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  1. Hi there! I would like to know if there maybe is a way to quickly toggle the transparency grid in affinity designer? I know that you can activate it by going into "document setup" > "colour" > "transparent background" In Illustrator I was used to being able to quickly toggle it on or off by using the shortcut "cmd / strg + shift + d". Is this also possible in Affinity Designer somehow? You can also find this question over on stackexchange: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/120564/toggle-transparency-grid-in-affinity-designer Thanks in advance! PS: I am new to the forum (and forums in general), so please let me know if I somehow have posted this wrongly in any way.
  2. Hi Its difficult for me to switch mentally from displaying pt. (the usual unit of font size) to mm (the usual layout unit of page layout ) I would find it much more easy for me to have all fonts sizes always in pt. and all other measurements in mm the switch thru the prefs is clumsy I'm evidently not a grafic designer as my question may be ridiculous for the pros Clavote Ps I know that I can enter sizes in any supported units in the entry boxes
  3. It would be very helpful if I could set "Prefer Linked" as the default when creating a new document [Ctrl]N.
  4. I feel I ought to apologise because I know that some will think this pedantic nonsense, but there is no escaping a simple reality - DPI is not the same as PPI, and it does not belong in any dialogue box. The world is awash with confusion over this. Designers, publishers, photo editing, ALL need to know PPI. The only people that need to use DPI are the print shops and printing presses. DPI has no place in any software in Affinity, or anywhere in the desktop publishing office or suite. I await thine fury!..............(but I can prove it if you so must) PS, the dialogue box should really range from about 90 then 180 then 260 300 360 and stop there. 360 being the absolute maximum. No quality improvement is available or visible after 360.
  5. Suggest better/more intuitive layout of Margin controls and Text Wrap controls if the Top, Bottom, Left, Right fields are placed visually in their logical positions, eg Top at top, Bottom underneath (rather than as now in two columns.......eek! which/where do I look for rapid adjustment). Even the old Quark XP single-column layout of these fields (Top, Bottom, Left, Right) is better than two columns. Small, but important, for those habitually using these controls.
  6. I have previously used Graphic for Mac 3.1 this provides the ability to set a scale for a document. eg 1: 10, 1:50, 1:100 This feature is invaluable when creating scale drawings for real life objects.Examples include the design of kitchens and room layouts in properties. As a relatively new user of Affinity Designer I was disappointed to find that there's no option to set a scale on a drawing. Affinity Designer is without doubt a great product, which I will happily continue to use. The additional of scaling capabilities would open even more opportunities for users like myself. Keep up the great work ! Can't wait for Affinity Publisher to be released ...
  7. This is about an AD doc that I have worked on for some time and used Save As to create a daily copies. I have done this hundreds of time and each time the new copy is precisely the same as my previous doc, and the Doc Setup numbers are of course the same. Today I have done this, taken out various layers, and saved it with a new name and then deleted some layers, only to find that my Doc Setup numbers have changed. I closed AD and brought it up again with fresh files and found this had again happened. Then I took a closer look and found that the Doc Setup in my original doc was not locked. When I locked it and went through the same process, the Doc Setup docs remained the same. This leads me to believe that there is something about taking out selected layers after duplicating the doc that would allow the change if the Doc Setup were not locked. Is that true? If so, this may cause some real problems for some users, and a warning perhaps should be added when closing the Doc Setup. Thus this question.
  8. Hi When Creating a new Document (File -> New) and setting a custom DPI (for ex. 100), this DPI gets ignored, when the "Document Units" gets changed. Steps to reproduce: 1. File -> New 2. Set Document Units to "Meter" 3. Set Width/Height to 1 4. Set DPI to 100 5. Set Document Units to "Pixel" 1 Meter is approx. 39.3 Inch, multiply with 100 (DPI) gets to 3930 Pixel, but the Height/Width gets changed to 2834 Pixel (Photo) -> this would be correct with 72 DPI (which is the default value) In Designer we get 11811 Pixel (300 DPI?) Thanks Bruce
  9. I don't know much about color formats and color profiles, so I could use some help. I have a project that I plan to get professionally printed. However, I tried printing on my home printer as well as FedEx Office and the colors are drastically different from my monitor (Dell UltraSharp U3415W PXF9 34" Curved LED-Lit Monitor). When printed, my purple looks like blue, and my light gray looks dark, etc. I have my document setup as Print-ready with CMYK/8 and all my colors have been created using the CMYK slider. This has been the case since I first started this document. So, I have a couple questions: 1. Am I doing something wrong? 2. What is a color profile? 3. How do I prevent this from happening when I get it professionally printed? (I think they want PDF, but may accept other formats) Thank you in advance! I attached a couple images of my Document Setup and CMYK Slider.
