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    Hangman got a reaction from Sean P in Tab Order Incorrect on Transform Panel when Undocked   
    Hi Sean,
    Appreciate this wasn't on the bug fix list for 1.7.2 but I just wanted to highlight that the problem seems to have gotten worse in 1.7.2. Now what is happening is as follows:
    When the transform panel is initially docked the tab sequence on the transform panel is as expected 'X', 'Y', 'W', 'H', 'R', 'S'. When the transform panel is undocked the sequence changes to 'X', 'W', 'Y', 'H', '∞', (the link symbol), 'R', 'S' and when the transform panel is re-docked it is 'X', 'W', 'Y', 'H', '∞', (the link symbol) followed by 'Toggle UI' on and off, so 'R', 'S' aren't accessed at all.
    This happens across all three apps, which is I guess to be expected...

    transform panel.mp4
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    Hangman got a reaction from walt.farrell in Intermittent Leading Issues   
    Hi Walt,
    You are indeed correct. I have to confess I've never had cause to use the Revert Defaults button before and I hadn't even realised what it did but now you've explained its purpose it makes perfect sense.
    I also hadn't realised, though it seems obvious now of course, that the Leading Override actually disables the Paragraph Leading completely, I'd wrongly assumed they interacted with each other regardless.
    So it appears as though this isn't a bug after all but expected behaviour.
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    Hangman got a reaction from Alfred in Alignment bug.   
    Thanks Alfred...
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    Hangman got a reaction from db1844 in Changing Color of Callout   
    Your screenshots seem to be showing Designer as the active application from Studio Link within Publisher. The Fill option with Designer won't give you a background fill on a Shape Text box but if you are working in Publisher itself then you can achieve this using the Text Frame panel and selecting Fill from there...

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    Hangman got a reaction from chrishoward in Erase Blend mode bug when masking   
    Hi chrishoward,
    The difference between your first 'three-layered' shape on the left and the three examples on the right is the layer order for your shapes. If you place the shape with the Erase Blending Mode above the shape you are trying to erase (see attached) and as per your sample on the left then this removes the hairline.
    I'm not offering this as a 'fix', only a possible workaround as I'm unsure whether the hairlines are expected behaviour when creating the artwork in the way you have but I suspect the hairlines are appearing because applying blending modes has the effect of rasterising the image, not that this should matter.
    Hopefully someone from the Affinity team can comment though regarding the reason this happens.
    Erase bug.afdesign
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    Hangman got a reaction from chrishoward in Erase Blend mode bug when masking   
    Depending on what your objective is with the shapes, you could use the Subtract Geometry option in place of the Erase Blend Mode, this would have the benefit of not rasterising the shapes on export to svg, pdf and eps but it will merge the layers to become a single layer which may or may not be important for you.

