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  1. Ah, cool. That's what I was looking for. I guess there is no indication for the direction or possibility to change which anchor comes first, but this already helps a lot and there are only two options for direction, that we can switch in designer if it's wrong. Thanks!
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    How do I "crop" the "canvass"?

    Yes, it's making files larger and therefore slower on internet. Especially for mobile browsers we want then to be as tiny as possible to minimize load-times. But next to that, it's the wrong question. The question should be: why is it in the output in the first place. It just shouldn't be there. And ontopic again: a lot of people, like me, just don't want to use an artboard if we only have one canvas, but we want to be able to crop the canvas/document.
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    How do I "crop" the "canvass"?

    Great question. Because I don't like to change the layer-hierarchy and add an artboard eventhough I only have one canvas (document if you like) I'd like to work on, just to crop the document. But more importantly: because it gets exported to the SVG, adding an extra redundant layer on the output as well... which BTW is not even acting like a layer in the SVG, but as a rectangle without any use... so the artboard shouldn't even be in the svg-export. But that's another thing. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd"> <svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 810 570" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xml:space="preserve" xmlns:serif="http://www.serif.com/" style="fill-rule:evenodd;clip-rule:evenodd;stroke-linejoin:round;stroke-miterlimit:1.41421;"> <rect id="Artboard1" x="0" y="0" width="810" height="570" style="fill:none;"/> <rect x="30" y="30" width="670" height="480" style="fill:#ebebeb;"/> </svg>
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    How do I "crop" the "canvass"?

    I see so many people asking to trim the document here every time and I am one of them that uses trim documents a lot. Everytime I want to do this I use the arboard tool to crop and after that I move the contents of the arboard outside the artboard and remove the empty artboard. Although that's working fine, everytime we have all the extra steps just to crop the document to a region, which is basic functionality I'd say. I'd say if so many people want this feature and it's practically already inside the artboard tool, why shouldn't there just be a document-crop-tool next to the artboard tool doing just this without the extra steps to have the artboard and remove the artboard everytime afterwards? It seems like such an easy thing to add to the software which stops all confusion for newer users and adds something really useful a lot of people use on a daily basis. Just saying...
  5. From a curve I'd like to know which anchor is first and which anchor comes second (to know the path-direction). Is there some way to view this in designer (like index-numbers next to the anchorpoints or something like that)? Thanks in advance!
  6. I was afraid of that. Thank you for considering this
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    Affinity Designer vs. Inkscape

    Hi @soterios, I agree with @MikeW that it's a personal thing. But I can tell you there are so many things better in Designer then in Inkscape I can only advise you to just buy the program. I'm sure you don't regret it. Designer is so much more stable, loads faster, got a much more professional - dark - interface, and a much better UI. A lot of Inkscape features are counter intuitive, but Designer looks a lot more like the best part of Illustrator, combined with some better vector editing from other tools. I'd say: just buy it, it's only around 50 euros and you get all free upgrades 'till next major version. The only thing I can think of that Inkscape has, but designer don't (yet), is image tracing. Bottomline: very intuitive and much more professional oriented and fast. --> And much much much more fun to use, so happy face and better designs! But these are just my 2 cents.
  8. Designer strips all elements outside the document region. This is causing problems, because these graphics are placed outside the document bounds on purpose and are needed by css/javascript to move/animate them on screen: Because of this the following things we do a lot (that are possible using Illustrator) don't seem to be possible in Designer: - an svg-map (like google maps) which can be dragged by the user is always bigger then the document bounds - objects that must start outside the screen are always outside document bounds - a large graphic starting zoomed in, where a user can zoom it out does have curves falling outside document bounds - A 2d background, like a street with trees, panning behind a walking character to simulate the changing environment during the walk has elements outside document bounds - etc etc This happens in about 90% of our interactive/animation projects. Unfortunately this is preventing us to move from illustrator to designer. If this is not a bug, but done intentially, could you please consider changing this behaviour. Right now it seems to be impossible to export all objects, including the onces outside the document bounds. At least give us some control to make this choice ourselves, like this: I really like Designer a lot and want to move to Designer for all projects, but unfortunately this way we can't use Designer for a lot of interactive projects here. Thanks for considering this!
  9. Wow, nice! I'm definitely gonna use these a lot!
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    Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018

    Congratulations! Very much earned. Great products!
  11. There is a strange thing happening in Photo with 'new from clipboard' in combination with making screenshots with windows print screen ( but could be with other clipboard-images too, didn't test that); After making a screenshot by pressing the 'print screen' key on the keyboard and using 'new from clipboard' in Photo, the marquee selection tool doesn't cut a region of the image-selection, but removes the full image instead. This happened to me some times lost weeks and it is easy to reproduce and has the same result every time I do this: way to reproduce: 1- Press 'printscreen'-button on keyboard to create a screenshot 2- In Photo: file --> New from clipboard (the full screenshot appears as a new canvas and layer in Photo like expected) 3- Now select the marquee tool and draw a selection over the image 4- Press ctrl-X (or cut via edit menu) --> now the full image got removed, instead of removing the region of the selection done some testing: I just found out that if I insert a step after step 3, before step 4: fill the selection (edit -> fill), which works fine with the selection btw, then after that cancel that fill and then goto step 4, suddenly the ctrl-x works again and removes only the selection like I'd expect So guess this could need some attention.
  12. @Sean P Thanks for the response. Great news if this will be changed!
  13. Thanks a lot for this tip @Alfred! Before this I was using NexusFont but with thousands of fonts it was constantly loading folders everytime so it wasn't workable for me anymore. After your tip I just bought MainType today... wow... what a difference in speed and simplicity. Okay, I liked the dark interface styling of NexusFont, but this is so much faster and well made. Even organising with tags is fun now and I can even export my tags and preferences. Just what I needed, so thanks a lot! This made my day!
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    [AD] Opacity slider is wrong!!

    Yes, nice addition indeed and guess by showing the color on top of the checkerboard that would make it much clearer for everybody, no matter if your background is print or video. Great addition to add a combobox for value input too so we can see what value the slider actually has and to be able to enter as a value. If Designer and Photo 1.7 will have the controls like this, that would be nice!