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    rubs reacted to Devil_Inside in BUG 1.5.0.17 Grouping constrained objects disappear sometimes   
    Holy hell, this issue is still there, 3 years later, with precise reproduction steps available...
    Mind boggling.
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    rubs reacted to MikeW in Affinity Designer 1.8 New features list?   
    But you were. I don't expect, or even want, an apology. I'm a big boy. But you should think about what you write.
    Pretty poor assessment of the 111,000+ members here. See the point above. I expect any software billed as being billed as for professionals to live up to given standards. Don't you?
    People who complain are often people who have paid for the software. To me, that makes them "eligible" to make complaints. How that is handled does matter, but the complaints can be viewed as a passion to see the software get better.
    I'll leave this thread alone now.
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    rubs reacted to Jowday in Affinity Designer 1.8 New features list?   
    Serif is markering Affinity Designer as "professional graphic design software for desktop and ipad" and it would be fair to expect people with professional needs and a professional workflow to expect something real and concrete from that sentence. Many workarounds are for amateurs and hobbyists and for struggling through temporary incidents here and now. You bill clients for time used more than anything. How much you can deliver depends on how easy and fast you can archive certain effects. This is not exactly groundbreaking news, so I expect the majority in here are hobbyists and users with simple use cases.
    An effective workflow is key and pointless redundant work is costly and not creative in any way. Designer improves my workflow?
    I would have to disagree. Designer is not quite there yet. It is a pleasure to work with when doing hobby stuff but the second you (or a client) pour real ambitions into your work it is all about manual work, workarounds and not much support from fx perspective distortion. That alone effectively rules out re-use of some complex layers/groups elsewhere in a drawing. BOOM! Business case falls to the ground, dead. Misplaced over simplistic, silly girlfriend analogies better suited for a much younger audience doesn't change that or the world.
    The Affinity Suite is no longer a new product or technology and the honeymoon is over. More is expected and with good right. Let costumers air their concerns, criticism and needs in here without the constant whining from loyal users. Affinity is a commercial supposedly professional suite of programs with a company run forum for feedback from customers. Let costumers talk and let Serif answer professionally.
    In fact the waves of emotional answers from hobbyists in here will probably not convince any professional potential customer that the vivid marketing statements are true.
    ANYWAY - the current build of 1.8 is just the first build of the new 1.8 code branch surprisingly early. There is nothing new and shining in it yet. It may be a good time for a service release with stabilizing bug fixes, optimizations and fx the long awaited improved expand stroke. But it will be a(nother) momentum killer for Designer if more advanced professional features are scheduled for 2.0 and then available in perhaps 3 years from now. Or longer.
    Designer is more than suitable for a segment of creatives - users of the wonderful brushes and textures from Frankentoon, DAUB and Stuart. Has been for years. Other segments are still waiting for small or bigger features for their use cases though. Plenty of evidence for that in this very forum. I don't think you are doing Serif any kind of favor telling these customers or potential customers that they don't need features they damn well know they need. Alternatives are out there.
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    rubs got a reaction from adirusf in Affinity Designer 1.8 New features list?   
    Oh, I've done it many times already. Same thing for those bugs which are there for ages. To be fair, some of the bugs I've reported were fixed and suggestions I've made were implemented in the past, but Serif is way too slow.
    @Jens, if you read carefully above you'll see that my main issues are broken features like constraints and incredibly bad implentations (exclusive to AD!), like non-visual tab settings and no image compressing. I agree with you on "distort / perspective", though 
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    rubs got a reaction from Seneca in Affinity Designer 1.8 New features list?   
    Oh, I've done it many times already. Same thing for those bugs which are there for ages. To be fair, some of the bugs I've reported were fixed and suggestions I've made were implemented in the past, but Serif is way too slow.
    @Jens, if you read carefully above you'll see that my main issues are broken features like constraints and incredibly bad implentations (exclusive to AD!), like non-visual tab settings and no image compressing. I agree with you on "distort / perspective", though 
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    rubs reacted to walt.farrell in Affinity Designer 1.8 New features list?   
    I can confirm that Designer does not yet have Text Rulers. Whether it would be easy for Serif to add them to Designer is not really the issue. The issue is whether they want to add it, or whether they want that feature to remain exclusive to Publisher. Only Serif staff would know, and usually they do not disclose future product plans.
    (By the way, AP stands for Affinity Photo, as you will see if you hover your mouse over that term in this post or yours. APu and APub are accepted abbreviations for Affinity Publisher in the forums.)
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    rubs got a reaction from Sean P in Drag and drop variables in slice names does not work   
    Hi Sean... No, no tablets. Just a regular mouse. I'll try to post the config and a video showing the problem when I'm back there.
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    rubs got a reaction from K S Brons in Stroke align not working   
    I believe a logical way to do that would be to position the fill to the right or to the left (starting from the first node) for open shapes. Thus we'd have:
     
