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  1. Since one of the more recent updates, all text in imported PDFs is converted to Text boxes rather than artistic text, irrespective of the options chosen when importing the file (i.e. 'Group lines of text into text frames' checkbox deselected). While this may be a good choice for many texts, it completely screws up the workflow for (scientific) illustrations with text labels coming from other applications. Below I have illustrated the consequences of a font change by 2.8pt if everything is imported as box vs artistic text. Please fix soon, or give option to prefer artistic text over text frames for single line texts.
  2. I do not have the exact file any more but I have generated a different one that imports with all text as boxes. Thanks Lars PrismIssue.pdf
  3. First of all, I find affinity designer awesome and I cannot wait to be able to completely switch from the bloated, overprice 'mud brick' rental packages. However for this to happen, I would need to have better vector graph alignment tools. In particular, I would need to be able to select a 'key object' that stays put while the other objects are aligned relative to the key object. Also, it would be great if one could select multiple nodes (inkl. a key node) and align them. The snapping function works great but sometimes it is just not enough... Anything like this planned anytime soon? Thanks Lars
  4. I would also be in favor of such a feature.
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    Superscript and Subscript not working

    I did not know that. This was very helpful, thanks Lars
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    Superscript and Subscript not working

    Thanks for pointing the changes regarding the 'faux subscript'. It is not that I would not appreciate proper typesetting. However, when preparing figures for scientific journals there are strict restrictions as to which fonts are allowed. If standard fonts such as Arial and consorts do not cut it, things are going to be difficult and tedious for us. I think one should have the option to allow for faux subscript when typographic accuracy is not an issue.
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    Superscript and Subscript not working

    Having the same issue here, and I feel like the super- and sub-script feature used to work just fine before one of the more recent updates. As a scientist, I use a lot of sub and superscript so fixing this in one of the next updates would be highly appreciated.
  8. Everything is fully updated, has been started and is located in the root of the application folder
  9. To whom it may concern: As an expat, I have two Apple Store accounts for both, my original and my current country. I used my original account to buy Designer, the new account to buy Photo and Publisher. Now it seems though that publisher does not recognize Designer and I cannot link it. As far as I am informed, there is no way to port purchases between Apple Store accounts. Is there a way of linking Publisher to Designer anyway? Thanks, Lars
  10. Yes, I suspected this but unfortunately, that is not the reason:
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    Tables and calculations (?)

    Agreed, simple math would be nice.
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    Copy and paste issues (Graphpad Prism and others)

    This is unfortunate, in particular since the issues even seem to have gotten worse. Now, all text is imported as text boxes rather than artistic text. As a result, alignment of text etc has become a major pain. Please fix soon. The clipboard is quite an essential feature. Thanks, Lars
  13. Hi guys, I often have issues with graphics becoming scrambled when pasted into Affinity Designer for Mac. Most prominently are figures from Graphpad Prism scientific plotting software which I use a lot. Sometimes, it helps to past the graphics in Preview, and copy it from previous before pasting into Affinity. But not always. Also copying and pasting in word often leads to low-res rasterization of parts. I know, one can work around this by exporting to JPEP or PNG but I feel this should necessary in 2019... So I guess its part bug report, part feature request (fix the clipboard). Thanks, Lars
  14. Dear developer team, Also I am really missing a this basic selection tool that would make my live so much easier. I often work with figures coming from different scientific programs and cleaning and unifying those up takes a lot of work as one has to chase all instances of a certain color, line thickness etc by hand... I am also sure that every graphical designer who change their mind mid-design would really be grateful for this feature. Thanks for considering, Lars
  15. Dear developer team, Thanks for implementing so many feature request! Besides the now implemented 'align to key object', which I very frequently use, I am missing a very basic selection tool that would make my live so much easier. It would be great if there was an option to select all objects that share the same line for fill color, line thickness, font property etc.. I often work with figures coming from different scientific programs and cleaning and unifying those up takes a lot of work as one has to chase all instances of a certain color, line thickness etc by hand... I am also sure that every graphical designer who change their mind mid-design would be grateful for this feature. Thanks for considering, Lars
  16. Hi @Alfred, thanks for pointing this out, I assumed there might be such a thread but could not find it. Will close this thread then! Lars
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    Copy and paste issues (Graphpad Prism and others)

    Hi @GabrielM, Any news on the copy/paste bugs? Thanks, Lars
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    Copy and paste issues (Graphpad Prism and others)

    Hi Gabe. Thanks for your swift response. I am aware of the PDF or SVG workaround, and I am currently using that trick, although it has its own set of limitations with text, clipping masks etc. But worse, it adds a considerable overhead to my workflows as I have to go back and forth often. It is 2019, a graphic software should be fully compatible with the clipboard and common word processors. This totally feels like 15 years ago... Please fix soon. Thanks, Lars
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    Image management/DAM

    Thanks Aammppaa, this post is more of a feature request, and to trigger the a fresh discussion for people who would also like to have DAM in Affinity products. As far as I understand, this part of the forum is exactly for this purpose. I took me and others several forum threads and years to get the 'align to key object' function in affinity designer that we have now! Constant dripping wears the stone LOL Thanks for the (somewhat patronising) mentioning of the search feature though... ;-)
  20. With Aperture dying and with Lightroom now being rental software only (I will not even get into the hot mess that Apple's Photos is), I was wondering whether there are any plans to implement image management into Affinity photos. That would be great! Lars
  21. Hi guys, I have recently switched my whole research group from using AI to using Affinity Designer. However, the thing that every single user heavily complained about, and that really limits the utility of AffinityDesigner for us, is the lack of an option to select a key or reference object that stays put during alignment and distribution operations. This is very crucial for the preparation of scientific data plots where one really cannot have the data points shifting around when aligning them to their labels. It would also be very helpful for preparing multi-paneled figure etc. Also, while at it, a 'select same color/stroke/fill/...' feature would be great, and the eyedropper tool could use some attention (eg. for text and vector objects) Please make these available, and I will promise, that there will be a landslide of scientists moving away from their current overpriced rental software to using Affinity Designer Thanks Lars
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    [AD] Align with key object / aligning nodes

    It's finally here ('align to first/last object selected') Thanks for implementing it!
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    [AD] Align with key object / aligning nodes

    Hi guys, Two years, and two pages of people agreeing with me, after the initial post, I was wondering if that feature finally will materialize. Seems to me, that it should be quite easy to implement.... Any news? Thanks, Lars
  24. Hi guys, I do not manage to change any of the attributes of the surrounding frame of any Frame text. I would like to have a background color and some more padding towards the border. The only way I managed to do so, is to use a formatted square and align artistic text over it. Is there a way to apply formatting to the frame of a fame text? Thanks Lars
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