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  1. Hi all, is there a way to apply a baseline grid to a textbox only rather than to the whole page/ spread?
  2. You bet GerryP I appreciate your input.
  3. Hey GarryP, all good points but I just think that using the command key or as MikeW suggested above, the alt/option key, would be a simple hack to make ones life a little easier and I do believe way more intuitive.
  4. No mouse with scroll wheel, not my forte.
  5. Hi all, I am not sure whether this topic has been brought up before… a simple function from QuarkXpress which I missed over the years with Indesign and find worthy of implementation, especially when working with text, is to have hot key panning changed from using the spacebar to the command key. Or at least give the user the ability to change it themselves. this way one can pan while being zoomed in on text while it is highlighted. Cheers!
  6. Hey there Linosia, not sure I fully understand your problem… if you are talking about the menu/path/offset path command in Ai then there exists such a command also in Ad and in all honesty, the operation in Ad is pretty slick. I hope this will help you. All you need to do is give your object a stroke and then use the command menu/layer/expand stroke. Choose what sort of offset path you need, the width of your offset path will be determined by the stroke weight you choose. Here it is 20 pt. Grey box with red stroke as you can see below: Align stroke to inside Align stroke to the center: Align stroke to outside: Expand stroke in the Layer menu: This is the result of the three examples above, offset path separated from the grey box for demonstration purpose. Now the the red frames are no longer strokes but objects. Here in split view: The really interesting part about this implementation is that you can combine all of the stroke styles available for creating offset paths. As you can see, the stroke in this example is a dashed line: Expand stroke… Voila! Again, objects separated for demonstration purpose.
  7. Thanks Leigh, I appreciate your response
  8. Hi all, I was wondering whether there is a way, or if anybody already started a topic about how to make incremental steps in, say, text adjustments like baseline, tracking or kerning. In illustrator it would be cmd+click+up and down arrows of said palette. Also, In quarkxpress the alt-key serves as the view tool (H) when text is marked with the text tool. Is there an option for this in AD? Replies greatly appreciated. Cheers George
  9. HI, I was wondering whether there is a way, or if anybody already started a topic about how to make incremental steps in, say, text adjustments like baseline, tracking or kerning. In illustrator it would be cmd+click+up and down arrows of said palette. Also, In quarkxpress the alt-key serves as the view tool (H) when text is marked with the text tool. Is there an option for this in AD? Replies greatly appreciated. Cheers George
  10. MEB, the empty part of the canvas is not always an option or too inconvenient… I wasn't aware of the ESC-key, though. That might work out. Thank you, much appreciated.
  11. MEB, thanx for the quick response, I was afraid that this was the case… perhaps one can hold out hope for a deselect function for vectors in the future, as well? This would be a rather helpful little functionality. Other than that, thank you very much for Aff. Designer, the latest update (spot colors, text palette) has helped me spend less time in Illustrator. Looking forward to the day I leave Adobe behind. Kind regards George
  12. Hello everyone, I was wondering whether there was any other way (command) to deselect a selection in Aff.-Designer. I find it confusing that I can select all (cmd-A) but deselct (cmd-D) does nothing. The command in menue/ select/ deselect is fogged out, also. Is this a bug, a problem with my machine, or is the deselect command meant for pixels only? Has anybody else encountered this problem? I would be grateful for an answer/ idea/ hint from anybody. Cheers George
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