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catlover

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  1. The rotation angle is not shown in the Xform panel when object is selected using the Node Tool. This is rather inconvenient because it means having to go back to the Move tool in order to precisely adjust the AofR and then having to go back to the node tool again. Could this be rectified , please ?
  2. @R C-R Right, I understand that. But since renaming that palette and it is now moved to the top of the list and does come up with "file new", would it not also be a simple matter for the developers to also rename those 3 default palettes in the code and so get rid of the problem ? Or am I thinking too simple ? 🙃
  3. I certainly seem to have put my foot in it, sorry about that. Anyway, I agree with RC_R that there is no point in having a default palette when it doesn't come up with the "file>new" action. In fact, it doesn't come up with a home-spun template,either. Regardless of whether it is set as default for that template. Furthermore : there is specifically a tiny little link-icon with the "colours" palette (swatches), same as with the gradients and grey palettes. That tells me these are application-wide palettes and the "colours" palette always used to come up with file new in v.1 XXX. In the mean time I followed ... suggestion and renamed the colours palette to " !colours " (without the quotes). Problem solved. It now comes up default with "file,new", because it has moved to the top of the list. so, R C_R : definitely a bug !! 🙂
  4. @RC-R : Yes, I think you're right : a bug. Let's hope that in time it will be ironed out. I don't think I'm the only one having this problem.
  5. Thank you, I tried that just a minute ago - didn't work. Removed as default for, then set as default for. I still get the first palette in the list when choosing "file new". I still have v 1 installed, there it works as expected, even with both apps running.
  6. Hello, due to health issues I haven't been able to participate in the forum for a while. I wish everyone a very happy and above all healthy new year. My problem: Ever since installing v.2.03 of AffDes, upon File>New the default colour palette does not come up. Instead I get a colour palette that I made a long time ago, namely "Autumn". This is the first palette in the list. Even after deleting this palette and choosing the default "colours" palette > File New> it still reverts back to the first palette in the list, whatever that particular palette may be. I've tried deleting several palettes,"set as default for...", checked preference settings etc., but it does no good. I suspect something went awry with the automatic transition from v1 to v2, so I tried finding the palette propcol file. Unfortunately couldn't find it. Help will be very much appreciated. Thank you ! PS: I've had to change the forum settings and don't seem to be able to get the preferred contents back. So please send me a PM, which I will check for regularly.
  7. Please see example attachment: I have to duplicate the small circles along the entire path formed by the middle circle. Turn on "enable transform origin" to see the common midpoint of the circles. Can't figure out how to do this by power duplicating. Any help is vastly appreciated, thanks ! C.L. circles.afdesign
  8. Have a look at this thread below. Colors can be manipulated by choosing gradient palettes for line color. Select all, set gradient color. Manipulate completed waves by selecting 1 vertical column at a time and move it around.
  9. Thank you so much : I can't believe I left the arrows "on" . Sooooo embarrassing Have a good one !
  10. Bruce, Changes to the doc were requested,so I re-drew the grid, and converted some of the text into curves (special reasons). The sequence: 1. created the document & saved the doc in afdesign.format 2.Exported this to PDF format 300 dpi, RGB 3.Opened PDF Lo & behold : there are the little triangles again. They seem to be at the crossing points of lines only, not the text curves and look to be "floating" above the lines themselves. What's more : the layer names have not been "ported" to the PDF document. Here are both docs, maybe you or someone else could make sense of what took place during the PDF conversion -I'm baffled- =======It becomes really clear when you select one triangle,change its fill&stroke colour,then select through "select same".===== Thanks, C.L. KVJ-score.afdesign KVJ-score.pdf
  11. no action required, will post answer later on. There doesn't seem to be a "cancel" button in this forum .... C.L.
