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JustARalf

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  1. An eps placed on top of an image keeps disappearing every time I try to select it. It pretends to be “back” when I close and re-open the app but disappears from the design as soon as I select it, however it remains visible in the page thumbnail. In the resource manager clicking on the eps’ arrow for (I assume) details crashes the app. While trying to figure out what the hell is going on I found out I can’t toggle visibility of anything anymore. Hiding the background image only changes the layer’s thumbnail. Toggling preview mode doesn’t do anything. Side note: double clicking the eps in layers opens the original eps. After once closing the document with command-w (just because I am so used to do so) the whole project became impossible to open.
  2. I know where to toggle spellchecking in V1 but can‘t find a way to do so in V2. If this question has been asked and answered before, I apologize, but I didn‘t find anything helpful.
  3. This is a strange one: on my 3rd generation iPad Pro with iPad OS 14.6 strange things occur whitin Designer 1.9.9. A video is attached but let me describe what’s going on: I am working in an A4 document for print in 300 DPI, units are Millimeters. There’s a red rectangle (converted to paths, no transformations) located at 106,8 mm and 42,1 mm. Intending to move it by 1 mm to the right I click on x-value, then using the pop-up keyboard type in “-1” and click ok”. Contrary to my expectations the rectangle hasn’t moved to 107,8 mm but to 1067 mm - that’s 106,8 x 10 - 1 instead of simply subtracting 1. Restarting Designer and restarting the iPad didn’t help. Anyone else experience this? UPDATE: changing Designer’s language to English fixes the issue. In English it’s “106 dot 8” mm whereas in German it’s “106 comma 8”. Implementing a German UI for Designer this seems to habe been forgotten because while in German it displays the coordinates with a comma but seems to process it as none existent while performing calculations. FullSizeRender.mov
  4. Can we expect to see these plans come to fruition in this decade? It‘s still rather young and so far it has already taken three years.
  5. Almost three years later: no soft line break. Isn‘t this one of the most basic of features for an app that‘s called „designer“? Most of the design stuff I do has at least some text and thus requires soft lines breaks, simple stuff like an invoice requires soft line breaks. Affinity Designer for iPad has been and continues to be useless for this kind of work. Disappointing.
  6. Thanks Paul, I’ll give the grid in Designer a try, I’ve used Vectornator in the meantime.
  7. Is it just me and my faulty settings or is Designer for iPad rather inaccurate? The document I am working on is setup for print, it’s 500 x 700 mm at 300 dpi. The section in the screenshot is at 200% and covers an area of about 35 x 35 mm. Here’s the problem: within each circle the gap between two points is getting bigger, however according to the dialogue the coordinates of these points are exactly the same. It may seem like a minor detail but that flaw will be visible in the printed version. More so since the margin between both points will increase with each iteration. Of course I like to assume that this isn’t my mistake (which on the other hand it quite possibly may be) and hence my blunt question: are there any plans to fix this in the foreseeable future or will I have to rely on other products if I need precise vector graphics?
  8. I am struggling with a lack of snapping-compliance in Designer for iPad. To make things easier I have attached one screen shot with an example and another one with my snapping preferences. In the example I am attempting to satisfy my very strong desire to snap the red shape by it’s lower right point to the blue shape’s upmost point, yet it refuses to comply. Does anyone know of a way more straight forward than the workaround below? The one workaround I am aware of at this point: - lock the blue object first - select both, the blue and the red object - switch to the node tool and select all points on the red one - snap the red shape by any point to any point of the blue shape - smile Cheers!
  9. November 2020: Apparently I still have to use a workaround (i.e. a file prepared on a desktop machine?) for a simple line break? Are you guys serious? Even this HTML editor here gets it done! Look: On my iPad I have to use the Notes app now I guess. (Check again: soft line break:) I am annoyed as hell, I guess it shows and I half heartedly apologize.
  10. Yet another one of those annoying little basic things that make me regret having spent money on the iPad apps. It's called "designer" for crying out loud - I wouldn't have expected a simple soft return would end up being too exotic. Good thing, too, that the only possibility I could find, "Leading Over", doesn't go into the negative.
  11. Adding quasi-guides in Photo: Since I’ve been ranting and raving about Photo’s lack of useful guides I thought I ought to share my little workaround. It isn’t very convenient and I happily accept suggestions how to do it more easily but here’s the idea: - select the pen tool, then, in the dialogue where it says “pen” choose “line” - draw a black line where you want your guide (or manually adjust the x and y-coordinates for both ends) - in layers studio convert this line to a group, set it to “Contrast negate”, lock it - if you haven‘t done already, now‘s the time to enable snapping You can add additional lines, circles and whatnot to this group and as long as it is on top you‘ll always see the lines. Major drawbacks: don‘t forget to hide or delete before exporting for print, manually keeping this layer on top of everthing is a little bit tedious.
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