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  1. It'd be great to have an option to have Affinity switch to the move tool after each item you place. The current method is especially irksome when placing text. I have to hit escape several times in a row, and then V.... EVERY TIME immediately after putting text in. It's tedious. Sketch, for instance, switches back to the move tool after you put text in (indeed, after each thing you place). I submit that this is the most natural method. Most of the time I place an object, then drag / adjust it exactly where I want it to go. Then place another object, adjust, etc. I understand if not everyone would prefer this, but it'd be nice to at least have the option for either behavior. Thanks
  2. Distributing objects should work like alignment. So, if there are four boxes within a larger box, and that larger box is selected, use the larger box as a container and distribute the smaller objects evenly within the larger box. (Assuming "selection bounds" is chosen in the align dialog) This is what happens with the align command. Distribute would simply use the same logic. This is needed frequently. For instance, if you're making a website mockup and want navbar items distributed within your navbar. Or a host of other applications. Currently the way to accomplish it involves creating objects, placing them at the boundaries, selecting everything, distributing, then de-selecting the middle objects, then deleting the outside "boundary" objects. It seems a bit hack-ey.
  3. It would use the same logic as align. Something like, "If all objects are contained within a larger object, and that larger object is selected, distribute evenly within the container." The align command doesn't assume you want both boxes aligned; it understands that you only want one, within its selected container. Same for distribute. Distributing within a container is a fairly common task, so this would be really useful. The work-around you and Alfred suggested works, and I want to thank you both for teaching it to me. However, creating two extra objects, putting them at the edges of the box, then deleting them seems less than ideal. But I guess if I want anything different I need to make a feature request.
  4. True, but consider the fact that all the other commands in the arrange popup work this way. If I want to center a object, for example, I select the box it is within and make sure "selection bounds" is chosen. No problem there. The distribute button is right next to those commands. Wouldn't it make sense to have it work the same way, provided "selection bounds" is chosen? Seems logical to me...
  5. Isn't a huge part of distributing the fact that you want it evenly spaced within a defined area? Can Affinity really not do this?
  6. I made a big box, then put 4 little boxes within it. I selected all of the boxes together (including the big, outer box). I want the little boxes to distribute evenly within the larger box. When I got to the arrange dropdown and hit "space horizontally" it just crams them all off to the right. What am I doing wrong?
  7. Ah, I understand. Thank you! @Alfred
  8. tomatohorse

    Grouped items get sent random places

    Sure, here you go. Sorry I didn't see your reply till now. I was waiting for a notification, but it seems that you don't get auto-notified of responses after you post a topic. calendar.afdesign
  9. tomatohorse

    Grouped items get sent random places

    I have a video showing this bug in action. Basically when I try to group these items they get randomly thrown around in different places. Ungrouping them does not restore them to their original position. See attached video. affinity grouping bug.mp4
  10. This is for Draw Persona. Imagine you have a large square object with a lot of smaller squares in front of it. When I click and drag to make a selection, it just moves the large square in the back. Is there a way to tell the program I want to make a selection only .... not move objects?
  11. I'm just starting to do UI work with Affinity, and this would be a big help!
  12. I drew a line with the pen tool -- which creates a vector, right? However, when I am editing it I see grainy pixels. Shouldn't it always be sharp-looking no matter what the zoom is? I am in draw persona, not pixel. Attaching screenshot. Thanks!
  13. Oh, okay - thanks for the reply. Hmm...I am looking for a way to distort the letters manually but I can't find it. How do you go about doing this in Affinity?
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