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  1. Actually, DefaultFolderX is a huge overkill. To get a major part of the desired (sane) behavior, all we need is one single feature of DefaultFolderX. You need to activate it by that tiny little option saying "In Save dialogs, use the current folder of the file" – see screenshot. However, as someone else wrote, I, too, am not so happy installing lots of system tools, especially if I only one need ca. 1% of their features. And, yes, I am 99,9% sure every programmer can override the immature default behavior of the OS X file dialogs – its obviously one of the first things most app programmer
  2. I think a good behavior would be: 1.) Save As: Default to the current file's folder. 2.) Export (pdf etc, but also for palettes): Default to the folder where I last exported to, when the current document was open. At first time, use current folder as in 1. (Also Corel has always been much smarter with that, for decades. To be fair, its a different price range. If the Mac Version of the Corel Suite would have came out 3 years earlier, I would now happily be using Corel.) Affinity seems quite stubborn here. Looks like we have to buy DefaultFolderX to make the Affinity product
  3. Should this be in the OS X version of AD? I can't find the icon the help is suggesting. BTW. Why doesn't Scale just obey the center that I dragged somewhere for rotating? (Feels like the center was forgotten when implementing the Scale function...) Edit: Ahhhhh I have to press cmd while scaling!!! Thats weird. Would expect the same behavior for Mode and Scale. Anyway, it works. Thanks!
  4. In one of the screenshots on https://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/ , there is an option labelled "Default to current document's folder in Save dialogs" — that might be what we need (assuming that Export also goes as a Save dialog). We should probably have a look at it!
  5. They seem to not bother, and let OSX do its default handling of the folders. As far as we know, it would not be difficult to override or improve that in an application. (Besides, other vendors seem to manage to do it properly without problems...) Yes, disappointing. :-(
  6. Yes Yes. In most other OSX apps, you can get the current working folder by right-click on the icon in the title bar. But in Affinity this does not work either – it would have made the workaround a little bit easier. Serif seems to be totally deaf regarding the Save-location problem. No idea what their UX guys say (they must be screaming I thought). Seems like we have to keep wasting our time for navigating the same folders again and again, and for searching and cleaning up after saving files into wrong places...
  7. I am quite sure that this is just the default behavior of the system dialogs. There must be a way for an app to explicitly set a folder for the dialog...
  8. Thanks for supporting this thread! Yes it does not seem to be given big attention, despite its something that hinders my workflow again and again. Above, someone said this weird behavior is a feature of OSX. Might be (OSX has other stupid things as well) – but I think the existence of a poor standard behavior should not be an excuse for not improving it. I am sure there is a way to optionally overrule it. Maybe we should create more buzz on facebook?
  9. I cant understand why Serif does not fix this. It is so annoying. You always need to extra-check and search for the current folder. One always needs to have a finder window open just to be able to drop the current folder into stupid Affinity. There is no way to drag it from the window title (as other apps can do), either. There is just the "File --> show in Finder" menu, but the menu item is disabled once any Save dialog is open. Even more stupid. So no easy workaround here, either. Affinity folks, can you PLEEEEAAASSSEEEEE fix this annoying behaviour?
  10. This sounds reasonable! I really should look into text styles. They seemed a bit weird to me (from what I knew from Designer, compared to the clearness of Corel Draw), so I had postponed dealing with them Thanks!
  11. I changed the font of some text fields in the master (the whole field, not inside the field). My document has already 16 pages, all referring to this master, but the copy text was already inserted. Now I changed the font in the master, and thought that the font change will affect all layout pages (at least those where I did not explicitly change the font within the text field). But this did not work. If I re-apply the master, all my copy text in the 16 pages is set back to the text of the master! Am I missing something?
  12. Thanks, Dan - works perfectly! May I suggest, as a future feature, to offer synching. So that when I add or edit an export preset in AD, that it will be updated in Publisher as well, if I choose - and vice versa. Still, thanks again for your support with the instant solution that saved me a lot of time!
  13. Thanks, Dan! Pity this is not synched automatically. Ah, that's the reason I did not find corresponding folders in my Library folder! I bought Designer in the App Store, but Publisher directly from Affinity (after testing the beta). I only found two Publisher folders in Library (one from the beta), but none from Designer. Where does Designer save its settings?
  14. I have been using AD for a while, and created a bunch of custom settings for exporting (to pdf, png etc.). Now I am starting to use Affinity Publisher, and to my surprise, the export settings dropdown only contains the few default items. It this a bug/problem on my machine, or is this intended? I thought it would be obvious that one wants to use the exact same settings for eporting in all Affinity programs. If it is not possible to just share them across all Affinity apps, how can I copy the settings from AD to AP?
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