     
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    Hangman got a reaction from Alfred in Erase Blend mode bug when masking   
    You learn something new every day... so that's how you do that, I'd seen the icons in the layers panel before but hadn't realised how they got there. So that's a much better way to create this, maintaining the vector format on export and providing complete flexibility by allowing the shapes to be moved and scaled after creating the compound path.
    Thanks Alfred for today's lesson...
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    Hangman got a reaction from GabrielM in Screen update bug while zooming   
    It generally seems to be fine up until you hit around 366 million per cent and then the fills simply vanish but I guess 366 million per cent is pretty respectable...
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    Hangman got a reaction from venu_vt in Affinity designer is showing a different colors than actual color   
    Hi venu_vt,
    It looks to me as though there is possibly a difference between the colour space of your source AD file (i.e. the one created by opening the pdf) and the colour space of the newly created AD file that you are pasting the elements into.
    When opening the pdf in AD are you choosing the colour space or getting AD to estimate it? If I open it an ask AD to estimate it the file opens using an sRGB colour space. If I create a new AD file making sure this also has an sRGB colour space and then paste the contents into it the colours are identical, if however I create a new AD file using a CMYK colour space and paste the contents to this file the colours appear different and similar to files you originally posted owing to the difference in colour spaces between the two documents.
    Likewise if you select CMYK (from the drop down) as the colour space when opening the source pdf file and then create a new AD file also using a CMYK colour space and copy/paste between the two documents, again the colours match.
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    Hangman got a reaction from R2robot in User Variables in Export Path Is Unusable   
    What is even more strange is that initially double-clicking the variables text entry box to allow text entry doesn't work, you actually need to single click once to select it then single click a second time to make it editable. I think it would make more sense if a simple single click made the text entry box editable.
    Also if you enter the same character each time, 'f' in your video then you're right, you can enter, one, then two, then three characters and so on in each successive variable name box but if you enter a different character each time, e.g. a, b, c and so on it only allows a single character to be entered each time.
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    Hangman reacted to RM f/g in locked object moves when aligning   
    I also noticed, by the way, that an object/layer selected in the layers panel can be deleted without problem or warning.
    I would prefer locked layers to be truly locked, so they cannot be deleted without first being unlocked.
    Falls within the same category as the original post, I presume.
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    Hangman got a reaction from Alfred in Fill disappears when you try to put text on object   
    Everything is as @carl123 has said above...
    At 11 seconds in the video, you select the currently unselected rectangle with the Frame Text Tool. This makes the rectangle active. I think you've assumed at this point that by selecting the rectangle with the Frame Text Tool that you've converted it into Shape Text (which isn't the case) and so hit '1' on the keyboard expecting the text '1' to appear in the box but as @carl123 says what you've actually done is to simply change the opacity of the rectangle to 10%.
    To add text to the rectangle you simply need to click once more on it (whilst it is still selected) to convert it to a Shape Text box and then click '1' (or whatever text you want to add) to add text but bear in mind that the text you add will appear at 10% opacity because you've previously applied 10% opacity to the rectangle prior to converting it to a Shape Text selection.
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    Hangman got a reaction from venu_vt in Affinity designer is showing a different colors than actual color   
    Hi venu_vt,
    It looks to me as though there is possibly a difference between the colour space of your source AD file (i.e. the one created by opening the pdf) and the colour space of the newly created AD file that you are pasting the elements into.
    When opening the pdf in AD are you choosing the colour space or getting AD to estimate it? If I open it an ask AD to estimate it the file opens using an sRGB colour space. If I create a new AD file making sure this also has an sRGB colour space and then paste the contents into it the colours are identical, if however I create a new AD file using a CMYK colour space and paste the contents to this file the colours appear different and similar to files you originally posted owing to the difference in colour spaces between the two documents.
    Likewise if you select CMYK (from the drop down) as the colour space when opening the source pdf file and then create a new AD file also using a CMYK colour space and copy/paste between the two documents, again the colours match.
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    Hangman got a reaction from Alfred in Fill disappears when you try to put text on object   
    Everything is as @carl123 has said above...
    At 11 seconds in the video, you select the currently unselected rectangle with the Frame Text Tool. This makes the rectangle active. I think you've assumed at this point that by selecting the rectangle with the Frame Text Tool that you've converted it into Shape Text (which isn't the case) and so hit '1' on the keyboard expecting the text '1' to appear in the box but as @carl123 says what you've actually done is to simply change the opacity of the rectangle to 10%.
    To add text to the rectangle you simply need to click once more on it (whilst it is still selected) to convert it to a Shape Text box and then click '1' (or whatever text you want to add) to add text but bear in mind that the text you add will appear at 10% opacity because you've previously applied 10% opacity to the rectangle prior to converting it to a Shape Text selection.
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    Hangman got a reaction from mac_heibu in text bug please fix   
    Hi MagicPooper,
    In order for the Affinity Team to help you with the issues you are experiencing you need to provide some additional information otherwise there is no way for them to identify what the exact causes of your problems are. Simply saying things like...
    helps nobody, especially when MEB has already said...
    As far as I can tell your first post seems to relate to a problem you have when using 'Styles'. You say you can't upload the file because it is a work-related file so instead could you either:
    Create a non-work-related file that exhibits the problem you have with the green background or Create a Quicktime video that shows us what you are doing that creates the problem you are experiencing This will then give the support team a chance of understanding what you are doing and what might be causing the problem.
    You then go on in your second post to list other issues you have, namely...
    As far as I can tell...
    Point 1 - Again relates to not being able to change the fill colour when a style has been applied to an object?
    Point 2 - I'm not really sure what you mean by "the preview pictures don't load many times"
    Point 3 - I assume relates to 'Snapping' when you have objects in a group
    Point 4 - I don't understand what you mean by the "Colour Workaround isn't changeable, fixable, deletable if you work with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo together"
    Point 5 - Makes no sense without some details
    Point 6 - If you sent the crash report to the Affinity Team they can take a look at it with a view to trying to help you.
    If you want the Affinity team or other members of the forum to try and help you resolve the problems, please either demonstrate the problems or provide sample non-work-related files showing the problem so 'we' can help identify the causes. Saying things like "please fix it INSTANTLY!!!" is really not helpful when you've not provided sufficient information to allow anyone to help you, that's like going to see the doctor in a lot of pain but not telling the doctor where the pain is or what you were doing that led to the pain in the first place.
    We all want to help you but please help us to help you...
     
