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    fde101 got a reaction from Jens Schmidt in Gradients and Global Colors   
    If you set one of the color nodes in a gradient using a global color swatch, it seems to copy out the color instead of referencing the global color.  As a result, if the global color is changed the gradient does not update.
    It would be much better if the gradient updated along with other users of the global color swatch.
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    fde101 reacted to Old Bruce in Guides Manager   
    There is a minor problem with Tabbing though the fields, it doesn't wrap around, once at the end it exits. But hey, thanks for the major improvement.
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    fde101 reacted to Seneca in Guides Manager   
    I was hoping that we would be able to save them out as presets like Grids and Axis Manager. Maybe later. 
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    fde101 got a reaction from Jens Schmidt in Gradients and Global Colors   
    I am skeptical that this would take a "major" rewrite - maybe a minor one...  but that is ultimately for Serif to decide.
    In any case, it would be a more correct level of functionality.
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    fde101 got a reaction from Aammppaa in Gradients and Global Colors   
    If you set one of the color nodes in a gradient using a global color swatch, it seems to copy out the color instead of referencing the global color.  As a result, if the global color is changed the gradient does not update.
    It would be much better if the gradient updated along with other users of the global color swatch.
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    fde101 got a reaction from rjvela82 in Gradients and Global Colors   
    If you set one of the color nodes in a gradient using a global color swatch, it seems to copy out the color instead of referencing the global color.  As a result, if the global color is changed the gradient does not update.
    It would be much better if the gradient updated along with other users of the global color swatch.
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    fde101 got a reaction from Michail in Show element frames   
    It's an even worse example considering that it is a text frame and you can turn on visible frames for those (Show Text Flow in the View menu).
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    fde101 got a reaction from icreate in Insert special character: 'Right Indent Tab'   
    Maybe a menu command (allowing a shortcut to be assigned) that creates such a tab stop if it does not exist then tabs forward to it?
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    fde101 got a reaction from jmwellborn in Simple index   
    agreed
     
    That is probably more what I was reacting too - I didn't want someone to read that the wrong way 
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    fde101 got a reaction from Old Bruce in You can use Camera Raw .cr2 files directly in Publisher!   
    PNG also supports 16-bit and is lossless so that can be fine too if the software supports it.
    Also, this is only early in the process.  JPEG is better for web sites and email when the image is in its final form because of the savings in size - all of these formats have their place, but good to understand which ones to use when.
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    fde101 reacted to jmwellborn in Simple index   
    No, I haven’t missed the point.  I know there is no guarantee, and that is why  I have been EXPERIMENTING with documents, and trying things out.   If something is saveable, I also export it as a PDF and hope for the best.  If Gombi is working on an actual finished project, the best thing to do is to be sure to save it frequently in .afpub (in the most current beta version) and in PDF.   That way, the project has a possibility of being useable in the first commercial version.    I guess my comment was a bit muddy.
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    fde101 reacted to Old Bruce in improved picture frame tool   
    The coloured lines only show up while dragging the first layer next to, or under, or onto the second layer.
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    fde101 got a reaction from jepho in improved picture frame tool   
    It sounds like you made the cog a child of the picture instead of its mask - that looks like this when you are dragging the cog in the palette - note that the purple line is underneath the layer but indented to show that you are dragging it in as a child:

     
    To make it a mask the target you are dragging to is a bit smaller, and the purple line will be vertical and to the right of the thumbnail:

     
     
    When collapsed with a mask applied the entry in the layers palette should show two thumbnails:

     
    Giving results like this:

     
    It can make a difference when there are other child / adjustment layers.
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    fde101 got a reaction from Rich313 in Recommendations   
    The Affinity range is indeed targeting more professional users, and there are already complaints in one or two places over the fact that some of the features are implemented in modal dialogs that need to be opened and closed each time they are used rather than staying on the screen where they are easier to get to.  The notion of using popup windows translates to extra mouse clicks and hidden functionality which is directly opposed to use in a professional environment, so I don't think that is going to fly.
    The interface is an adjustment for pro users too, the difference being that this is expected.  A professional interface gives preference to efficiency in operation after it is learned over efficiency in learning.
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    fde101 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Overflow icon and Font list   
    I don't think those are too small, but they actually scale with the size of the handles which can be configured on the Tools page in preferences.
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    fde101 got a reaction from jmwellborn in Recommendations   
    The Affinity range is indeed targeting more professional users, and there are already complaints in one or two places over the fact that some of the features are implemented in modal dialogs that need to be opened and closed each time they are used rather than staying on the screen where they are easier to get to.  The notion of using popup windows translates to extra mouse clicks and hidden functionality which is directly opposed to use in a professional environment, so I don't think that is going to fly.
    The interface is an adjustment for pro users too, the difference being that this is expected.  A professional interface gives preference to efficiency in operation after it is learned over efficiency in learning.
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    fde101 got a reaction from Uncle Mez in The meaning of the two persona buttons is.......   
    I thought it was recently indicated by another staff member that the betas would not unlock the personas?
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    fde101 got a reaction from Chris26 in Do Masks actually have any purpose in publisher?   
    Bear in mind that Photo, Designer and Publisher will share a common file format.  Since Photo and Designer both benefit from this feature (significantly), Publisher needs to be able to represent and work with masks that are set up in those programs if a file is brought in from one of them.  It also provides added consistency with the other two programs for people who get used to working with masks in those tools.
    If you want something useful to do with them in Publisher, try using text as a mask for a picture...
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    fde101 got a reaction from Old Bruce in Split Text Box   
    This might seem an odd one, but it might be nice to have a command somewhere that takes a text box and splits it at the insertion point, leaving behind two text boxes that cover the area previously covered by that one text box, linked together, such that the text and insertion point stay where they are but the insertion point is at the top of the new frame.
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    fde101 reacted to MEB in The meaning of the two persona buttons is.......   
    Hi tosicity,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    You will be able to try it yourself in a just a couple of weeks with the release of Designer and Photo 1.7 Betas.
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    fde101 reacted to AdamW in Column configuration   
    We hope to have a Grid Guide system fairly soon. When it lands, please let us know how you get on with it. 
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    fde101 reacted to Sean P in Replaced font is not displayed   
    Hi Michail,

    This is working as designed - it doesn't permanently replace the font, instead it just visually substitutes it. This is behaviour is useful if two people are collaborating on a document and one doesn't have the font installed, it ensures those missing fonts are not replaced when the other person (who does have the font installed) opens the document up.
    However what would be useful is a 'Replace' button to permanently replace it like you want, so I'll move this to Feature Requests.
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    fde101 got a reaction from cubesquareredux in Footnotes/Endnotes   
    In case you missed this comment in another thread:
     
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    fde101 got a reaction from drmajorbob in Text Auto Flow -- great feature Affinity!   
    Yes, I've seen that - the extra "alt" label is there because of people running virtualized or dual-boot (bootcamp) Windoze environments as that usually maps to "alt" in those cases.  I believe it will also function as an "alt" key if the keyboard is connected to a non-mac system.  Native mac software should always refer to that key as "option".
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    fde101 got a reaction from jmwellborn in Text Auto Flow -- great feature Affinity!   
    Sounds like you want a word processor rather than a layout program.
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