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I am trying to load SVG icons from font-awesome these instructions:



Designer crashes.


SVG file (sprites.svg):





The second problem, the designer crashes, I wrote here:



I think Designer crashes each if done longer or more challenging activities and Windows waits for a response and unfortunately kills Designer program.

Tested on 2 computers:

 - windows 10 Home

 - windows 10 PRO


Designer version: Affinity Designer for Windows (full version after purchase)


I hope it will be resolved soon :(


Thank you



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Hello millee,


the error has nothing to do with SVG size, but rather with the fact that this svg file has height and width set to zero, and can hence be easily worked around as follows:

  1. Open up your file "sprites.svg" in a Text editor, e.g. Sublime.
  2. Change the height- and width values in the first line of the file to something other than zero, e.g.
    <svg height="4000" width="4000" style="position:absolute;;">
  3. Save the file.
Now you can proceed with the other steps of the tutorial. Worked for me like a charm.
@Serif/Affinity Team: it would be nice if this crash related to zero-values in SVG document properties could be resolved, still.

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