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Love this app on the iPad! Great job! 

I have spent some time with this app today...all day :) and there is something I would love to see added to the app. Rulers. Rulers are always a crucial part of my workflow and I know it is for other designers out there. I really like this app and still digging into the ins and out of it.

Thanks for finally creating a very powerful vector app for the iPad thanks works amazingly. 

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Came here to say this. It’s odd because rulers are mentioned (just once) in the documentation. But if there’s a way to actually access the rulers, it’s too subtle for me!

 

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1 hour ago, scamper said:

It’s odd because rulers are mentioned (just once) in the documentation. But if there’s a way to actually access the rulers, it’s too subtle for me!

I think a lot of the help info was copied over from Desktop version. There are a few other 'anomalies' that you will come across. Rulers will hopefully make it to the next release, along with import palettes etc.


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I’d be interested to know about rulers and guides too!

Edit: found guides and have read rulers are coming :)


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so...I’ve been all over AD/iOS like ants on ice cream and I can’t find a whisper of rulers and guides...


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On 8/22/2018 at 12:16 PM, VectorCat said:

so...I’ve been all over AD/iOS like ants on ice cream and I can’t find a whisper of rulers and guides...

Rulers are not yet available. Plenty of info on Guides in built in Helpfile.

 

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DM1;

Thank you..”not yet available” is far better than the chilly unknowne. ;-)

Thanks for the guides info!


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when rulers arrive, might the user be able to set where the zero point is..in the case where you need the origin to be other than the top left corner of the document or art board?

 

thank you 


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bumping this thread to say that I just bought the software this week and would love rulers. I am using the software to layout templates for leatherworking components, and accurate measurability for alignment is important. (i also noticed millimeters is not an option for sizing units, but that's another request)

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I have to agree. Rulers are very important for a program that does design. I have found that I can use Designer on the go when I am working with clients and having rulers is extremely important. The on the go is new, but I found it works pretty well.

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I found this forum while searching for "how to show rulers in Affinity for iPad." I thought I just wasn't finding the correct place to turn it on in the app. It would be a very useful feature to have.

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On 8/23/2018 at 10:49 PM, VectorCat said:

when rulers arrive, might the user be able to set where the zero point is..in the case where you need the origin to be other than the top left corner of the document or art board?

This is possible in the desktop versions, so I would hope they would carry this over.

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On 5/16/2019 at 3:29 PM, greasy said:

i also noticed millimeters is not an option for sizing units

Can you elaborate a bit on where you are not finding these?  I see them available to select all over the place...

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+1. Bumping this thread to add that having rulers would be a huge plus in using the iPad app.


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Wasn't the whole point of these apps that they were 100% the same functionality between platforms? I swear I just read this very claim on the Affinity pages marketing these products...

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