     
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    Hangman got a reaction from mac_heibu in text bug please fix   
    Hi MagicPooper,
    In order for the Affinity Team to help you with the issues you are experiencing you need to provide some additional information otherwise there is no way for them to identify what the exact causes of your problems are. Simply saying things like...
    helps nobody, especially when MEB has already said...
    As far as I can tell your first post seems to relate to a problem you have when using 'Styles'. You say you can't upload the file because it is a work-related file so instead could you either:
    Create a non-work-related file that exhibits the problem you have with the green background or Create a Quicktime video that shows us what you are doing that creates the problem you are experiencing This will then give the support team a chance of understanding what you are doing and what might be causing the problem.
    You then go on in your second post to list other issues you have, namely...
    As far as I can tell...
    Point 1 - Again relates to not being able to change the fill colour when a style has been applied to an object?
    Point 2 - I'm not really sure what you mean by "the preview pictures don't load many times"
    Point 3 - I assume relates to 'Snapping' when you have objects in a group
    Point 4 - I don't understand what you mean by the "Colour Workaround isn't changeable, fixable, deletable if you work with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo together"
    Point 5 - Makes no sense without some details
    Point 6 - If you sent the crash report to the Affinity Team they can take a look at it with a view to trying to help you.
    If you want the Affinity team or other members of the forum to try and help you resolve the problems, please either demonstrate the problems or provide sample non-work-related files showing the problem so 'we' can help identify the causes. Saying things like "please fix it INSTANTLY!!!" is really not helpful when you've not provided sufficient information to allow anyone to help you, that's like going to see the doctor in a lot of pain but not telling the doctor where the pain is or what you were doing that led to the pain in the first place.
    We all want to help you but please help us to help you...
     
     
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    Hangman got a reaction from Fixx in Colour Format Displayed alongside File Name   
    It would be helpful if the document's colour format was shown alongside the file name for all documents across the Affinity suite so we could see at a glance whether the document is using an RGB or CMYK colour space. This could also appear on the individual tabs for each file as well.


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    Hangman got a reaction from Sean P in Line orientation changes when rotated; unexpected behavior   
    Hi kanihoncho,
    This is because you have an offset between the top and bottom points of your line which means your initial line isn't completely vertical.
    When your line is in the vertical position if you select the top node of the line with the node tool and look at the 'X' coordinate and then compare that to the 'X' coordinate when selecting the bottom node you'll see the two are slightly different which is why your line has a width. If you set both 'X' coordinates to the same value or redraw your line and hold the Shift key whilst drawing then you will no longer have the rectangular "shape" assigned to it with handles, you'll simply have a central line with a single selection handle at the top and one at the bottom.  This means when the line is rotated by 90 degrees it will be perfectly horizontal.

     
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    Hangman got a reaction from GreenGirl in [RESOLVED] Lack of precision / rounding errors   
    That's my point, that pink line is from your AD file, not something I've created, your pink line isn't centred, hence the problem when you view it in conjunction with your tick mark at 135 degrees. Centre it and it matches your 135 degree tick mark exactly.
    This is a simple test following your technique where I've rotated each line by an additional 0.1 degrees by entering 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and so on. This works if you enter 10.0001, 10.0002, 10.0003 as well. The 'issue' or 'problem' is simply that the rotation box doesn't display the decimal places which I agree with you would be extremely helpful for precision work but entering 4 or 8 decimal places does honour the value entered even when entering multiple decimal places. This is something that should be a feature request if it hasn't already been requested...

