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    fde101 got a reaction from Johannes in Preflight panel?   
    For those who did not catch this, it was already mentioned in another thread somewhere that an upcoming beta for 1.8 will be adding a preflight panel of some sort.  No details yet on what might be included on the panel.
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    fde101 got a reaction from jmwellborn in Leading should default to 120% (not 103%)   
    What problem would that be?
     
    By this do you mean ignoring the values provided by the font and using an arbitrary number that is unlikely to have anything to do with reality?
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    fde101 got a reaction from Pšenda in Please add Folder Browse, more file management   
    These are features of DAM or RAW development software, not of photo editors.  Serif has already indicated they are working on producing a DAM solution as part of the Affinity lineup, but it will be a separate application from Photo.
    I would expect this functionality to be part of that program and would not expect to see it added to Photo.
    There is no information currently available about the timeframe in which that new program is expected to be ready.
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    fde101 got a reaction from walt.farrell in Affinity Photo just bought, refuse to open.   
    Yes, control not shift - will fix the post above.
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    fde101 reacted to walt.farrell in Affinity Photo just bought, refuse to open.   
    Ctrl?
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    fde101 reacted to Murfee in Presets – Feedback & Suggestions   
    They do, but they only show the centre of the page if it is portrait orientation, its ok so far for the couple I have set up so far but it would be better if they could be dynamic and show both orientations
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    fde101 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    No it wasn't.
    PDF does not support linked files and was never intended as an editing format.  It is meant as "paper in a file" but with smaller sizes and the ability to scale and search.
    The fact that it has been commonly misused as an editable interchange format does not make that part of its intended function, it just means that the format is being commonly used for functions it was never actually designed for.
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    fde101 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    No it wasn't.
    PDF does not support linked files and was never intended as an editing format.  It is meant as "paper in a file" but with smaller sizes and the ability to scale and search.
    The fact that it has been commonly misused as an editable interchange format does not make that part of its intended function, it just means that the format is being commonly used for functions it was never actually designed for.
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    fde101 reacted to thomaso in Quicklook process :: very demanding in v518   
    (Sorry, there is no need to let us know what you do NOT know.)
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    fde101 reacted to Cartoonjosh in Designer forgets pressure controller setting   
    Is there a way to keep the pen pressure ("controller" menu) on even after restarting the app? I use a Wacom tablet but I find that Affinity Designer forgets to turn pressure on again (or to just leave it at the menu setting I left it at).
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    fde101 got a reaction from Steps in Feature Request: Preflight Document Checker   
    Serif does not normally respond to feature requests.  This should be expected.  Also, this is hardly the only thread on this topic, including at least one going back to August 2018:
     
    Examples:
     
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    fde101 reacted to Dan C in Publisher   
    Hi Y. Coutiez,
    Welcome to the forums
    Firstly I recommend changing your username, as this is public and therefore your email address may be harvested by spammers etc. You can do this through your Account Settings here - https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/settings/
    Secondly, we are aware that many users are awaiting Footnotes and are working hard to provide a solution to this. Many thanks for your continued patience here!
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    fde101 got a reaction from Murfee in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.518   
    @Jeremy Bohn, @Murfee - those seem like great suggestions, but they should be on a separate thread.  The announcement thread for a release is a dangerous place to put these as they may get lost in the shuffle when the next release is made and this thread gets locked.
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    fde101 got a reaction from Murfee in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.518   
    @Jeremy Bohn, @Murfee - those seem like great suggestions, but they should be on a separate thread.  The announcement thread for a release is a dangerous place to put these as they may get lost in the shuffle when the next release is made and this thread gets locked.
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    fde101 reacted to Jeremy Bohn in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.518   
    There's a lot to like about the new New Document window. However, I can see some room for improvements:
    1. Should be able to resize the window. I have a large monitor and would like it bigger so I can see more without scrolling.
    2. Popup menus should respect the dark mode setting. Currently they're light even though I'm using dark mode.
    3. Most of the settings are wiped out if you pick a different page size. For instance, I set up a Letter sized document, set it to use Picas, set my margins and bleed, and if I click on the Legal thumbnail on the left, it resets all of those things. I should be able to change to a preset page size without wiping out my other settings.
    4. The "link" to set Inner/Outer/Top/Bottom the same in Margins/Bleed should take affect as soon as you click it. For example, right now if you have them unlinked and all set to 0, if you change one to 5 and then click the link, they end up being 5, 0, 0, 0 which isn't right if they're supposed to be linked.
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    fde101 reacted to Murfee in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.518   
    Thanks, this is a very nice update. I really like the new document window, is there any chance that you can add the option to set a preset, either the standard ones or a user created one, as a default when creating a new file, so that it is the one selected when the window opens. 
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    fde101 reacted to Patrick Connor in Preflight request   
    Affinity Publisher 1.8.0 should shortly introduce a new preflight-panel (which will be released in a free update if the beta testing of the feature goes well).
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    fde101 got a reaction from SF1 in Affinity Publisher Flip book   
    QuarkXPress can do that, so it's obviously not an unreasonable request: 
     
