MattP

Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 12)

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Hello,

I have already reported 2x, unfortunately received no response:

 

PDF export always exported the entire art board. A particular slice of exporting is not possible.

 

:-) Gerhard

 

 

Sorry, Google Translate ;-))

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Hi GerhardL,

Can you be more specific please? Are you exporting using the menu File ▸ Export or the Export Persona?

You can choose the Artboard you want to export from the Area dropdown when you use the File ▸ Export command from the menu. Are you selecting the correct artboard here?

If you are using the Export Persona you can click the Export icon in front of each Artboard in the Slices panel. Both seems to be working fine here.

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Hi GerhardL,

Can you be more specific please? Are you exporting using the menu File ▸ Export or the Export Persona?

You can choose the Artboard you want to export from the Area dropdown when you use the File ▸ Export command from the menu. Are you selecting the correct artboard here?

If you are using the Export Persona you can click the Export icon in front of each Artboard in the Slices panel. Both seems to be working fine here.

 

Hi MEB,

 

  • I Click Symbol in Export Persona (Slices) see Attachement
  • Export PNG is correct (Slice only)
  • Export PDF is the complete ArtBoard

 

:-) Gerhard

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Hi GerhardL

Thanks for the details. I was generating the slices automatically.

This issue was already logged. I've updated/bumped the log. 

 

Thanks,

 

:-) Gerhard

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Can you say if it is going to be in the 1.5 final version? Thank you for the quick reply.

Hi dannyj,

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it will not be included in the 1.5 update that goes to the App Store. As Miguel has said, it is something that we do intend to add, but we have a number of other issues that are taking priority at present.

 

Thanks,

Matt

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One have to dig into the layers panel to find the selected one, or right-click 'Reveal in layers panel' to make it show up. Why not automatizing it! Manipulations in the layers panel can be frequent. It would be a huge time saver.

 

Yes, this would be most helpful. I mentioned a similar request here. But it was right at the end of the previous beta and might be too late for consideration. Again the benefit is substantial and I'm surprised others aren't clamoring for it.

 

Please consider adding this as a feature.

 

Thanks.

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Hi dannyj,

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it will not be included in the 1.5 update that goes to the App Store. As Miguel has said, it is something that we do intend to add, but we have a number of other issues that are taking priority at present.

 

Thanks,

Matt

 

That is bad/sad news. I'll have to stick with Adobe till that gets implemented :(

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Sorry, I must have missed something (I didn't use the previous betas so much) could someone tell me what does the Yellow outline around shapes drawn with the pen tool indicate? 

 

Thanks,

Hokusai

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Yes, this would be most helpful. I mentioned a similar request here. But it was right at the end of the previous beta and might be too late for consideration. Again the benefit is substantial and I'm surprised others aren't clamoring for it.

Others actually are clamoring for it (myself included) and have posted similar requests. However, the developers can’t split themselves to work on everything at the same time; there are most likely more pressing issues than this one.

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Others actually are clamoring for it (myself included) and have posted similar requests. However, the developers can’t split themselves to work on everything at the same time; there are most likely more pressing issues than this one.

 

Exactly. We are aware of the issue and we will fix it as soon as we can. The fact that it has not yet been implemented is not a reflection of how interested we are in doing the feature. Everything will get fixed as soon as we're able to get to it - hopefully it's not that far away now :)

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Sorry, I must have missed something (I didn't use the previous betas so much) could someone tell me what does the Yellow outline around shapes drawn with the pen tool indicate?

 

This is part of the improved snapping algorithm, Hokusai. You can snap now to arbitrary points on an existing path (and a fortiori also to path intersections), not only to the nodes that control the shape of the path …  :)

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I'm seeing some inconsistency in the Move Tool. Handles seem to disappear frequently. Seems to happen mostly when elements are nested within other elements. Escaping and reselecting brings the handles back. Sometimes pressing Option does too.

