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  1. Thanks for point that out! That's how I always did it in PShop. Note that locking is toggled by clicking the pencil icon - different UI than the lock icon Layers Panel. As a feature request: This is a common requirement so it would be nice to have this in the Layers Panel and also to be toggled via KBS.
  2. Please make this a toggle! I've mostly switched from AI to AD, but I have to say that everytime I use AD, I wonder how graphics programmers could not implement hiding the selection border - it is such a basic necessity when working in computer graphics.
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    Missing Font List?

    Is there a suggested procedure to determine the names of missing fonts in a document? Thanks.
  4. My version of Acrobat does not have that listed in Page Display. However, I can't use anything that requires geekiness to render properly!
  5. In the attached pic, both at 100% in Adobe Reader v11.0.23, note the "l"s in the top screen grab. When I change the fonts to Arial or Calibri, this does not happen, so there is a workaround. Further testing: I changed an instance of Futura Light Condensed to the Adobe version of Futura Condensed, and I get the same results. I tested the same 2 fonts in Illustrator, and again I get the same results - the "l"s in both fonts, when exported as curves, are funky. The problem is much less pronounced in printing, though I can see it if I look for it... But that doesn't help for web distribution. Again, this is a minor issue, perhaps even outside of Affinity code. My number one wish for the Affinity products is hands-free capability to hide bounding boxes and pixel selection feedback. It is frustrating to have to deal with that. Thanks.
  6. Hi: I have noticed that sometimes fonts which are converted to curves either before or during pdf export do not render correctly after the export. In the attached example, note that in "MMob_ArtScience2018-4Print+FontsP2.pdf" which has the fonts embedded, the text renders correctly, whereas in "MMob_ArtScience2018-4PrintP2.pdf" many of the "l"s do not render correctly. In this case the font is Futura-Condensed Light. If I change the smaller type to Arial or Calibri, the conversion to curves and export is fine. I realize this could be a problem with the font I have installed, it has happened before... Thanks. FontOutlines_Affinity.zip
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    Affinity Designer Gradients Vol. 1

    Thanks a gazillion!
  8. In AD I opened an Illustrator pdf of a file in which one of the fonts (Century Schoolbook) is not installed. I can install the font, but the I actually like the substituted font better! In the font list, it lists the font as "? CenturySchoolbook-Bold". The question is, how can I determine what font AD is using for substitution? Thanks.
  9. One cause can be the opacity of the chosen color. This is separate from the opacity of the brush itself - it is set in the color picker. If it is 0, the brush will paint nothing. Another is that if you hit "b" more than once you will change the tool...
  10. Another vote for a permanent option. The boolean workaround is inconvenient - especially if there is a gradient fill or many objects. Also, why implement something that requires a hack?
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    Disable FX?

    Another workaround is to create separate layers when possible. For example - shadows. Then the layers can be turned off but the settings retained. There are a few basic UI implementations in AD/AP that, IMO, are quite disruptive of fluid graphics production workflow. This is one of them.
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    Disable FX?

    There are 10 effects in the effects panel. Not to be insulting, but that is not an option in a file with any complexity. I don't do as much design as I used to, but for me, it is a very basic technique in UI design to add borders, shadows and bevels in the editing app, turn them off when exporting textures, buttons, images, and other elements, then implement the effects in the presentation program, which these days is exclusively HTML/CSS.
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    Disable FX?

    How do I use that panel to keep of layers in which the effects have been disabled?