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  1. I second the request for easier moving of objects across layers. Now it is pain, right in my first project in Designer I got hundreds of objects in layers (I need the layers exported to PDF) and need frequently to move objects to a different layer. I naturally expected it was possible to grab the object and drag it to the Layers list to the target layer, but that does not work. Dragging from inside the Layers panel is pain due to the high number of objects. Cut-and-paste is still pain, because it forces me still to browse the Layers panel to click the right layer before paste; layers are usually expanded (esp after I've selected the objects for cut) so it is again slow browsing through hundreds of items. I suggest to implement one or more of: - drag-and-drop objects into Layers panel to move object to target layer - implement shortcut (either keyboard or combined with mouse) that would enable to move selected object(s) across the hierarchy of layers. A shortcut for move one-up or one-down would move the object(s) to the next/prev layer, by default positioning them as top in that layer, while also rolling Layers panel contents to show the target layer and the moved objects in it. Another shortcut could enable move to more distant layers by displaying a pop-up list of layers in which up/down arrows (or mouse gesture) would enable rolling over the list of layers to choose the target one. The same effect can be achieved in even simpler way - add "Move to layer" option to the right-click pop up menu on object, this item would open a submenu with list of layers to choose from. The above would considerable ease the type of work I am pursuing - drawing an illustration that consists to large extent of a diagram showing some system logic, with components, data items, processes..
  2. I think you need particularly the import from InDesign CS6 format. Many users do survive with this last perpetual version hoping and praying to be able to finally switch
  3. Just adding my 50c regarding the wait for Publisher. I do not mind if it takes more time than we hope, but please do take care of the quality of its key feature: text setting. The only good enough algorithms I know of are in LaTeX and InDesign. I have been using InDesign for years, setting book pages that indeed look good. I take heavy use even of typographic fine-tuning. With a decent amount of work one can achieve a lot with InDesign. I confirm I as many others I am not interested in polluting Publisher functionality by stuff from Photo or Designer, I just need it to be really good at dealing with very long and complex texts, placing bitmaps/grpahics prepared in Photo and Designer, and - this is also crucial - prooducing high quality PDFXs. Also, some way of importing InDesign files without completely screwing their contents will be needed. I am certainly not the only one who keeps an archive of a large number of layouts that may need to get reused in future. And yes I am aching to get away from Adobe as so many other users. Now I stick with CS6, hoping it will survive for some more time before an OS update renders it unusable. I hope and pray Affinity Publisher will have matured enough by then. (But rest assured: I am going to purchase Publisher the moment it becomes available).
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