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  1. Mac Apps store does one called 'Timelime' I'm going to give it a go.
  2. Thanks MEB. I have just found this software for time tracking. Does anyone know anything about it? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/track-spend-time-mac-timing/
  3. jackamus

    Zooming

    So many different ways of doing it - I'm sure it reminds me of something!
  4. Is there a shortcut for zooming onto selected object?
  5. jackamus

    Zooming

    I tried 'O' and it didn't work so I tried '0' and it did. Thanks.
  6. Is there a list of shortcut keys? If not is there a shortcut for the 'Move' tool and the 'Node' tool?
  7. I did before asking the question and I couldn't find it.
  8. jackamus

    Saving files

    Got it! I saved as an 'Untitled' in the correct folder. Phew! :wub:
  9. I have set my Affinity auto save to every 300sec yet the file I was working on yesterday does not show all the additional work. Presumably if I closed the file without saving I should still have the previous auto save file.
  10. jackamus

    Saving files

    Hi Matt, OK. I'm now trying to figure out if I can restore the file from Time Machine which I've set to backup every hour..
  11. Using 'N' as a shortcut for the Node tool as well as reveal the nodes it defaults to the pencil tool. Shouldn't it be just the Node tool?
  12. Perfectly clear thanks MEB. BTW I was able to retrieve the old DP files and converted them to pdf files on my daughter's laptop. Since then I have found the DP files of my half completed SS Jaguar and shall get them converted as well and then check out if I can edit them using Affinity. PS it looks as if you are becoming my personal tutor!
  13. For some treason or other when I try to adjust the thickness of a line so it tapers using the pressure tab the left and tight handles, both handles move in unison. I cannot move one on its own.
  14. You are correct in that I have only been using it for lines. How do use it for shapes? Can you explain?
  15. Has anyone suggested an option for snapping nodes? This could be useful when trying to accurately position shapes and objects next to each other.
  16. jackamus

    Snapping

    Thanks Chris. That's kind of advice I give people but never think of applying it to myself!
  17. Do you think the need for this 'unison' feature, as a default, outweighs them being independent? Why is it that I never had that problem before?
  18. This is my first attempt at a technical illustration on a computer. Prior to this I spent over 30 years using a drawing board, technical pens and ellipse templates. My previous experience with vector graphics was Serif's DrawPlusX5-6 on a PC. I acquired Adobe Illustrator but found it difficult to use and I was too old to learn new ways. I then moved over to a Mac and was delighted when I was offered the Beta version of Affinity. This was very similar to DrawPlus which made it easy for me use. Since Affinity does not yet have a perspective drawing feature I used Adobe Illustrator to construct a perspective grid which I was able to load onto Affinity. There were a couple of effects I wanted to use but didn't know how. Fortunately Affinity's Forum provided me with the answers. This is a woodworking jig I designed for drilling wooden dowel holes for joining wood together. If anyone wants to know how it works just let me know. Dowel jig exploded view.afdesign
  19. jackamus

    Snapping

    O dear I never checked those tools. Its amazing how much you can miss when trying to do a regular job. I can't see the wood for the trees. The only time I played with various tools was when I had an answer to a query on the forum.
  20. Thanks MEB. Another string to my bow!
  21. I never thought of that. LOL!
  22. That is what I have done but I do not believe that it is correct. The effect I'm trying to achieve is a tapering line from maximum thicknes to minimum. This is the first time its happened and I have use this feature many times - I think there is a fault.
  23. Ah the Griffin. Its too rough for me.
  24. Hang on a minute! Isleham is one of those places that is not on a road to anywhere. It is a place that you deliberately go to visit. :D
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