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Hello, I've noticed something that is a little annoying when moving between Affinity Designer on the iPad and Desktop. The graphic styles do not carry over from one to the other. I can set up styles on the desktop version, open the file on iPad and those styles do not appear in the styles panel. Likewise, the same happens when setting up styles on my iPad and then opening the file on desktop.

It seems like graphic styles should be embedded within the document you are working with (like color swatches can be).

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Styles exist only in your Styles studio panel. Note that Affinity has no connection between an object to which you've assigned a Style, and the Style itself. Your action of assigning a Style to an object simply changes the object's stroke, fill, layer effects, etc. to match the Style. Affinity does not maintain any connection between the object and any currently assigned Style.

But you cannot find out what Style is assigned, and other than using Undo or the History panel you cannot unassign a Style from an Object and set it back to how it looked before.

And Affinity has no memory of what Styles you might have used in any particular document.

(Note: Text Styles are handled differently. And as you mentioned you can have a Document swatch for color swatches. But Styles are very primitive. And yes, it would be nice, in general, to be able to synchronize some settings between the applications, or across devices.)

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo and Beta   / Affinity Designer and Beta  / Affinity Publisher and Beta

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