 

Also (and I don't know if this is intentional or not, or there's is a system here) proportional scale, which I thought was Shift-Command and drag, sometimes is just Command and drag. I'm often testing and Undo'ing to find the right key selectors to do what I want. They seem to change in different contexts. 

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I'm seeing some inconsistency in the Move Tool. Handles seem to disappear frequently. Seems to happen mostly when elements are nested within other elements. Escaping and reselecting brings the handles back. Sometimes pressing Option does too.

 

Also (and I don't know if this is intentional or not, or there's is a system here) proportional scale, which I thought was Shift-Command and drag, sometimes is just Command and drag. I'm often testing and Undo'ing to find the right key selectors to do what I want. They seem to change in different contexts. 

I spotted something funny happening with the tool handles yesterday, too... I'll look into that, thanks...

 

Aspect-ratio constraining is governed by the Shift key. Some objects constrain by default, some do not, Shift will always select the opposite. You can set in the Preferences if you'd like constraining to be determined by the type of objects selected (the default) to be always on or always off.

 

Thanks,

Matt

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Exactly. We are aware of the issue and we will fix it as soon as we can. The fact that it has not yet been implemented is not a reflection of how interested we are in doing the feature. Everything will get fixed as soon as we're able to get to it - hopefully it's not that far away now :)

Thanks Matt! I'm just excited to know it's on the radar. I totally understand priorities, especially for all the new (and crazy complicated) features you're working.

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⌘ + [ cause the app to crash immediately (when working with symbols).

 

Edit: (OS X El Capitan 10.11.6) – AD 1.5.0 (Beta 12)

 

1. Created a new document

2. Add a shape to the canvas

3. Make shape into symbol

4. Duplicate Symbol

5. Move backward

6. Crash

 

MattP,

 

I tried saving a file but after closing the app, opening the app, and returning to the file it seems to not crash now. So maybe it's only before you've saved the file?

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Another oddity I noticed with symbols...

 

Shouldn't the order be reflected in all symbols? I tried reordering a layer in a symbol and it didn't update, even after playing with "sync" button on the symbols panel. See attached image.

 

Edit: Also playing with the symbols some more I'm seeing what I think is unexpected behavior, but you guys tell me. See this dropbox link for the video: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61613349/AD%20%E2%80%93%C2%A0Symbol%20Behavior.mp4

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Sorry, I must have missed something (I didn't use the previous betas so much) could someone tell me what does the Yellow outline around shapes drawn with the pen tool indicate? 

 

Thanks,

Hokusai

 

 

 

Sorry, I must have missed something (I didn't use the previous betas so much) could someone tell me what does the Yellow outline around shapes drawn with the pen tool indicate?

 

This is part of the improved snapping algorithm, Hokusai. You can snap now to arbitrary points on an existing path (and a fortiori also to path intersections), not only to the nodes that control the shape of the path …  :)

 

 

Yes - a new snapping feature.  I try and highlight the things that are snapped to.  In the case of a geometry snap, I highlight the outline in yellow.  I know this can be a bit intrusive, so I may look to improve on it in the future.  (Just got other things on the to-do list).


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What about displaying the Snap state via the cursor and not the object, s as not to interfere with accuracy of artworks' visibility ?

 

Yes - a new snapping feature. I try and highlight the things that are snapped to. In the case of a geometry snap, I highlight the outline in yellow. I know this can be a bit intrusive, so I may look to improve on it in the future. (Just got other things on the to-do list).

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Ben,

 

I turned off the "geometry snap" but every time I open a document, I have to turn it off. Is there some reason that it always on? I have all snapping turned off but the geometry snap doesn't seem to be a part of the snapping. It looks promising but for what I'm working on right now, it is a little intrusive. I hope to get the chance to play around with it more soon. Thanks for all the hard work. 

 

 

Hokusai

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You can assign that now in your keyshorts pref panel. Under Draw>Layers>Expand stroke


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