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I love what the Affinity Publisher has done with Decorations Paragraph Attribute. I didn't expect this to be in the initial beta release.

Experimenting with this a little I realised that the fill attribute is somehow coupled to the stroke attributes. If I change the position of the stroke the fill moves with it. 

I would suggest to decouple the fill from the stroke so that the  stroke lines can be moved without affecting the dimensions of the fill.

If that were possible there are enormous design possibilities there.

Imagine you have a dark fill with a light stroke inside the fill or 2 horizontal lines at the top or below the text but inside the fill.

Combine the stroke attributes with the pressure attributes, the mind boggles with possibilities. 

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The way to achieve that is by using several decorations with different positions. At the top of the Decorations section there is a +. Click that to add more decorations. Switch between them with the drop-down list to the side of it.

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Ups, there is a small glitch there.

All works great, but when you return to the Paragraph Style->Decorations later the drop down list will only allow you to select the first decoration.

That's on MacOSX at least.

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2 minutes ago, Seneca said:

Ups, there is a small glitch there.

All works great, but when you return to the Paragraph Style->Decorations later the drop down list will only allow you to select the first decoration.

That's on MacOSX at least.

Then that is a Mac-only issue as being able to select subsequent decorations works on Windows.

Oddities of operation...don't ya love 'em!


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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