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  1. When pasting a layer effect from one object to another or applying a style to an object or group, the sliders slightly change. For example, I have a saved style that adds a simple custom Outer Shadow to a group. When I apply that style to any group, the radius slider is different from one group to the next. I'm unsure if this is a bug or user error. Please help
  2. Thanks @Sean P Your suggestion worked! I drew out a new artboard and created the footer group on the new board. Created a symbol from that group and I'm successfully able to drag that symbol onto the other artboards and they sync perfectly. I still can't figure out where the scaling comes from but this solution is very helpful!
  3. I've attached the original PDF file that was created and exported from ArcGIS. The symbol in question I created from scratch within Designer. Basically I recreated the footer and frame you'll see in the PDF which is comprised of several text shape layers. I then grouped all those elements and created a symbol from that group. The weird text scaling comes about when I drag the symbol to the second artboard. Also, thank you. Demo_Scaling.pdf
  4. @carl123 That's a good thing to know! In my case though, these artboards were all created via a PDF import without any manual resizing ... which still may be causing the quirkiness. I should also mention there are constraints applied to the 2 text boxes in question.
  5. I'm not sure is this is a bug or user error but I run into whenever I try to use Symbols. I create symbol from the footer of artboard 1 to duplicate and sync on footers of other artboards. I can create the symbol fine but when I drag the newly created symbol from the Symbols Studio panel to artboard 2, the text becomes a much smaller font size. If I try to correct the font size in the artboard 2 footer symbol, the font size in the artboard 1 footer symbol is increased. I've attached a screenshot as well as a Designer file. Symbols Problem.afdesign
  6. When using the node tool to edit the direction of a single node handle using the alt, only the right alt key works but not the left. Other than that, the left alt key does all other modifier operations (ie. drag a copy) correctly. Is that default in the Windows version, or is that an OS level issue?
  7. When exporting from the Export Persona, the Windows Explorer folder chooser does not display its content. Is that a setting?
  8. Apparently the file that is directly exported from ArcGIS is an old AI legacy file and needs to be updated/converted via Illustrator before it can fully open (with all layers and objects) in AD.
  9. I'm running into a problem opening Illustrator files directly exported from GIS (Geographic Information Systems). When opened directly in Designer or Photo, I get a blank canvas void of any layers, curves, images etc. If I open the same file in Illustrator first then re-save, I can open that new file will all the elements just fine in Designer. Am I missing something? Anyone else with experience with GIS files?
  10. I'm sort of having this same issue with a light haze of the color that was set to 0% opacity but the transparence tool seemed to fix it. I still get a harsh line. I've tried different blend modes but still get a harsh line. Am I missing a certain setting?
  11. Thanks DWright. I did your suggestion but I think I actually figured out what I was doing wrong. In the Export persona, I selected all the export settings I desired, then in the layers tab, selected all artboards and clicked created slices. Switched over to the slices tab and exported each slice from there.
  12. I'm running into an issue in the Export Persona at the save location Finder window where the file type always changes from that specified in the settings. It occurred when exporting a PDF and it forces a PNG. Also, in a totally separate file, it forces a JPG from a PNG export. It occurs in both Designer and Photo. Using the generic File > Export seems to work okay but in the PDF document I'm getting terrible defects on the Outer Glow effect similar to this topic. I thought it may have been a bug on my iMac but I tried the same thing on my MacBook with the same result. So I don't think re-installing the apps will correct it. Am I doing something wrong with the settings? My other thought is my files are buggy.
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