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  1. Hi, I am confused as to what has happened. All of my designer files are now correct. All I did was check the forum this morning, then open a designer file in Affinity Designer to Save As and reuse. When I got to the location the message said I had already created the file I wanted, so I cancelled the save as operation. All of my Affinity files were corrected. Did it self-correct or did cancelling the Save As operation have an influence? Here is a screenshot to show how the properties of the Affinity Files have now changed from the previous one in my earlier post. I have a Windows 10 operating system on my laptop. Solved for me.
  2. Hi, I am also experiencing my Designer files now showing the icon for Affinity Photo while the file extension is af.design and they open in Affinity Photo. I checked properties and it says This a designer file created in Affinity Designer. I have a Windows 10 computer and rarely save any files to the cloud: definitely not Affinity files and none this year. I do have Affinity Publisher beta, though I have only just noticed the issue with the files. I did use "edit in Photo" last night prior to noticing this issue,(whether there before I do not recall). I have checked my Affinity photo files and they are still the same and unaffected. I just closed one designer file opened from the recent list in Affinity Designer and was asked as if still a Designer file. However it still has the Affinity logo in the file system. Will this clarify the issue and is there a solution yet. Thanks for any help
  3. Hi, You can copy and paste styles by selecting the object with the effects you want to copy, and then copy it. Next, select the object that is to receive the effects, go to the Edit tab and click on Paste style. Note: you can hold SHIFT while selecting multiple objects and then apply the same style to all of them. Does the achieve what you are after? I hope this helps.
  4. Hi, Does anyone know why my glyph browser doesn't always load the glyphs? The panel appears but it is empty, but this only occurs sometimes. Is it a glitch or am I missing something? Thanks
  5. Hi Stokerg, Thanks for the reply. I just opened a new document in Affinity Designer. I used the text frame 3 times. On the third occasion, it happened. Yes I can click on the drop-down boxes and they open, it is just the glypths that don't load. After, taking this clipping, I went back to the document to actually change the font and it had loaded in the mean time. It seems like some sort of delay. Thus, I will see if waiting or clicking on various things, such as minimising the screen have an impact. Thanks again.
  6. Hi I am trying to use the adjustments in affinity photo for Windows 1.6 desktop. When I click on the adjustments I seem to get 3 options rather than the panel with the adjustments. For example when I click HSL adjustment I get default, desaturate and invert hue, but not the panel with the sliders. It is the same with Levels-instead of the sliders for levels I get default, darken or lighten. I can't see where to alter this setting. Any help much appreciated. Thanks in advance
  7. Hi, I can only get my spellcheck in Affinity Designer (Windows) to work if I go to the language section at the bottom of the character panel and change it to English (British). The problem is that it won't stay as the default. For each new document I need to set it. If I open a previous document from when it wasn't working, I need to select the text first before it will use the British English language. It keeps using Unknown (en-Au). Does anyone know how to set it as the default please?
  8. Thanks, I hope it gets implemented soon.
  9. Silver06

    Affinity Designer for Windows - 1.6.4

    Hi MobanA, To get this update, I simply followed the "There is a new update available" message displayed when I opened my previous version of Affinity Designer (Windows). I had the option to acknowledge OK or download. This is how I found out there was a new version. I didn't need to go to a browser to get it. This suits me as I like to update programs when it suits me. This message also appeared when I opened Affinity Photo though I haven't yet updated it.
  10. Silver06

    Affinity Designer for Windows - 1.6.4

    Hi Great to see. Did it include locking guides? Thanks
  11. Thank you. I will aim to remember this in the future if needed.
  12. Hi, I have opened a previous document to edit and wish to change from portrait to landscape but can't deselect the portrait option when I reopen document setup. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Thanks
  13. Hi Thanks for the answers. I did think of rotation but thought you could change the orientation using document setup. I thought I had done so before, but perhaps it is because I was using an artboard. I just tested with a new document and some content and could deselect portrait, but not with an artboard. I should have thought of testing this way before. As it was an artboard in a document with only a few items I used copy and paste into a new document. Thanks again.
  14. Hi RTB, Another way to select objects is to select them in the layers panel. Each object is in its own layer in the layer panel. To select a sequence of layers. Click on the 1st one in the sequence,hold SHIFT then click on the last one in your sequence. To select layers out of order use CTRL. Hold CTRL and click on the layers/objects you want.
  15. Thanks for the feedback RTB. It's good to know it is working for you.
  16. Hi Mark, Just tried the refine again in the beta version and the dialog box appeared and I was able to use it. I do not know what has changed.
  17. Silver06

    DAUB Comics Basic Set 2.0

    Thanks Good to know. I will try it.
  18. Hi RTB, To marquee select, you need to have the move tool (V is the shortcut) active, then move your cursor over the objects to be selected and drag. Any object fully enclosed will be selected. Note if there is a large object behind one you want to select use the ALT key (or OPTION for a Mac) while dragging so that it is excluded and you only get the top object.
  19. Hi Is it possible to move a custom palette from Designer to Designer Beta? If so, how is it done? Thanks
  20. Silver06

    DAUB Comics Basic Set 2.0

    Hi, I tried to import following the procedure I normally use but I only saw Mac option. Are they only for Mac? Thanks
  21. Hi Re fill tool. I am not sure I am understanding you correctly, so this may help or I am off target. You can select multiple objects and change the colour in the colour panel (right-side of screen) so all objects get the same colour. You can multiple select by marquee select - dragging around all the objects if close to each other. Anything fully enclosed in the marquee will be selected. Alternatively, you can hold shift while clicking on the objects you want. The colour you have previously selected in the colour panel, will be applied to new shapes drawn using the shape tool, until changed. I hope this helps.
  22. Hi Reglico, Thanks. I have successfully imported the palette. Your help much appreciated.
  23. Hi I have had a problem with images missing when exporting to PDF too and found the reason in my case and a way to solve it. Only mentioning it in case someone else finds it useful until the fix is out. When I returned to my af file the missing image was in the wrong art-board. Once I moved the images to the correct art-boards (happened several times), saved my af file again and exported to PDF, the missing images were now shown and I could print. I hope this is useful.
  24. Hi I looked but couldn't see any mention of this. I would like to see double-clicking on an artboard's name (the one above the actual artboard) make it zoom to the artboard just like double-clicking on the icon in the layers panel does. I know that you can also zoom to an artboard by using the shortcut CTRL + ALT + 0 once it is selected. However, I find I would like to use a double-click on the artboard's name above the artboard, especially if I have clicked here to select it and then use CTRL + ALT + 0 to zoom to selection. It seems it would be easier to double-click the name in the first instance, especially if your mouse is nearby at the time. I have tried double-clicking on the artboard's name to see if it did this, which it doesn't but it also doesn't appear to be used for anything else that I can determine. Thanks for considering this request.
  25. Hi Mark, Something that just occurred to me. I updated the language to EN (United Kingdom) in preferences 1st and restarted the beta. That's when I tested the spellcheck and needed to also alter it under text>character>language. It would be helpful if once changed in preferences spellcheck was also updated. Kind regards