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  1. So far i cannot see a way to bind a hotkey to Next/Previous Artboad (like Page Up/Page Down). I suggest its strongly needed if you want to continue Atboard and Pages development. Also, to name a main menu item Layer instead of Object it's a bit confusing 'cause it contains almost nothing to do with Layer and everything with objects.
  2. I'm not 100% sure if this is a bug, but at least it's an inconsistent behaviour. If I lock a layer I will not be able to select any objects under it with the Move tool, either by clicking the object or drawing a marquee around. If I lock an artboard I will not be able to select any objects under it with the Move tool by clicking them, but I will be able to select them by drawing a marquee around. ​Thanks!
  3. I'm making a set of icons in SVG format, and have them all on their own artboard in 1 document. Exporting an artboard to SVG (with no border or fill) includes a <rect> tag named like the artboard. I'd expect the artboard to just set the width/height & viewbox properties of the export, not to have its own rect path. Maybe this could be just a checkbox in the export options?
  4. When I select an artboard with the Move or Node tool, in the Context toolbar there are options to Convert to Curves, set corner radii & type, & for the Move tool Lock Children. Converting to curves (including by using the Corner tool to Bake corners) is apparently a destructive operation -- I can't find any way to reverse that besides Undo. And while the 'converted' artboard is shown as a "(Curve)" object in the Context toolbar, in the Layers panel it is still shown as an "(Artboard)" type. On a converted or unconverted artboard, Lock Children does not seem to do anything -- checked or unchecked child layers move along with their parent. There also seems to be an issue with snapping artboards that was created as a canvas (no artboard) document with guides & was later converted to artboard(s). This is hard to describe but among other things when snap to spread & include midpoints is enabled, moving an artboard snaps as if it was an element of a canvas, snapping to edges or midpoints of a hypothetical canvas. Related is the behavioral oddities mentioned in the guides lines move with Arboard ! topic. Included is a small AD file that can be used to show some of these issues, along with a screenshot of the Snapping options I was using at the time. Artboard oddness.afdesign
  5. It would be nice to have an application on your smartphone to see how your artboards look like in action. Exspecially for me as a developer is that quite important. I've already seen this feature on "Sketch" and it would be really helpful to have the same opportunity. Thank you
  6. Hi, I have an AD document with two artboards. If I want to place that document into another AD document can I choose which of the artboards I wanna import or place?
  7. Hello, I have a problem with a document in Affinity Designer. I saved it and the artboards were aligned in the right way. Then I closed Affinity Designer and opened it again. Now the artboards are aligned the wrong way round. You find the screenshots below. Thanks for your help! Karl Grotheer
  8. **** Sorry, posted in the wrong place, will re-post to support group **** Hi, I'm really loving using Affinity Designer (particularly the artboards), but I've hit a problem. If I set up a design on an artboard with a bleed (i.e. objects that go beyond the edge of the artboard) and then export to PDF (with the 'include bleed' option checked) it exports fine and anything outside the artboard shows up in the bleed area as expected. However, if I create a design using multiple artboards, like the tri-fold leaflet in the "Artboards: Exporting and Printing" tutorial, you do not seem to be able to include a bleed. Basically, if I try to export more than one artboard as a single page (by grouping them in Draw Persona and creating a slice in Export Persona) nothing appears in the bleed area. I'm guessing that creating a slice effectively 'crops' to the edge of the artboards, removing anything in the bleed area. Is there any way to export multiple artboards as a single page and keep the bleed? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, thank you.
  9. I have some flyers and handouts Affinity Designer files with a lot of layers in different sizes and measurements. Is it possible to create an Artboard by coping / dragging a existing Affinity designer file into an existing PASTEBOARD screen while other Artboards are there already in place - retaining the layers and settings of the imported one? When dragging now, a multi layer Affinity designer file from the desktop to a existing Pasteboard the file is converted to a embedded one with layers and settings gone. Even in the Workbook there is no mention of a way.
