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    Pen tool issue

    Good morning! I have a rather small issue when using the Pen tool: I draw a path with the Pen tool. After that I use for example another tool or adjust the stroke width or color or anything else but the Pen tool. Then I want to add some more nodes to one end of the path with the Pen tool. So I select the path again and hover over one of the end points. Now there comes the issue: I am not able to add something at the end when merely using the Pen tool again - it always starts a new path. The only thing I can add are nodes inbetween but not at the very ends. Also the little indicator (looking like this: / ) does not appear when hovering over the end points. If I want to add some more segments at the end of the path I have to select the end point with the Node tool. After that I have to switch to the Pen tool again and finally I can add more segments. The little indicator ( / ) appears also showing me that the path segments will be connected. This happens only in the beta (.209 but also with previous versions) and slows me down because of the intermediate steps (switching tools, selecting nodes). In the stable version it works fine - that's why I noticed this difference in the first place. All the best, Chris PS: I found this issue also in Publisher.
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    Pen tool issue

    So, I have tried to record what I am getting. I hope this helps a little bit. One is from the stable version (that works as expected and known to me): stable.mp4 The other from the beta (that reacts other than the stable): beta.mp4 Maybe I am doing something wrong? Chris
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    Pen tool issue

    Hi Sean, thanks for responding! Whenever I reselect an old path and change to the Pen tool I have to select a node with the Node tool (via menu or CTRL) - so it becomes blue - to add more segments - that's the situation in the beta. Otherwise I am starting to create a new path while the old one is still selected. I am not in any other mode than Pen mode. And all my options in the menu bar are like yours. Whenever I do the same in the stable version I am able to achieve this only with the Pen tool. The node does not have to be selected (so it becomes blue). So, if I do what you are doing in the video I cannot reproduce what you are doing ... I will try make a video tonight showing what I mean, I think there is a screen recorder in Win 10 now. Chris
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    Symbols and Synchronisation

    Hey! First off all I am not sure whether this is a bug or I simply do not get the symbol concept in AD. My problem is as follows: +) I create a symbol - getting my first instance of it. +) I copy (or duplicate with the ALT key and dragging) the first instance dozens of times in the document. Sometimes I drag them also in from the Symbol panel. +) All instances are labelled correctly as symbols in the Layer panel. +) So far so good. That works fine. +) Later on I want to change let's say the color or the stroke or both of the symbol in general. So I do it in the Layers panel to one of the instances as to my understanding all the others should update accordingly. And it happens sometimes that changes do not apply to all of the other instances of the symbol - only a few update the rest remains in the old state. Sometimes only a handful update and all the others seem to be detached from the parent (symbol) at all - still being labelled als symbols and me not having them detached at all. +) The strange thing is that it does not happen in all my documents. For me it's like gambling: in some files the symbols behave as expected, in some others not. And I cannot get behind the why or when. _________________________________ Nota bene: #) The synchronisation option is always on! I hardly touch this option. #) I am using also the latest stable non-beta version and have the same issues with symbols. Thanks for any help! Chris
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    Symbols and Synchronisation

    That would be nice. I agree. A "Resync all" would be nice too. Let's see what the next stable version will bring us regarding symbols.
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    Symbols and Synchronisation

    I could do that, altough: It's a problem in the release build too. Have the same issues there as well. :-/
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    Symbols and Synchronisation

    Actually, this issue persists. The one file from above I mentioned (screenshots) is made with the beta. Thank you anyway for your effort =) so I can only hope that it'll get fixed in the future ...
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    Symbols and Synchronisation

    I see ... and as I do not know why some of them got unlinked and some not I do not use symbols anymore. Unfortunately it's unpredictable for me what symbols are doing - if I now see that it's unlinked it is already too late. Hopefully there will be an improvement on that issue in the next time :-)
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    Symbols and Synchronisation