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    Hangman got a reaction from arlene.con in Composite Character Entry Incorrect   
    Hi tahy.online,
    Welcome to the forums...
    I'm not sure if the same procedure is used on a US International/Extended keyboard but on a UK standard keyboard to generate diacritical marks you'd use alt with the appropriate letter, e.g.
    an acute accent á, é - alt e followed by the appropriate letter a grave accent à, è, ù - alt ` followed by the appropriate letter (I think this is to the left of the number 1 above QWERTY on a US keyboard)  a circumflex â, ê, î, ô, û - alt i followed by the appropriate letter an umlaut ë, ï, ü - alt u followed by the appropriate letter a cedilla ç - just alt c Are you able to see if any of these work for you?
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    Hangman got a reaction from Zekez in Create Crop Marks from Shape   
    Not sure if this has already been requested but I'd like to request the ability to create crop marks from a shape, as per Illustrator (see attached video) but with the ability to specify both the crop mark length, stroke size and distance from the artwork either via a preference setting or studio panel. I'm aware we can create crop marks when exporting as a pdf but if you are creating, for example, an A4 page with multiple business cards on or a page of circular stickers it would be so much easier to be able to add crop marks per business card or sticker automatically based on the rectangle or circle rather than having to add these manually which is very time-consuming. This would be useful across all three apps.
     
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    Hangman got a reaction from Zekez in Create Crop Marks from Shape   
    Not sure if this has already been requested but I'd like to request the ability to create crop marks from a shape, as per Illustrator (see attached video) but with the ability to specify both the crop mark length, stroke size and distance from the artwork either via a preference setting or studio panel. I'm aware we can create crop marks when exporting as a pdf but if you are creating, for example, an A4 page with multiple business cards on or a page of circular stickers it would be so much easier to be able to add crop marks per business card or sticker automatically based on the rectangle or circle rather than having to add these manually which is very time-consuming. This would be useful across all three apps.
     
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    Hangman got a reaction from Sean P in Kerning Does Not Work   
    Hi dreamsign,
    This isn't the kerning tool, it is the letter spacing tool which performs a different task to kerning. The kerning tool can be found in the 'Positioning and Transform' section of the 'Character' dialogue window.
    The reason you are not able to change the 'desired' letter spacing is because both your minimum and maximum letter spacing values are set to zero, the desired letter spacing can't be less than or greater than the minimum and maximum settings.
    If you want to increase you 'desired' letter spacing then you need to first increase the maximum letter spacing to a value greater than zero and then the 'desired' letter spacing can fall anywhere between zero and your maximum value and likewise if you want to decrease your 'desired' letter spacing you will first need to adjust your minimum letter spacing to a value less than zero so the 'desired' letter spacing can fall between zero and your minimum letter spacing value.
    The 'desired' letter spacing value can then be set anywhere between your minimum and maximum values.
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    Hangman got a reaction from Sean P in Kerning Does Not Work   
    Hi dreamsign,
    This isn't the kerning tool, it is the letter spacing tool which performs a different task to kerning. The kerning tool can be found in the 'Positioning and Transform' section of the 'Character' dialogue window.
    The reason you are not able to change the 'desired' letter spacing is because both your minimum and maximum letter spacing values are set to zero, the desired letter spacing can't be less than or greater than the minimum and maximum settings.
    If you want to increase you 'desired' letter spacing then you need to first increase the maximum letter spacing to a value greater than zero and then the 'desired' letter spacing can fall anywhere between zero and your maximum value and likewise if you want to decrease your 'desired' letter spacing you will first need to adjust your minimum letter spacing to a value less than zero so the 'desired' letter spacing can fall between zero and your minimum letter spacing value.
    The 'desired' letter spacing value can then be set anywhere between your minimum and maximum values.
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    Hangman got a reaction from Adge in 3 page spread   
    I'd second (or third) this request, certainly for book covers and tri-fold leaflets etc. Currently setting up a book cover/jacket or tri-fold leaflet artwork as a single page means
    a) no crop marks on the exported PDF indicating the spine width or fold marks for a tri-fold and
    b) a lot of manual adjustment of the page elements should there be a need to change the spine width
    Would be 'nice' to have the functionality of ID in this respect with the ability to have unlimited pages in a spread but certainly three pages for book covers with the ability to adjust the width of the centre page independently of the front and back cover to accommodate changes in spine width which then includes the addition of crop/fold marks for the spine in addition to the crop marks for the front and back covers.
    I suspect this is going to be a heavily requested feature...
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