  10. Hi, I have some trouble with Affinity Designer (on Windows), but I’m not sure whether it is a feature or a bug… I have two artboards placed next to each other. One is the front page and the other is the back page of a publication. In order to place some objects at the same positon on both pages I want to use guides. So I clickdrag an new guide from the left vertical ruler onto the first (left) artboard. To put the guide at the exact position I open the guide dialog (“view” -> “guides manager”) and enter the required data. Afterwards I click on the label of the second (right) artboard in order to activate it. With activation of the second artboard the horizontal ruler changes its origin: The left top corner of the second artboard is “0” now. If I clickdrag a new vertical guide onto the second artboard, the “guides manager” shows me the position of the new guides measured from the top left corner of the second artboard. The moment I want to change the position manually by typing in a new position, the position is suddenly measured from the top left corner of the first artboard. In order to put the guide in the place I want it to be, I have to take out my pocket calculator and add the width of the first artboard plus the distance between both artboards plus the desired distance from the left border of the second artboard. This keeps me a bit busy sometimes… bug or feature? Is there an option to change this behavior? Best, Volker
  11. Hi, is there a way to select all object only on selected canvas? It selects all the objects of all artboards (quite useless). I know i can select only the artboard passing the mouse around the artboard, but the select all should be more precise, (if selected only the artboard objects). A
  12. if you draw some elements, add some guides, and then create an artboard, the guides shift massively. You can reproduce in the attached afdesign file. Here's what it looks like before creating an artboard: And here's what it looks like after creating an artboard around the left, yellow square: Notice how the guides are now nowhere near where they used to be :unsure: FYI I discovered this bug as there is (annoyingly) no way to crop bitmaps, so I planned to create artboards for each of the screenshots I took. artboard-guide-bug.afdesign
  13. First of all, I think the Constraints feature is excellent, every other design app is missing this feature (except SubForm but it's still in development). Constraints needs to be taken a step further for affinity to really rule the web and app design community. What we need to add is breakpoints for element reflow. Programs like Photoshop and XD still require us to design separate artboards for each breakpoint, and while the constraints-feature is good, it doesn't solve the need for elements in the design to reflow according to the artboard's width. So, while I can make fewer artboards in Affinity, I still need to make at least 3 or 4 to demonstrate to my developers how I want the elements to reflow from 1080p down to mobile. Adobe Edge Reflow came close to tackling this, but it was scrapped and they don't seem to have included it in XD yet. I'm talking about elements on the screen behaving like justified text, so the artboard's width decides wether items will "jump" to the next row below or back to the row above according breakpoints set in the horizontal ruler and min/max widths set in the constraints for each item. I imagine this means constraints need to be set on single elements that can be grouped, then those groups can have constraints added to respect columns (like the Bootstrap grid), and finally the groups can respect overall breakpoint constraints. My mind boggles a bit at how to solve this in the app UI, but I'm sure it's possible.
  14. Hello, it could be nice to be able to select on what we want to align, like align to object (which is the default now), align to artboard and align to key object where we could select an object or group to align to. Also it could be nice to be able to select in print dialog which artboard to print. Another thing that I find very useful is the ability to change colors in a more massive way. So if you have a group of objects selected and the object have different tints of red, to be able to select blue and automatically change to the blue tints, or if there are many different colors to have a list of those colors and be able to change them individually by selecting them in that list, without the need to try and spot the actual objects on the group (which may be a lot if it is a complex design). That's all, thanks for your hard work and for getting affinity suite in windows :)
  15. I am new to Affinity Designer, but have discovered that working with artboards makes my life much easier when preparing variations on a piece of design work for multiple platforms. In order to share designs with colleagues, I am printing multiple artboards as an A3 spread. This looks great, but I have to hand-write the artboard labels on to make it clear which design is for which platform/purpose. Is there a way of displaying the name of each artboard on the print out? Checking 'Include Page information' in the print options only seems to print the name of the whole document. Thanks for any pointers.
  16. How do I get OUT of Artboard view? The HELP menu is insufficient. I am new to this software, and am having to learn the hard way.