    Thanks for that hint. Now I understand what the color dashes/lines mean. I've reviewed an old file with sync problems and it looks like that: Some of them on the other hand look like this: I've never turned off the Sync in the Symbols panel. How can I link/connect/synchronize it again?
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    Symbols and Synchronisation

    Hi @GabrielM! Thanks for the reply! Whenever I duplicate I do duplicate the parent (symbol) itsself. And if I want to change something for the symbol in general I do edit one of the children. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it works only for a few parents. If it helps I will provide a file next time it happens. Would that be more helpful? Regards, Chris
  11. Hello! First of all: Happy new year! I wish you all the best for 2019! I have noticed that the vertical alignment icon disappears whenever I have more than one text element selected. I still have the possibility to do it via the menu Text > Vertical Alignment but as I need it quite frequently it would be nice to have it as an icon as well. Btw: In the 1.6 version I have this useful function. Best regards, Chris
  12. Hey, it's a known issue.
  13. I had recently a similar experience with an 8 (I think) page document when using "replace all". Then I did it one after another and it worked as expected - I had to click 72 times on the "replace" button, though. :-/
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    Find & Replace

    I had recently a similar experience in the Win version on a 8 (I think) page document when using "replace all". Then I did it one after another and it worked as expected - I had to click 72 times on the "replace" button, though.
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    Switching from AD to APhoto issue

    Hi Sean, I am glad I could help!
  16. Hello! Finally the new versions are here - thank you so much! I have Win7 (don't know how it works on Win10) and the newest Betas: Something odd happens when you are in AD and use the File > Edit in APhoto option. APhoto opens with the correct file from AD but if I want to close it it get stuck with the message about that the file is being opened at the moment and I have to wait to close the program. To close it I have to force it with the task manager. Tried it with different files (also with empty ones) - same result. If I tried it the other way round (Edit in AD from APhoto) it's the same situation. The stable versions interact perfectly - tried the same and no problems. Hope this feedback is useful. Cheers, Chris
  17. Hello! Just installed the new AD beta. Now I have problems with the grid. I tried Studio -> Isometric - and it didn't work (nothing shows and the option doesn't get checked) but than the grid on/off also didn't work anymore. Now a new document has a grid which I cannot turn off. Actually all "Show XXX" buttons don't work anymore (except for Show Rulers). I can only unclick one at the time but nothing happens anyway. I am running it on a Win7 SP1. Best regards, Chris
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    Grid problems / View problems

    Update: Tried to reset everything and now the Isometric Dialog is showing. :-)
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    Grid problems / View problems

    Hi Sean, the Isometric Dialog doesn't show up and under Studio -> Isometric there is never a tick. In the Grid and Axis Manager the Show Grid button remains pressed (so the oppisite of your observation). When I open a new document Show Grid is working again. What's never working is the Isometric (neither with one nor with two documents). Yes, that are those from the View Menu. The options are always there but I cannot check/uncheck them all at the same time. But with opening another document and going back to the old one the options are working again. Thanks.
  20. Hey! Was playing aroung with the newest beta and found the "cat tool" (also in the stable versions). It's only visible when customizing the tools and can be placed in the tool sidebar. Hmm. I do like cats :-) so thanks for that! Chris
  21. There is also the option to define a keyboard shortcut for the cat tool
  22. That's not true - if you go to View -> Customise Tools in every Affinity software you get the cat tool :-)
  23. I thought so thanks for this nice tool!
  24. Btw: This made me look also in APhoto and the "customis tool" dialog seems a little bit odd. See screenshot. There are three texts in it making the dialog very big. If I set the app to German (see second screenshot) I am not able to see the reset or close buttons (the three corresponding labels in German are much bigger making the columns very wide I seems).
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    Switching from AD to APhoto issue

    Ah, so it might be something. In my case neither direction works without getting stuck. The program the file is sent to gets stuck and the program of the file's origin works fine. So it's not a big deal in this case.
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