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Barbasol

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  1. Hi, I was just searching to find out why the custom color font I am trying to use only shows up black/white in Affinity Designer/Publisher (I can see the colors in Font Book / Text Edit). It looks like they are NOT supported yet? Can anyone confirm? Just checking as https://www.colorfonts.wtf does list Affinity Designer as supporting SVG fonts. Is there somewhere else on Affinity's sites to see if it is officially supported (just so I can check in the future). Thanks.
  2. I came here to look this up because coming from Adobe stuff it's tripped me up multiple times. I always go to Document Setup and run into a lot of trouble. I suppose selecting a "top" object and File->New From Clipboard is a reasonable solution. But then you have a new document and have to save over your previous document, etc. I think it would be much more intuitive to just have a Document Crop command somewhere. Not sure exactly where but "New from Clipboard" seems like a weird workaround and not an elegant command. Maybe a second Crop tool (click and hold Crop on the toolbar to switch)? I guess I should post in Suggestions but posting here to see if there is a more elegant way I am missing. I not sure I'll always have a top object I want to crop to. Thanks.
  3. Not sure why I never responded to this... but can't it just use the dimensions of the Artistic Text object you are converting from? I just think it's easier for the user if it matches the old text, letting the user expand in the desired dimension (maybe the old width was fine and they just need vertical). Right now when you paste it creates a default sized Frame Text object that will almost always need resizing. Or maybe you were just talking about the pasting workaround. Well even in this case, it would be great if they just made the new Frame Text object match the size of the text you are pasting in. (Maybe they purposely make it bigger so you realize it's Frame Text vs Artistic Text?) Right now, to convert Artistic to Frame Text, the steps are: 1. Select text in Artistic Text object. 2. Copy Text. 3. Click on document to deselect. 4. Paste Text to create Frame Text object. 5. Move new Frame Text to old Artistic Text (luckily, snapping makes this less tedious) 6. Resize new Frame Text to match old Artistic Text (admittedly you may want it a different size anyway, but I'd rather it matched the old text and let the user expand, vs extra large and making the user contract.) 7. Delete the old Artistic Text. So those are 7 tedious steps that are perfectly suited for computer automation! I just find it amazing that Artistic Text->Frame Text is almost already built in (via Paste) they just need to match the sizing when pasting text. And possibly formalize it by adding a menu command. Actually, when you right-click the menu command is already there just grayed out, called "Convert to Text Frame". 😀 Ok, not really. That command is to convert a vector shape into a text frame but it could just contextually work to convert Artistic Text if that is what is selected. (I'm not really thinking this through, maybe a separate menu command makes sense.) Anyway, my main point is this would be a great feature and I don't see how it would be that hard to implement. The conversion doesn't have to be perfect if the two types of text don't support all the features of the other. Just a basic conversion would be so helpful.
  4. No.... ok tried it, and that's not too bad of a workaround. But rather clunky. Dragging pages that requires scrolling seems to be buggy.... like I drag a page all the way so it scrolls to page 1 and then the page doesn't actually move. I guess I should put that in the bug forum. Seems you can't just copy/paste pages either. Thanks for the workaround though, that'll work in the meantime!!!
  5. Is there a way to move pages in Publisher without dragging. E.g. I want to take page 57 and make it page 2. Can't find it. Thanks!
  6. I've been learning Designer and came here looking for arrowheads on lines. Really surprised it's lacking! Just wanted to throw a vote in for the feature. Glad it's on the roadmap. Actually I was looking for it in the Publisher Beta but thought it'd at least be in Designer. I'll look into the workarounds, but it seems like such a standard thing that shouldn't need a workaround. Thanks.
  7. Thanks to all for this thread. I went through the same thing wondering why it didn't work and not seeing any obvious settings. Edit: Kinda weird Home/End aren't set to First/Last page either. After setting all those I breathed a sigh of relief as I easily paged through my document. Really wonder why it's not the default.
  8. That's interesting in that it shows the functionality is almost already built it! The main thing missing is to autosize the text frame. For my purposes, this is mainly what I need (Artistic->Frame Text). Thanks.
  9. I just had this same question. I wanted a "template" title on each page that I could customize on each page. In InDesign that can be part of the Master. Thanks for confirming the functionality. I guess I'll just copy/paste!
  10. +1. I'm just switching to Designer and surprised this isn't a feature. Is it? How?
  11. Just came here looking for this feature too. Too bad. Would like to print gridlines. Doing it manually will be a big pain. Maybe in the future... Thanks.
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