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  1. Hi. I have a comment about ease of access to tutorials. I've seen pages like https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/and https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10119-in-house-affinity-photo-video-tutorials/. But I'm looking for something else: more text that I can read. The tutorials I've checked have been videos. I know that designers like visual presentations. But I like to be able to search for text, scan through lists or info quickly -- not have to replay a video to find a particular bit of information. For instance, I might have questions like: "Someplace is the button/menu item/etc. that does XYZ. Which is it?" "What does this ABC menu item / button / dialog do again?" "I remember that I can do XYZ, but I can't remember how to do it. Do I have to watch endless videos to find out?" As an extreme example, imagine a language dictionary that is only available as a video. Let's say you want to find the definition and/or synonyms of a word/concept. You have to either play the whole video or try to scroll through it on the video player timeline and hope you get lucky finding what you need. It'd be even worse if the dictionary were split into multiple videos. So I'm suggesting that you make the tutorials "text-friendlier" for people who need or prefer that way of getting info. Ideally, you'd do this as you produce the video. Otherwise, you might at least retro-fit it... for instance, you might: Put the script used to make the video (the written words) onto a web page. Link each section of the script to the point on the video that shows it. For instance, if the section on doing XYZ is at 3 minutes 45 seconds into the video, make a link to something like http://path/to/video?start=3:45 Make a series of bulleted/numbered lists that do the same thing. Thanks from a long-time computer user who is used to reading things and looking at illustrations, not watching endless videos. P.S. The Help page https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?app=core&module=helphas a lot of missing icons at the left edge of the list.
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