  10. Is there a way to save user document setup templates in Both Designer and Photo? Thanks
  11. Hi Under "Document" -> "Resize Document..." (or Ctrl-Alt-I) there is a calculation bug. Changing DPI seems to loose the ratio between width and height. steps to reproduce: 1. "File" -> "New" 2. Set Page Width: 41mm 3. Set Page Height: 28mm 4. Set DPI: 600 5. Press OK 6. "Document" -> "Resize Document..." 7. Change DPI value (for ex. 72) 8. Change width value (for ex. 42mm) 9. Observe the height value. It has changed to a different value as expected. (in this example 3.4mm, I would have expected 28.7mm as 41/28 = 42/28.7 (approx)) btw: In Affinity Designer "Document setup" the same calculation happens. thanks Bruce
  12. Hello, I am changing my document that I've been working on from the "Press" document type at 1440px by 900px to "Press" with the unit changed to inches, with an 11in width and 8in height. Once I do the conversion though, I get a strange purple square that covers by artwork around the perimeter of the document space, even in exported files. Any idea where this coming from? Thank you for the help! -Alan
  13. Hi all, Sorry I'm about to ask a very basic question but I haven't found quite what I'm looking for in the forums or in the tutorials. I have limited knowledge of graphic design programs (just bought the new Affinity Designer work book though!). All I'm looking to do is create some template documents that can be used to create tags for a retail store. I have just been using msft Publisher in the past, but wanted to try it out with Designer. And I would prefer not to purchase an InDesign license at this time. What's the easiest/best way to separate a letter size document into segments (ie. add guides to the document showing 4 quarters). I was trying to set the margins, etc but there's gotta be an easy way to adjust the grid or margins to show on the document? Sorry for the simple question! Thanks, T
  14. 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 path, and click to activate it and continue drawing. ☐Join two open paths by clicking on each in turn with the pen tool, rather than having to select two paths and choose the Join command. ☐Eye dropper - copy styles to selected object or text, as well as colours and gradients. ☐Continuous export in Export Persona: it's always greyed out; why? This would be a really useful feature if I could use it. ☐Insert in front/behind/inside: keyboard shortcuts please ☐Stroke presets to click on; also up / down arrow to change stroke by preset increments. Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the point size up/down by single rather than double increments? ☐Use the direct selection tool to select a segment of a path, and copy just that segment. When I try this with the node tool, the whole shape is selected rather than just the part I wanted. I'd rather not have to drag a marquee around the part I'm trying to select; just choosing a couple of anchor points should do the trick in my opinion. ☐Command+Shift+{ is supposed to be the shortcut for range left text. Half the time it performs an operation called Move Nodes to Bottom - what even is that, and why does it get in the way of range left text? ☐Default leading is the same as the font size - needs to be defined as a percentage, eg. 120% of font size. This is really important! I really hope this is just a hidden option that I haven't yet been able to find. ☐Document setup box should close when Return (or another key, like esc) is pressed. It’s super annoying having to pick up the mouse each time to close the dialogue box. ☐Have a padlock as part of each layer to simplify locking and unlocking layers. I’m aware I can select the padlock at the top of the layers panel, and that I can CTRL click to lock - but as I’m doing this so often, one more movement of the mouse or an extra click really does feel cumbersome and not fluid at all.
  15. Would it be at all possible to add in social networking sites in page setup/document setup drop-down menus? As designers, we often work in those mediums and I find myself constantly entering in those dimensions. I think it would be a nice little nod to separate Affinity from the rest of the pack on the desktop design software programs.
  16. You can select "Letter," "A4", or whatever... and it doesn't change the dimensions of the paper. Screen grab attached. This is version 1.4.2. brokenPageSize.mov
  17. Misplaced objects after rotating page (unticking portrait option) including: —phantom second highlighted object —misplaced objects —unexpected undo behaviour see video: http://cl.ly/3a0F1s1m271b Happens using: 1.4.2 beta 3 1.4.1
  18. I am opening existing *.ai files in Affinity Designer and conducting compatibility tests. In AD, if I click the "Document Setup..." button shown in the upper left corner of the Toolbar, it shows me "DPI: 300" in the Dimensions tab. This is confusing me. Say I have a linked EPS file that is 350dpi in that document. Will it be scaled down to 300dpi?? Or does that simply indicate that when you Rasterize something it will be 300dpi? If the latter is true, why not call it "Raster DPI" instead of just DPI?
  19. How much does changing Document Setup settings late into a work compromise the quality of the resulting document? For example: What happens if I change Colour Format settings from a work done in RGB to CYMK?
  20. Hi, working on a large format file (4 to 3 m), exporting takes some time, naturally. Is there any display (yet), on how far the export operation has progressed or (at least) which exports have finished and which are still in queue? As meanwhile the dimension of the final print was altered to 1.6 to 1.2 m I’d like to change the file dimension as well, but, alas doing this by “document setup” does not scale the effects. Any workaround for that?
  21. Document default is white, but it would be nice to be able to pick different colours in a popup from this dialogue Failing that, just radio button selection for White / Black / Grey / Transparent?
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