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  1. Hello! Has anybody ever experienced a locked leading? No matter how I change the leading size, the spacing doesn't change on the text. Please see screenshots of when leading value is different but the spacing remains the same on the actual text. I noticed that this only happens when I copy over existing text on other afpub files. And that actually opens up other problems as well (e.g. stroke outline becomes thicker or thinner when I copy paste from another afpub file) This is really bugging me so much as I work with templates and I have to use pre made layouts over and over again. I
  2. Hello Affinity Community, I'm working on a book-design and I can't change the leading of the text precisely. It jumps from super narrow to super wide. Do you know what setting I need to fix? Is it maybe the font? Thank you so much! Jessie
  3. Hi, It seems Publisher does not allow me to put the line spacing to minus? It seems it always MUST be adjusted not lower than 100%? PLEASE TELL ME I AM WRONG! Please tell me I am just missing a tiny thing somewhere. Super annoyed, bartl
  4. Any ideas? I can't get it to behave and I don't know what's going on. Affinity_Publisher_Leading.mov
  5. Leading (in paragraph settings) should default to 120% rather than 103% - like in other design software. Apart from 120% being the standard in other software like Adobe CS. 120% leading is known to be best practice in graphics design in general. It's just a better starting point that does not even have to be changed in most cases. Moreover a leading value of 120% has even been the default in the successors of Affinity products. If you don't want to change the default of 103%, please make the default leading value configurable in the settings dialog!
  6. Publisher is the first page-composition program (or word-processing "engine") in which I have encountered a Leading Override option. The program's online help notes: "The Leading Override setting can be used in cases where you have a handful of characters that need special handling, for example, because they use different fonts with sizes that look visually different." "Handful of characters" — and Leading Override's being in the Character palette, not the Paragraph palette — struck me as meaning it's an optional setting that can be applied to a few selected characters for special purpose
  7. Hi all, the paragraph leading dropdown is too wide for the palette width and the control only appears when widening considerably. See screenshot – min width on left, expanded palette on right.
  8. I'm new to Publisher, as are most others. I am finding specking and manipulating type very difficult. For instance, I have found no way to set 14 point Walbaum (or anything else) with 16pt leading. There are two locations that indicate size, the horizontal tool (Menu?) bar and the character box. Only the horizontal tool bar affect a change in size. Changing the font size in the character box does nothing. There is no control labeled leading as such, just something called "Leading override" in the box, whatever that means. Leading is a hard number in points, regardless of font size. Auto leadin
  9. I am trying to recreate a layout in Affinity Publisher that has been sent to me which includes 4 linked text frames, the second frame had a nevy blue background so the colour of the text has to be changed to white in that frame, in the rest it is black. The problem is that I finf it difficult to get the text to flow freely. In the the first box and second box it is tightly leaded but in the third and fourth boxes the leading is much looser with big spaces between the lines. How do I get the spacing of the lines to be even and the same in all four boxes
  10. I’m loving everything Affinity is putting together. Also will there be ‪an addition of type controls (leading / tracking / kerning )with the hot keys( option key + arrow keys) for ipad. Option plus left and right controlling the tracking and kerning. Option plus up-and-down controlling the leading like adobe hot key. ‬once learned this hot key in the adobe its been tough on ipad trying to keep ip my type placement speed with out it.
  11. I'm not sure if this is a bug on the Affinity (or Adobe's?) suite, or something else I'm not understanding. I'm betting on something I don't understand so I'd like to hear a word from someone knowledgeable in fonts. I've noticed the character leading default value is smaller and variable in all Affinity apps, while on Adobe with value is larger and fixed. On Adobe's software, no matter what font you choose, you will always get the same default leading value for a certain font size. Let's always use 18 pt for clarity sake. So in Adobe you'll always have a (21.6 pt) character leading value
  12. I do love Designer and Photo and I am now looking for more precision so with that in mind please look at the accuracy of your program - with regards to the following: 1) When using the pen tool and snapping to a curve, if I zoom in using the super zooming ability of Designer, at a high enough zoom level the snapped node is actually not touching the curve at all. 2) Please allow me to specify more than 1 decimal place on all text and paragraphs properties I.e. leaning, font size, kerning, character spacing... when designing text to fit an exact area, it is very useful
  13. Hi Affinity, I mostly use the Multiple option in the leading adjustment panel because it's dynamic. For my tastes, a value of 1.25 is often ideal for paragraphs and headings, as 1.5 is typically too loose and 1.0 too tight. 1.25 is not an option in the dropdown menu, so I'm forced to enter this manually, which is a nuisance. Would you consider the following suggestions: Adding presets to the Multiple options at .25 interval; instead of what's currently there: 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, etc... it'd be: 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, etc... Adding the option for the to
  14. When text gets wordwrapped inside a textblock (or by pasting text into an existing textblock) all wordwrapped lines don't respect the leading and we're not able to set leading for those lines in the properties. The only way to get the right leading (as set in properties) on the wordwrapped lines seems to be to add linefeed-characters to ALL LINES by hand.
