have deemed unimportant.
  3. Another quick example from the same pattern, showing my 'hack' fix. Note you can also see overlapping borders that really shouldn't be apparent. Here I have an orange shape with a white shape inside. The white shape goes beyond the extents of the orange shape, yet an orange hairline fringe is still clearly visible.
  4. This is something I have noticed in plenty of software over the years, but I'm posting here because I'm currently having this issue with Affinity Designer (desktop). See attached image at full resolution for an example. I am making a lot of tiled patterns that need to connect seamlessly. I create them with a grid and am careful to snap my points to the grid perfectly. The coordinates in the info panel confirm this. Yet my shapes do not always join and I can see the background between the hairline gaps that should not exist. Why does this happen and is there anything I can do to fix it? (I have been moving my points to ensure they overlap in the final product, but I consider this a hack; if I want to continue working on a pattern I then have to snap all of the points back into place manually.) Notes: As you can see in my attachment, sometimes the shapes DO connect seamlessly. There doesn't seem to be any reason why some places have the gap and others don't. This isn't a factor of zooming. I can zoom right out and still see the hairline gaps. This isn't just a AD display issue. I am exporting these as raster files and the gaps are still there in the finished product. Another side effect of this is when I Boolean join my shapes, they often don't add together nicely. This is actually really annoying.
  5. Latecomer to this thread and just wanted to give my +1 for this necessary feature.
  6. Thanks! That's not really achieving what I want however: It becomes a shape, not a border and I lose the ability to modify the corners. Good to know tho.
  7. My apologies if this has already been suggested… For the kind of work I do, I would very much like the ability to create more elaborate boxes to decorate page elements. I'm thinking of something like how in ye-olde days of web design you would create a 3x3 table for a boxout and little images would go in the cells to represent the 4 corners, the 4 sides and the middle. This could be a vector version of that, with the 9-tile asset created in Designer. I know that this kind of result can be accomplished in Publisher right now without this feature, but it is a lot more fidgety to maintain, there is no way to make our results into a repeatable style that can simply be applied to a text frame, and the illusion is broken if you stretch or squash the boxes. This kind of solution would be a lot more flexible. if I have missed something that would help me produce these kinds of results, I'd love to hear about it. Cheers.
  8. No, I wasn't talking about stroke corners. My fault for not being clear. When you insert a rectangle you have options to create rounded, angled, concave or cutout corners. IMO those same options should be available on (rectangular) text frames too.
  9. We definitely need more stroke styles AND the ability to put corner styles onto text frames. I would also really want to see special corner styles for more elaborate flourishes that don't stretch and squash when you resize the box.
  10. When you change the gutter size for columns inside a text frame, it increases or reduces the overall width of the text frame. I imagine that 99% of the time, the designer has a certain space for their text and when they fine tune the text formatting and gutters, they're not going to want the overall shape of their design to change. Instead I would expect the columns themselves to grow or shrink to accommodate the gutters.
  11. Foomandoonian

    No column Grid?

    I was going to post a request for this exact thing, but I'll just add my voice here instead. A simple way to create column and row guides is a must. I actually spent quite a long time trying to find the settings because I assumed they simply had to be there already. I feel like the Text Frame settings (View > Studio > Text Frame) are also a bit buried given how important they are (as the only way to easily manage columns). The option to create a grid with basic margins/columns/gutters should be front and centre, probably presented when you create your new document.
  12. Foomandoonian

    Couldn't activate table controls

    It happened again FYI. I can't think what it could be except that Publisher has had the document open for several hours. I've not been doing anything besides placing and moving elements and editing text.
  13. Foomandoonian

    Couldn't activate table controls

    Indeed. And thanks Chris. I will report back if I discover anything helpful.
  14. I was unable to activate the table controls that appear around a placed table (to add/remove columns etc.) in a document with existing tables. Any new tables also wouldn't display these. I was still able to select cells and use the table formatting options normally. Restarting the application restored these controls. BTW, I'm really enjoying Publisher and can't wait to by the final released version! My only other little note is that I think the default colour model should be CMYK.
  15. Foomandoonian

    Exported PDF and EPS files are raster?

    Ah, good to know thanks MEB.