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After working on a document with lots of layers for a while, I found out that there's no way to change the background colour of the document from white to transparent, or at least, not an easy and intuitive way... someone in the forum mentioned the menu File > Document Setup but I can't find it under the File menu. 

 

I need to set a transparent background in order to export a PNG with transparency. Creating a new document with transparent background doesn't seem to help unless you are willing to loose all your layers and flatten them all into a single layer. Far from ideal!

 

I am surprised such a basic feature seems to be impossible to achieve. I am also surprised that there's no way to contact the customer support directly, I'd be willing to pay a bit more but get the support that I need.

 

Thanks

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After working on a document with lots of layers for a while, I found out that there's no way to change the background colour of the document from white to transparent, or at least, not an easy and intuitive way... someone in the forum mentioned the menu File > Document Setup but I can't find it under the File menu. 

 

I need to set a transparent background in order to export a PNG with transparency. Creating a new document with transparent background doesn't seem to help unless you are willing to loose all your layers and flatten them all into a single layer. Far from ideal!

 

I am surprised such a basic feature seems to be impossible to achieve. I am also surprised that there's no way to contact the customer support directly, I'd be willing to pay a bit more but get the support that I need.

 

Thanks

Hi lucaben,

 

The keyboard shortcut to the document set up is the same as in Adobe - Shift>Command>P, there is also a document set up tab above the document window at the left:

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

Paul.

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Thank you guys, I appreciate your efforts. It looks like this feature is not there yet, I am a bit surprised as it seems such a basic feature to me... Anyone from the Affinity Team is looking at this thread and can let us know if there's a timeline to get this implemented? To be honest I wouldn't mind to pay a bit more in order to get the support I need, instead of looking through dozens of open questions on the forum...

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