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Mensch Mesch

[Fixed] Add global color from text object

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Hi!

 

When I try to define a global color from the fill of a text object AD just creates a new document palette but not the color itself. If I then click on the symbol next to the palette combobox it works.

 

A subscriber on my Youtube channel has the same problem with AD for Windows.

 

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Hi Mensch Mesch,

I believe this is by design. When you use the Add Global Colour command from the Swatches panel menu, Affinity Designer/Photo simply adds a generic global colour you must define in the Global Colour dialog that appears. It's not picking the fill from any object (selected or not). To explicitly add a fill from a selected object as a global colour you have to click the second palette icon on the right of the palette dropdown in the Swatches panel as you did (tooltip: Add current colour to palette as global colour).

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Thanks for the prompt reply MEB! That makes sense. But when you click on a different object like a rectangle it works with the first way (right click | context menü | add fill as global color).


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Hi Mensch Mesch

 

This is a bug and not by design. It should behave the same as adding a fill from other objects such as a rectangle. Thanks for letting us know I shall get this logged if it is not already

 

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Hi Mensch Mesch,

Sorry, i misunderstood your post. What i said is true for the Swatches panel menu (by design) but i wasn't aware of the right-click context menu over an object on canvas which is what you seem to be referring to. This is a bug as Chris_K pointed out.

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