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  1. Hi So I've watched a few YouTube videos and have a pretty good idea how symbols work, but they're working in a different way than I need. Is what I'm trying to achieve possible? If so, how am I using Symbols incorrectly? What I'm trying to do: I have created a 'standard' button, to be used throughout the web app I'm designing, but also a smaller one for a mobile web app version. In both cases it's a rounded rect, with a text on top, which has a pre-defined Text Style. My issue is that I want to be able to change the look of all the buttons in one go i.e. size, sh
  2. Hi, I'm reworking some graphics I started in AD and I thought it would be nice to use assets and symbols since various objects can be common to more than one scheme. These always consist of at least one parent layer and one child layer: in order to keep the child objects centred, I used constraints' features. Unfortunately, such symbols often crashes the app although the objects are quite simple, in addition to oddities like the sudden symbol triplication in my attempt to place one on the artboard for example. Also, the symbols seem to be document specific. I can't find a way to crea
  3. Create an object and apply a global color to it. Editing the said global color changes the object as expected. Then convert that object into a symbol. Changing the global color no longer changes the object. Say that you now apply the global color to this symbol object, it starts working again as expected, but only for that instance. If you delete it and drag in another instance the global color will no longer work again. See attached video for steps to reproduce. Thanks! 2_Trim.mp4
  4. Hello, I suggest to make very useful function. Replacement symbols. At the moment there are symbols, but there is not much sense from them. I suggest making the symbol replacement function on a click. This will give a huge advantage to this function, because there are 100 symbols on the page, of which 20 need to be changed. It is much easier to select them and click on the new symbol from the symbol panel, than doing something else. How will this work? Like sketch. We create two different symbols. Output to the artboard of any of them -
  5. I work a lot with documets containing symbols. I have a master document which I copy and work with that. Never had any issue with my workflow. Now, with the update, when I drag an asset to the workspace, it simply reacts different in that way that it does not stay put when I place it where it should be. With a lots of tries I found that, as long as I keep it selected to place, the size of the asset starts to decrease horizontal and increase vertical. You see it on as no. 1 on the attachment. If I kind of "throw" it onto the workspace of the document (depending how fast I release the mo
  6. Dinosaur Assets A set of multi-layer vector symbols and textures based on dinosaur skin Cover Image 290 x175mm 300dpi all vector Built from 15 multi-layer symbols all vector based to be used for brush base textures | assets | styles | scalable grunge tiled patterns
  7. When I create a subtract compound inside an existing symbol it’s not being propagated on other instances of the symbol.
  8. As I started to use the symbol panel on all branding projects, the amount of the elements gets longer and longer. We use a very transparent and specific / detailed naming system which fails already after 10 characters as you can not read the name in the symbol panel. It would be so helpful to have the symbol panel with the same simple feature to see the panel as a list. See attachments. -- Thank you!
  9. 1. make symbol 2. make symbol float with text 3. copy text with symbol 4. create new document 5. try to paste it to new document 6. publisher will crush
  10. MacOS: 10.15.6 Affinity Designer: 1.8.4 I've noticed there are a few bug reports around symbols and I'm not sure if this is related or new but hopefully it'll help debug. I've reproduced a minimal example. I've created two artboards and added a line using the Pixel Persona and a rect using Designer Persona to artboard 1 and made them both symbols. I then added a copy of the symbol to artboard 2. Modifying properties of the rect work as expected. Modifying properties of the line seem do not update as expected. Rotating the line seems to
  11. Summary: When working with multiple copies of a single, nested symbol, the nested symbol gets out of sync whenever I insert an additional symbol into it. Steps to reproduce: 1. open a new, empty file 2. create three shapes 3. create one symbol from each of the three shapes 4. group the three shapes (now symbols) 5. create a new (nested) symbol from the group. 6. add another copy of the nested symbol to your drawing. (Now you have two copies of the same three shapes on the screen.) 7. take one of the three symbols you created in step 3 from the symbols menu and drag it into the wor
  12. Hello When 2 symbols containing pixel layers are moved, 1 of the pixel layers will also move relative to the symbol. i.e. a symbol containing a rectangle layer with a pixel layer centred on top has 2 instances on screen. When the 2 instances are moved together, one of the pixel images will (probably) be outside the rectangle, the other will be centred, as it should be. See attached video. - Draw a rectangle - Make it a symbol - Duplicate it (alt + drag) - Go to pixel persona - Draw a pixel image on top of the rectangle (on the video I draw the image then drag it into the symb
  13. Hello, I have an issue with the great new feature "Symbols". Attached you will find a series of screen shots, which illustrate the problem: ScreenShot1: let's start with a document with 2 groups: Background and Stop Pedale OFF ScreenShot2: make a symbol of Stop Pedale OFF ScreenShot3: duplicate the symbol. ScreenShot4: change the x position in the transform panel to another value (here 540) ScreenShot5: now everything is scrambled! The position of the first symbol moved from 260 to -15.2, and the positions of the child elements have also changed. Attached you will f
  14. It seems that dragging a symbol into a clone of itself is possible when it's a nested symbol (a symbol inside a symbol). This leads to a crash Drag the child symbol of one of the symbols to be the sibling (drop it underneath) of the parent's clone's child (the clone of itself in the other parent). Crash Bug 2.afdesign
  15. Hello, I don't know if this happend in previous version, but if you import an asset wich inherits symbols to a file, every instance of it gets added as seperate symbol to the scene. Please see the attached video. Or am i doing something wrong? If you need any further information, please let me know. Thanks and best regards Mario 2020-09-02-21-47-16.mp4
