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  1. Ah sorry - so when you select 'Missing Fonts' in the Character panel, the font dropdown on the right (showing Arial in the gif) should display a list of missing fonts. In this case, it isn't - the dropdown doesn't display them, or work at all. I'm actually clicking on the dropdown arrow but nothing happens, presumably because there's no list to display.
  2. Can anyone confirm whether this is working for them on Mac v1.7?
  3. Hey team, I'm sure this was working before, but if I open a Designer file the missing fonts are shown in a notification (all good with that) but if I use the Character panel to list missing fonts then that appears not to work (screen rec attached). Apologies if I'm missing the correct way to manage missing fonts here. Is there a better way to view and manage missing fonts? Thanks in advance.
  4. As a on/off freelancer who picks up all kinds of odd jobs - this is the ideal, but a rare occasion for me. A lot of the time, I'm the guy they call who'll do the jobs no-one else wants, and I've been supplied all kinds of nightmarish files. Are those legitimate use cases for Affinity Designer? It's tough to say in every case, but all I know is that this feature would be invaluable in making broad attribute changes to existing creative, or reverse engineering complex vector files for lack of more suitable means. So I guess Affinity can aim to be robust enough to deal with those curveballs, or deny them as legitimate/worthwhile use cases and those users will just have to find another way to get the job done. @robinp I realise we both support this feature being added, I just quoted to add context to my own experience. I get this - but it doesn't really hold up as a reason not to add a feature for those that would use it. For those that don't use it there's no change, no degradation of experience. For those that do use it, it's a huge time saver.
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    Spray Tool

    @Jowday Is this the 'clone' feature in Inkscape? Are there any other solutions out there (mac) that anyone knows of? @sorax you mentioned creating a standalone util. By canvas do you mean HTML5 canvas, or are you using alternative software?
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    Spray Tool

    Was this ever considered as a feature request officially? Was looking for whether something like this might make it on to the roadmap and curious to know if it was considered but dropped.
  7. I was looking for a solution to this today as I need to do something similar, the difference being that each Artboard is one side of a double sided print (these are clothing hangtags). Unfortunately when exporting each Artboard to it's own page of a pdf it becomes a real task to align the front/back artwork for each hangtag when aiming to print multiple hagtags per page (more efficient use of paper than printing one hangtag per A4 page). Has anyone had any success with anything like this? The only thing I can think to do is to create an A4 Artboard and add each hangtag artwork to the page (positioned for double sided printing) and manually add bleed/crop marks.
  8. @MEB Yep, got it working thanks!
  9. Oh man....me again. So, black and white actually doesn't work in the way that you'd expect. Basically adding any fill colour should activate the mask, and then using the opacity will give you varying degrees of visibility.
  10. Ugh. As soon as I posted this I figured it out. The trick is to use a black and white fill on the vector shape - as you would a pixel mask. Apologies for making noise.
  11. This seems like the right place to ask this question having searched the forums. Is there a way of clipping OR masking an Adjustment layer with a vector shape? I realise that Adjustment layers have their own built in pixel masks, but basically I'm aiming to see the effects of an Adjustment layer only within the bounds of a vector shape. I've been playing around with it and it doesn't seem to work in the same way that clipping and masking layers, groups or shapes does. Thanks in advance.
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    Designer: Artboard re-scaling

    Hey @MEB I ran in to a seemingly similar problem today and this is the closest I can find on the forums to an existing issue. If this needs to be a separate issue let me know. I've also uploaded the file if you need it. Using Affinty for Mac v1.6.1 (App store). Thanks affinity-artboard-resize-issue.afdesign
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    Divide outline?

    This is really causing me some trouble with a logo I'm working on for a client. Even if I re-add two neighboring shapes together there's a rendered, fragmented gap. See GIF below. Is there any way to re-add shapes without the anti-alias gap? Thanks!
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    [Fixed] Symbols and Synchronisation

    Ah. I'm still using v1.61 via the App Store so perhaps this is something that has been addressed already. Interestingly (shown bleow) if you drag an existing symbol inside another it doesn't appear in the instances (as I mentioned previously) BUT if you drag the (nested) symbol in to a new layer and THEN nest it, it works! So this is an easy enough workaround, if others are struggling with the same behaviour. Thanks!
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    [Fixed] Symbols and Synchronisation

    Hey all, I'm having an issue with symbols again so I thought I'd raise it here in case for some reason it's expected behaviour. So, I'm using symbols functionality to create a tiled patterm - this way I can update or add to an existing symbol and the tiled pattern as a whole updates (this is for textiles so by far the most efficient method). Unfortunately it seems that using symbols within symbols isn't an option. As you can see in the capture below dragging regular curves in to the tile symbol updates the pattern - but dragging a symbol in to an existing symbol doesn't update the instances. Is this as expected? Thanks in advance