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    R C-R got a reaction from Daleus in Left aligning table driving me nutz - Publisher for Windows   
    I am not sure about your main issue but if you have set the document to use facing pages (so you see two page spreads in the Pages section of the Pages panel) & use the same Master page for both, then in the Layers panel there will be a Master page layer for each page.
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    R C-R got a reaction from GreenGirl in Vector exported as smaller PNG has strange discolouration and artifacts   
    That is to be expected because PNG is a raster image format, & there are multiple places in your file where the vector shapes can't be rasterized without anti-aliasing.
    You can see this clearly if in Affinity Designer you switch to the Pixel View Mode & zoom in. It is even easier to see if you enable a 'basic' grid set to one pixel spacing. Do that & zoom in to about 1000%, like in this section of the leftmost shape:

    Rounded rectangle shapes will always be anti-aliased at the corners, as will be the rounded ends of lines if you use round caps. The anti-aliasing along their edges occurs because you have set them all to a width of 6.42 px. That much you can fix by setting all their widths to 6 px & for a few of the vertical ones moving them slightly horizontally so their X values are integer pixel values, but that won't help with the rounded caps & rounded corners.
    It is possible to remove all anti-aliasing by altering the Blend Mode Coverage Map to this...

    ... but that will result in stair-stepped edges informally known as "jaggies." You will also have to change to center alignment of the stroke on the rounded rectangles & then readjust them so they are sized & spaced appropriately. 
    Do all that & you can get something like this Icon mod.afdesign file, which when exported to PNG should look something like this:

    A bit more jagged than you might want but 100% free of anti-aliasing artifacts.
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    R C-R got a reaction from GreenGirl in Vector exported as smaller PNG has strange discolouration and artifacts   
    Sorry to learn that you think it is nitpicking. I invested considerable time & effort into creating my first reply, including testing everything I could think of before I posted it. But since the OP specifically mentioned exporting to PNG, that is what I focused on.
    I was not trying to antagonize anyone. 
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    R C-R got a reaction from GreenGirl in Vector exported as smaller PNG has strange discolouration and artifacts   
    The OP said this was to become an icon so saving it as an svg file may not be an option.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Alfred in Vector exported as smaller PNG has strange discolouration and artifacts   
    When I tried using outside alignment I still got anti-aliasing, just on the other edge. Only center alignment worked for me to eliminate it on both edges. And I still had to use a stair-stepped coverage map to eliminate the anti-aliasing on the rounded caps of the lines.
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    R C-R got a reaction from GabrielM in Color Picker Tool won't reflect change inside Fill/Stroke   
    Each sampled color in each of the different places the draggable eyedropper appears is completely independent of the others. Each of them only has an effect when applied to a specific color item (gradient stop, primary or secondary color, stroke or fill color, whatever).
    This is by design. It allows users to have several different sampled color choices available simultaneously instead of locking them into one 'global' color sample throughout the UI.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Rokzengr V in Color Dynamics in AD   
    There is currently none that I know of but perhaps there might be in some future version.
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    R C-R got a reaction from SrPx in Why did Serif delete the entire roadmap thread   
    I seriously doubt the "amnesiac approach" would work -- there are far too many of us not likely to forget at least our most hoped for promised 1.x features, so if the only way to get them is with a paid upgrade to 2.x (which do not forget, they say they have not even begun work on) we are going to complain loud & long about that, not just here on their web site but all over the web.
    Besides, I think the removal of the 2 roadmaps is simply because they have outlived their usefulness. There are now 3 apps & so many 'core' features that are common to both that maintaining separate roadmaps does not make much sense, at least to me. I would like to see a 'unified' 1.x roadmap of some sort, so perhaps they are working on that.
    Either way, time will tell, so I am not going to worry about it now.
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    R C-R got a reaction from jmwellborn in The Healing Brush Tool   
    Actually, like all the other brush tools, you can use any brush in the Brushes panel with the Inpainting Brush Tool. For example, try using it with one of the Drawing or Painting category brushes, or with any of the DAUB brushes if you have them.
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    R C-R got a reaction from jmwellborn in The Healing Brush Tool   
    Have you also found "Customize Tools..." on the View menu? Using that option you can rearrange the order of tools in the Tools panel, add individual icons for those shared with other tools, change the number of columns, & even add separators.
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    R C-R reacted to Wosven in Creating form lines in Publisher   
    If you don't want anything fancy with dots, etc. the simplest way would be to use the underscores _______________ to get your lines, perhaps lowering the baseline, and if you don't want it to be multiple characters, you can give it a really large width in the character panel.
    When in six month you'll want to modify this text, you'll have fun remembering what you need to do or avoid... But why make it simple when we can do otherwise
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    R C-R reacted to MEB in Still webp extension missing in export panel?   
    Hi all,
    This format (webp) along with a few others were already requested in the Feedback section. The dev team is also aware of these requests. I'm closing this thread as it's already run its course and its derailing to insults.
     
