I second that...
Maybe the quickest way to present it (at least the one in my mind) is generating an abstract "layer", so you can hide/show/lock/nest it just as we do with Adjustments. Also you could add multiple ones per artboard or canvas, depending on the layer you want to use.
It could be very interesting to extend the concept to grids too...
Maybe like they do in Xara;
There is a separate guides-layer in the layers panel with off/on and lock switch.
You can even draw or drag lines/objects onto this layer to create irregular or diagonal guides.
Serif kommuniziert zwar beispielsweise vollmundig »advanced typography, aber ohne die fehlenden, aber notwendigen Grundfunktionen lassen sich InDesign-Nutzer wohl sehr lange nicht überzeugen. Nur noch wenige Profis gleichen jede Überschrift händisch aus und erstellen manuell grafisch korrekten Flattersatz. Das müsste Software eigentlich automatisieren – vier Jahre nach dem angekündigten Erscheinungstermin.
We appreciate that you and many others here have had to cope with the long wait for Publisher thank you for your continued support and patience through your frustrations .
Nope, no teasing. When ready this feature will be with testers almost immediately.
We are talking here about professional DTP software. So you can/must also expect professional functions.
The anchoring of graphics is such a function and was e. g. supported by PageStream at the beginning of the 1990s in the first version.
Word, Openoffice and other word processors offer the anchoring of graphics, images and objects and I expect this from a professional DTP program.
Serif showed with PagePlus that they can do that. Why are such functions not planned and implemented right from the start?
As a professional I need and expect these functions, after all I also like to pay more for good software.
Remember that Publisher is a free beta release of a new product. It is not yet complete, and lacks a number of features that it will eventually have. However, even the first retail version will probably lack features that some users will consider critical.
It should not be used for production purposes at this point, anyway. And if it's missing something you need, you should just use the tool you would have used before you had Publisher available to play with.
Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
Mac App Store: Not submitted
SPECIAL NOTE: The files created by this new version of Designer 22.214.171.124 will not be compatible with earlier version of Affinity (Designer, Photo or Publisher). You will need to wait for an update to Publisher or Photo 1.7 Beta for compatibility! Please do not use this version if you will be adversely affected by this temporary lack of cross-product compatibility!
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS.
Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us.
If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7.
With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
Please refer to previous beta updates for a full list of all changes to date. This latest update builds on the 126.96.36.199 changes and also includes the following changes:
Appearance panel should now work correctly on older version of macOS
Arrowhead flyout should draw better for older versions of macOS
Pen and Node Tool changes:
- Hit-test the on-curve nodes in preference to off-curve nodes
- Added ability to redrag any selected node in the Pen tool
- Click an end curve node in the Pen tool to remove any trailing handle (so the next segment will be a cusp), Alt/Option-click it to remove leading and trailing off-curve handles
- Improvements to restart drag (holding space bar)
- Create straight line segments when starting new curves with Ctrl pressed during the drag
- Node Tool selection box mode acts like the normal mode if only one node is selected
Point Transform Tool tweaks - dragging the object anywhere inside it will snap the focal point rather than attempt to snap the object box - very useful tweak
"Lock Guides" added to the menus: This affects both tool and ruler editing/creation of guides
PDF import fixes
On-document Grid 'widget' (to adjust origin and scale) now only offers full editing in Move Tool (to remove accidental adjustments in other creation tools) and only if the document doesn't have a cube grid setup
Fix for Printing constraint group objects with multiple lines/fills
Fill flyout no longer has a 'None' tab - instead this is just replaced with a simple 'None' button next to the colour picker on that flyout
Assets panel now allows items to be expanded again (oops!) ...
Lines with arrowheads are now drawn correctly in the context menu line preview area
Multiple lines with arrowheads will now draw each arrowhead in the wireframe outline view mode
Gradient fills on a stroke with arrowheads now draws correctly
Polycurve objects now correctly draw arrowheads on each of the curves
Temporarily remove the 'construction mode' button in Node and Pen tools.. construction mode will return in a different form in the future!
Fix for entering font name in the search area of the font dropdown causing the text to overlay the font name previously shown!
Note: I am still aware of a temporary change which caused reduced performance on certain large documents and incorrectly rasterised vector exports. This will be dealt with shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime