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    Aammppaa got a reaction from Bri-Toon in Isometric Studio?   
    Exploring…

    This is the first iso drawing I've ever made.
    Took a couple of minutes, using Fit to Plane, Draw in Plane, and the regular iso grid.
    Very easy, and fun!
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from SrPx in Isometric Studio?   
    @iamscotty I suggest that you try the beta for yourself. It is free, and installs in parallel with v1.6 allowing you to use both.
    At present you have to undo the SSR by hand (entering zeros in the transform panel), but I just made this post
    This would allow you to do as you ask, and edit the object in a flat projection before snapping it back onto the grid.
    Isolating objects to work on them is very poorly implemented in Affinity at present. There are threads about this on the forum.
     
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from ronnyb in [1.7.0.258] 'Show Rotation Center' influences rotation point   
    And please please please give us a way to toggle the "Enable Rotation Centre" via a keyboard shortcut, or on canvas shortcut.
    Having to search out a tiny 16x16 icon that moves location depending upon the current tool is insane!
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    Aammppaa reacted to Bri-Toon in Extend (predict) paths   
    There was a bit of a change with the key commands in the 1.7 beta. If you deselected a path and wish to continue it with the previous curve, then hold down Ctrl/Cmd when selecting the last node.
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    Aammppaa reacted to Ben in Extend (predict) paths   
    Instead of using the convert node type button, just try re-dragging out the last node.  In the smooth mode, it should allow you to create a smooth point out of the last point.  The cursor should change to show you can do this.
    Currently, the convert to smooth button doesn't extend the leading handle out.  For in-between points it will extend the smooth handles in both directions.  From memory, I'm not sure if this was intended or not.
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    Aammppaa reacted to Ben in Extend (predict) paths   
    That looks like it was a bug.  I've fixed it so that when you smooth an end node, it will extend the leading handles also.
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from ronnyb in [1.7.0.258] 'Show Rotation Center' influences rotation point   
    And please please please give us a way to toggle the "Enable Rotation Centre" via a keyboard shortcut, or on canvas shortcut.
    Having to search out a tiny 16x16 icon that moves location depending upon the current tool is insane!
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from ronnyb in [1.7.0.258] 'Show Rotation Center' influences rotation point   
    And please please please give us a way to toggle the "Enable Rotation Centre" via a keyboard shortcut, or on canvas shortcut.
    Having to search out a tiny 16x16 icon that moves location depending upon the current tool is insane!
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    Aammppaa reacted to Alfred in [1.7.0.258] 'Show Rotation Center' influences rotation point   
    Since ‘visible’ means ‘enabled’ here, why not change the label from ‘Show’ to ‘Enable’?
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    Aammppaa reacted to Ben in [1.7.0.258] 'Show Rotation Center' influences rotation point   
    I guess....
     
    We can change that one word, but the functionality is as intended.
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    Aammppaa reacted to Tupaia in Isolate mode improvements   
    Hello!
    A few suggestions to make the Isolate mode actually usable:
     
    - It should be possible to isolate multiple separate objects(=layers) at once.
       As of now, if multiple layers are selected, ALT-clicking one of the selected layers isolates only this layer, not all of them!
       Workaround: Group the objects, then isolate. This is not really practical, however.
       Better than ALT-clicking: a separate command with assignable keyboard shortcut for 'Isolate'!
    - Also, a better way to leave isolate mode than clicking empty space would be good!
       Why? What if I have multiple objects(=layers) isolated and then want to select parts of them, to group, arrange, cut, or isolate further, ... not possible because the moment you click somewhere, you fall out of isolate mode.
       -> There should be a separate command with assignable keyshort for 'Unisolate'.
       
