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    feklee got a reaction from walt.farrell in Publisher: Hide picture frames?   
    That's what I'm doing. Still, the annotated drawing not being in a picture frame means that its position won't get updated when the master is changed. Anyhow, I wouldn't use Publisher for typesetting a long technical document, but that's OK. Each tool has its purpose. LaTeX is harder to set up, but then you get full automation and more sophisticated typography tools. For the short document that I'm doing now, I appreciate the visual workflow that Publisher allows.
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    feklee reacted to walt.farrell in Publisher: Hide picture frames?   
    You could delete the Picture Frame on that document page. With the document page selected, go to the Layers Panel. Right-click on the Master Page layer that contains the Picture Frame, and choose Edit Detached. Then expand that layer in the panel, select the Picture Frame, and delete it. Then click Finish.
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    feklee reacted to redline.wolfgang in DXF or DWG file import in Affinity Designer   
    First, Affinity Designer is beautiful and extremely efficient tool. I like it!
    I am doing design and artwork for front panels / operating panels of electric devices and machines. The drawings are available in DXF and / or DWG from Autocad (trademark). What would really speed up my workflow is the option to *import* DXF or DWG files. 
    Considering that these files can carry very complex information it would be sufficient to be able import only a single layer file or a single layer of such a file. This contains all mechanical data so I can be sure that the artwork will match the target device.
    Adobe Illustrator has this feature.
    Export of DXF / DWG files is actually not required for this kind of work.
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    feklee reacted to MEB in DXF or DWG file import in Affinity Designer   
    Hi redline.wolfgang,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
    Some users already requested support for DXF and/or DWG files.
    We are considering adding support for these kind of files in the future.
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    feklee reacted to Mark Ingram in Any way to pan canvas using finger touch?   
    Hi @feklee, you can use two fingers for panning and zooming.
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    feklee reacted to koda1000 in Any way to pan canvas using finger touch?   
    Hello, I am wondering if there is any way to pan the canvas with my finger. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which has a touch screen. I also use Phase One Capture One and Clip Studio Paint. Within both of these applications you can pan the canvas with your finger without needing to change tools. This is a quick and natural gesture, it does not matter what tool is selected and does not require any modification key presses, nor does it require I remove my pen away from its hover state. For clarification, the finger is for panning and the pen or mouse is used for brushing. Does Affinity Photo for Windows 10 offer this feature as I've explained? Is this a feature being looked into for inclusion?
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    feklee reacted to MEB in Disable deselect animation in Designer?   
    Hi feklee,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
    That's related with the Snapping (snapping candidates). Go to menu View ▸ Snapping Manager... and change the Candidates dropdown from Candidate List to Immediate Layers. It happens when you select objects not when you deselect them.
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    feklee reacted to MEB in Disable deselect animation in Designer?   
    Hi feklee,
    Regarding the purple lines and expanding a little on the subject this is what i meant:
    if you have Show snapping candidates checked, all objects that are snapping candidates will have a purple outline around them visible all the time.The Maximum field defines the max number of snapping candidates allowed.
    If you uncheck Show snapping candidates the purple line will flash every time you select an object that's not yet a snapping candidate. There's two ways to add an object to the snapping candidate list: you either select it - its bounding box and a blue outline become active hiding/delaying the purple line effect while its selected - which is what you are see fading when you deselect the object again* - or you can simply mouse over an object without clicking on it - in this case you will see the purple outline appearing and then fading a few moments after to let you know that the object is now part of the candidates list. This is all by design.
    *What triggers the purple line fading effect is the act of selecting the object - that's why i mentioned in my previous reply that you were selecting the objects.
    This flashing behaviour is the only way you have to know that the object you selected or mouse-hovered now belongs to the Candidates List - even when you have the Show snapping candidates option unchecked. 
    If you don't want to deal with the snapping candidates system (the purple lines flashing), change the Candidates dropdown to other option other than Candidate List.
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