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  1. I posted this minutes after the Publisher beta was released into the wild. Probably to early to be noticed in all the frenzy. That’s why I am bumping it.
  2. Hi MEB, thanks for this information, I wasn’t aware of this. Immediately checked in Publisher and in Designer. Line spacing works like you wrote. However, I don’t get letter spacing to work with the shortcuts you mentioned (although they are listed in my text menu). By the way: option/alt + left cursor collides with the system wide show dashboard shortcut in macOS. But even if I can get letter spacing by shortcut to work eventually: It would be still a good thing to have the additional option of changing text objects sensibly on the fly and with the mouse (or with the finger on iPad). At least it would suit my work style when I build a new design: I like to play directly with the objects I just put there, it is more playfull and it’s efficient too.
  3. Maybe this post came a bit too early. But I think this suggestion is really low hanging fruit. That’s why I’m bumping it. Bump!
  4. Applies to Publisher, Designer and Photo: I sometimes switch window modes. In order to keep the workplace consistent in both modes, separated and non-separated, I first have to arrange my studio palettes in each mode (and in every persona) separately. As I like to have all of those palettes available on my 27" iMac screen this means a lot of unnecessary arranging. Why not respect the interface choices a user has made in one window mode for the other mode too? Oh, while I am at it: In non-separated window mode I’d suggest an option to arrange the studio columns in a two column view on the right side (or on the left, doesn’t matter as long as both studio halves sit side by side). This way the eyeballs don’t have to constantly move from one side of the screen to the other as all those informations are to be found on one side of the screen. Greets, Matthias
  5. Hi, it’s been a while since I posted. So let me be one of the first to suggest improvements to Publisher (although this topic applies to Designer and Photo as well): I think the handles of the Artistic Text box could be improved. Dragging the middle handles changes the overall shape of the bounding box thus distorting the letter shapes. As distorting meticuously designed letters is not the thing you usually want as a typographer I suggest a different behavior of the middle handles. Dragging the ones on the left and right should change the letter spacing, dragging the ones on top and at the bottom should change line spacing. If you actually want to distort the letter shapes you can still group the container and have fun. You might argue this different handle behaviour hurts UI consistency. Alright. Then why not use alt-drag? This way it could even be used with the Frame Text box (which would be great, too). Actually, as I am writing this I think both types of text boxes should be able to modify letter and line spacing on the fly and alt-drag would be an easily comprehensible method to implement it. Greets, Matthias
  6. Just some minor interface quirks in the German version I ran into within the first minute. See attached screenshots. (Edit: Had no idea they show up this huge, sorry for that)
  7. Thanks. Super eager to check it out.
  8. +1 or both features – cmd-copying and a user definable anchor point for flip and rotate functions. Flipping/rotating in any fashion (meaning also rotating with the rotation handle on the object bounding box) should be dependend on the chosen anchor point in the transform panel. A while ago I suggested an even more accurate solution (including a mock up): Why not put two additional input fields in the transform panel where I can define the desired anchor point numerically? In case I don’t use self defined coordinates the two input fields could also show the actual coordinates of the one out of nine choseable default anchor points.
  9. After having seen the AD 1.6 announcement of course I’m thrilled and curious. Any idea when you’re going to release it to us beta testers? Greets Matthias
  10. Congratulations from Hamburg as well, Matt!
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    Eye dropper tool

    Looks like a bug to me (see post #6).
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    Eye dropper tool

    Another observation: It is possible to apply a sampled colour to selected objects with one click. But oddly the selection frames of the aforementioned selected objects disappear as soon as the eyedropper tool is selected. Looks like a bug to me. Also, wouldn’t it be a good idea having a modifier key for temporary switching to the selection tool in order to apply sampled colour to different objects?
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    Paolo, thank you very much for your brushes. Wish I could draw and paint half as good as you …