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1 hour ago, Jens Krebs said:

Another vote vor "insert inside" from me.

My use cases:

- Using rectangles as image frames in Designer, copying a file from a folder and inserting it with STRG+C

- copying and pasting adverts from one file into prepared frames

True I do use this for placing dummy images into presized containers set to a grid.

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Hi All,

The latest build (2.4.0.2240) which should be available shortly on auto update does now include the ability to lock "insert inside" in addition to the other insertion targets. We have also added the ability for you to use long press on iPad to lock insertion targets...

Other fixes in this build are listed in Patrick's post here.

Thanks,

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5 hours ago, Ash said:

Hi All,

The latest build (2.4.0.2240) which should be available shortly on auto update does now include the ability to lock "insert inside" in addition to the other insertion targets. We have also added the ability for you to use long press on iPad to lock insertion targets...

Other fixes in this build are listed in Patrick's post here.

Thanks,

Ash

 

Great - works on both Mac and and iPad without keyboard!

I simply no longer believe that there are any professional graphic designers here. Everything follows suit. Just everything.

 

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6 hours ago, Ash said:

Hi All,

The latest build (2.4.0.2240) which should be available shortly on auto update does now include the ability to lock "insert inside" in addition to the other insertion targets. We have also added the ability for you to use long press on iPad to lock insertion targets...

Other fixes in this build are listed in Patrick's post here.

Thanks,

Ash

 

Yay. I'll be able to put this to the test today. Thank you for all that you guys do.

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21 hours ago, Ash said:

Hi All,

The latest build (2.4.0.2240) which should be available shortly on auto update does now include the ability to lock "insert inside" in addition to the other insertion targets. We have also added the ability for you to use long press on iPad to lock insertion targets...

Other fixes in this build are listed in Patrick's post here.

Thanks,

Ash

 

Thanks Affinity Team to make this possible. I hope that in the future, more user suggestions that can enhance Affinity's capabilities will be realized.

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Thanks for this update. This is a real pain for me...

Is there a reason why there is no global option for that? I don't want to "lock" this. I simply always want to insert behind the current object.

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Can you explain what you mean by global option? This lock only activated by holding alt/option and clicking on the insertion icon. If you don't hold alt/option while clicking them, they will act just 1 time. The next time you select an object, the insertion will back to the default.

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1 hour ago, June Yap said:

Can you explain what you mean by global option? This lock only activated by holding alt/option and clicking on the insertion icon. If you don't hold alt/option while clicking them, they will act just 1 time. The next time you select an object, the insertion will back to the default.

Since it is activated only once, or permanently within one job (opening a document, Alt+click), it would be appropriate to set it to "always" in the preferences. So whenever I create or open a new document, the Behind option is already selected.

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I just tried using this feature and it didn't work for me as instructed. I am using the latest version of Designer. I'm using the insert inside button to draw strokes inside a group. It only works one at a time when I use the insert inside button, and pressing alt when I start doesn't lock it on the group. It still only works one at a time.

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10 minutes ago, Frankly said:

I just tried using this feature and it didn't work for me as instructed. I am using the latest version of Designer. I'm using the insert inside button to draw strokes inside a group. It only works one at a time when I use the insert inside button, and pressing alt when I start doesn't lock it on the group. It still only works one at a time.

Just to be clear, when you click on the Insert Inside button are you holding down the Alt key before you start drawing a new object, or while you are drawing it? If you do this beforehand, it should work as expected, or at least it does for me in AD 2.5.

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I select the group, then I hold down the alt key and click on the insert inside button. It always works on the first stroke, but when I draw another stroke, it goes back to the top of the stack. Are you saying I have to hold down the alt button while I'm drawing?

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13 minutes ago, Frankly said:

Are you saying I have to hold down the alt button while I'm drawing?

No. For me, all I have to do is to hold down the Alt key, click on the insert button in the toolbar, then release the Alt key. The button stays selected from then on until I click on that button again to unlock it, or click on another insert button.

If this is not working for you, I do not know why that might be. Are you using the Mac or Windows version of AD V2, & are you sure it is version 2?

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3 minutes ago, Frankly said:

I am using the current version of windows.

I'm on a Mac so this may be a Windows only issue. Maybe a Windows user can see if they are having the same problem.

BTW, it is always better to mention which specific version of Windows & Affinity you are using, rather than saying they are the latest or most current ones, just so there is no confusion about that.

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57 minutes ago, R C-R said:

BTW, it is always better to mention which specific version of Windows & Affinity you are using, rather than saying they are the latest or most current ones, just so there is no confusion about that.

Never more so than when the latest retail version is 2.5 but you’re posting to a forum section covering beta versions 2.1 to 2.4.

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