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  1. Hello It would be very useful if as others have requested, Guides could be rotated on the page. Setting any point along the guide as the point of rotation? Also is the Zero points on the Horizontal and/or Vertical rulers/scale could be moved by dragging the present static point from the top left corner. Guide lines extending to the rulers/scale. Could the actual position of guide be indicated by a R click, rather than the clumsier, less accurate drag or the slightly more fiddly Guides Manager? Richard
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    True TRIM Tool

    Hello Hey, thanks guys.... The trick was to convert to curves and play in the Pixel Persona... Easy pPeasy... Good Bye Xara!!! In fact to punch holes or trim, I simply used Subtract or Divide. Mithferion .. I tried that before and all I got was a Crop Frame and an object that moved about inside it. I could not make head or tale of how to actually achieve anything by it... It would be good if it was as simple as that for me, but it does not seem to work. I don't know whether my version is buggy on my Windows machine and will try it on OSX.. Thanks for the advice. I will keep trying.
  3. Thanks. Thus far, going through Tutorials again... Smart Guides do not show up Text in columns has to be actually selected, not just the Text Frame, to enable the Paragraph styling. On another point... if the columns feature were to be ported into Designer (along with the slicing/trim option discussed elsewhere) Designer will be a true killer app.
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    True TRIM Tool

    Hello Thanks for that example but does not really help me. What I mean is to just cut an image down in size, in half, trim unwanted bits off it, or even punch the middle out... I can not actually see how to do that, however hard I look in the WorkBook or the Help file. For instance, if I place a .jpg and then put a shape over it, say a circle, select both and click on Subtract, Intersect or Divide, (which are logically the best options) all or one or other of the objects disappear, but no holes are punched!! How do I achieve this with Designer? PS .. Re Xara DesignPro... I have been using it for a good few years to do graphics and posters and it is overall pretty good, but I can see that Affinity Designer knocks spots off it in many ways ... except this one (so far!) Xara has a real problem printing edge to edge properly (with Brother InkJets) which is why I am here. Thanks Richard
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    True TRIM Tool

    Come to this thread looking for exactly this. I want to be able to trim an imported image by putting an object, rectangle, around it, selecting both and clicking one/two keys to slice the picture. Xara Design Pro does this very well .. also does it will a single line drawn across the image.. I like Affinity products very much but this is a glaring omission. Please can something simple like this be implemented? Thanks.
  6. Hello Done. Don't know why they disappeared... Richard
  7. Hello No problem, know you will be busy. 1) Playing with 170139 for Windows. Still a problem with the way the colour picker (top right) functions. The 'picked colour swatch', does NOT pick up the colour from the dropper. The 'stroke fill' does when object is selected.. colorPicker.mp4 attached This is frustratingly different to the behaviour of the other programmes.. 2) This is NOT a problem with OSX version. However, in OSX, the Double Arrow cursor (for sizing the panels) appears when the Single Arrow cursor goes over the Colors Tab on the panel on the RIGHT and does not revert immediately to the Arrow. cursor.mov file attached. That is all for the moment. **************************************************************** By the way, there is no consistency between the 3 programmes, Designer, Photo and now Publisher, as far as the tools on the Left hand side are concerned. There is no attempt to group common tools and then put other unique tools to follow in a logic fashion. Totally "A over T". Image attached. I trust we are going to get complimentary copies of full release in due course, for all this testing... Regards Richard Somehow the movies I uploaded have gone out of sequence adn one is duplicated. I can not do anything about it, I tried to delete but no good.
  8. Going through the tutorials up to linked Text Frames, believe there are a number of stability issues. 1) Ghost Frames Having set up the Text Frames for Heading and Body Text, there are ghost versions on 'canvas' adjacent to page 1 (ghostFrames) 2) Duplicated Frames. Even though I have NOT deliberately applied the MasterPage style, all the pages have it applied. If I remove an object from one page, all objects go.(duplicatedFrames) 3) Very buggy text Styles. When trying to either save or apply Text Styles, they are not saved and/or applied reliably (textStyles) And (textStyles2) 4) Similar problem with the Body format being picked up. When I changed the font colour in the Text Frames (body) they did not automatically update and even though I had changed the Body color using the Text Style "Update Paragraph", selecting this did not change the font color in the first Text Frame... None of this happens in The Mac version which I am also playing with side-by-side.
  9. Just starting out, watching and following through the Tutorials, already found that Windows version does not reliably pick up colour for Master Pages and neither does the Frame Text tool happily get focus .. as in adding Simple Text/Heading (Video #4) Will try it in the Mac version next time..
  10. Hello Trying to open an .ai file (attached) in Designer and it is not rendering some of the objects properly. It opens OK in Xara and if I export it from Xara as a pdf, Designer has no problem. What is happening? Any thoughts? Thanks oil labels.ai
  11. Would like to suggest that in the Export Persona, slices can be copied and then pasted onto new pages under the Draw Persona.. I have been doing some A2 posters and then slicing them to A3, exporting to pdf to print on a Brother A3 capable printer. It would be useful to be able to print directly from the Draw Persona as I think that the print options under that are actually simple than from say a pdf.
  12. Why does the plugin search window NOT have an option to search sub-directories? Every other graphics programme I have ever used has this features as it obviously saves moving numerous files out of neatly arranged sub-directories into one big one. Not a very sensible omission. Please provide this options in update. Thanks :) Richard