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I am testing the possibility to do comic book lettering in Publisher Beta. There is couple of methods how to create balloons and one of them is to combine 2 shapes (ellipse and tail) into 1 shape or rather create the non-destructive compound shape for future modifications. It works perfectly in Designer but I cannot find how to combine shapes (destructively or non-destructively) in Publisher. Are those functionalities dedicated to Designer only? I assume when the commercial version of Publisher is out and all three apps in suite are communicating it won't be a problem.

 

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3 minutes ago, fde101 said:

Actually, it might be nice to have standard callouts like that added to the set of shapes that can be created directly from the toolbar...

There are 2 callouts in the toolbar but I don't recommend to use any of them for comic book lettering. It would be like to use Comic Sans for lettering. Or for anything else :D  

Btw, you can always create your own assets ;) 

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I can only find Geometry commands on the context (i.e. right-click) menu in Affinity Publisher. There doesn’t seem to be a way to do non-destructive Geometry operations in APub on Windows, because pressing the Alt key dismisses the menu.


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11 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

There doesn’t seem to be a way to do non-destructive Geometry operations in APub on Windows, because pressing the Alt key dismisses the menu.

If Alt didn't dismiss the menu, how would you do the operation?


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7 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

If Alt didn't dismiss the menu, how would you do the operation?

I’m not sure what you mean, Walt! If you choose the option without using a modifier key, the menu is dismissed and the operation is performed when you click.


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1 minute ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

I’m not sure what you mean, Walt! If you choose the option without using a modifier key, the menu is dismissed and the operation is performed when you click.

Your post seemed (to me, in my relative ignorance of the geometry operations), to indicate that if Alt didn't dismiss the menu, non-destructive geometry operations would be possible in Publisher. To me, that means that if Alt didn't dismiss the menu, you could somehow use Alt in combination with the menu to somehow make the operation(s) non-destructive. I was curious how that would work.

Or, put another way, what's the significance of Alt in this discussion?


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30 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Or, put another way, what's the significance of Alt in this discussion?

Simply that in Affinity Designer we can Alt-click on an icon in the Geometry section of the main toolbar to perform a non-destructive Geometry operation, yielding a Compound object instead of a Curve or Curves object. I can’t see how to do the equivalent in Affinity Publisher.


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Weren't the Boolean operations added to the toolbar in 1.7.0.58 or did I add them there myself via customize toolbar?

Either way, I have them on my toolbar in Publisher and Alt clicking works just as it does in Designer.


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It doesn't look like they're on the toolbar by default in Publisher, @Aammppaa, but they can be added using View > Customise Toolbar...


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Ah yes this was the change I was thinking of…

- Added Geometry operations to the Customise Toolbar dialog on Mac

 


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