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  1. That seems logical and it is always an option that Serif can use.
  2. Ah his is new to me but then I'll not very computer literate. This sounds interesting to follow up. Do you have a link I can use?
  3. I still can'r see how the chosen OS can affect what can be done in a graphics program. Are you saying that in Windows it might be possible, for example, create 'text on path' but not on a Mac?
  4. That's a bit of a straw man argument requiring a yes or no answer. Would having to pay for updates bring them about any quicker?
  5. Surely the operating system has nothing to do with the features. I accept that you cannot simply 'lift' DrawPlus8 features and dump them in Affinity. All the drawing features in DrawPlus8 would, in my view, should have been the starting point for Affinity. And I accept it is 'far from simple' but there must have been a 'spec' written-up for the new Affinity vector drawing program.
  6. My requirement lies between a package like Affinity and a full-blown CAD program and DrawPlus8 fulfilled this adequately.
  7. About a week after I got rid of my PC and bought a Mac mini, Serif published Affinity! This was an amazing coincidence!. After using it for a while I realised that it fell short of DrawPlus 8 in its features. It was then that I started to ask if the DP features could be included in Affinity. The rest is history as they say and I am still waiting for among others: Fitting text to a path, Cutting objects with a cutting tool, Blending colours on a path and the one I most need - applying dimensions to a drawing (i.e.engineering or architectural drawing). There was also talk of adding a perspective drawing feature similar to 'Illustrator'. However I'm now thinking of getting an PC and reinstalling DrawPlus 8. I do have a partition on my Mac with Windows installed and also DrawPlus8 but it is too cumbersome to swap between OSs. I think would be better off with a dedicated PC.
  8. This had got to be the worst response I have ever had to a question or comment!
  9. Is it possible to copy an object from a group that is not seen as a daughter of that group? What I mean is can the copied object have its own layer?
  10. Thanks. I have this habit of selecting and dragging objects from groups for them to stand alone but always had this problem. By copying and pasting outside the group then I have an independent object.
  11. Yes I know but when I select the copy of the object it shows it as still being part of its original group i.e. it is included in its original group's envelope. I want it to separated from its original group.
  12. Is there a way to re-zero an object's position after rotating it?
  13. jackamus

    Rotation

    That's what I was looking for! Thanks RC.
  14. jackamus

    Rotation

    There was no need to select 'Intersect' I just select both and rotate to the new position.
  15. jackamus

    Rotation

    I've got nothing to rasterize because it disappeared!
  16. jackamus

    Rotation

    The original object is a png image and when I draw a rectangle round it and select Intersect the original object disappears!
  17. jackamus

    Move tool

    Sonny???? I'm 78! However - oh dear I forgot what I was going to say!!!!
  18. Why is it if I click a few times on the Move tool it changes to a Node tool? Is this normal. It annoying if I miss-click on an object and I then have another go it has changed to a Node tool. Could have anything to do with the speed at which I click? Here is another problem; How can you select two object that are on different layers so that you can group them? I can use alt+click to to select one but I can select the second object using alt. Dragging an envelope may also drag another object that is on a higher layer or is there a way to drag an envelope that only selects complete objects and other objects because the envelope just happens to touch them?
  19. jackamus

    Move tool

    So it is due to my clicking speed. I'll have to slow down then!
  20. How do revert to the default 'Greys' pallet? I have a number of unwanted greys that I can only delete one at a time or is there a way to delete multiple greys?
  21. Thanks again. Excuse my thickyness but I selected 'Document palette' and selected a colour fill but it only appeared in the 'Recent palette'. Also how do I name the palette?
  22. Thanks. How do I create a pallet where new colours, as I use them, are saved? At the moment they just get added to the grey swatch. The 'Recent' swatch can only hold 10 colours.
  23. How do I permanently stop margins appearing in every new doc I open? Is it possible to maintain this even when I do want margins just for one doc?
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