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Would love this feature in Affinity Designer. My website projects end up being huge files solely due to the embedded images. The ability to link these would make this the ultimate web design tool. As it stands, I'm thinking of moving my web designs over to publisher, but don't want to lose the extra functionality that designer provides for exporting slices. 

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51 minutes ago, robskinn said:

As it stands, I'm thinking of moving my web designs over to publisher, but don't want to lose the extra functionality that designer provides for exporting slices. 

How much of your time is spent working on the design, vs exporting slices?

You could do all the design work in Publisher, then File > Edit in Designer when you need to work with the slices. Then File > Edit in Publisher when you want to get back. (Though you'll probably want to take care that you don't let Publisher convert your Artboards to Spreads when you open the file there.)

-- Walt

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Thanks Walt. 

Yes, I'm inclined not to use the 'Edit in' option as I've had issues with saving the file in the wrong format and regretted it. The problem I have is that I use Google File Stream to save my files, in real-time, to the cloud so I have to wait longer and longer the larger the file gets. I suppose another option would be to split my designs into different files but I'm surprised that this feature isn't already in Designer. After the release of publisher I'd have thought they'd have re-purposed the code.

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51 minutes ago, robskinn said:

The problem I have is that I use Google File Stream to save my files, in real-time, to the cloud so I have to wait longer and longer the larger the file gets.

I hope you're keeping a local backup copy, too.

 

-- Walt

   Desktop: new:  Windows 11 Home, version 21H2 (22000.613) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090  (old: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970 )
   Laptop:  Windows 10 Home, version 21H2 (19044.1706) 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
    Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.1342) and 1.10.5.1342 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.1342) and 1.10.5.1342 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 (.1342) and 1.10.5.1282 Beta
 iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 15.4.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

  Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.280) and 1.10.2 (.266) Beta / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.21) and 1.10.3 (.19) Beta 

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