     
    InDesign can do it too, but it looks like it creates one that requires Flash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_VCAiRcbdg
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    fde101 got a reaction from ToniB in Layers, Clipping, Masks Ordering Sequence   
    Hi @ToniB, do you have any suggestions on how to make this more intuitive without making it less efficient or wasting screen space?
    Many projects wind up with a large number of layers so expanding the UI to display things more clearly would likely use up more screen space which would make laptop users upset.  Anything that required extra steps would make the process less efficient which would slow things down; as this is a professional-level application meant primarily for power users, efficiency of operation generally takes priority over obviousness for those first learning to use it.
    If you can come up with ideas for improving the discoverability of the behavior or making it more approachable without compromising the efficiency or compactness of the current solution, your request is much more likely to gain some traction.
    Personally the only thing I can think of at the moment would be to add some kind of indicator to the mouse pointer which depicts what is about to happen depending on where you are pointing as you drag the layer, and maybe highlight the drop zones somehow as well while doing so?
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    fde101 reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.518   
    Thanks, I see in fact our QA have re-opened, must be more to it than I thought.
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    fde101 reacted to walt.farrell in Important: ARM 64 bit Support   
    However, another topic linked to a Microsoft discussion which seemed to indicate that Microsoft is also looking at reworking the interfaces in a way that would resolve this problem. Still, I agree that it probably won't appear in an Affinity release soon.
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    fde101 got a reaction from PatrickM in APub - Keyboard shortcut for "Lock children"   
    I just checked and I don't see a way to set a shortcut for this either, in the released apps or in the 1.8 beta.  I agree that this would be nice to have in all three apps, but particularly in Publisher.
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    fde101 reacted to vonBusing in Column Rules with Gradients   
    By default the Gradient tool on a text box is activated for the text itself. You can adjust the text box background gradient by changing the context in the gradient tool's contextual toolbar:

    Just switch "Text" to "Frame" as above. 
    But these are the only two available options. Serif would need to add a "Rules" context to make it work on the column rules as well.
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    fde101 reacted to walt.farrell in Destructive Crop   
    Cropping in Affinity Photo has always been non-destructive, and I think it's one of the selling points.
    I suppose that Serif could consider implementing a Preference that would defaut to non-destructive, but that you could set to destructive if you wanted to. Or perhaps a setting on the Context Toolbar for the Crop Tool.
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    fde101 got a reaction from RNKLN in Is Designer Persona planning to be more complex?   
    @Larryh,
    Affinity Designer is hardly minimalistic; not sure where you are getting that from or what you are comparing with.
    In some cases the tools are designed differently than in other software (as should be expected) and the functionality that other programs use multiple tools for are merged into a single tool which may have multiple modes of operation.  It sounds like you need to spend a bit more time exploring the interface before trying to judge the program.
    SVG is only one standard for vector graphics, and is not the native or primary format that Designer targets.  It is one option among many when exporting, and it would make no sense for Designer to limit its feature set to only those things which happen to be supported by this one format.
    The export persona allows configuration of repeatable exports from the same document and for exporting multiple sections of a document simultaneously, which can be very useful to some designers depending on their workflow and what they are trying to produce.  For one-off exports, the options in the File menu are likely more convenient.
    I'm not sure what you are designing, but realize that design/illustration is a very large field with numerous people in different situations having different requirements; this program may not be tailored to exactly the type of work you are doing as it attempts to cover a lot of ground; search around the forum a bit and you will find people using it for everything from designing corporate ads and logos to software user interface design to creating card games.  It is a powerful, professional application, but whether or not it is the best for your needs is something you will need to determine - no one program will be perfect for every user and project.
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