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  1. Hi, I am about ready to give up trying to learn Affinity Designer! Basic layer management is driving me bananas. I want to be able to: 1) Create a new layer inside a group: every time i add a new layer it puts the layer at the top of stack, even though i have the group selected? 2) Add new text objects inside my current group: Text keeps going to the top of the stack instead of inside the group i'm working in. It's simple in Photoshop because you just have to select the group and it adds all your objects and text inside the group as new layers, but that doesn't work in AD. AD automatically selects everything in the group when you click on it which is really irritating and distracting and makes it hard to put a text object on top of another (it just thinks you want to edit the existing text), but you can't de-select the other objects without de-selecting the group too so im forever having to move text objects BACK into the group!! What am I doing wrong?
  2. I figured it out by searching another forum If anyone else finds the measurement guides annoying whilst nudging with the keyboard for close-up work, you can hold down the space bar to hide the guides. If someone knows a permanent way to turn off the automatic guides when nudging, let me know!
  3. Hi, I'm nudging small objects with my keyboard up, left down etc and my selection box keeps displaying the exact positions/pixels (or is it the measurements of the object?) I'm not sure what all the numbers are around my selections but they're getting in the way as I can't see what I'm doing! I don't know how to turn it off, or how I even turned it on!! Any help appreciated, thanks.
  4. Yes, thanks - whatever way around it is, it's sorted now
  5. Hi Walt, thanks for your help. I wonder why the tutorial doesn't list CTRL ALT 0 as the shortcut to zoom to fit, it only mentions SHIFT CMD 0. I thought it said SHIFT CTRL 0 in the video but watched it again and it doesn't, but in my defence every other instance of the CMD key, such as CMD 0 to zoom to fit all artboards within the screen or ALT SHIFT CMD S to pop up the export menu works with the CTRL key instead. How strange this one particular combination doesn't work with swapping CMD for CTRL and the tutorial doesn't mention it. Yes, thanks - I just found out from the workbook i can simply double click the thumbnail of the artboard to zoom to fit, so I'll stick with that now!
  6. What? Do you know what happens if I press SHIFT, LMB/RMB and 0 (or any variation of that) on my windows Affinity while selecting an artboard? Absolutely nothing. It doesn't work. They specifically say CTRL, not CMD in the video and every other video which has a CTRL combination works just fine without mouse button gymnastics, just not this one. I'm sorry, but that doesn't work.
  7. I'm sorry, I don't understand what this means? I am an Affinity windows user, so SHIFT CTRL 0 is correct, but it doesn't do what the artboard video says it should do
  8. Hi, I'm working my way through these tutorials and just finished the Artboard section. It says in the video if I select an artboard and press SHIFT, CTRL, 0 that it will display only that artboard, but i tried this on my "core skills" artboard document from the workbook resources and it doesn't work?
  9. Hi, thanks. I suspected in might be the book and the type of pages and ink. But it is very unhelpful that the colours are so off - some of them are not even in the same hue spectrum at all. Tried the CMYK set up and the RGB and still the colours are the same on screen. I even printed them, but they print as they appear on screen. Back to the shelf the book goes! I don't know how anyone can trust colours at all, or make decisions about which ones to print when they are always appearing so differently.
  10. Hi, I bought a great colour palette book so I can choose from colours I like the look of when they're printed, but when I enter the numbers into the boxes (I've checked I'm adding them into the correct ones) the colour I end up with on the screen isn't the same as the book at all. Can someone please tell me where I'm going wrong? Is my laptop just so old now it won't display colours properly? I've included a screenshot of how the first palette (as RGB) from this page looks in AD Thanks!
  11. SprindigoJo

    Booklet option

    If I print to PDF using the facing pages spread, it generates a PDF with the facing pages on one page together. So when you print the PDF, you get two of your pages scaled down to fit side by side on one page, which is no good either! edit: what I mean is, it won’t print it as a booklet, it prints your first page large, next two scaled down side by side. I just think I’ll export my spread as PDF pages and then use Adobe Acrobats print dialogue.
  12. SprindigoJo

    Booklet option

    Glad that’s worked for you. That’s exactly what I’ve done, but still no joy. I might leave my printer and pc details in the bug section, because it might be something to do with that. I can’t understand why else it’s not working when I’ve done exactly the same as this (not messed with my printer settings either, just as you have, used Afpub print dialogue. frustrating!
  13. SprindigoJo

    Booklet option

    Hi, yes. Done all of that. It was already set up as facing pages. Set everything up exactly as it should be and tried dabbling with every other setting too. Double sided printing just isn’t working, and no matter what setting I change, it prints my entire spread on one side of Paper, like thumbnails. I’ve tried every scale setting, every paper size, all the modes and double sided options. It prints it the same. When I export my pages as a pdf and print the booklet from Adobe acrobat, it prints perfectly, so the fault is with Affinity Publisher and it’s communication with my printer I think.
  14. SprindigoJo

    Booklet option

    I have tried and tried to print a 4 page A5 booklet so it prints on A4 paper and correctly organises the pages to be able to stack and fold in half in Affinity Publisher and it just won't work. I set up the document as A5, selected print booklet (paper size A4), double sided, scale 100% - it prints all the pages on one side of an A4 So instead I set up the document as A4. I selected Print booklet (paper size A4), double sided. It prints all 4 of the pages on one side of A4 In both cases, the view looks fine, but prints wrong. What am I doing wrong? Am I supposed to set up an A4 landscape document and put a center margin and design the two A5 sides manually?

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