  16. Dear , How can I save symbols i created on one page to use in olther page.
  17. I see that when I create a Symbol in Publisher through the Designer persona, I can edit that symbol later straight in Publisher, without switching to Designer persona. I was wondering, if the symbols are used in a Publisher template for example, then someone, who doesn't have Designer at all, can see / edit those symbols. Or will they be detached?
  18. There is a bug, that occured when I tried to copy an Object, from which I generated a Symbol into an other document. I realized, that the object was still marked as symbol after I did the copy. Within the symbols tool window of the new document, the symbol was not listed. When I tried to delete the symbol state, the application crashed immediately. On restart, Affinity restored the work I did, but took up a lot of cpu power, so my fan started to spin like crazy. Finally, the application crashed again. On second restart, Affinity designer worked normal.
  19. 1) Create new Publisher document with text flow 2) Switch to Designer persona 3) Create symbol 4) Insert symbol into text flow via copy & paste 5) Switch back to Publisher persona 6) Adjust symbol position using the pinning panel 7) Copy and paste symbol to different places in the text flow RESULT: Every pasted symbol is converted to a "Group" object and looses symbol functionality EXPECTED RESULT: For symbols that are copied and pasted to maintain symbol status, even when copied and pasted in Publisher persona
  20. IPad designer and photo. I created some patterns to use in my designs, for the printer I want tocopherol it into a A4 document. So I copy the artboard that holds the pattern and copy it into a new document, when I paste it the program crashes. If I save it to the cloud and open it in photo same thing happens, direct crash. even when I open it on the computer in Affinity photo, it has real difficulties with the file. Anybody any idea henk
  21. I'm having problems with symbols in a design; all but one of the copies is updating. I have created a template with several artboards for different versions of social media images. Part of the design has the text 'WEEK XX'. I have created a symbol and copied across four of the artboards. That's fine, they all update in unison. I have created a fifth copy, which I needed to change to title case and add a drop shadow. I disabled sync to do this and made the changes. Even after enabling sync again, it doesn't update with the rest. The symbol attributes show Unlinked Transform/Constraint
  22. Dragging symbols from the symbols pallete onto the canvas does not work. When a symbol is created, it appears in the palette but cannot be dragged from the palette to the drawing. Just nothing happens and the symbol is not placed on the canvas. AD, Windows 10
  23. I moved these quick symbols from PagePlus X9 into Publisher as they are quite useful for general documents. Here are the assets. Hopefully Serif won't mind me sharing them as they are so useful. Quick Symbols.pdf PagePlus X9 Quick Symbols.afassets
  24. I've run into some very strange behavior in Affinity Designer 1.7.3 on macOS that I finally figured out was caused by how symbol instances handle rearranging (moving back/forth), which might be by design I guess, but have such strange and unpredictable consequences I'm considering them a bug: It seems that when using symbols and selecting once instance of the symbol and pressing the "Move to front" or "Move to back" rearrange buttons this somehow applies to all instances of the same symbol. I'm guessing that this is more or less never what the user intends when trying to move a single sel
  25. Hello, I have the same problem. I cannot reproduce the tutorial here : https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/tutorials/designer/desktop/video/301628203 Here a screenshot. Thank you and best regards
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