  12. I've never seen this before, maybe someone has an explanation ? >>>>Please NOTE : there are 2 groups, these are arrows, originally they were arrowed lines that turned into separate trangles & lines upon exporting as PDF. The red-lined part is the duplicate, I coloured it red for clarity's sake. The circles point to 2 of the many triangles.<<<<<< Here's the sequence: 1. Created A4 document on 1 half of an A4, then duplicated same and placed next to the first. Documenty consists of lines, arrowed lines, a rectangle, and text. 2. Exported to PDF for print, dpi 300. 3. Opened said PDF for editing. 4. Upon opening Layers panel noticed umpteen triangles, at the crossing point of lines. 5. Saved document with "save as" as afdesign file after opening as PDF , changed only the colour of the red triangle. Can anyone tell me what these triangles are ? They seem to be "standalone", you can drag them away. As always : all input highly appreciated. Thanks, C.L. KVJ-scorekaart-1.afdesign KVJ-scorekaart.pdf
  13. I need to place a number of chevrons in a vertical centrered line-up along a guide. It appears that the object handles and the node position differ. In first instance the object snaps to the guides per the object handles instead of the nodes after which I have to reposition it so that it snaps to the nodes. This is really noticeable when zooming in closely (f.i. +900% and up). Is there something I can change in the snap-settings ? All help appreciated, Thanks, C.L. snaptest.afdesignsnaptest.afdesignsnaptest.afdesign
  14. Here's the path to my .propcol files (Big Sur 11.6.5). I assume you know how to retrieve the file from your time machine backup ? If not, please reply to this post. Good luck. MacHD/Users/Username [your username]/Library/Containers/Affinity Designer/Data/Library/Application Support/User EDITED : It appears from your original post that you're mixing a Windows path (backslashes) with a Mac path (forward slashes only). Which of the two is on your Time Machine backup ? Make sure you've got the correct path on TM.
  15. Thanks Walt. I thought I might have missed some since I haven't been active on the forum for a while now. Still, it's been pretty quiet compared to when we were practically "swamped" in days of old with -albeit small- updates eh ? Best, C.L.
  16. It's been a while now since I've seen an update for AFD as well as for AFP. Anyone has any idea whether there are any updates planned for the forseeable future ? C.L.
  17. Thanks, guys. I tried David's suggestion, got it done via the menu toolbar, that works. Then to RC-R's comment : although I'm quite a novice as far as macros are concerned, it seems to me that a comprehensive function list won't go amiss. And especially : which tool to use, the side toolbar icons or the menu toolbar ??? I've now tried to perform quite a number of actions, and sometimes even the simplest one, like changeing line color is impossible. One can get it done by a workaround, but really : should that be necessary ?
  18. I'm trying to record a macro. I'm getting stuck at moving a child layer to above the parent layer. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what. Here's the sequence: >Open JPG >Select JPG >Duplicate JPG >Layer >New >Adjustm.Layer > HSL >Saturation to -100 The Adjustm.Layer is now a child of the Parent JPG. This is according to the setting in the Asst.Options. >Move the AdjustmLayer to above the Parent layer.This is where it gets stuck. The Child layer is not selectable, see attachment. If I force the issue by : 1-select first the parent,then 2-select only the Child layer (which is now selectable), I get another message, "move" not possible, see attachment. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here, but what ? I could set the Asst.Options to place the child above, but further down the line that would get me into trouble all over again. Any input is welcome, thanks in advance. C.L.
  19. Thanks, RC-R. I'm not worried about the mouse reappearing, but I am worried when the mouse does not make a comeback. To me, that indicates something might be amiss with the OS. It's a genuine Apple bluetooth mouse, so I'm wondering if something in the startup sequence of Photo in conjunction with Big Sur interferes with Bluetooth. Or, whether Big Sur is the culprit - I'm not at all happy with Big Sur - but that's beside the point. As I said, it does not happen with Designer, nor with any of the other programs I have installed. Do you happen to know if there's any "startup" report made in the background and where that would be saved to ? Thanks, C.L.
  20. I'm running OSX Big Sur 11.6.1 The mouse disappears briefly upon each startup of AffPhoto and the beachball appears for a second or two. Once Photo has started up, the mouse re-appears and the beachball disappears. This does not happen when starting up Designer. However, it also happens that the mouse does not make a comeback which means that I have to shutdown Photo without use of the mouse which frankly, with Mac is a pain in the whatsit. Then I have to startup Photo again. Could anyone shed any light on this behaviour ? Thanks, C.L. Screen Recording 2021-11-19 at 17.21.44.mov
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