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StephanP

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    StephanP reacted to Gabe in Incorrect Typographic quotes conversion?   
    Hi all,
    Sorry for the delated reply. Issue logged. 
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    StephanP reacted to Adrian_M in LaTeX typesetting plugin in Designer   
    OK, I'm very aware that maybe most of the designers and users of the awesome Affinity Designer are not into scientific posters, books or documents, but I'm a mathematician and I love the app myself, as much as I understand and use it. :)
     
    Hence, I got a small, but important feature request: a plugin/native support which would allow one to use the power of "local" LaTeX typesetting for symbols, fonts and other scientific notations.
     
    I am aware I could use the great LaTeXiT + drag & drop, but still, I envision my workflow as follows:
     
    When I have a complicated figure to draw, I fire up Affinity Designer and I draw, but for annotations and everything font or math symbol related, I'm not quite covered. I have installed some versions of the native LaTeX fonts (CMU) to use system-wide, but some are missing and still doesn't feel the same. So for symbols, equations etc. I would like to be able to input a LaTeX formula (delimited by the well-known dollar-signs) and Affinity would typeset it locally, using the fonts included in the LaTeX distribution installed on my Mac.
     
    What do you think? Honestly, I think that such a feature would be useful for all kinds of technical drawers, although they may use CAD-style apps. But you'll never know when you need a formula on your piece of art, right? :)
     
    Moreover, in perspective, I'm sure this would provide immensely useful for the future Publisher app, with inter-operability.
     
    Thank you for the support and the awesome apps!
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    StephanP reacted to MEB in How do I turn this rope part into a brush?   
    Hi StephanP,
    If the brush is being rendered in black and white (and the original source image was in colour) it's because you have a black stroke applied to the line. Remove the stroke colour from the line to get the brush rendered with the original colours of the source image.
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    StephanP got a reaction from MEB in How do I turn this rope part into a brush?   
    I'm getting there

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    StephanP got a reaction from firstdefence in How do I turn this rope part into a brush?   
    I'm getting there

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    StephanP reacted to MEB in How do I turn this rope part into a brush?   
    Hi StephanP,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    The source must be a raster image (transparent PNG). The basic process requires you to import the SVG to the canvas of your document, set the size you want - ideally you would want to create a high-res source image - so enlarge the svg object until you have a width of 1024 or more (up to you) using the Transform panel. Then with the object still selected go to menu File ▸ Export and select PNG. Set the Area dropdown there to Selection without background and export the file to be used as the source image. 
    To create the brush go to the Brushes panel and select New Textured Image Brush, pick the PNG image you exported and the brush should appear at the end of the list  of the category currently selected in the top of the Brushes panel. Double-click the newly created brush to edit it and set it to Repeat. Adjust the Head and Tail Offset (redlines in the bottom section) and loom at the preview on top. Ideally both end sides of the source image must match so they can be perfectly aligned.
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    StephanP reacted to ballardstudio in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Importing Word documents is bad practice when creating layouts. The carried over character attributes are known for causing various issues that can lead to a series of problems, including file corruption. You're better off creating a plain text document and reformatting it
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    StephanP reacted to walt.farrell in Bullet list lacks indenting   
    Text/Paragraph styles, for a robust solution.
     
    There is a Paste Style, but it doesn't seem to work with text (or, I haven't figured out how, yet). 
    Alternatively, you could create a Style (using the Styles panel) from your first set of formatted text, then highlight the second set and drag the style onto it from the Styles panel.
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    StephanP reacted to Dave Harris in Bullet list lacks indenting   
    You don't need to use text styles to use bullets. You can indent them with settings in the Paragraph panel top Spacing section, or using the text ruler. You can include a tab in the bullet/list text and then set the tabstop with the Tabstop control in the Bullets and Numbering section.
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