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+1 for non-printable (global) layers too

I may not need them in each publication, but when I need them they're really needed.

An alternative might be to create a draft layer type, Clip Studio Paint has this and it will never be exported when publishing to several file format (in this case image formats like TIFF, JPEG etc.). The intent for this layer is to keep draft sketches, lines, mockups etc. visible but never publish them. Basically this is the same as setting a global layer to non-printable but it does this automatically because of its layer type.

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Would be a welcome add. In CSP, we can set layers to "Draft". They will not print, but also, in the Export dialogue, we are able to "check on/off" Draft layers. This is handy for showing off process, but also for practical purposes, creating raster finals...

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23 minutes ago, EmoSludge said:

Not really a workaround.

It really is a workaround. It's the sheer definition of workaround: we're working around a missing feature.

But you can also just sit there, hold your breath and wait for Serif releasing the Publisher update in three, two, one…
Your choice. ;) 

20 minutes ago, EmoSludge said:

I'm trying to save myself the step of turning off and on layers to export

We all do.

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1 hour ago, loukash said:

A relatively easy workaround is to add a Preflight Comment to every object you don't want to print. On export or print, preflight will warn you so that you don't forget to hide those objects.

Extending that workaround idea, you can create a Master Page and a Layer on it to hold the items you won't want to print. Then you can simply Hide that Master Page Layer before Printing or Exporting, and Hide all that stuff with one action.

You will probably need to become familiar with using Edit Detached to add items to that Master Page Layer when appropriate.

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7 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

you can create a Master Page and a Layer on it to hold the items you won't want to print.

There are many possible workarounds. You can also use named objects or a specific layer tag, then use Select Same (in APu v2 only) to disable them all with one click.
The benefit of Preflight comments is the error warning on export and print. It's active in the Default preflight preset.

That all said…
@EmoSludge, what's the point of bumping a v1 Feedback thread anyway? There won't be any new features added to v1.

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