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CalUKGR

Moveable Ruler Origin & Visible Bleeds

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I've recently joined the Affinity user community and I'm impressed with both Designer and Photo (the price point is remarkable, given the competition). I'm a long (long) time Adobe user, so making the switch to Affinity was at first a scary prospect until I started using them - I'm amazed at how intuitive, coming off the back of Adobe's offerings, both Designer and Photo are proving to be.

I have, however, immediately noticed two annoyances in Designer. I know they have been brought up before (in threads dating back some two years):

1. We can't move around (reposition) our Ruler origin point.

2. Bleed settings are not made visible in the working document.

Yes, there are 'workarounds' for both these problems - but why? I mean, why haven't both these elementary issues been long since taken care of? - especially given that, from what I've seen, users have been repeatedly requesting both for a long time? Every professional designer I've ever worked with insists on precision and accuracy (it's often the difference between a job well done and costly financial mistakes). I'm baffled as to why both these features are lacking in Designer this far down the road.

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Movable ruler origins are coming in 1.7 according to this post (which is full of other 1.7 previews).

 


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Hi CalUKGR,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
These issues/features weren't fixed/added yet because there was other features to which they are tied to that were added more recently to the program - in particular artboards - that implied quite a few changes/testing until we got them right. Now with everything in place, further improvements to related features - grids, guides, ruler, bleed etc - are being implemented and will be available soon.

 

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Thanks for the replies. I'm desperate for these additions to Designer because I want to migrate to Affinity going forward. I have bought both Designer and Photo and I'm really looking forward to Publisher. To me, these are viable (and financially sensible) applications. I'm coming at this from a 'design for print' background and I know these days a lot of emphases is put on all the other non-print platforms but to us old-school print designers we like the reassurance of working with fully-editable, precise guides, grids, etc. Anyway, great news - the update really can't come soon enough!

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On 7/17/2018 at 3:11 PM, CalUKGR said:

Thanks for the replies. I'm desperate for these additions to Designer because I want to migrate to Affinity going forward. I have bought both Designer and Photo and I'm really looking forward to Publisher. To me, these are viable (and financially sensible) applications. I'm coming at this from a 'design for print' background and I know these days a lot of emphases is put on all the other non-print platforms but to us old-school print designers we like the reassurance of working with fully-editable, precise guides, grids, etc. Anyway, great news - the update really can't come soon enough!

I subscribe to this. I'm doing a lot of designs for print and a visible bleed would be awesome.

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