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Everything posted by rjvela82

  1. Hi, can you pls fix the Text Frame studio so that when docked it does not resize the whole group. In the example below, I'm able to expand the other panels as needed and I can scroll up and down without resizing the group.
  2. When working with gradients you may wish to save one of the colors as a swatch but there are quite a few steps to do to make this happen, and doing so will affect the current gradient scheme ie. its object. I explain further below. My suggestion is to add the Swatch Add button to the Node of the gradient, which saves you all the steps explained further below. Now I will explain how taking the extra steps to add this color to a palette changes the current gradient scheme. 1. To best explain, I begin with showing the previous color in the gradient scheme so you can see the full workflow. 2. I will now alter the color. You will see that the color picker in the HSL popup is the previous color. To make the color picker the new color, I can either drag the color picker to the Node in the gradient scheme, OR I close and reopen the HSL popup (which is faster). 3. After closing and reopening the HSL popup, the color picker is now my desired color to save to a palette. Now that the color picker has been changed.... 4. The swatches panel shows the color picker has the new color, but the current gradient scheme will be changed as soon as I click the color picker. 5. I click the color picker, and the gradient has changed which allows me to proceed to saving the swatch, but the current object color is also changed. This workflow greatly reduces the ability to both experiment with colors in a gradient by impeding my ability to develop a set of preferred color in swatches palette. • It forces me to save a gradient prior to saving a node color. • It forces me to think whether I should finalize my gradient scheme so I'm not creating unwanted swatches in my color palette. • It abruptly changes the color of my object in the process of saving a desired color in the gradient scheme. • It stifles creative development as I may encounter other experimentation phases with other objects and not seek to go through all the steps to save a color node as a swatch. thank you
  3. Have to interject in this lovely topic 🧐but.... Vector ANimAtioN -- is what serif should deliver next ! 👏
  4. Serif's icon choices are fun and engaging. Let's be careful what we ask for..... .....
  5. Wow I'm sorry I just figured it out. The Layer in the master was set to passthrough at 58%. Sorry sorry to waste your time ! ;- /
  6. Please help me understand why my text layers which may contain multiple styles are semi-transparent ? There is no issue with color opacity settings or layer transparency, but I'm not sure why its happening. Moreover when exporting to PDF the effect is printed so I'm confused....
  7. Problem Even the most organized designers may find themselves needing to redefine a number of elements as symbols. After all, there are deadlines, the all too easy to use Copy / Paste / Duplicate options and other scenarios that keep us from relying on symbols. But what is worst is that to go back and reorganize these elements as symbols can also be daunting, because of large number of nested layers and each with their own unique locations. Solution Introduce a function that takes any element and replaces it with a symbol in its place. The function intelligently uses the same X-Y coordinates of the object its replacing to position itself automatically. Result With a Symbol Replace option, a user can Create their Symbol, and then go anywhere in the document and replace those items that should be that symbol. • No need to drag the symbol into the canvas. • No need to position that symbol into the correct location manually. • No need to nest that symbol in the layers studio. Thank you and pls consider !
  8. Yes, but those preference options don't affect the margin settings in the Guides Manager.
  9. For my margins, I have to continue using the standard Horizontal / Vertical guides settings because the options for Margins round up. If its by design I hope they reconsider, the 1/4 inch measurement is essential, even 1/8 is important (ergo .125), but at the very least the 1/4 setting pls.
  10. ...A flowchart (Visio) application. It's a natural option because there are only a few dynamic elements that separate a flowchart tool from most drawing tools: Flowchart tools use points or mid-points on Shape vectors to create {Connections} no different than a snapping agent with another object. Dynamic Arrow shapes, for curved or straight angles with customizable end tip styles. Page organization, page notes, and hidden pages Optional features are not deal breaker: Some flowchart tools allow you to continue adding assets while clicking the previous asset. Some arrow shapes may track connected shapes or follow next shape automatically if a shape deleted One can wish....
