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  1. I don't particularly need Zeplin as such, even though we do use it at work. But something that… Allow others to view designs without having to install software Allow others to comment on designs Download designs, and download exports. … is a necessary part of a design process. If you're a distributed company, even more so. Copying CSS is nice to have, but far, far from the importance of the above. The generated CSS doesn't tend to be that good anyway. With Serif commitment to Affinity products being non-subscription, this could potentially make business sense as a subscription based supplement, if developed by you. Zeplin integration provided by Serif doesn't make sense to me. In this case, exposing an API and making the integration a task of the third party makes more sense. Edit: This is basically what's keeping me from dropping Sketch. Dropping Sketch would be a great relief to me. The way Sketch does components might be a little bit more intuitive perhaps (although it's not that great either to be honest), but other than that, AD is definitely better in every respect.
  2. I came here to ask precisely this question as I noticed it was rasterising the layer. I'm not sure whether the most common use case would be to rasterise or not, but for me it seems logical that you would want to use non-destructive methods on embedded documents. Could the assistant switch to live filtering if you try to do a destructive transformation on an embedded document, with the option to switch back if you were actually going for destruction? I mean, I can always rasterise manually before transforming, if that's what I'm going for.
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    PDFs incompatible with Acrobat

    This is absolutely a workaround. It would be really good if Affinity supported exporting at fractions of original size though, as it might be useful to work with the actual units during production. Another workaround I've found is to open it in Preview, export to PDF as a, say, A4 instead of A1, and then send that. It's all arbitrary since we're dealing with vectors anyway. Oh, and I'm sure not blaming Affinity for this, I've just found very little to go on over at Adobe's place.
  4. Hello! All PDFs I produce that are sufficiently large open as blanks in Acrobat. They look fine in Preview on Mac, or Sumatra PDF on Windows. Is there any way to get way to get around this problem? Example file attached! Henrik Artboard1.pdf
  5. Aw yissss, nudging elements needs to go the way of the dodo. Out of curiosity, is this implemented with an actual constraint solver behind the scenes (eg., Cassowary)?
  6. Hello! I've noticed that when I put up a bunch of guides in an artboard, and then move the artboard, the guides stay put and don't move along with it. Is there any way to make them move along with the artboard? Or do I have to keep the artboard where it is once I've added guides? Thanks!
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    Export ignores slices

    Thanks Chris, That's good to know. Unfortunately, I'm going to have about twelve or more of the artboards that you see in the file. PDF is necessary in order to send to print, I'm afraid, and rasterized images seem to have the same problem. I hope you find and squash the bug in question, it is a bit of a showstopper. Henrik
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    Export ignores slices

    Absolutely, I've sent the link in a message.
  9. I'm trying to make a Customer Journey Map in Affinity Designer, and I've run into a problem with exporting. I've made A2 slices of a big artboard, and I want to be able to export the thing as one big PDF, as well as cut into individual slices for print. However, when I try to export the slices, they all end up with the entire map in them. I've tried the opposite as well: creating A2 artboards, and making a big slice that covers all artboards. In this case, I have trouble exporting the thing as one big slice.
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    Thank you MEB! Yes, I figured it out. I guess what I'm trying to convey is that maybe the "old style" way is not necessary to keep at all. Does it convey any benefits or differences over having a canvas with a single artboard?
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    Thanks for the help! Breaking out the artboard tool certainly helps. What I meant is that, if I have an "old style" document open and create an artboard, I get an empty artboard, with whatever was in the document floating around in the non-artboard area. If I delete the artboard I created, I'm back in old style mode, and whatever was in the document that I created before creating the artboard may or may not be visible, depending on whether I moved it or not. This is the part that's counterintuitive to me; I don't really get the relationshop between the old style document and its contents, and the artboards and their content.
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    Great to see artboards in Affinity! I love it. I'm getting some occasional graphical glitches when using them however (see the attached file). This happens at times when I select two artboards and move them around. Also, the process of setting up artboards is a bit unintuitive in my opinion. This is going to be such a central feature in how I use Affinity that I'd like to see "new artboard" as a toolbar button, rather hidden under the move tool. Further, it seems odd to me that the original document disappears. What happens to it when I create an artboard? Why do I have have to create a drawable document that then disappears as I start using artboards? I think it would be more intuitive that when the document is created, the drawable space is in actuality an artboard of the desired dimensions.
  13. I have trouble making compound paths at times, as they will disappear. Rather than trying to explain what happens in words, I have captured the problem here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ipjab234crhpy7m/Compound%20path.mp4 Of course, if I'm doing something wrong, I'd love to hear what it is!
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    New Branding for Affinity

    To me, the core of design is purpose. As such, it's hard to evaluate without knowing what you want to achieve with them. Whether we subjectively like them might be a good question to ask, but a better question to ask is whether they evoke the response in your audience that you want to evoke. I think the new icons are probably more unique in the landscape of design app icons, so they will probably do a better job of standing out against the crowd, if that is what you wanted to achieve.
  15. What determines slice size and how do I make the slice fit snuggly around an object? For example, this is the object: And when I click "create slice" on that object, this is the slice it generates: Sometimes it seems to fit snuggly, sometimes not. Sometimes I can get the slice to fit snuggly by repeatedly removing the slice and reslicing the same object.