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  1. Just a follow up: In recent Affinity Designer versions for iPad, global colours exist in the swatches menu, see image. So for an existing drawing, I define the global colour (in a document palette, or global palette), select same to get all similar objects, and then apply the global colour. Now I can edit the colour of all these objects just by editing the global colour. There is no global gradients, but you can define a gradient style with global colours at the endpoints, and then apply the style to the select same objects. Now the gradient colours can be edited of all the assigned
  2. Thanks. When selecting many objects, then the gradient tool, it seems the attempt to edit the endpoint colours assumes that all objects should have the same direction etc. as well, which definitely not was what I hoped for. However, Anon2 above pointed me to the global colours which combined with the nifty Select Same leads to a quite workable solution, see my reply there. It might be even more efficient if I had the option of adding a gradient fill as a global colour that would be editable - it is not in the iPad, but seems to be on the Mac? Right now I end up with a non-editable grad
  3. Thanks for pointing me in that direction. Yes, the iPad has global colours and when using those as the colour of an endpoint allows me to change the colour of all gradients. Very nice. And combining this with the new Select Same I can use this technique with old origami diagrams that were not planned ahead with global colours: The iPad lacks the "Add current fill as global colour". So I cannot have global gradient fills. But I can add each end of the gradient as a global colur, then put these now global colours back into the gradient. Then "Add current fill" to the swatch palette. A
  4. Hi MEB, Sorry if this is because I'm on an iPad (AD version 1.9), but it might be a general question: When I do this, I can edit the gradient for all the objects, ok. However, this also sets the position and direction and length of the gradient to the same for all objects. Clearly I would like only to change the colours so that each object preserves their own direction etc. Is this possible? And if so, is it possible on all platforms, including iPad? Best regards, Hans
  5. When I paint with the pen, the stroke width is considerably smaller than the selected width. If I paint with the finger, the stroke width fits what is selected. In the attached screen shot: the wide, lower stroke is made with the finger while the to upper ones are made with the pen using different pressures. The circle is what is displayed as size right after resizing the view with two fingers and illustrates the selected pen width. The document is attached. A new document, using the built-in "Large Diluted Watercolour" pen. Any ideas why this is so? A setting? A problem with th
  6. Hi Sean, I use Artboards for generating multi-page documents (1-100 pages) which are not UX designs. Concretely they are origami designs. Sometimes for the web or e-books, sometimes for print. My computer is an iPad Pro 12.9, and while we hopefully wait for Publisher on iPad, artboards in Designer seems like the goto-solution for this task. So Serif may have designed artboards for UX designs, but they are naturally used for other tasks as well. By the way, I also have the problem that margins cannot be changed for artboards. Margins are in the context menu, but when trying
  7. I have this need right now, enough to search the forums for an easier solution. I imported som svg diagrams with explanatory text boxes which end up as Art Text. I convert them to 'Text Frame by clicking into the text, select all, copy, create Text Frame, paste. And now I can resize the text boxes with the text reflowing instead of resizing. The bold etc. text properties are not preserved, though. So I have a workaround, it is just not optimal for this workflow. There are other features I would like more (such as custom arrow heads, and dashed lines with more than two set
  8. Prompted by inputs from Dwright and DM1 I tried more things: Preview looks fine, print does not, from iPad. Preview and print look fine from mac (OS X 10.13.6). Printer Canon Pixma iP7250 has firmware 1.101. Newest firmware update is older, 1.070 (https://www.canon.dk/support/consumer_products/products/printers/inkjet/pixma_ip_series/pixma_ip7250.html?type=firmware). The app Canon print inkjet/SELPHY has the same problem. The Printer Pro app has the same problem. I tested with each pdf export preset (actual prints, not preview as that is unreliable):
  9. Hi DM1, yes, the preview looks fine on my iPad, too. Which just means that the preview and the printer rendering are produced differently. Note: I still wonder why Apple has not included a proper print dialog on the iPad, with all the detailed choices present on OS X and Windows.
  10. I printed the above directly from the iPad (12.9" 2918, iOS 13.3). Thanks a lot for testing the print. That led me to test it on my wife's Windows computer, and on a 4-year old macbook (OS 10.13.6). Both places it prints fine. Now I "only" need to figure out if it can be printed directly from the iPad. It is inconvenient having to send it to another computer. Also I will at times send a PDF to other people and I have previously experienced problems there (pre-Affinity Designer). Determining problem mostly is with the iPad or also partially with he PDF, would be useful. Be
  11. It is a well-known flaw of PDF that it does not print what you see if transparency is involved. As I am using transparency in my drawings with AD, my question is if there are workarounds? I would like this workflow: 1) Make a drawing in AD with multiple art boards. 2) Export that as PDF (for print, web, ...). 3) Print it, or send it to a printing company. Notes: Please, do not say "Publisher", my computer is an iPad. My book printer only accepts PDF (in RGB only - but that is not the issue here). What happens is illustrated in the two images below. The original Transparency
  12. I just tested that this is still an issue in AP. I found this because I have the same issue in Affinity Designer. I have placed a cross-reference issue for this here: Regards, Hans
  13. When I place an image in Affinity Designer on iPad, and select a photo from iPad Photos, it gives me the original version, not the displayed, current version. I note that this is raised as an error in Affinity Photos in April 2018. A quick test shows that is still an issue. I place the new topic here, because it is also an issue in AD. The original question suggests the option of being able to choose between the original and the current version. That is fine, even if it is more useful in Photo than in Designer. To help understand why I would like the current version
  14. Just want to supplement: In dark rooms the contrast does not magically become great with the dark UI. It is still bad, meaning it is difficult to read the dark icons and to discern the dark symbols I define with the symbols studio. The one useful thing of the dark UI in dark rooms is the low contrast between the room an the screen. But what you are really after here, is the brightness of the screen. Apple has of course thought of that and built it in. Any iPad has a brightness regulator, easily pulled down from the upper, right corner. Lower the brightness, and the screen is pleasan
  15. Thanks (and sorry for the late reply). One remaining problem is that the check/uncheck status of "Check spelling while typing" is no remembered when re-opening the document. Another problem is that it does not follow the keyboard setting, so it seems I cannot get Danish or German spell checking, e.g. Only English.
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