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Hi,

 

I am wondering why all the background area goes white when inserting a new artboard, making the edges of it invisible and dull for the eyes to coop with all that whiteness.

Is it just the way it is?

 

Thanks

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I am unable to duplicate that behavior on my system. I am using Affinity Designer for Mac version 1.6.0 running on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. What version & OS are you using?


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Hey Guys,

 

I am able to reproduce it with any document and I am using Mac with El Capitan 10.11.6 ( and unfortunately I am not able to upgrade to the latest osx due to the videocard issue of this macbook pro model)

 

Please find the file attached!

Cheers

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Yes it's always that way for me too under El Capitan, further one can't use strokes on these ArtBoards just fills!

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15 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

... further one can't use strokes on these ArtBoards just fills!

 

 Hi v_kyr,

Thanks for confirming the issue. Regarding strokes, as far as i know this is by design (why would you want to stroke an artboard?). Artboards are a special kind of object, not all properties are applicable to them, or have i misunderstood you?

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8 minutes ago, MEB said:

Regarding strokes, as far as i know this is by design (why would you want to stroke an artboard?).

Admittedly this is an edge case, but since artboards can be converted to curves, it is possible use artboards as cut sheets for paper patterns, similar to the 'Paper Craft' projects shown on Canon's Creative Crafts website. For that use it would be handy if dashed strokes could be applied to the artboards as the guides for cutting out the paper shapes.


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27 minutes ago, MEB said:

These objects must be printed and cut from a piece of paper/cardboard (usually rectangular) - that's what the artboard is intended to represent. You usually don't project/design the objects from the artboard itself.

 

I understand this is not normally the way such things are done but then what is the purpose of being able to convert an artboard to curves & making it something other than a rectangular shape?


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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

Admittedly this is an edge case, but ...

 

Since we’re discussing strokes, we’re talking exclusively about “edge” cases, aren’t we? :P

 


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4 hours ago, MEB said:

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Thanks for confirming the issue. Regarding strokes, as far as i know this is by design (why would you want to stroke an artboard?). Artboards are a special kind of object, not all properties are applicable to them, or have i misunderstood you?

MEB see this thread here, that would be useful here for applying easily let's say some borders around them, so they can then better be distinguish when used all arranged on a single document page.


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There are times when adding a stroke to an artboard is useful…

  • Printing several artboards on a single page.
  • Visually highlighting an artboard to show it's the preferred option where several versions are contained in a single document.

It is also inconsistent that the stroke option is given, and can be set, but does not apply.

 

I'd like to see strokes enabled on artboards.


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