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  1. I have discovered an issue when pasting text from Mac Pages and Mac Mail documents. My clients usually send word documents for copy that I view in Pages, and I then copy and paste the text into the Designer document. I noticed that some of the text that I copy and paste is thicker and doesn't print as clearly than some others. It took me a while to find any discernible difference in texts because I could have two different text boxes with the same fonts, including font size, weight, spacing, and stroke, etc. I noticed that in the text boxes that have the slightly thicker fuzzier printing text that the typography buttons for ordinals and fractions were greyed out, whereas the text boxes that were more precise and clear were not. Unfortunately, I was not able to solve the problem easily by clicking the ordinals and fractions buttons as they were greyed out. On the clearer text boxes, these buttons were clickable, but not on the others. I've discovered that this happens whenever I cut and paste something from Pages or Mac Mail (have not tried any other programs but I assume it is with any text that is formatted). I've tried this with a number of fonts, and it's the same issue with any font that I use, so the problem is not with a specific font, it's with pasting formatted text from one program into a text box in Designer. If I paste the copy into Text Editor first and then paste it into the text box the ordinals and fractions boxes stay clickable. The only issue then is that I lose all formatting... clients often send documents with partial formatting that definitely saves time. Can anyone provide some insight into what is happening here and how I might solve this issue? Thanks!
  2. Tried resetting defaults, its still not fixed. And yes, there is no font name that wide. Still at a loss... I am using a MacBook Air OSX Yosemite
  3. The font selection drop down window appears too wide and obscures the document area. I have searched to see if I had installed some weird font that may be taking up extra spaces, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Not sure how to fix this. Screen shot attached. Any ideas? Thx!
  4. I am also having this same issue. I think since the last update a few months ago. I have had Affinity Designer for about a year now, and I seem to recall the Character window working just fine when I first had it. It's super time-consuming to have to click on each font! Developers please help!
  5. I see your point, however, I still think this is a valid criticism. I don't know if this thread is the best place to explain my full experience of using Affinity - maybe a review would be more appropriate - but I've found the program to be limited in its features and a bit buggy. I'm not a software developer or even a professional designer. I'm an artist, who happens to need graphic design software for some of my freelance work, so maybe it is more developed than what is normally considered a beta status. But for me, I feel if have to constantly request features and contribute frequently to the development of a program I would consider that program to be in beta. I appreciate what Affinity has accomplished so far, and I appreciate Serif's intention to create affordable software to rival Adobe Illustrator, but I don't think it's there yet and I don't think it can make that claim if it's still an aspiration rather than a reality. It doesn't mean I will give up entirely on Affinity, but it means that for the time being I have to find alternatives to finishing my projects because Affinity doesn't currently offer the features I need. I also feel like these features are fairly fundamental tools needed for a vector app.
  6. I'm really frustrated with the lack of this feature. It seems like something pretty basic that should be included in a vector program. I just switched from pc to mac; my old pc had Adobe Creative Suite, but I wasn't too keen on repurchasing it again for mac, so I bought Affinity as an alternative. I mostly just do do gig poster designs, and event promo materials but it's pretty useless to me if I can't shape text. I was under the impression that this program rivaled Illustrator, but from the lack of features I feel that I'm using a beta program that I have to pay for. Are there any free/affordable vector creation programs that I can use in the mean time that can shape text on a path and make rounded corners on shapes?
  7. Can we please have this for Christmas? I have a project that I need to complete before the new year, and I need to make some rounded stars!
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