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Hi, 

 

is there an option to replace one colour with another in all objects in a document in the Designer program? 

I used to use Illustrator and I am struggling with some of the functionality I used to use constantly being missing from this program.

I need to make multiple colour ways quite often so struggling a bit now.

I am trying to stick it out a bit longer to see if I can make this work for me but if I have to do tedious jobs like recolouring all things that are red by individually clicking I might have to swap back.

 

Many thanks

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Check out (and try out) the newest betas of Affinity Designer. This functionality is in the pipeline. 


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Ah ok, I wasn't looking to add further programs such as Photo - was hoping to do it all in Designer. It's already confusing me that I can use pixel persona - though it has proven helpful already.

I'll look at the Beta and see if I get on with it. Is it very dangerous to do important work in a Beta version? Never used any Beta programs.

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Just now, MarieDoesDesign said:

Is it very dangerous to do important work in a Beta version?

Affinity don't recommend it, and it is at your own risk.

But if you download the beta you can run it alongside the original, it won't replace your retail copy.

I've just created a document with multiple rectangles with the same colour fill in the retail version, saved and closed, then opened it in beta, replaced all the colours using Select - Same - Fill Colour, saved and closed, and re-opened in the retail version without any issue.

It's not a real-world test, but you could give it a try on a copy of anything important.

 


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35 minutes ago, h_d said:

I've just created a document with multiple rectangles with the same colour fill in the retail version, saved and closed, then opened it in beta, replaced all the colours using Select - Same - Fill Colour, saved and closed, and re-opened in the retail version without any issue.

That is surprising. Generally for a major update (e.g., from 1.8 to 1.9) the files are not downward-compatible. That's part of what changing the .x part of the number indicates.


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14 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Generally for a major update (e.g., from 1.8 to 1.9) the files are not downward-compatible.

Well, in the immortal words of Galileo Galilei, "Eppur si muove". 🌎

In the current Mac beta of Affinity Designer (1.9.0.2), I can create, edit, open and save documents and then open them in the current Mac retail version (1.8.4). Of course that may change with the next beta, and I would be the last to rely on it for Important Work.


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4 hours ago, h_d said:

Well, in the immortal words of Galileo Galilei, "Eppur si muove". 🌎

In the current Mac beta of Affinity Designer (1.9.0.2), I can create, edit, open and save documents and then open them in the current Mac retail version (1.8.4). Of course that may change with the next beta, and I would be the last to rely on it for Important Work.

Further test here shows that Publisher 1.9 is 1.9 only, we can open a 1.9 Publisher document in Designer 1.9 only and Photo 1.9 only. 


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Publisher 1.9 you say? Gotta go...


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1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

Further test here shows that Publisher 1.9 is 1.9 only, we can open a 1.9 Publisher document in Designer 1.9 only and Photo 1.9 only. 

I was able to open simple 1.9 beta files (.afdesign, .afphoto, .afpub) in all 3 of the 1.8.5 Affinity applications (on Windows).


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27 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

I was able to open simple 1.9 beta files (.afdesign, .afphoto, .afpub) in all 3 of the 1.8.5 Affinity applications (on Windows).

Sometimes you Windows users benefit sometimes us Mac users benefit.


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46 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

I was able to open simple 1.9 beta files (.afdesign, .afphoto, .afpub) in all 3 of the 1.8.5 Affinity applications (on Windows).

Me too on Mac 1.8.4. Not sure what qualifies as 'simple' but there seems to be a fair amount of cross-compatibility.


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1 minute ago, h_d said:

Me too on Mac 1.8.4. Not sure what qualifies as 'simple' but there seems to be a fair amount of cross-compatibility.

So Old Bruce, among us, is the only one to have found an incompatibility so far.


-- Walt

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21 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

So Old Bruce, among us, is the only one to have found an incompatibility so far.

Further investigation shows that it is down to me having a 1.9.0 beta document which was made from a 1.8.x Publisher template file. Beta files made from a Preset are fine for opening in all 1.8 applications it is just the Template origin. I may have done something with that set up which triggers this in all three 1.8 applications.

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On 9/18/2020 at 6:15 PM, walt.farrell said:

So Old Bruce, among us, is the only one to have found an incompatibility so far.

I think the error messages shown in his last post explain why. As they say, his files include features from a later version of Affinity. Had they not, I am guessing the older versions could open them.


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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

I think the error messages shown in his last post explain why. As they say, his files include features from a later version of Affinity. Had they not, I am guessing the older versions could open them.

We would normally expect those messages when trying to open a 1.9 file on 1.8, or a 1.8 file on 1.7, 1.7 on 1.6, etc.

It is surprising to me that we are able to open some 1.9 files on 1.8 but not others. But it is certainly possible that depending on the file content some files may be understandable by 1.8 while others aren't, if the file format was only changed in a minor way.

Still, it remains unsafe to assume that one can work in the 1.9 beta and revert to using 1.8 :)


-- Walt

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   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
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