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When in Affinity Designer I choose to snap to grid only, I expect my elements to snap to the horizontal and vertical grid  intersections only.

 

However, when dragging a rectangle for example, it vertically snaps in the middle of two grid lines.

 

Especially with text frames, the bounding box or baseline snaps in between the grid lines, sometimes between pixels.

 

I find this very annoying. It takes more time to get things precisely in place. Can someone explain to me why that is happening?

 

See the video’s I’ve attached that Illustrate this behavior.

 

AD-snap-to-grid-only-text.mov

AD-snap-to-grid-only-rectangle.mov

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It's the automatic grid behaviour - it includes midpoints between the visible lines.  Does the grid change as you zoom?

 

Switch off "Use automatic grid" and set up the grid manually.

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Hi Ben,

That's what i though initially, but if it's the Automatic grid shouldn't we see the smart guides fading on the ends on the grid halves too? That's the reason i asked for the file.

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Thank you both for looking into this.  :)

 

Can I deliver the afdesign files to you directly MEB? Since they are part of a project that isn’t public yet, I’d rather not post them here. I’ve attached a screenshot of my grid and snapping settings.

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It's the automatic grid behaviour - it includes midpoints between the visible lines.  Does the grid change as you zoom?

 

Switch off "Use automatic grid" and set up the grid manually.

 

That’s interesting, but I do not use the automatic grid.

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Hi Teddy,

Yes, you can upload the files directly to me. Give me a minute to set up a dropbox folder...

 

[EDIT] Here's the link. Don't forget to add your forum's username (@Teddy) to the file name.

All files will be deleted after being checked. Thanks.

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Thanks, I’ve installed the Beta and gave it a try. It seems to be fixed for shapes, but the issue persists for text frames. Both in the file I’ve provided, as well as in a newly created file. The snapping seems to apply to the text frame as well as the text itself (and its baseline), see the video’s attached. The first example has a baseline shift applied to the text, the second doesn’t.

 

SnapToGridBeta02.mov

SnapToGridBeta01.mov

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