  17. Greetings Affinity Designer Users, I'm hopping someone can point me into the right direction. When placing and using a graphic individually on to the canvas, Usually, anything that spills or leaks out from the canvas has always stayed within the canvas "margin" and or does not leak out. That is until you select the Artboard Tool and then you can have as many Art boards (Canvases or aka as the projects pages) in your project as you want, and all the graphics are perfectly visible outside of the actual canvas size (with no clipboard mode being used) as it normally should. (Please see image attached) But then, WHY is it then, that a glitch happens out of nowhere sometimes when your graphics start leaking out of the ClipArt board Canvas, when clearly I DID NOT want to create an ClipArt? nor did i select it the Art board Tool. How can I fix this ? It used to be not long ago where it would automatically fix itself after restarting the software but its coming back up with the file itself and those same settings are now being saved with that same setting for when i open up a new graphic art file. In Other words, How can I turn OFF that "Art board" feature (where graphics don't stay within the chosen margins and never really disappear after it leaks out the confined dimensions of the page as it usually would when in Artboard mode) I don't want that feature ON when I'M NOT using a Art board mode nor the Art Board Tool in my project. I just want the regular mode with its margined canvas without the Artboard tool, and without my graphics leaking out of my main comp. (For an example of Please see attached image) Again, this is me NOT using the Artboard Tool here, and the graphics still leak. Thanks guys! I really appreciate it if anyone can get back to me! Best always, PJ
  18. It would be nice to have an option to disable artboard background during exports. Yeah workaround is to create a layer with background and uncheck it during an export. But I always tend to keep number of layers as low as possible... (moreover Sketch has such an option :)) Thx
  19. i figured out how to view objects that are not on the canvas, by deselecting "clip to canvas". but how do i do this when working with artboards? i WANT to see what's not on the artboard. i always have artwork off the canvas/artboard. that's how i work. i don't understand why AD has this option. in graphics software, you always see what isn't on the artboard.
  20. Hi, My first request here. I recently needed to export quite a lot of layers as EPS and import them back into After Effects for motion graphics work. I realized that Persona exports the layers using their individual boundary. That means that when I import them into AE, their alignment on the page is different from the original layout. In order to fix this, I need to add an invisible rectangle to each layer. At that point, Persona considers the rectangle the actual boundary and the position of the element in the layer which I need to export, is finally correct. A way to avoid this workaround would be an export option, where the user can choose between Artboard boundary and Asset boundary (like in Adobe Illustrator). I really want to ditch Illustrator, and despite I'm tied to After Effects for my work, vector files don't have to necessarily be handled in AI. AD is a great candidate, actually, the only one which really makes me feel I can finally do the switch. But before I do so, I need to be able to export to AE in a clean way. Best, Andrew
  21. I'm getting a crash relatively consistently when I attempt to rename a new subcategory in the assets panel. Here's my process: 1. Open assets panel 2. Navigate to my set of assets 3. Create a new subcategory 4. Click rename 5. Type out the new name 6. Hit enter, crashes When I restart the application, the name is updated correctly. I'm running the most recent version of Affinity (1.5) and Mac OS Sierra on a 2014(?) 8gb SSD MacBook pro if that helps. Thanks guys and keep up the good work! Version 1.5 is amazing so far.
  22. Hi! Updated to last version (1.5.1) and strange and very annoying thing happened. I'm working on multi art board file, all art boards 16X16 pixels. The size is 3, 4, 8 times checked. However, switching to "Export Persona" the size of the slice is automatically resized to 17X16 pixels. Same file, previous version was perfectly sliced at 16X16... Any ideas?
  23. Hello, I am unable to export a single artboard. For example, if I have artboard1 and artboard2 and I select export, the default Area selected from a drop-down menu is "whole document." However, I try to click on the drop-down menu to select a single artboard but nothing happens. The menu doesn't drop-down and I am unable to change what part of the document to export. This was working fine in 1.4 but now since I've upgraded to 1.5 it doesn't work. I usually wait at least 6 months or even a year for upgrades to avoid these problems but I didn't think going from 1.4 to 1.5 would have a bug like this. I'm on Mac 10.8.5. Thanks for any help, -Jeremy
  24. rossenjordanov

    Artboard to slice bug

    Hi! Updated to last version (1.5.1) and strange and very annoying thing happened. I'm working on multi art board file, all art boards 16X16 pixels. The size is 3, 4, 8 times checked. However, switching to "Export Persona" the size of the slice is automatically resized to 17X16 pixels. Same file, previous version was perfectly sliced at 16X16... Any ideas?
  25. When I duplicate an artboard in Designer 1.5 it adds a pixel to the duplicated artboard, you can see exporting it. For example a 800x800 becomes 800x801, or a 801x800 or 801x801. Thank you, Dario