  15. Hello, I don't understand why the leading changes between the different lines in this Text Frame (attached image). Between the first and the second line, the text "ran outside" the bounds of the Frame, and created two lines automatically. Between the second and third line, I hit the return key, creating the third line manually. If I highlight all of the text, the leading is the same (12.4pt in this case). Why is the space between the second and third line different than the space between the first and second line? Thank you!
  16. Hello, I just opened a psd file with Affinity, and when I try to change the Leading of a text field (frame text) to 20 for example, I get 1.4, or other small random values. Cheers, Chris
  17. Letters with a round form should extend past the grid line (see 2.png for correct alignment). AD aligns the rounded forms to the baseline instead (3.png). Grid 8 / 2 Text field height: 24 Leading/Baseline: 16 (illustrator) -4 (AD) I might be doing it the wrong way, so if there's another way of doing it, let me know.
  18. Hi. I just tried Affinity Designer a month ago, and I was hooked. And last week, I bought a license, not disappointed. I am migrating to the AD now. (Formerly I was a user of the big name vector software for years). Here is the feature request. Since I often use AD for web design, I think it really needs the ability to set the character leading to a relative value (like 1.5x or 1.5em or 150%). So when we change the font size, the leading will also be adjusted. Thanks.
  19. I am using Affinity Designer 1.5.5 for Mac. The paragraph leading seems to have doubled. At 16pt/16pt, it appears to come out as 16pt/32pt. This is consistent at other sizes, such as 10pt/10pt (looks like 10pt/20pt), etc. The only way to achieve true 16pt/16pt is if I change it to 16pt/8pt. I tried other typefaces and still got the same result. This seems to be a bug and not sure if this is affecting other users. Thank you. Edit: Nevermind, I found out that "Space after Paragraph" had a value that threw it off.
  20. 1. It would be great to have a Type Preference Pane where we can set up defaults. For example, as a designer/typographer, I don't use any other unit of measure for leading other than Points, and would like to set that as my default in the Paragraph palette. 2. An option to substitute the inch and foot marks ( " and ' ) for single and double quotes ( ” and ’ ) could also be a welcomed benefit and productivity enhancer. This again is basic professional typography. 3. Additionally, have you considered adding a leading field to the Character palette as well. I appreciate having it in the
  21. AD 1.5.1 The paragraph leading control no longer functions correctly for both frame text and artistic text. This is not caused by incorrect setting of the leading override control as I have this set to auto (though changing the leading override control does work as expected). When selecting paragraph leading the text updates correctly when mousing over menu items, but when clicked the leading jumps back to its original value. Here is a screen capture demonstrating the problem: https://youtu.be/jX5JPzYvNIw
  22. I've just completed a large project ready for printing; my first using Affinity Designer. While working, I made a series of notes as I came across things I couldn't do, or which behaved in a manner I didn't expect. I'm happy to post feature requests, but I thought I'd ask here first in case some of these things have been disregarded, or perhaps there's a way I don't know of to do what I'm trying to do. THINGS I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO IN AFFINITY DESIGNER: ☐Hover pen tool over anchor point (which becomes visible at that point) at end of unjoined line without first selecting the pa
  23. Hi everybody! Amazing work with Designer! I am working as a graphic designer and I make extensive use of typography. Of all the wonderful tools Designer provides, seeing serious typographic options was a relief! (Still missing a glyphs panel though, which is really important I think, especially with dingbats or special characters drawn within the typeface). BUT, I may miss something, but to me is really weird to see an auto-hyphenation text box missing in such a complete piece of software, especially in english! Am I overlooking it? I would like also to let you know that sometimes ( i really
  24. Hi, I'm running Affinity Designer 1.4.1. I have a file I am working on that started as a Photoshop CC2015 psd file. I opened it in Designer and all of the layers etc. carried over. I have a text block that came over as frame text, and when I try to edit it, I can change the font, I can change the font size, the weight etc. but when I try to change the leading, nothing happens. In the original file the leading was set to 24pt. I can change the value in the drop down for leading, but nothing happens to the type itself. It only seems to happen with the type block I brought in from Photoshop t
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