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  1. If a symbol line/fill/effect colour is from a document palette, and that colour is edited, and then the edit undone: the colour of the symbol remains the new colour and is no longer linked to the palette. While hapening most of the time, it does not appear to be consistent, so more than one attempt to replicate the bug may be necessary. Edit: further testing suggests the symbol colour is still linked to the document palette. After replicating the bug, and leaving the symbol with the wrong colour, editing the fill a second time is reflected in the symbol.
  2. Good afternoon people; I believe that, like me, everyone who makes patterns in Affinity uses the method to create Symbols > transform into Assets. At first I found it strange, but nowadays I confess that I prefer this than other software methods, especially by the easy editing of the Symbols tool. My only problem would be this: when it comes to replicating this as Assets, sometimes it's kind of annoying. I would suggest to the Affinity Group a Frame Tool option, similar to that of the Text Tool to facilitate the creation of Patterns. Something like that: the user selects his Asset as an individual object or a Frame; if the user chooses as a Frame, it selects the applied area and, as a result, the Tool replicates as many times as necessary to the appropriate size within the Frame Area. I made this horrible drawing/print to demonstrate, using the Frame Text to show something like I was thinking. Thanks guys, you're incredible.
  3. Remi McGill Audiokinetic

    Symbols Broken Update Behavior

    I have a problem where creating and updating symbols is broken in one part of my file but not other parts. I think there is some sort of corruption or incorrect hidden setting inside the hierarchy, so that creating and updating symbols works in one part of the hierarchy, and doesn't work in another. When it doesn't work it looks like it creates a symbol but the symbols aren't acting as if they are connected. For more context, the part of the hierarchy where the problem is occurring used to be underneath a symbol I've included the problem bits of my file here, BrokenSymbols_Start.afdesign is before they become symbols and BrokenSymbols_Finish.afdesign is after they are symbols and duplicated BrokenSymbols_Start.afdesign BrokenSymbols_Finish.afdesign I am using Designer 1.7.1.404 I also have a separate question, when you have a symbol underneath a symbol, what is the expected behavior when you update an instance of the nested symbol? Is the nested symbol supposed to update when an instance of it elsewhere is changed?
  4. Hey everyone! This feature request is for macOS as well as for iPad. It's great nested symbols is implemented now. I have a suggestion that would make things easier to see what's going on: It would be useful if there were different symbol indicator colors depending on symbol nesting depth. For example: Normal symbol: Orange Symbol that holds symbol(s): Yellow Symbol that holds symbol(s) that hold(s) symbol(s): Green ..... Blue ..... Pink ..... Purple ..... Red Best wishes, Shu
  5. Hi, if I’m copy any item/shape/img etc. with a symbols binding and paste it to other document AD crashes. Example in attachment video. RPReplay_Final1560869313.MP4
  6. Hello, I was wondering if is there a way to save document profile, like in Illustrator... So, next time I create a document, I have all the toolbars organized in the way I want and symbols that I created, there, ready to use
  7. Moin, Is there an easier way to archive the result shown below? The effect (blur) should only affect a part of the picture. It should work dynamically so you don’t must update the image manually and get problems with the alignment. If there is no other way - can you please implement symbols to Publisher? I had to create a symbol in Designer and copy & paste it to Pub. The feature would also make it a lot easier to mask out parts from a background and bring them on top over some text... but it would work that easy because you still have to adjust the mask after moving the picture... we probably need another solution for this. --- (just noticed it now... u can keep the second "t" maybe u can use it la[ ]er) Lg Marc Henry dynamic pictures.afpub
  8. I cut and paste some symbols from Affinity Designer into Affinity Publisher, but could not detach them in Affinity Publisher. Does anyone know if the Symbols studio is going to be included with Affinity Publisher?
  9. As a interface designer I'd like to create a styleguide document with all my components / symbols and reuse them in different documents / interfaces. - When opening a document with linked symbols, the symbols should get updated to the most recent state (or give me a prompt to do so). Why not everything in one document? Complex interfaces can easily have more than 100 screens / artboards and organizing them in 1 file get's messy.
  10. As a user I like to define symbols and then alter the text of the instances. This would vastely improve the reusability of symbols. (See Adobe XD, Gravit Designer)
  11. I appreciate that Affinity Designer has symbols, but the feature is still very bare bones. To make it more usefull in case of. f.e. interface design, symbols with states would be very helpful. Usecase Design a navigation with highlighted items. You don't want to have a single navigation symbol for each state. Instead you want to design your navigation once and reuse it in all the subpages of your interface, ensuring a consistent style across your project. Solution A The user can define states in the symbol. This could be an initial, hover and active state for a button. Or the active items of a navigation. When using the symbol, the user can select the state of the symbol. (See Photoshop with layer compositions in smart objects, or Sketch) Solution B The user can create layers and folders in the symbol. The visibility of these layers can be toggled when using the symbol. In the case of a navigation, the user can create an active state for each navigation item. When using the symbol, he only makes the current active item visible. (See Gravit Designer)
  12. The Symbols panel option seems to be missing in ver. 1.7.0.249. Or is this panel moved from the Studio manager? Testing on Mac running High Sierra. OleR
  13. Hi all, I've started digging into Affinity Designer to design a board game and feel like it's behavior is inconsistent, or maybe I don't know how to use the tools. I am working on a board game, and currently working on cards. I have an Artboard that contains a layout for a card type, and within that board is the card background which is a Symbol, that contains shapes. I've pasted multiple instances of the card background Symbol onto another Artboard (for printing), which is where I overlay the card text and values. When building some iconography for the card, I have two icons that I Group together, and then make another Symbol. When I drag that symbol into the card background Symbol, it does not update the other instances of the symbol. However, if I ungroup the iconography symbol, the card background symbol updates with the icons, and the iconography Symbol updates in the Symbol browser as empty. I just don't understand the behavior. Can Groups not be symbols? I really need the Group to stay intact, because I want the distances of that iconography symbol to be persisted across all the cards. I've uploaded a movie to help with the issue. symbol-issue.mov
  14. TokyoCard-Symbols-AffinityDesigner.mp4
  15. In AD 1.6.1 I am having what I think is strange behavior with symbols. After creating a drawing from a set of symbols, then attempt to organize the symbols in the drawing front-to-back (or stacking) using the SHIFT & COM + [ or ] keyboard commands, all instance of the same symbol moves, They can't be independently reordered. Does that make sense? I have also had instances where, if I move a symbol to the back, notice that the other symbols have moved back as well and hit CTRL + Z, all instances but one disappear. I can't say for sure if the instances of a symbol were consistently duplicated using Copy/Paste or drag/drop from the Symbols window, but should that matter?