    Closed shapes: Align stroke to Center, Inside, Outside.
    Open shapes: Align stroke to Center, Left, Right.
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    rubs got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Pages in Affinity Designer?   
    That's not necessarily bad. Serif must make a profit in order to stay in business. And artboards are powerful enough for most design tasks.
    When I started using AD I thought I would miss pages (coming from Corel and Xara), but today I find artboards better and more flexible. They could be improved in several ways, but this is a separate subject.
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    rubs reacted to MikeW in Pages in Affinity Designer?   
    At least XDP can also have multiple page sizes...easier than CD. While they cannot be moved around any place one wants them, at least there is not the issue of being off a partial pixel. And their Photo type document is really handy. Not to mention it is extremely quick to use and output from.
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    rubs reacted to Mark Ingram in Pages in Affinity Designer?   
    It's a reasonable request, but the trouble with promising features, is that when they don't appear for whatever reason, people get annoyed - this post is an example of that. So for now, we have nothing to say about future features.
    I would also like to re-iterate that we released Designer 5 years ago, and our customers have been receiving free feature and bug fix releases over this period. We think that's pretty reasonable.
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    rubs reacted to Mark Ingram in (meta) beta and stable using the same icon?   
    Yes, we removed the beta overlay when the logos changed so that users could see the old and new icons next to each other on the Taskbar clearly. We'll be re-instating the beta overlay shortly.
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    rubs reacted to PixelPest in Is there a Merge Curves icon?   
    Separate Curves will split compound paths into it´s solitary parts: Take an in curves converted "O" and Separate Curves will make it two circular shapes.
    And you can make these two additional operations to Keyboard Shortcuts if you like.
     
    Cheers
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    rubs got a reaction from MattP in "Your file has errors": what does it mean?   
    The file was made in a previous 1.7 Beta by a colleague, but he doesn't remember if there was any saving errors. We never tested Publisher, nor opened the file in any other app then Designer. What might have happened (can't be sure at this time) is that this particular file was created by editing a previous AD 1.6 document. Fortunately we keep several previous versions of all our work.  I've just uploaded them for you to check:
    v01-v03, apr 4-9, no errors. v04, apr 18, smaller file with error, maybe with the pixel layers were lost here. Perhaps you can find what's missing by comparing versions 3 and 4.
    P. S. I wish Serif support was always so quick to respond,  thanks!
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    rubs reacted to My1 in (meta) beta and stable using the same icon?   
    hello, just wanted to note something less about the program but rather about the beta test itself apparently with the re-branding of 1.7 there are no beta specific icons anymore and even the title you can see in the taskbar just says "Affinity Designer" which makes it really ugly since there is only one true place where you can see that you are in the beta and that is the splashscreen which is also used in the about panel.
     
    I think this can easily lead to confusion for people who use both on the same machine and should be fixed sooner or later.
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    rubs got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Pages in Affinity Designer?   
    Sorry, this quote is from the 1.7.1.385 Customer Beta changelog. I didn't understand why Designer would have page navigation, but @Mark Ingram explained it.
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    rubs reacted to Mark Ingram in Pages in Affinity Designer?   
    If you open an .afpub file, Designer will allow you to navigate through the pages (previously it only ever showed the first page).
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    rubs got a reaction from Aammppaa in (Sigh) About those RC versions...   
    Sure, that's what worries me. Another release and most old problems are still there.
    Oh, certainly not. To quote a friend, only obsolete software isn't buggy  I refer to those "old time favorites", things that just don't work as expected for years. You know, the ones you've never fixed and are not answered by Serif. Some of them, from the top of my head:
    Complex boolean operations Constraints (lots of issues with those) Expand stroke Selecting then moving several artboards Symbols Objects moving inexpectedly when grouped / ungrouped Continuous export Sluggish search in assets 1980's style text tabs UI Performance problems in the Windows version And so many more...
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    rubs got a reaction from Chris J in Asset search is case sensitive now?   
    Good to know that, much needed. But please make it case-insensitive again, otherwise we won't be able to find our assets. Thanks for answering.
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    rubs reacted to Chris J in Asset search is case sensitive now?   
    Hi rubs.  Asset searching was rewritten to improve speed. (It used to re-populate the entire control on each key press but now it uses an index which is much quicker). However, I did indeed make it case-sensitive too. This can easily be changed though.
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    rubs got a reaction from dok in (Sigh) About those RC versions...   
    Sure, that's what worries me. Another release and most old problems are still there.
    Oh, certainly not. To quote a friend, only obsolete software isn't buggy  I refer to those "old time favorites", things that just don't work as expected for years. You know, the ones you've never fixed and are not answered by Serif. Some of them, from the top of my head:
    Complex boolean operations Constraints (lots of issues with those) Expand stroke Selecting then moving several artboards Symbols Objects moving inexpectedly when grouped / ungrouped Continuous export Sluggish search in assets 1980's style text tabs UI Performance problems in the Windows version And so many more...
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    rubs got a reaction from Jowday in (Sigh) About those RC versions...   
    Sure, that's what worries me. Another release and most old problems are still there.
    Oh, certainly not. To quote a friend, only obsolete software isn't buggy  I refer to those "old time favorites", things that just don't work as expected for years. You know, the ones you've never fixed and are not answered by Serif. Some of them, from the top of my head:
    Complex boolean operations Constraints (lots of issues with those) Expand stroke Selecting then moving several artboards Symbols Objects moving inexpectedly when grouped / ungrouped Continuous export Sluggish search in assets 1980's style text tabs UI Performance problems in the Windows version And so many more...
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    rubs got a reaction from Przemysław in Asset search is case sensitive now?   
    In version 367 RC2 (I'm not sure about previous ones) it seems that Assets search is case-sensitive now. I have an asset called "Balloon", but when I looked for "bal" it didn't return anything. "Bal" worked. I hope this is not intentional!
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    rubs reacted to Mithferion in (Sigh) About those RC versions...   
    I don't know when, but based on what Matt has said, he should be taking a look at those two oldies, in the following months: Boolean Operations and Expand Stroke.
    Best regards!
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    rubs reacted to Uwe367 in (Sigh) About those RC versions...   
    @Ben
    Do you know when the boolean operations will be fixed or will they be fixed in the coming release? I know, it´s a little bit off topic in this thread.
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