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Is there anyway to rename master pages?

UPDATE:

Thank you everyone for help! What I found out is that fast double clicking on the name doesn't work. You must have a slight delay to your click or wait until there is a blue highlight from the first click then click again and you will be able to edit the name.

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I saw this as well ... It seems to do the job while changing ... one word ... 
For i.e while the title is "Entreprise" ... i can't obtain this to be "Entreprise in Paris", then an other "Entreprise in London" ... etc. 

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Hi @etageneuf

I think this may be down to the width of the text box the first time you type into it. I typed "Entreprise à Paris" and could only see a few letters at a time.

I then pressed the Enter key:

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et voilà!


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Yep ... But one the master created with a shorter acceptance ... if i want to change the title for a longer one, it does not do the job, just let me see "the title ... " :D So considering different but similar master titles, it says "Entreprise ...", "Entreprise ...", "Entreprise ...", "Entreprise ..." ... 

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Perhaps I am misunderstanding:

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There's clearly an upper limit to the length of master page names, and something buggy about the text input here. Can you post a screen shot?


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I think this needs a bit of tweaking. These are my observations:

  1. The field isn't initially wide enough. It may as well automatically expand to its maximum width
  2. Once you've filled the width and the field expands, it almost crosses over to a second master with a long name
  3. Once filled, you scroll up/down to see all the text and not left/right as you would in a Layers Panel
  4. The bottom of the text is being cut off. For example typing 'great' looks like 'oreat' on my non-retina screen. Can anyone else confirm?

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I can confirm all of these findings, Chris.

In addition, I would suggest that the name should become editable by a double-click, as it seems to be standard behavior. As you can see in my video, you will have to (a) select the master page and, after that, (b) click the name to make it editable. This is different from simply double-clicking the name. Just compare how layer names are edited.

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12 minutes ago, Chris B said:

For example typing 'great' looks like 'oreat' on my non-retina screen. Can anyone else confirm?

Not on my non-retina 13" MacBook Air:

 

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2 hours ago, A_B_C said:

I can confirm all of these findings, Chris.

In addition, I would suggest that the name should become editable by a double-click, as it seems to be standard behavior. As you can see in my video, you will have to (a) select the master page and, after that, (b) click the name to make it editable. This is different from simply double-clicking the name. Just compare how layer names are edited.

Thanks for the confirmation. 

I also noticed it's quite annoying to edit the name. This isn't true for Windows so I assumed it was a 'Mac' thing but I'll add that to the log I made.

Must be non-retina screens only then. Thanks @h_d

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8 hours ago, A_B_C said:

In addition, I would suggest that the name should become editable by a double-click, as it seems to be standard behavior.

Ha! In the Affinity apps there is no (one) standard behavior for that. Consider for instance how Swatches, Brushes, Styles, Macro Library items, or Assets category names are edited.


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Standard mac behaviour is to click once an already activated object name and wait a second. Name changes editable.

Double click is "open".

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C’mon, Fixx … the context is entirely different in our case. Can you “open” a master page as you can do with a folder or a file? Do you really want to “select – click – wait a second” rather than just double click, in order to change the name of a master page? Would that speed up your workflow? O.o

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21 minutes ago, A_B_C said:

C’mon, Fixx … the context is entirely different in our case. Can you “open” a master page as you can do with a folder or a file?

To be fair about it, the context here is renaming, not opening, & in that respect it is like renaming a folder or file in Finder.

Besides, technically the required delay between clicks only needs to be longer than whatever the user has set in System Preferences for double-click speed. For me, that is only a few tenths of a second. So considering how infrequently I typically would want to rename a master page, I am not very concerned with how much that would slow down my workflow, particularly compared to the time it takes to rename things in Affinity that needlessly require opening a modal dialog window. >:(


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On 8/31/2018 at 2:35 AM, h_d said:

Hi @etageneuf

I think this may be down to the width of the text box the first time you type into it. I typed "Entreprise à Paris" and could only see a few letters at a time.

I then pressed the Enter key:

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et voilà!

I had the exact same experience. In my case just looking at the Enter key didn't do the job I had to press it, some days it doesn't pay to get up.


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2 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

We believe this issue has been addressed in the latest beta 1.7.0.192

It seems to be working much better in 192. I still have to click-pause-click on the name field to edit it because double-clicking on the name opens the master page in the workspace instead, but that is a minor quibble.

Yet another minor quibble is if the icon view size is changed from large or medium to small while the name field is open for editing, the field expands to cover the master page icon like this:
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The width of the name field also does not automatically resize if the width of the Pages Studio panel is changed while the field is open for editing. Both are just minor cosmetic issues.


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I agree, the needed pause between two taps is not intuitive. (non-rentina mac, v.192)

Also I usually try - if clicks don't work - to enter the name text box by using the enter key. (like for file names in macOS finder)

Additionally it might help to have an entry "Rename..." in the ctrl-click context menu. (or/and have the name in spread properties)
... compare swatch renaming ...

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13 minutes ago, thomaso said:

I agree, the needed pause between two taps is not intuitive.

I think it would be sufficiently intuitive if double-clicking on the master page thumbnail opens it in the workspace, while double-clicking on the master page name field itself just puts it into edit mode.


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On 12/1/2018 at 3:07 PM, R C-R said:

I think it would be sufficiently intuitive if double-clicking on the master page thumbnail opens it in the workspace, while double-clicking on the master page name field itself just puts it into edit mode.

I can only second that suggestion! Please, please, please … :)

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