  16. hello i have just downloaded the program and starting to learn seems a great program so far i have ordered the work book awaiting delivery and have watched lots on youtube but one thing i cant find is what these symbols/items are for i have looked in the forums but cant spot the answer thanks very much Paul its the items circled
  17. Is Publisher going up against newish tools like Sketch and Adobe XD? In many ways those tools are layout software so it seems like similar to what Publisher would do. I have spent far less time with Publisher then I have with the other Affinity tools so it's hard for me to know how much it competes with prototyping. What I have seen so far it looks like it is more of a competitor to ID and Quark.
  18. 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
  19. Hey everyone! It would be useful to be able to name symbols. Best wishes, Shu
  20. i have 20 artboards, zoomed to one specific, i want to drag symbol from symbols panel, designer zoomouts to all the boards...
  21. Is there a keyboard shortcut for adding math symbols such as the degree symbol. So far, I have only found the insert, math, degree 3 step method?
  22. I have been using ADesigner for a while now, for posters and business cards. Yesterday I made a symbol. My first attempt crashed the program several times. I recreated it, and the program no longer crashes. The problem is that the first one, which causes the crash, still seemed to exist as a "ghost". I was able to delete it today. Everything seems to be working again, but I thought I would let you know.
  23. I'm evaluating several editors for compatibility with my SVG patterns. The short story of my use case assumes some technical knowledge of the SVG format. I offer a growing collection with hundredths of patterns constrained by a grid and the rules of 2-in 2-out directed graphs. An example is attached. A pattern is defined with one <group> of <path> elements (imported as curves) and a set of <use> elements that repeat this <group> to build the pattern. These <use> elements are imported as copies of the group. For my use case all these groups should be linked as symbols, but they are not imported that way. I also tried without the style attribute (with fill-opacity) on the <use> elements and without the group around the <use> elements, but that did not help. This way users of my patterns should reconstruct the pattern from one group. With all alignment issues that requires quite a learning curve. Unless I'm overlooking a method to link identical groups as symbols after import, I would like more advanced support for SVG's <use> elements at import. Perhaps as an option for backward compatibility. Same advanced support at export would be a bonus. The long story of my use case is documented at https://github.com/d-bl/GroundForge/blob/master/docs/help/Reshape-Patterns.md 2in-2out-graph.svg
  24. Hello, This is frustrating and a bit hard to describe. It is probably clearest if you watch the video I've made: The setup is that I have multiple artboards of different aspect ratios and sizes. Then I've made a symbol (the blue background rectangle) and added an instance of it to every artboard, sized to fill the artboard. I then proceed to select an instance of the symbol, with sync enabled, and insert an object into the symbol --- first an image, and then a rectangle. As expected, the object is populated into all the symbol instances (yay!), but the aspect ratios/orientations of each instance seem to be ignored - so it looks skewed on the portrait artboards. I'm struggling to properly articulate the behaviour here, but hopefully the video makes it clearer. I do understand why this is happening I think - it seems only the orientation of the symbol instance I originally insert into is considered. But I'm sure you can agree the results are NOT the expect behaviour here! As you can probably see from my artboard setup I'm trying to make a set of artboards for producing social media images – the idea being, I have a symbol with an instance for every social media image size. Then I can just drag my content in and, voilá, Sync works its wonders and I have an image ready for each platform. As the video shows, this is kind of a big stumbling point for that use case... Latest Affinity public on Windows. ilmiont
  25. Hi, I have just started using Publisher Beta 1.7.0.128 and I've been investigated how to edit text frames and picture frames, on a page, which are inherited from a Master page. Once I've opened a page and selected the Master layer and selected a frame, then if I change anything in that frame, the Master page frame is also updated to show the same change. However, on the Symbols tab , if I click ONCE on the Sync button. I can alter the image/text on the page without the Master being updated. If I then click ONCE on the Sync again (quite hard on the Dark setting to see the change in the button), any change to the frame does NOT affect the Master any more. The same happens if I click on the Detach button. Again I cannot revert back to having changes updated on the Master page. Is this a bug or does it mean that having chosen Sync or Detach, that I cannot toggle between updating the Master from a page and updating just the individual page Pman
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