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  1. Lately, laying out books and papers, I find myself back in horrible, old-fashioned highly limited word processors because of one fundamental deficiency with Affinity Publisher: The lack of footnotes. When producing a long document with a lot of footnotes, and updating and rearranging those footnotes continuously, it is nearly impossible getting it correct without an automatic footnotes system, keeping tabs on footnotes numbering. I would love doing this work in Affinity Publisher, with its richness of layout elements, but I find myself confined to my old-fashioned word processors, simply because of that simple, but fundamental feature. If I may suggest one fundamental, major improvement of Affinity Publisher it is a automatic footnotes system. I imagine three different modes: 1) A system where, when activating the footnote function, it adds a consecutive numbering in superscript at the point of insertion, adds a delimiter (which can be preselected such as a no line, short line, medium line, long line, or customized string of lines and/or characters) at the bottom of the page, then add the same consecutive number in superscript and place the cursor right after it, ready to add the footnote text. 2) A system as the above, but with the ability to change numbering from latin characters to roman numerals or any other character the user may want to input to denote a special footnote. 3) Same as the two above, but with numbering starting from 1 for each new chapter. In addition, footnotes should also have the ability to be collected in a common field at the end of the document with the possibility to expand on each, and manipulate them as any other index. But a very good start would be implementing the above until and including 1). The rest is just icing on the cake. Although such functions would be very nice to have — a basic system as 1) is absolutely basic and essential, and I do hope the Affinity team focus on getting this added ASAP, as it is a MAJOR headache not having this basic feature in an otherwise complete & brilliant DTP such as Affinity Publisher!
  2. One thing I have missed for a long time is the ability to copying and pasting individual Layer Effects. What I mean is that I have a set of Layer Effects which I have spent a long time tweaking saved in a Styles Group. And I have another set of Layer Effects which I've also spent a long time tweaking saved in Styles. I wish there was a way of copying some elements from one style and combining it with elements from the other style. When copying and pasting styles and effects they overwrite other styles and effects already applied to an object. Especially gradient outlines and overlays in the Layer Effects panel are a nightmare. There is no way of copying them as far as I know, and so the only solution is to make new gradients from scratch, which is enormously time consuming. It would be an enormous time saver to be able to copy, say an outline gradient from one object and an overlay gradient from another object - and of course other effects as well - on an individual, effect by effect basis. I envision an "effects palette", where you could pick for example the 3D effect settings from one object, the overlay gradient settings from a second object and the outline effects from a third object, apply them all to the object you're working on, and when you're happy with the result, maybe even be able to save the settings of this "palette" as a new style or as an "effects palette preset", where the individual settings can be tweaked further, enabled, disabled and combined with new effects picked from other objects and/or styles.
  3. Thank you very, very much, loukash! I managed to move my assets over into a document and start afresh. It took a couple of days work. I never want to do that ever again! So, I have made an automatic backup of the assets file regularly! Again, a HUGE THANK YOU! When that assets file became messed up, I was beginning to despair, because I use assets quite a lot. It all worked out in the end with some hard work and your invaluable help!
  4. Wilco! Thanks a bunch, loukash! I really appreciate your kind (and quick!) replies!
  5. Alright. I've got probably in the thousands of assets, so that is going to take a while. I really, really hope this works. It'll give me a chance (perhaps) to see if any object in one of the categories is behaving strangely. Are the "factory" assets also stored in that container you listed, or are they stored in a separate container?
  6. I dearly hope someone has a solution to this. I use Assets A LOT, and I am really lost with this problem. I had lined up lots of elements ready to be stored in new categories, but that is all but impossible with the problem that has arisen.
  7. Dear Ash & the Amazing Affinity Team! I bought all of the apps at full price - but I'm not complaining since this is AFFORDABLE software! I think this discount is a great gesture. Some are lucky and win the lottery, some don't. That's life. I commend Affinity for your warm hearted GENEROSITY! This gesture only makes me appreciate you even more, and please, please don't take a blind bit of notice of a few negative reactions! Thank you, Affinity! You're the BEST! All the best from a loyal customer!
  8. Yesterday my Assets panel just went haywire. The Assets Categories are fine all the way down to a certain point. The content match the title of the Category as it should. After that, the 13 categories at the bottom have the wrong titles. When I open one of them and select Rename category... the name that pops up in the dialogue box is the correct one! When I try adding a new category and rename a previous one, the last category disappears! When I make another category, the content reappears, but under the wrong Category name...! If I create a new Category and rename it, no name shows. The field where the new name of the new Category should show is empty. It's like trying to design in the Twilight Zone...
  9. I see. Thanks, anon2! Haven't had the time to check it out yet, but I will! Much appreciated! 👍
  10. Firstdefence & wonderings, THANK YOU for all the kind help you have provided. Yes, I realize in the future, it will probably be easier and yield a better quality to export them on a transparent background. These were just some old, high res renderings I had laying around, and I wondered if I maybe could use them for some illustrations to a children's book I'm writing. Thanks a lot to all of you, Firstdefence, wonderings and anon2! MUCH appreciated! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍
  11. Sure firstdefence, but I'm not sure how that's going to help. The resulting fractals are merely jpegs and tiffs with a black background, just like any other picture with a black background. I have used Fractal Architect 5 to create these. The problem described above is in order of the last picture to the first. All I need to know is to remove everything that is black in the picture below.
  12. I have a collection of fractal images that I've made that look like flowers. The fractals consists of the multicolored fractal "flowers" on a black background. I import the fractal images into Affinity Designer (I eventually want to make vector brushes from various arrangements of these fractals) and arrange them, slightly overlapping each other. Now the black backgrounds on each image obscure the image on the layer underneath. So, I select all the images and change the blend mode to screen. Now I can see each flower through the layers of images, and so far so good. Now I want to remove everything in the images that is black, so only the color of the flowers are visible and export that in a .png with transparent background. I have tried absolutely every and all combinations that may remove the black frames when I export. I opened the Affinity Designer document in Affinity Photo to see if there was some way tweaking the alpha channel to remove the black. No luck. I am fresh out of ideas after plodding around in this for two days. A fix to this problem would be most welcome!
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