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  1. @Paul Mudditt Thanks again. I’ll take a look at it. You are quite the informative fellow. Regards
  2. @Paul Mudditt Well, you taught me something again, thanks. I hope that many of these tribulations will go away when iPadOS gets here. I’d happily use a thumb drive. I may also have to go to an Apple store to find out how iCloud really works. Regards
  3. @Elwen I also use Airdrop, just like your description. I’ve had some mixed results (I am using iPad Pro 11” bought April 2019, latest iOS). Airdrop from iPad to Mac places the airdropped files into the Downloads folder. I can now do this consistently after mixed results when I first tried it (before I got AD for Mac). This morning Airdrop from Mac to iPad opened only one of a batch of Airdropped images in AD; no idea where the others went. I had to Airdrop them one at a time. I have Airdropped .afdesign, .jpg and .png to Mac, only .afdesign to iPad. I have never seen the dialog that Paul Muddit posted; last time I did this, the Airdropped opened in AD immediately. I don’t recall ever seeing any dialog on the iPad about incoming Airdrops. I’ll do another Airdrop and see what happens. The Airdrop process sometimes fails to transmit at all. I got AD for Mac about 10 days ago, and I’m convinced that things improved after I installed it (I have no facts to support this belief). I have successfully Airdropped some fairly large files (up to 266MB), none as large as yours. Regards
  4. LionelD

    Nested Symbols

    @Paul Mudditt Thanks for the feedback, but your reply confuses me. Are you saying that the new beta version will allow you to move a copy of a Symbol into the original source Symbol? What does it do about the implication that the copy should also contain a copy of itself, and so on ad infinitum? Regards
  5. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that you can nest symbols, and, as long as you do that in a well-disciplined way, they behave exactly as expected. Which, of course, got me thinking about what would happen if you placed a Symbol inside itself..... Well, AD iPad 1.7 blows up. Understandable, but it would be much nicer if you simply could not do such an idiotic thing. I’ve attached a sample file for the curious. I made a copy of the large green circle at bottom left (uppermost in the Layers Studio), reduced the size of the copy, and then tried to drag the copy inside the original (yeah, I know, but I hope any comments will nevertheless be polite if candid). Regards Uh oh - I think I posted this in the wrong place, sorry. Nested Symbols.afdesign
  6. @stokerg Ok, I’ve attached a small Designer file you can use to reproduce the slice (mis)behaviour. This document contains one slice in the Export Persona; the slice is sized and positioned to export the red square. Open the file in the Vector Persona, select the gray rectangle in the Layers Studio, and use the Move tool to change the size and/or shape of the gray box. Change to the Export Persona and you’ll see that the slice no longer aligns with the red square. See the attached screenshot. If I select the Red Square Slice (Export Persona), and then go to the Transform Studio, the Transform Studio has the usual links to Alignment and Constraints, but trying to go to either does not respond. So I guess you can’t correct the slice misbehavior by setting constraints. By the way, this is all in AD iPad. I also have AD on my MacBook, but have not tested this on that version of AD. I’m still very new to AD (any flavor), still learning to navigate AD for Mac, so it seems that a Feature Request might be a little cheeky..... Regards Slice Scaling Issue.afdesign
  7. @stokerg Thanks for the feedback. I encountered this while editing a file that has two Artboards. I used the Transform tool to enlarge one of the artboards with it’s content; the slices are defined on this artboard. I believe there’s related (mis)behavior related to maintaining the aspect ratio of slices because it appears the Transform tool does not give you access to the Constraints panel when Transforming a slice. I’ll try to construct a small file that reproduces the problem. Regards
  8. I have noticed that when I change the size of artwork in the Vector Persona, existing slices (in the Export Persona) do not scale in synch. In guess that slices are always positioned and sized to capture content in a very specific area, and if the slice does not re-scale in synch with the underlying artwork, you have to adjust it manually. I’m making seamless repeating patterns, and using slices to export the pattern tile, so precision is rather important.... Is this how slices are supposed to work? Is there a setting I can use to get slices to scale in synch with the artwork? Regards
  9. Hi, I’m slowly starting to accumulate files created with Designer (I have both iPad and Mac versions), and I am curious about how folks manage these files. I rely on Bridge for my photographic images (many thousands), with a structured set of keywords, but that doesn’t work for Affinity’s native format files. I’d like to be able to keyword all my images from a structured set of keywords, add descriptions and so on - all the normal IPTC stuff. Does anyone have some suggestions, please? Regards
  10. LionelD

    context toolbar tooltips?

    Well, that’s very helpful information, thanks a lot! Regards
  11. LionelD

    Do i need a computer ?

    Actually, the greater the resolution of your screen the more it’s going to obscure little details (and errors) that are more visible on a screen with lower resolution. I briefly transitioned from an HD screen to a 4K screen while working on some large stitched images, and I found the 4K screen to be rather treacherous because it hid small flaws that really did needed to be corrected. It also made my images look a lot smaller, which was not good for my ego. By the way Apple is offering a multi-port adapter you can supposedly use to mirror your iPad screen to an external display; see attached screenshot. Check this is the correct component before you invest. Regards Lionel
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    Do i need a computer ?

    @jimfastcar I just saw the attached screenshot of a Tip on my iPad; seems it has the built-in ability to share to a larger screen using a USB-C cord. I don’t have any details, haven’t done it yet, but I do think it’s real. Won’t cost anything like the figures you mentioned. Regards Lionel
  13. LionelD

    Moving all documents Desiger

    @DM1 Well, thank you very much for your answer. That helps me a lot. I’m transitioning from Photoshop on a MacBook, and the only vector “experience” I have is derived from what you can do with paths in PS, so I have a lot to learn. I’m also new to the iPad, so I’m also getting used to the quirks of managing files under iOS, and right now it’s terribly unsettling. I’m going to grab the PDF you made; thanks for that too. I really like the iPad with the Pencil, and I find AD very powerful, just have to keep pushing that learning curve, and you just helped a lot. Regards Lionel
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    Moving all documents Desiger

    @DM1 I wonder if you could elaborate, please or refer me to material on this subject. I’m new to AD (iPad only); I’ve seen references to the notion of a Project, but I haven’t found any information about what a Project is, how the content of one Project is separated from that of others, and how one might manage shared content like Symbols. Searches for phrases like “Affinity Designer Project” don’t lead to anything I recognize as relevant. What is the Affinity Project screen? Regards Lionel
  15. @DM1 Thanks for the feedback. I’m using a pen, much more precise than my finger, but I doubt I activated the value you point out. I’ve noticed several points where AD pre-populates the numpad with a range of options like that, so I was aware of them. I’m really not sure what to make of this; when first I noticed the behavior I thought it was a typo, and I was able to reproduce it several times before I posted about it. Yesterday I saved a separate copy of the file, with it’s history. I opened that copy of the file today, and I have difficulty reproducing that behavior; don’t know what to make of that. I did (and do) wonder about a setting somewhere, but I can’t find anything that seems relevant. I guess I’ll just move on and report back if it happens again. Regards Lionel