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  1. Am I the only really missing text frame information in the Fields panel? I really need information about number of characters, words and lines in a text frame. And perhaps also the average number of words per line as well.
  2. First off, great work this beta release is further ahead and more complete than I expected it would be when downloading. I do have a featured request that I don't think have been added here, that I at least find kind of vital. And that is the ability to shuffle pages, to that you can combine 3 or more pages in a spread. Like so: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/pages-spreads-1.html
  3. I am really missing a way like Quick Apple in InDesign where you can just hit "cmd + enter" on mac and start typing for accessing styles, commands, scripts and features. A real time saving, convenient as hell, save screen space... Plus you don't have to know exactly where a certain feature is hiding, under which panels fly-out menu. This could useful for all Affinity products
  4. I really a glyphs panel. So that I can select a specific glyphs. The Typography -> Show all font features are great. But if you have a font with a lot of option, or special display characters, or just need a special character. You can't select that. And, sidenote. In the typography panel, the tekst and checkbox are overlaying.
  5. I really use that Affinity would create a layout grid tool like Photoshop. Super fast and easy. One simple dialog box to rule them all. Really powerful. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/align-objects-guides.html
  6. @JackofDiamonds I don't agree. The Grid and Axis Manager doesn't have an option for setting and or controlling margins, nor does it respect the margins already set via document setup. It's a document grid, not a layout grid in my opinion. But we might disagree or see things differently.
  7. Hi, I have an AD document with two artboards. If I want to place that document into another AD document can I choose which of the artboards I wanna import or place?
  8. Haha :) Well I can't find it or figure it out. Care to enlighten me?
  9. Is there a tool that allow me to create a bunch of lines/strokes with a given space between, or blend two lines at different width a certain number of times? I'm bad at explaining, so I have attach an image for visual clarification.
  10. I second this, really basic. But extremely importing typographic settings and control.
  11. Hi guys, I'm looking for a better way of doing this. I'm trying to setup a typographic grid system, but my method right now is cumbersome and very manual labor intensive. I know that I want a grid that consists of 59 lines of text in total with 6 modules or subdivisions, that has 9 lines of text in each module followed by a gutter (interline space of 1 line.) The numbers. Typeface: Futura 10/13pt. Document height A4 = 297mm 59 lines = 270mm Module (9 lines) = 39,338mm Gutter = 6,559mm The way I'm going about this right now in the guides manager is setting the top margin (13,5mm). Then create a new guide at set its value to 13,5mm + 39,338mm. Then take the result of that + 6,559mm, then take the result of that and add 39,338mm to, and so it goes. I hope it makes sense. I've attach a screenshot for clarity. Any tips on a more efficient way?
  12. Hi, I'm missing the ability to constrain or define a grid with a document size or within the margins.
  13. Hi Ben, sorry for the bad explanation. I will try to be more precise next time. But MEB is correct, that is what I was trying to say. You can also perhaps take a look at this thread that led to this request. I might help you understand the background. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/25741-designer-advice-on-step-and-repeat-for-guides/&p=122217
  14. Very simply. DPI (Dot per inch ) is for print. Think of half-tone patterns, that is how a print "prints". So I've if you are working on CMYK document that needs to printed. Use DPI. The print shop you use will almost always provide you with a ICC profile as well as a min and max DPI to insure good quality images. PPI (Pixels per inch) is the opposite. It's relate to the screen. So if you are working on RGB document for screen and devices, go with PPI.
  15. Hi Bauke, Yeah it's really close! It is what I need, but not quite, since I can't specify and define an area to draw or constrain to grid into. Like within margins. So I can't control the positioning, but I can get grid fields and gutters. Very close but no cigar. :D Thanks for suggestion!
  16. @MEB Yeah exactly that was the checkbox that was always greyed out. But I updated to the latest version 1.4.3 and that fixed the issue. Not quite sure what was doing on there.
  17. I can't seem to great a print document with margins, whether I check artboard or no artboard. The margins settings below are always greyed out. Same thing is I try to create the document and the go to document setup. I'm shocked, what am I missing?
  18. Sorry for the missing information. Yes, it is the include Margins that is greyed out. I'm in a MacOS 10.12 running Designer 1.4.2. Somehow I haven't updated to 1.4.3, perhaps that would fix it.
  19. Hi, I just learned about your amazing software today, and I've downloaded the trails and watched your videos in Vimeo. Great stuff! I've been wanting to get out and away from Adobe, so as soon as Publisher is released it will be possible. Anyways, I have a question about creating guides. Is it possible to create guides like the inDesign "Create Guides" feature? Where you can specify how man rows and columns and gutter space?
  20. I would love if it was possible to offset the start point of the grid. In both directions, either negative or positive (top or down).