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  1. OK..no, I get it and I wouldn't be hasty to chuck it..it's not a bad way to go, but might I suggest adding some other warning element to the situation, like maybe the text box could take on a different color, such as red, to help alert the User to what up?


    I can appreciate the difficulty in choosing the warning method to use..I am accustomed to the one Quark and InDesign use...I've always found it mildly annoying, but...how else to handle it.  I respect how you guys are approaching it.


    The only danger I can see with the current method is that AD will allow overflow text to display (and print?) but maybe that's not the end of the world, either...


    So, it's hide the text and User says, "Hey, where'd my text go...Oh, yeah...overflow."   or show the overflow and User thinks, "Hey, why is that text behaving like that...ah...overflow."


    Just thinking out loud here..

  2. 4.) Multiple strokes is on the cards - but we need to find a nice way to implement the UI - most other efforts I have seen are not good enough, imo.


    5.) You *can* do gradients on lines! When using the gradient tool, select "Line" context from the context toolbar.



    Sweet, and Sweet!


    I am glad that you confirm that feature X or Y is on the way. I sure am enjoying the ride until then...



  3. What is the idea behind having text that is in a box with other text, but which appears below the text box handles?


    It is very difficult to select this text. You must first select the box above, then you can get to the text you want.


    Why not make this text more directly accessible to selection?


    Is there an underlying reason for the way it is now?

  4. I'm just making these observations as I see them; I don't intend to throw a bunch of negative here.


    Just used the space after slider for the first time and there was quite a bit of lag between adjusting, and seeing the result. What happens is that you see an initial change, then a second or two later, it "catches up" with where the slider now is, and THEN you see the full change you made.


    No lives are lost; just thought I'd pass it along.





  5. I may be noticing this more on things like PDFs I open in Affinity, where it seems the only way to select child items is to open the parent and scroll down until you see a thumbnail that looks like what you're after.


    This can be time-consuming to say the least. Could there be a way to direct-click on a child item with the cursor, perhaps holding another key at the same time, to "drill down" to the child?


    Maybe there's something about PDFs opened in Affinity that confounds this, but thought I'd toss it out.


    Thank you


    PS: I need to amend this: it is not possible or practical to select child layers in a PDF that has been opened in Affinity....


    My reason for doing this is to whip out some quick designs based on a web page. I PDFd the page from Safari, and opened in Affinity, thinking I'd be able to quickly manipulate the vector parts of the imported PDF but it couldn't be slower.

  6. it certainly can!


    I have not been able to re-produce what I saw earlier, which is basically, that I selected the object in the art board..the whole thing at the parent level..in the export personas area, made a slice, exported slice and wound up with 58 separate jpgs; one jpg for each of the 58 objects — lines, boxes, type - in the document.  screengrab shows the layers expanded, but in my attempt to reproduce, it didn't make any difference layers open or layers closed; I just couldn't get it to happen again.


    Thank you



  7. I am  making a graphic with many boxes and lines and I tried to export the whole graphic as 1 jpg, but instead, I got 58 jpgs! One for each item on the art board.


    Also, trying to select all of those slices and I can't easily mass-select them using shift key or shift + arrow.


    So...How do I say, "Take ALL of these items and make 1 slice out of them...all together.



    thank you!

  8. Right now, if you select text with Cmd-A, then hit a left arrow, the cursor doesn't wind up at the beginning of the text. I think the default is cursor at the end of the text.


    Could this be changed so that the cursor would be at either the beginning or the end, dep. on which arrow was pressed?


    The universe doesn't hang in the balance, but it's a nice convention of text selection/moving about .


    thank you

  9. Hmmm, that's odd then! Any chance you'd just send a copy of the file to support@seriflabs.com and we'll find out what's going on? We'll obviously only use your file to diagnose the problem and delete it afterwards, so don't worry about anything like that :)

    Sure..I'd be happy to. After I  had that problem and the added pixel problem, I stopped working with that file. It still exists, but I tried to reproduce the problem this morning and couldn't.  I could try re-creating it from scratch, using the source file again.


    I can describe what I did...I created a new Affinity document, and placed a graphic at 3X size, then made 2 duplicates of that on the layer, a 2x and a 1x. The goal was to then export the slices. Somewhere in that whole process, the yellow triangle appeared, and curious that not all of the slices had it!


    If I can get it to happen again, I'll zip up all related files and send it your way.

  10. Every time I return to the Export persona, I think the arrow tool is still active, swipe my item, and lo, a new slice is created which I must then delete. And that is because upon entering the Export persona, the slice tool is the active tool.


    maybe the behavior could be last tool selected is the tool that's active when you enter Export again?


    Thank you!



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