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  1. Thanks, I figured that out. I agree that it's not as good as having some sort of Not Printable/Not Exportable layer on each Page and or Master Page. I hope it's not too hard to implement; it's a very valuable feature. By the way, to TURN OFF Master Pages so that they don't print, YOU HAVE TO TURN THEM OFF ON EVERY SINGLE PAGE.
  2. How can I designate non-printing objects or layers in Affinity Publisher? This is a very important function for creating design aids such as page numbers that will not be printed or other regularly-occurring features that should never appear in print or export. If it is "on the roadmap", when can I expect it to be implemented? The absence of this feature is a serious roadblock to my successfully using Affinity Publisher as my primary layout program. I have tried placing objects outside the margins, to no effect. I do not want to use a bleed as a place to hide stuff. I need to be able to create non-printing objects both document wide and on a per-page basis. Please respond. Thank you.
  3. I too could really use an efficient way to batch-rename or batch-edit layer names. I often have to import a group of photographs of the same subject or the same type of subject into a master document. Those photos may be moved up and down the layer stack, or dispersed all over the master document. I have to be able to track them. Better yet, when I have more than 25 layers, I need to be able to search them, by name, content type, or attributes such as blend mode.
  4. My layer names are more complex, but I need the same functionality. I have to do a fair amount of FPO photography of may items in a single shot, then separate the items to their own layers. But I still need to refer back to the original photo for every one of them, and I want iterative names like "Red dots 1", "Red dots 32", and so on. Batch renaming would make my life much easier and enable me to move more of my workflow to Affinity software.
  5. I second the request for a feature to search and/or sort layers by name, type (pixel or adjustment), blend mode, etc. For my work it's critical.
  6. cadobir

    Create Guides from shapes

    It would be great to be able to designate layers as non-printing, as you can in InDesign and some other advanced graphics programs.
  7. I see that bleed area guides have been on the feature roadmap for Design since summer of 2014. When might we expect to see this feature?
  8. I'm trying to set up a file management system for a very prolific artist who likes to change teh titles of his works often. One of the ways to embed and protect the data so that I can find images when he requests them is to embed the data in the description field of EXIF. I'm sorry to say that it looks as though this feature has barely been given even glancing attention in Affinity Photo. The EXIF panel is not particularly easy to find. The data it contains may not be editable. The Description field is editable, but has no "undo" functionality. This is a very serious shortcoming for a professional imaging program. May we expect an improvement in this area soon?
  9. cadobir

    pulling guides

    Still not changed as of AD 1.5.5. This really slows down my work. Please, Affinity - can you make guides tool-agnostic?
  10. I have just been working on a file in AD 1.5.5 on Mac OS X Sierra 10.12.5, and discovered that there's a very handy keyboard shortcut for incrementally increasing and decreasing numerical values, for example in font size: Option + up or down arrow. --> Unfortunately, even though I am using this shortcut in a dialogue related to text, the shortcut works on the text itself simultaneously, by changing the leading override. Oops! --> Also discovered that while the text tool is active, I cannot use keyboard commands to zoom in and out of the document - Command = and Command - are temporarily disabled.
  11. I just spent an hour trying to figure out, WITH documentation, how to wrap text around an object in Design. I eventually stumbled on the solution in the Forum, here: "Create your object, choose 'Layer - Convert to Text Frame', paste or write in your text, then..." have at it. This is NOT easy to find in the help, and completely unintuitive. If Affinity intends to stick to this method of implementing text wrap in Design, then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE provide adequate documentation. This has been an exceptionally annoying and frustrating experience, that could have easily been avoided had you made "text wrap", "wrap", or "repel" search terms in your help document. You have overall done so many good things in Design, the failure to implement text wrap OR to clarify the workaround is really unpleasantly surprising. On this one, I have to say: DO BETTER.
  12. This feature is not explained in the documentation, and the lack of clear commands and/or documentation costs me billable time. I have just struggled for an hour to do a very simple text wrap, and I am very angry about it. I expect better from Affinity.
  13. I second the request for text wrap around an object in Affinity Design, at least until Affinity Publisher is released.
  14. I'm just starting to explore the Macro function in AP, and I'm very pleased to see it there. But one thing I use a lot in Photoshop is missing: the ability to pause for user input. For example, I have a Photoshop macro that calls for a Curves adjustment layer, and when that layer is introduced, the macro pauses to allow me to set the curves values; then the rest of the macro proceeds. If I can't pause for user input and then allow the macro to proceed with the following steps, the macro becomes useless because I then have to either run another, separate macro or do all the other steps by hand. I am sure you are thinking of this functionality, and I encourage you to bring it out soon. It's very important for the way I work.
  15. I work a lot with calligraphy, which I scan from original on paper. The printers will not accept ANYTHING except pdf in bitmap (1-bit) mode. I really want to use Affinity Photo instead of Photoshop, but this is a very important missing piece for me.
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