  11. You can think of it as a more systematic approach. I'm not trying to be sarcastic. Also there's a whole branch of philosophy which shows that thinking systemically is very beneficial to human consciousness. Software and design in general embody alot of the principles that define the systemic approach.
  12. By the way, why does Publisher require Designer and Photo to be installed? (just curious) Why isn't it a simplified Draw persona, and a simplified Photo persona built inside the Publisher UI instead of launching an instance of Designer or Photo. Assuming it works this way.
  13. Are you talking about dragging a node angle and pressing a modifier key that would cause the opposite node to mirror with the node you are adjusting? I'm on this forum wondering and wandering for information on this function which is often found in other vector tools. While it doesn't seem important, its very useful in symmetrical work.
  14. Publisher is not going to do column guides at page level because you can only input text in a text frame. Consider making a grid with gutter spacing.
  15. Put this in the Bug forum and add screenshots step by step.... or a sample file
  16. @carl123 Option 3 is an acceptable work-around but I also asked for changing the cell borders from one color to another. The problem is the Gradient Tool has no proper context available for the Cell Stroke. You can select the Table with the Gradient Tool, then in Context, choose Fill or Stroke, then if you choose Stroke, you can only select Text or Frame, so this means there is no option for table cells which could apply the gradients. Gradients do not even appear in Swatches when selecting cell borders because the gradient tool has not context option that can apply to them.
  17. @carl123 I'm not asking for rows, to clarify I'm asking for row borders changing from one color to another, can you please how I can do that using the Table properties if no gradient option exists?
  18. I wanted to create a table where the fringes of each row faded or changed to a different color.
  19. This has been bugging me for a long time. The Gradient Panel's extreme edges cannot be deleted. My request is not to delete them, but to replace them with the next available color if it detects at least 1 node in addition to the opposite extreme node. This would work for both left and right extreme nodes. Let's consider the workflow as it is today: 1. A decision is made to replace Red with the color Purple. If the Gradient panel were smart enough to allow me to Delete red if it detects an existing color between itself and the left extreme, then it would automatically position purple as the New gradient at the far left. That's all it would take to accomplish my goal. However let's continue with the steps required to make this happen.... 2. When I switch to Purple. There is no immediate way for me to make the change. However using my brain, I think "let me try to use the color picker over the purple note to get the color" -- No, the color picker only works with elements in the workspace. This means that I have to take the unwieldy step to position my current workspace so that I'm able to get the color. This involves possibly zooming and moving scrollbars (which automatically close the Gradient panel), so I have to repeat Step 2 from the beginning once I have the color in sight. After which I have to then spend time trying to get the exact color from the element. Granted, I do not need to take these steps because all I need to do is acquire the RGB value from purple and type into Red. I get that but I'm trying to cut corners and I'm demonstrating how these simple changes could improve usability. 3. So now its time to get the color. But Oh wait, I'm in color wheel which I prefer using especially in experimental occasions. I need to take further steps to change the Color tool. 4. I have changed the color tool to get the values. At this point I have to remember the values or write them down. 5. I have finally applied the same color values to the extreme left. 6. I can now Delete the old purple. GOD FORBID I CHANGE MY MIND AGAIN. I am using all caps light heartedly, but in my head that's the volume I use and it just chokes me out. I just don't want to bother experimenting finding good color schemes when I have to deal with this workflow. I have presumed for a long time, "I can't be the only one suffering with this thing, surely someone has already complained about it and they will enhance" but I can't wait anymore so I posted today. One final note, Copy on the Right extreme should work. There should be no reason it shouldn't. Just insert an extra node between itself and the next node at 50%. Why is that crazy enough to not be working already?
  20. I also couldnt reproduce any bug when I tried to move pages.
  21. Hey how did you manage to get the canonical gradient shape to go from circle to oval shape? I can't figure it out. Everytime canonical is a circle for me.
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