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  1. Hi, I originally posted this bug under 1.8.x beta and retail. None of the issues has been fixed in but my original post has been archived. They are also present in the current retail release (1.8.4). Just to recap, and hopefully to get it fixed one day (Sorry to nag on about it...) I am using a 2018 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In Develop Persona, while developing a raw image (Panasonic .RW2 in my case) Clicking the red Close button in the image window causes the image (modified or not) to close immediately without any sort of warning dialog. Pressing the Cancel button in the Touch Bar switches me immediately into Photo Persona, with any edits to the raw image lost. Clicking the Esc button in the Touch Bar has no effect. The first two of these are particularly annoying and poor UI design. Attempting to close a window without saving should result in an "Are you sure?" warning dialog. Cancelling an editing session using the Touch Bar should work in the same way as cancelling an editing session by clicking in the UI. And why provide an Esc button in the Touch Bar if it doesn't do anything? Cheers, H
  2. Hi @gregj and welcome! I've uploaded a possible setup. Same image on the left-hand side of the spreads, pages numbered on the right. Main thing to note is that when you create the document, Orientation is horizontal, Facing pages is checked, Arrange is Horizontally, Start on is Left, number of pages is 52. Dimensions and colour settings are up to you. Cheers, H Just to add: for a publication (magazine, book etc), "Start on" would be right. For a pack of cards it would be on the left to give 52 pairs. 52pages.afpub
  3. Me too on Mac 1.8.4. Not sure what qualifies as 'simple' but there seems to be a fair amount of cross-compatibility.
  4. Well, in the immortal words of Galileo Galilei, "Eppur si muove". 🌎 In the current Mac beta of Affinity Designer (, I can create, edit, open and save documents and then open them in the current Mac retail version (1.8.4). Of course that may change with the next beta, and I would be the last to rely on it for Important Work.
  5. Affinity don't recommend it, and it is at your own risk. But if you download the beta you can run it alongside the original, it won't replace your retail copy. I've just created a document with multiple rectangles with the same colour fill in the retail version, saved and closed, then opened it in beta, replaced all the colours using Select - Same - Fill Colour, saved and closed, and re-opened in the retail version without any issue. It's not a real-world test, but you could give it a try on a copy of anything important.
  6. Check out (and try out) the newest betas of Affinity Designer. This functionality is in the pipeline.
  7. Apart from observing with my tongue very firmly in my cheek that one person's 'bug' is another person's 'works as intended', I'm all done here. Interesting discussion! Best, H
  8. Yes, but I don't think the centre of the circle as such is explicitly defined in the software. I'm not absolutely certain though.
  9. I can link you to an Affinity example: Snap to shape key points—when checked, objects can be aligned to key points on shapes, such as the start and end of a rounded corner. That's from Help-Snapping-Snapping options. I presume those are the points labelled "7" below: They're not nodes on a curve, they're points on a shape.
  10. On further reflection I don't think the node snaps to the centre of the circle at all. I think it snaps to the intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines passing through the mid-points of the circle's bounding box. Which just happen to be the centre of the circle.
  11. The bounding box describes an object's overall size, shape and position on the page. In the case of the circle, the centre is by definition aligned to the mid-points of the bounding box, thus making it an easily calculated snapping target. The position of the node on the curve bears no relationship to the shape, size or position of the bounding box. In this sense its position is arbitrary: its position cannot be derived from any element of the bounding box, and it can only be a snapping target when it is selected.
  12. Delete the text frame on page 76. The text will then flow from 75 to 77.
  13. My guess was half right. You've got two paragraph marks at the end of the chapter followed by a page break (in the blank frame). They are forcing the next chapter over. Delete one of the paragraph breaks (¶ character) and see if that helps. PS: this is your page break, with a paragraph break just above it:
  14. My guess is that you have two page breaks at the end of the chapter. In the Text menu, select Show Special Characters and check to see if there are two downward-pointing arrows, one at the bottom of the chapter and one at the top of the empty box. If so, delete one of them. This will remove the empty box from the flow. (Personally I would use Sections to split the work into separate paragraphs. Managing a book as a single flow of text would seem a bit cumbersome to me.) Cheers, H
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