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By actions, do you mean history? Can you clarify a little of what you mean?


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Meaning, is there a panel where I can hit a record button on a set of steps, then play it back on other objects to save time? 

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There are Macros in Affinity Photo but not in Designer

 

If the "steps" you want to do are available in AP you may be able to switch to AP do the "steps" (via a macro) then return to AD

 

Assuming you have AP of course


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Levi,

 

Just FYI, "macros" is the generic term for a feature which lets you record and play back a sequence of a program's built-in commands.. Adobe has a (rather annoying) habit of confusingly "branding" terms which are common features in other programs. Actions" is just Adobe's label for a macro feature.

 

Hopefully, when Serif gets time to develop a macro feature for Affinity Designer, it will be something worth waiting for; not merely an Adobe-esque record/playback feature, but one integrated with scripting, more akin to CorelDraw's macro feature (which uses VBA for scripting).

 

I'm hoping for a combination of a straightforward macro capability integrated with JavaScript based scripting. This would actually be better than Illustrator's implementation (at least as of CS6), in this way:

 

Adobe Illustrator provides both a (frankly rather weak) macro feature (Actions) and a scripting implementation (AppleScript, VBA, JavaScript). But--and it's a huge "but" in terms of functional power--as of CS6 the macro and scripting do not reliably interact. (It's been a bug long reported since the second year of the scripting implementation.)

 

JavaScript is cross-platform, and the time invested learning it for an application-specific implementation pays dividends in being well along the way toward leveraging the same familiarity for web applications and SVG.

 

JET

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Macros, huh? There are still so many things which are new to me.


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I know that this post is several years old, but is there anything in the works for something like "Actions" or "Macros," semantics aside? I'm using Affinity Designer and come from Adobe Illustrator. I use it to do vector line work for illustrations and would love the ability to set line weight and profile with the click of a button.

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2 hours ago, Ralph Hulick Art said:

I know that this post is several years old, but is there anything in the works for something like "Actions" or "Macros," semantics aside? I'm using Affinity Designer and come from Adobe Illustrator. I use it to do vector line work for illustrations and would love the ability to set line weight and profile with the click of a button.

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

No, you only get macros with Photo, not Designer.

But, to set line weight and profile in Designer can't you assign a Style?


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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

No, you only get macros with Photo, not Designer.

But, to set line weight and profile in Designer can't you assign a Style?

So, I am trying the style thing, but it doesn't let me add a new style when the only change is line weight. I tested it with also changing the color and it worked, so just changing the line weight won't let me make a new style.

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9 hours ago, Ralph Hulick Art said:

So, I am trying the style thing, but it doesn't let me add a new style when the only change is line weight. I tested it with also changing the color and it worked, so just changing the line weight won't let me make a new style.

That's true, due to a bug that Serif has not fixed yet.

(Sorry; forgot to mention that earlier.)


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What I do is I create a template page with all of the custom stroke pressure, Color Pallet etc. From there I change the template page to what ever I want after. this template page has my pressure strokes as my default stroke.

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