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Jeremy Bohn

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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from kagosage in No document-wide replace font?   
    Unless I'm missing something, the Font Manager in Publisher is seriously lacking. I don't understand why there is a way to specify a substitution for a missing font, but no way to actually apply the substitution. And if the font isn't missing, you can't even pick a substitution. The only way around it appears to have set up Styles from the start and then change the styles one by one. But Publisher needs to have a feature like Adobe's "Find Font" in InDesign and Illustrator and Quark...
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from Demonskunk in No document-wide replace font?   
    Agreed. It's like there should be an Apply button or something. Also, I find the menus you click on to change the font really annoyingly short.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from michacassola in Real vector brush   
    Yes, I found it misleading that they call them vector brushes. When I watched tutorials on creating them I then realized it was not at all what it claims to be. Disappointing.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from Ronbo in Destructive Crop   
    Yes, I'd like a destructive crop as well. There are many times when I just need to crop a file down to a specific size. Often times there's just stuff, or even white space, outside of my selection that is unneeded. I miss Photoshop's ability to Crop to Selection.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from walt.farrell in Layers a little confusing   
    I don't have time to dig through all the threads and find the exact post where they said it was coming in 1.x, but this post here did say it was coming after the initial release:
     
     
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from ahnay in "Rasterize" an image?   
    I think the point is that for a new user there is no indication of the layer difference and what they actually are. This is especially true for the Photo app, especially people who are coming from Photoshop and are expecting a Photoshop-like experience. I'd wage most Photoshop users would have little use for the default behaviour or be aware of the format differences (since Affinity files can be exchanged between the apps). Like myself, they'd find it confusing, assume it's a broken, buggy program and stop using it in frustration. This is exactly what I did last year.
    This is why Photo needs to be more clear of the layer type difference or per my suggestion, explain why a certain tool is having no affect. Or maybe have an option to convert a non-Affinity graphic to a pixel layer once opened?
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from ahnay in "Rasterize" an image?   
    Another helpful idea: instead of letting me click on the Image layer with an unsupported tool over and over like and idiot, wondering why it's not working, the app could just throw up a warning saying the selected tool is not supported with that type of layer and to convert to a Pixel layer?
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from AHAM in "Rasterize" an image?   
    Something I can't wrap my head around... there are certain graphics that I open in Affinity Photo, say a JPEG or something that I downloaded off the internet, and I'm trying to use the Flood Select tool but every attempted click yields no selection. I even checked the online tutorials to figure out what I was doing wrong, and it looked like I was doing it right. It just wasn't working.
    Completely at random, I right-clicked on the image in the Layers panel and wondered what Rasterize did (didn't make sense to me). The layer now said (pixel) after the name. Now when I tried Flood Select again, it worked.
    So my question is, 1) why won't the Flood Select tool just work right off the bat and 2) why do I have to "rasterize" an image that is already raster? Perhaps they've used the wrong term here?
    Just another confusing Affinity element... slowly learning here. 
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from robzin in Hide foreign language fonts   
    Has there been any progress on this issue? I see in Big Sur and the 1.8 public release / 1.9 beta that it has not been fixed and it's been about a year since I first reported it.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from robzin in Hide foreign language fonts   
    Another couple of thoughts...
    - instead of disabling the fonts, just give the option to hide them from the list? That way when a document is opened that uses the font, it'll still work.
    - also note that Apple's FontBook only displays the Noto font as 7 families. I think Affinity apps should at least do the same thing:

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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from robzin in Hide foreign language fonts   
    There are tons of foreign language fonts installed by macOS. Starting with Catalina, there is no way the manually remove them anymore. However, Apple made it so they don't show up in the font menus of typical Mac apps. One exception is Affinity apps. For example, see how many of this one font is clogging up my font menu:

    I found this 2017 thread here and it ends with "We have now resolved the problem and will make the fix available in the next iPad & Mac release." Maybe this is a regression?
    I originally posted in this thread, but the problem is also in the betas so I hope it's okay that I reposted here to hopefully get more attention.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from JoshApos in 100% image viewers support by using .af.png file format   
    I'd also like to see larger Quicklook previews on the Mac. I posted about it here before being directed to this thread.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from HughLee in How to custom crop an image in a single layer   
    To go the destructive route, use the marquee like you mention, to select the part of the image you want to keep. Then inverse the selection and delete the rest of the image. The downside is that this only deletes parts that are visible so if you have some image outside the canvas that part will not be deleted.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from DanM in Any way to hide the bounding box on a text frame in Publisher for Windows?   
    Preview Mode hides more than just the text frames. If you want to hide ONLY the text frames, choose View > Hide Text Flow.
    I don't know WHY this feature is called Text Flow when it's obviously Text FRAMES, but there you go.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from 2989 in Destructive Crop   
    Yes, I'd like a destructive crop as well. There are many times when I just need to crop a file down to a specific size. Often times there's just stuff, or even white space, outside of my selection that is unneeded. I miss Photoshop's ability to Crop to Selection.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from willx in Suggestion Underline options - confusing dialog   
    Never in my life would I have thought to call them decorations.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from arnofly in Original image size info   
    I think if you read the rest of the forum you'll see why it's essential to many people. You don't need to understand it or need it yourself, just accept that a lot of people require it.
    I work at a printing company and often need to be a lot more precise in measuring things. Percentage comes into play there. If I place one image and then manually have to make it smaller, then place a second image that needs to be scaled down the same amount, how can I tell by how much the first image was scaled down? With InDesign, I would select both placed images and then change the percentage to 25% (for example).
    Percentage also comes into play when I am creating different sized versions of the same file (say, different sized posters), so I can make sure in the new size that all elements are scaled properly. There are of course work arounds in Publisher but it takes more time and as posted above, sometimes requires doing the math manually.
    fde101 above says "percentage of what?" - this would be a percentage of the current size. So if a box is 2x2 and you choose to scale by 200%, then the box increases to 4x4. Now the 4x4 size is considered 100% for that object. Photos are the same except dpi is involved.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from PaoloT in Nudge guides with arrow keys   
    I'd like to see the ability to select a guide and nudge it's position with the arrow keys. Currently it doesn't seem to be possible, you can only click and drag to reposition.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from Wosven in Nudge guides with arrow keys   
    It also seems to me that the only way to see exactly where a guide is placed is to click and start dragging on it, which is, ironically, a drag. It's great in InDesign where guides are treated more like objects that can be selected, copied and pasted etc, so you can click on a guide and at the top it tells you the position and you can adjust it numerically.
    I also miss being able to have guides that continue off onto the artboard.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from Wosven in Nudge guides with arrow keys   
    I'd like to see the ability to select a guide and nudge it's position with the arrow keys. Currently it doesn't seem to be possible, you can only click and drag to reposition.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from Kevin Jacobs in Nudge guides with arrow keys   
    It also seems to me that the only way to see exactly where a guide is placed is to click and start dragging on it, which is, ironically, a drag. It's great in InDesign where guides are treated more like objects that can be selected, copied and pasted etc, so you can click on a guide and at the top it tells you the position and you can adjust it numerically.
    I also miss being able to have guides that continue off onto the artboard.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from muelli75 in Better Keyboard-Support required   
    Agreed. And there are some dialogs where it would be helpful if the first field were selected my default. That way you can just tab through the fields, adjust the numbers, press return when you're done, without your hands leaving the keyboard. The Effects dialog is one that comes to mind but there are many more where this would save time.
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    Jeremy Bohn reacted to woefi in wrong Z-order of dialog boxes/panels   
    I know this is old, but can someone please get to this already
    (or especially, because it's an old issue)
    One feature of the separated mode is: You should have the freedom where you put your panels or context-bar, but: dialog boxes are drawn underneath these and therefore you always have to make sure you dont have them on the potential spot where the dialog would appear...
    The "save as" dialog is a "sheet" which means it is fixed in its position, leaving a strange gap beneath where it should dock as a sheet. -> please make a floating dialog out of it, like the open box. The "place image" dialog is also a sheet... The "open" dialog is a free floating window, which you can drag out of the way after the fact, at least... The "export" dialog is the only one truly in front of the UI (just happened in a recent update) Please make them all appear OVER the rest of the UI (which should be standard practice...after all) Although I somehow understand the intend: the save dialog is "attached" to the document window to reduce confusion when several docs are open where it belongs. whereas the open dialog is "free" and does not belong to any doc, yet. 
    Please, correct this!
     
    Also: why do new documents sometimes appear on the wrong (secondary) display, and therefore are buried underneath all my panels? I therefore place all my panels with a "gap" to click through
     

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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from sbe in Improvements to spot inks are needed (swatches, export)   
    I agree about the color and spot inks. I think the Swatches palette is the wrong function. It should be showing swatches in your document only. What it is currently showing are Swatch Books which should be a different palette like with Adobe. Then you can move a swatch into your document.
    Note that you can see which swatches are in your document in the Swatch palette's popup menu - choose Document.
    The Affinity color swatches that are there aren't very useful in a print environment either. Since you're working in CMYK, the swatch breakdowns should be in CMYK when you view them in list view. They don't though, they are in HSL.
    Then there doesn't appear to be a way to move a swatch from one of the swatch books into the document swatches.
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    Jeremy Bohn got a reaction from Krustysimplex in Better Keyboard-Support required   
    Agreed. And there are some dialogs where it would be helpful if the first field were selected my default. That way you can just tab through the fields, adjust the numbers, press return when you're done, without your hands leaving the keyboard. The Effects dialog is one that comes to mind but there are many more where this would save time.
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