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mm rulers in Affinity are not designed for humans

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When selecting measurement units as mm, the rulers are mostly unusable, they don't seem to be designed for human use.

Example - I want to set content at 5 and 10 mm from the edge.
I was not able to easily do so by using a ruler.
Neither 5mm nor 10mm are marked on it.
Instead, the following values are highlighted:
4mm, 8mm, 12mm, 16mm
Instead of being divided into 4 segments, its divided into 5, which results in the wrong values being highlighted.
This makes absolutely no sense.

In order for 10mm highlight to appear, I had to zoom for over 300%, which is ridiculous. It should be visible at default zoom.

Here is a reference of how a mm ruler designed for humans looks like (from Adobe Illustrator):


and here is whatever it is that Affinity is doing:

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The rulers get even worse when the paper is rotated by 90 degrees (see attachment), and even worsererer for rotations that are no multiple of 90 degrees (in this case, they should be inhibited, anyway). I created a post about the impractical rulers several years ago, but nothing has happened in the meantime...

Andreas Weidner


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