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    cadobir reacted to Petar Petrenko in Bleed Setings   
    If Affinity add by default non-printing guides layer, everything will be fine. There we can put anything we need to be used as guides, so I will put a rectangle that is 3 mm smaller from each side (automatically converted to a guide) and used it as a "bleed" mark.
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    cadobir got a reaction from qwz in Affinity Designer - Search or Sort Layers   
    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.
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    cadobir reacted to telemax in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    Idea for dialog box:

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    cadobir reacted to BertD in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I'll add my vote to batch renaming layers.
     
     
    I often have layers like:
     
    [folder]
    t02.1_g01_s05_over
    t02.1_g01_s04_over
    t02.1_g01_s03_over
    t02.1_g01_s02_over
    ...
     
    [folder[
    t02.1_g01_s05
    t02.1_g01_s04
    t02.1_g01_s03
    t02.1_g01_s02
    ...
     
    Having to do this in one file is ok, but at the moment I'm working on a yearly batch of interactive projects for which I get hundreds of files I have to prepare for incorporating into the projects.
     
    Setting a base name and renaming all layers in one go would be a massive time saver. Sequential naming even better. A bit like having "a better finder rename" inside designer.  You could indeed use an external app and rename after exporting but that becomes a nightmare if you have to go back and change something to re-export.
     
     
    Bert
     
     
     
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    cadobir reacted to abject39 in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I need this feature so bad!
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    cadobir reacted to smallreflection in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    cadobir reacted to telemax in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    +1
    Also, it was important to batch rename slices in Export Persona
     
     
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    cadobir got a reaction from telemax in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    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.
     
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    cadobir reacted to Oshawk in Affinity Designer - Search or Sort Layers   
    Hello,
    I have a situation where I have ~650 layers, all well named that I need to search through quickly to hide/show for different permutations of an image. Is there a way I can either sort the layers alphabetically to find them more easily or search for them.
    Thanks.
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    cadobir reacted to Stephen_H in Create Guides from shapes   
    However, I realise that using my own argument in another thread (view here), I shouldn't actually be using Designer to do a flyer layout – I should be using Publisher, so creating advanced guide layouts shouldn't really be a feature request at this stage.
     
    Of course, if Publisher doesn't deliver advanced guides like I need, I'll repost my feature request.
     
    ;)
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    cadobir got a reaction from Krustysimplex in 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.
     
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    cadobir got a reaction from Krustysimplex in 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.
     
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    cadobir got a reaction from Krustysimplex in 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.
     
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    cadobir reacted to hotblack in Create Guides from shapes   
    This a very important feature for me too. Handling the guides as an extra layer would be nice, Just move a shape to that layer and it is a guide.
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    cadobir reacted to Stephen_H in Create Guides from shapes   
    +1
     
    Before doing any layout job, I always create very detailed guides grid that margins and columns just don't allow. A simple example is a DL leaflet. Using strokes, I create:
    Fold guides page margins panel margins top of paragraph guides  
    I select all and paste them onto a second, third fourth artboards for consistancy
     
    I then select them all and convert to guides.
     
    I can't leave them as strokes because as guides they are:
    Non-printing Easy to hide/reveal with keyboard shortcuts Snappable (Is that a word? I can snap to them)  
     
    If I try do this with regular ruler guides, the guides only display on the selected artboard. TIt's a fight to get them nicely positioned since I find when I drag them onto the artboard, they snap to guides on other artboards – even though I can't see them.
     
    Attached is a screenshot showing my preferred set up versus what I currently have to do.
     
    Even if my workflow is rare, the addition of this feature allows for creating diagonal guides, curved guides, short guides and a general ability to copy-n-paste guides onto other artboards and even other documents. All are super useful.
     
     

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    cadobir reacted to The-Design-Guy in Affinity designer request   
    I agree with Hokusai. The pasteboard is essential in my opinion. I store many things on the pasteboard including printing instructions and notes to myself. And it should be separated from the  canvas by some line of demarcation in the event you want to have a white background. The Clip to Canvas feature would be nice to have with the pasteboard (to make all of the pasteboard items invisible). It doesn't work for me in its current incarnation though. It can make items to disappear, but only because it sets their fill to None. It also tends to be greyed out in the View > View Mode menu, so maybe I have something else going on...
     
    I would also like to have a way to designate non-printing objects. I use this capability frequently in Illustrator. For instance to show where the window is on an envelope I am designing. I want to see the window on the canvas while designing, but not have it print when the file goes to a printer.
     
    Great job with Affinity Designer so far. Looking forward to continued improvements.
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    cadobir got a reaction from PixVince in Metadata Support   
    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?
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    cadobir got a reaction from Fixx in Bleed area guides   
    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?
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    cadobir reacted to ptc in Metadata Support   
    Thanks, carl123
     
    I've tried to learn a bit more about AP and how it handles metadata embedded in files.
     
    It looks like the EXIF panel in AP shows only a subset of the metadata in the NEF file (even in the "All" setting). No headlines, keywords, titles etc. No legacy IPTC, maker notes or other relevant data.
    To me It seems that AP ignores the associated XMP metadata record (in a standard XMP sidecar file) when I imports a NEF RAW file.
     
    And when I later export the NEF to JPEG after editing in AP, only a subset of the metadata embedded in the NEF makes it into the JPEG. Keywords etc. are lost.
     
    I use Photoshop and Lr for editing (just giving AP a try because I like Affinity Designer a lot) but proper metadata handling is a key feature for any photo editor / RAW developer.
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    cadobir reacted to 10on12 in pulling guides   
    …also it would be nice if the position of the cursor was shown in the ruler as a small dotted line.
    It's usually all you need when working with curves - dragging a guide onto the page can be OTT and cause a lot of clutter.
    Another small feature that miss. 
     
    GUIDES LAYER would be another  welcome addition.
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    cadobir reacted to Flaz in pulling guides   
    I agree https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/2244-guides/
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    cadobir reacted to CartoonMike in pulling guides   
    +1
     
    Pulling out guides should be one of those "tool-agnostic" operations. If I'm working on an drawing, using the pen tool, I may want to pull out some guides quickly. Currently I have to switch to the move tool and then pull out the guide and switch back to the pen. A bit disruptive in that it interrupts the workflow. 
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    cadobir reacted to ronniemcbride in pulling guides   
    I only seem to be able to pull a guide while I am using the move tool. Shouldn't you be able to do that no matter what tool you are using?
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    cadobir reacted to ApplicationError in Feature Request: Wrap Text In Shape Container   
    The ability to have text automatically wrap within the boundaries of a shape / close curve. 
     
    I'm a ex-Photoshop and ex-Illustrator user, having switched almost entirely to Affinity Designer; big fan. Most of the time I create "infographics" to visually communicate business concepts and data points. The ability to have multi-line text automatically wrap within the boundaries of a shape would be amazing - doing this manually is a pain... and unless I'm certain I won't change the size, I avoid doing it manually. 
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    cadobir reacted to MarcV in Let Text flow around an object   
    Is there an option to let text flow around an object like an imported image?
     
    I use this very much in Corel DRAW on my old windows machine, when I create flyers. It would be helpful to have this feature in Affinity too.
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