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Changing defaults: line width, fill, font


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Not that it matters which app you use, but there is no way, "annoyingly" to set the "default" style to your preference. You can create styles that can be applied to objects and in Affinity Designer you can create Assets but there are no settings in Preferences to set such things, well as of yet.

You could probably set up a template document with say a single object with fill colour and stroke settings, save that and open it.

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8 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Not that it matters which app you use, but there is no way, "annoyingly" to set the "default" style to your preference.

Perhaps I have misunderstood you, or perhaps it's a technicality :)

It's true that you cannot set a particular "Style" (in the technical meaning of the term) as a default.

But you can:

  1. Create an object (say, a rectangle).
  2. Set its stroke, and fill.
  3. Click on Edit > Defaults > Synchronize from Selection. (This sets the default for this document.)
  4. Finally, click on Edit > Defaults > Save. (This sets the default for new documents.)

You could even do that with a Text Frame, to save a default Font and font color.

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7 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Perhaps I have misunderstood you, or perhaps it's a technicality :)

It's true that you cannot set a particular "Style" (in the technical meaning of the term) as a default.

But you can:

  1. Create an object (say, a rectangle).
  2. Set its stroke, and fill.
  3. Click on Edit > Defaults > Synchronize from Selection. (This sets the default for this document.)
  4. Finally, click on Edit > Defaults > Save. (This sets the default for new documents.)

You could even do that with a Text Frame, to save a default Font and font color.

How the hell did I miss that O.o

Please stand back strike-through in previous post in progress... :ph34r:

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