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    R C-R reacted to Patrick Connor in .afdesigner file I made a week ago won't open   
    Yes, it would seem so, but Photo on Mac has not been bought directly from the Affinity Store using the email address associated with the forum account, so my firewall blocking theory would be rubbish (MAS purchases are surely whitelisted) and being stuck on 1.6.0 is most likely a MAS Apple ID account issue that means the update is not being seen.
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    R C-R got a reaction from walt.farrell in Can you make the Startup window disappear when I just open a file   
    No, it is on the Help menu on Macs as well. But even though it is referred to as a "panel" it is actually a non-resizable window that overlays the workspace, unlike the Help > Affinity Help menu item, the Tutorial menu item that opens the Tutorials web page in the default browser, or the "Support" menu item that does the same for the forums. Users can't leave it visible & still work on anything -- it requires some user action to dismiss it. (IOW, it is a modal window.)
    As for the window itself, it has its own 'home page,' the largest section of which is basically for product promotions, plus links to what could be considered help, an interface to downloadable samples, close & new document buttons, & of course the 'show on startup' checkbox.
    So to me, whatever it is, it is not just a 'help panel' & any reference to it as nothing more than that would be confusing.
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    R C-R got a reaction from thomaso in Creating form lines in Publisher   
    @Michael Cunningham, I am not sure why but in your video the line is being pasted with a 0 pt stoke width, which I assume is why it is invisible.
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    R C-R got a reaction from thomaso in Can you make the Startup window disappear when I just open a file   
    The Welcome window is not a help panel.
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    R C-R got a reaction from markw in How to do it   
    FWIW, this MacOS feature called the App Switcher. It has lots of options. Many are very useful but not obvious. There are several online blog topics that discuss this, among them this CNet article.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Alfred in Option not to swap Flood Fill Tool colors   
    As mentioned in this topic, some of us don't like that selecting the Flood Fill Tool (usually) automatically swaps the primary & secondary colors when it is selected, or find it confusing when it does this.
    So it would be useful if a "Swap" option could be added to the context toolbar, with a 'sticky' checkmark that if unticked would prevent the swap from occurring.
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    R C-R reacted to Nifflas in Foreground/background colors changes place   
    I always like when software does the minimal number of things to carry out each task. Swapping foreground/background colors seems to me an arbitrary extra step. On top of the problems described above, it's really confusing when I use the color picker, then the next tool isn't using that color I just picked.
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    R C-R reacted to alexanderre in Loses write access after some time   
    Checked it - I surely do have read&write permissions for both. The weird thing is that AF writes just fine for some time, then stops, then I restart an app without doing anything else and it writes again just fine
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    R C-R reacted to th_studio in Export PSD File with Editable Text   
    Yes, I'm also talking about exporting PSD from Affinity with editable text.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Seneca in After update can't import PSD brushes.   
    it is the same for me -- most won't install (resulting in the 'unexpected format' error) but a few install without any issues. Annoyingly, there seems to be no obvious reason for this difference I can see -- it is not related to the size of the .abr file, how many brushes it includes, or the vintage or source of the files.
    The existence of this bug brings to mind two things:
    It is more important than ever to make .afbrushes backups of all added brush categories that came from .abr files, because if it is ever necessary or desirable to reset the brushes to factory defaults, there is no way to get them all back until such time as this bug is resolved. We really, really need a more user friendly & less tedious way to backup not just individual brush categories but all of the categorized items that any factory reset wipes out. If nothing else, a 'batch' backup of each categorized item that saved them to individual category files in a folder somewhere would work.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Seneca in After update can't import PSD brushes.   
    it is the same for me -- most won't install (resulting in the 'unexpected format' error) but a few install without any issues. Annoyingly, there seems to be no obvious reason for this difference I can see -- it is not related to the size of the .abr file, how many brushes it includes, or the vintage or source of the files.
    The existence of this bug brings to mind two things:
    It is more important than ever to make .afbrushes backups of all added brush categories that came from .abr files, because if it is ever necessary or desirable to reset the brushes to factory defaults, there is no way to get them all back until such time as this bug is resolved. We really, really need a more user friendly & less tedious way to backup not just individual brush categories but all of the categorized items that any factory reset wipes out. If nothing else, a 'batch' backup of each categorized item that saved them to individual category files in a folder somewhere would work.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Seneca in After update can't import PSD brushes.   
    it is the same for me -- most won't install (resulting in the 'unexpected format' error) but a few install without any issues. Annoyingly, there seems to be no obvious reason for this difference I can see -- it is not related to the size of the .abr file, how many brushes it includes, or the vintage or source of the files.
    The existence of this bug brings to mind two things:
    It is more important than ever to make .afbrushes backups of all added brush categories that came from .abr files, because if it is ever necessary or desirable to reset the brushes to factory defaults, there is no way to get them all back until such time as this bug is resolved. We really, really need a more user friendly & less tedious way to backup not just individual brush categories but all of the categorized items that any factory reset wipes out. If nothing else, a 'batch' backup of each categorized item that saved them to individual category files in a folder somewhere would work.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Cecil in APPLE Compatibility Questions   
    It also requires removal of the motherboard because the RAM is on the side of the board facing the back of the case, inaccessible from the front after removing the display. That in turn requires removal of other parts. From the iFixit teardown article for the 2019 retina 4K 21.5" model, it looks like this is where they are:

    This is not something I think most users should attempt -- the chances of breaking something are much to high to make that advisable. 
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