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  1. Oh yes, the eyedropper. Another tool that's backward at best here.
  2. This, for one: And then Legarto discovered that his suggestion didn't work after all. The others that involved drawing objects behind the others weren't what I was asking for either. In the end, the artboard color strikes me as the best one; but it still requires you to use artboards.
  3. Actually I did, but then after reading other posts hurriedly, I couldn't remember which ideas panned out and which didn't. I will try what you suggest. Thanks again!
  4. No. People are still floating ideas for workarounds, and then discovering that they might not work after all. I can't control the process that other people undertake. I didn't say I wanted anything; I was answering a question from someone else.
  5. So what? I listed the things I had already tried, in order to head off ineffective suggestions and save time. I also mentioned the document setup, but for some reason you're ignoring that: Translation: Here are two things I tried, and they didn't do the job. More importantly: Why are you quibbling about that, when the title of the post tells you everything you need to know?
  6. Because other people suggested them as a workaround to not being able to change the color of the canvas! It's in the title of this thread.
  7. Thanks for all that info, guys. It seems we're back to the original solution of putting a colored square behind your work. And I still think that's lame. Also... I don't use artboards. I'm not necessarily against it, but I've never had a need for one yet. But while we're discussing them: Why is there an artboard "tool?" What is it for? It doesn't seem to do anything after you create an artboard, which could easily be done with a menu item, hotkey, or button. Thanks, but what if you want some kind of template or guide design? Non-printing layers are basic functionality for an app like this. Having to go and disable it, then re-enable it after every print is ridiculous and pretty much guaranteed to waste lots of paper and ink as you forget to do this once per session.
  8. Thanks for taking the time to put that together, Legarto. That's probably the best suggestion at this point. The printing/non-printing flag is another feature that one would expect. The "personas" strike me as asinine, especially to have one devoted entirely to exporting. But maybe I'll change my mind.
  9. Thanks, but that doesn't do it. It only changes the color outside the artboard.
  10. Thanks. It was a sequence of coincidences to produce a perplexing result, for sure. While I find that there's a lot of counter-intuitive UI in Designer, this isn't an example. All of the behavior exhibited here is potentially useful and implemented reasonably.
  11. Thanks for the reply. In my third post above (probably easy to miss in this long thread) I already note that I figured out the opacity issue. And I'm not selecting the rectangle at all. I'm using the Text tool to place text on top of the rectangle. I'm not using a selection tool; I'm using a Text tool. I expect a text tool to add text, not select arbitrary other objects. I don't expect anything to be converted from one kind of object to another, either. I'm just adding elements to the canvas.
  12. Nice analysis, gents. However, we still have the fundamental problem of the text not being added...
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