    An clean Isolate mode with this functionality is very important to master complex scenes, and in the meantime it is supported by practically all CAD, 3d, or 2d vector programs (Rhino, Cinema4d, 3ds max,  Softimage, Maya, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, ...), for good reasons!
    Thanks for considering!
    Best regards
    Eugen
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    Aammppaa reacted to MikeW in Start document without predefined text styles   
    Once styles are detached/removed, you can just update the defaults and you will not need to use a template. It's what I did to those pesky (and in my case, never helpful) text styles.
    Mike
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    Aammppaa reacted to postmadesign in Start document without predefined text styles   
    One thing that annoys me with text styles is, whenever I start a document I already have some text styles included in the document. However useful this might be in some cases, I never use them, preferring to start from scratch. It would be nice to have the option to start without predefined styles, either as a global option in preferences, or as a document option. 
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from David Longmuir in Auto text frame / Paragraph and character styles   
    1. Automatic Text Frames
    You can autoflow text by holding Shift and clicking the Flow arrow on your first text frame.
    This will generate pages for you, and will pick up any styling applied to the first text frame.
    If you regularly use a default frame size / font / style etc build it once and save it as an asset. It is now available with a single drag in every new document.
    2. Getting rid of default text styles
    Click Detach and Delete All Styles in the menu of the Text Styles panel.
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    Aammppaa reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.270   
    Please Click here to download the latest beta for Windows
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10  (>=1607)
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 270 is now available as a manual download from the link above and on auto-update.
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
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    Updates and Fixes
    Application
    Updated Publisher file associations for non-native file types
    Fixes for drag-dropping and copy-pasting from a browser
    View / Tools
    Added an Image Info Control on Image Context Toolbar
    'Lock Guides' added to menus
    Text / Table Tool fix for selection issues
    Fixes for Power Duplicate
    Fixed Text Frame Baseline Grid redraw issue with nested frames
    Fix for issues when switching between fill types
    Pen Tool / Node Tool updates including snapping
    Reported guide position now takes into account ruler origin
    View Rotate Left / Rotate Right now rotates in 90 degree increments in Publisher only
    (Win) Fixed UI glitch with Picture Frame Properties buttons
    Text
    Fixes for Text Wrap panel not updating correctly after close and re-open
    Fixed Find and Replace across multiple stories
    Hyphenation not functioning with Type 1 fonts
    Fix for erroneous spell check warnings when languages switch within text
    Fix for currency symbols being flagged as a spelling error
    Hyperlinks on Master Pages now handled better
    (Mac) Fix for Hyperlink dialog on non-Mojave macOS versions
    Prevent insertion of hyperlink anchors on master spreads
    Fix for anchor insertion on text frames promoted from Master Page
    (Win) Fixed Tab Stop limits
    Tables
    Added facility to remove as well as add Table columns / rows with header control
    Redraw issues with table insets
    Table insets are now maintained correctly when a table is resized
    Fix for up / down spinners failing in Table Panel and Table Format Editor
    Pages / Master Pages
    Fixed changing Picture Frame Properties for Master Page Picture Frames
    Fix for splitting Masters from facing to single. Fix deleting nested master pages
    Fix for Page Thumbnails not always getting updated when master page text changes
    Assets
    Fix for Assets Panel expansion bug
    (Mac, Win coming soon) Double clicking an Asset will now seed the Place Tool and switch to it for placement
    (Win) Fixed searching in Assets
    (Mac, Win coming soon) Added Drag Drop files from Finder into the asset panel
    Image Import
    Fixed Embedded documents not always updating correctly when replaced
    Fixed loss of a selected Artboard when Embedded document replaced
    Export
    Fixed rasterization of clipped vector objects
    Fix for JPEG Export size not always being honoured
    Fix for Greyscale PDF not exporting as Greyscale
    Fixes for 16 bit image handling with K Only
    Added compression method for TIFF export
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    Earlier Release Notes Beta 257
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    Aammppaa reacted to carl123 in Add/Subract selection via Layers menu   
    I think this is now available in the 1.7 betas, using  Ctrl + Shift + Click on objects in the Layers Panel
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from evtonic3 in Add/Subract selection via Layers menu   
    If you are talking about creating a marching ants type of selection by Ctrl + Click on an object in the Layers Panel, then I think you are right that there is no easy way to add to that selection.
    I know of one work around, which is to put all the objects yo want to select into a Group or Layer so that you are only need to make a single selection.
     
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from firstdefence in Snooker Tour Championship Live   
    Yeah but he's also promoting Coral Draw
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from firstdefence in Snooker Tour Championship Live   
    Yeah but he's also promoting Coral Draw
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    Aammppaa reacted to Ben in Node Tool: New Distracting Line Popup in 1.7b / Can It Be Toggled?   
    The line shows a few things - 
    1) That you are over the curve (as opposed to over something else) with the mouse
    2) The exact position on the line where you will be grabbing it if pulling the curve
    3) The exact position at which you will create a new point if clicking
    4) The position of new points in associated with projected snapping
    5) If two curves intersect, which of the curves will get a new point if you click (especially useful with snapping)
     
    So, it's quite a useful feature for anyone that values the above help.
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    Aammppaa reacted to xman in Is there a "Align Nodes" Tool? (+other questions about paths)   
    @Aammppaa thanks for the update (1.7.0.7). It does in fact work as expected. thank you Affinity dev team! 
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    Aammppaa got a reaction from xman in Is there a "Align Nodes" Tool? (+other questions about paths)   
    Node alignment is included in v1.7 - you can try the beta right now to see how it works.
    The beta installs in parallel with 1.6 so no danger in trying out all the new features.
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/60-affinity-designer-beta-forums/
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    Aammppaa reacted to jbartley in DXF Export Support   
    Could DXF export be added as a export option. I sometimes have have to send my designs to a CNC and vinyl cutting shop. There preferred format is DXF. It would be great not to have to import my design into cad program before sending it them. I currently use this feature in illustrator and it works nicely.
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    Aammppaa reacted to GRAFKOM in Cosmetic matters in Designer   
    To speed up the export of selected items, Affinity should automatically select the Selection without background option.
    In 99%, if I have selected objects to export it with the intention of just exporting those objects.
    And now, every time I have to manually select the Selection without ... option or at least the program should remember the last selected option.

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    Aammppaa reacted to evtonic3 in Swap Symbols   
    I think it would be really useful to have a swap symbols function in Designer. I have a project that as usual, I give my employer multiple versions of a design. If I could swap out the symibols to give a new version of the design would save a ton of time.
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