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  1. Screen Video shows what I did. Image is an apple surrounded by white. I selected all the white, and the selection appears to be selecting just the white, but when I hit delete, the entire image is evacuated, as though there was no selection made, and that Designer didn’t know what the selection means.

    Is there a way to select all the white (or whatever) and then, using one key, and not having to use the eraser, delete what’s selected, leaving what’s not selected behind?

    Thank you

  2. When moving an object relative to others, you see those small spacing numbers which help you see distance and balance one side to the other. Is it possible to make those numbers linger just a bit longer? 

    This may sound weird, but in the time it takes me to move my eyeballs from one number to it’s other-side counterpart, the numbers disappear or time out. Such useful information!

    Thank you

  3. So, based on what I believe the procedure is, I opened the Designer file - the green safety knife - in Publisher.

    selected the layers of the knife, copied, and pasted into publisher. The order of some layers got muxed up and the line weights of one or two items was gotten wrong / made fatter. Screen capture attached shows the knife - I selected layers of items which out to be in front - highlighted in purple.

    Is this a typical for those who’ve done this move?

    Thank you

    paste into publisher ipad.png.png

  4. 1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

    Your only other choice would be to copy the layer content from the child document and paste that into the Publisher document.

    Is there a trick to doing this? I copy layers of the illustration - either singly or multiples at once, but Publisher does not offer Paste.


    Do you mean: copy layers - while in Designer, in this case..in the “child” document, then switch to the Publisher app, then Paste?

  5. Good to know, and thank you.

    I just converted the image to Linked (per the help file) but switching to Designer persona still doesn’t reveal the illustration’s layers.

    Is there a scenario in which one can edit on layers of a designer (or photo) file while still in the afpub layout?

    If so, how is that scenario achieved?


    Thank you

  6. If I have an illustration created in Affinity Designer, and Placed (embedded) into an Afpub layout, then choose Designer Persona, shouldn’t I get the illustration’s layers as well as Designer’s toolset? It isn’t happening for me in the file seen in the video. Maybe I don’t clearly get what’s possible in Publisher.


  7. 21 hours ago, StudioJason said:

    Think that it does the ‘rounded’ join simply by default, not sure why…seems like default would be the other way around, applying strait line joining. 
    ‘Tapping ‘Join’ again…simply converts it into the straight line join. Guess it gives the option…1 tap join- rounded nodes, 2 tap join- straight line. 🤷‍♂️

    I don’t get what you mean by ‘tapping join again.’ After I tap Join, the points are joined, and the Join icon is greyed out. Is the 2nd tap somewhere else?


    Thank you

  8. Trying to make a disc shape with thickness, like a coin

    begin with an ellipse,  copy-drag, convert to curves, split into two halves, join the end nodes of each half, you get a join based on curved endpoints. The desired goal is that the resulting join be a straight segment, so the resulting shape would be the disc’s side face, as though the circle had been drawn vertically downward in a straight line. Converting the endpoints to Sharp, either before or after the Join operation distorts the shape.

    This strikes me not so much as a bug, but as a less-than-ideal outcome in that the resulting shape is distorted compared to the intended shape owing to those end points behaving like smooth ones instead of sharp ones.

    Put in simpler language: I want to create a cylinder with straight vertical sides, and I want to leverage the curve of the existing semi-circles to achieve it by joining their endpoints with straight segments, and I don’t want to fiddle to “correct” the shape after it’s been unwantedly distorted by Join.


    I’ve uploaded the file shown in the video, with the semi-circles un-joined.


    join distorts shape.afdesign

  9. Thank you, StudioJason

    I just experimented joining endpoints of two zig-zag straight-segment lines I created with the pen tool. Converted to curves, selected my points, hit Join and Shazam! It joined the two points straight away - with a straight segment.

    Maybe the Join function doesn’t “like” it when a stock shape, like a square, is broken apart, then its ends joined?

    Anyway, knowing that points might behave differently than expected is helpful..gives one something to deal with.

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