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This seems to be a more complex task than it was with Page Plus.  With Page Plus, there is a Straight Line Tool on the main toolbar.  Once you have drawn a line, you can set the style as a default, so next time you want to draw a straight line 2 points, with straight ends (a really simple line) you just click the tool and draw the line.  Also if you want a line at an angle, there are several set angles to use - not just 45 degrees.  Could we not have such ease-of-use in Affinity Publisher?

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3 minutes ago, GFDBILL said:

This seems to be a more complex task than it was with Page Plus.  With Page Plus, there is a Straight Line Tool on the main toolbar.  Once you have drawn a line, you can set the style as a default, so next time you want to draw a straight line 2 points, with straight ends (a really simple line) you just click the tool and draw the line.  Also if you want a line at an angle, there are several set angles to use - not just 45 degrees.  Could we not have such ease-of-use in Affinity Publisher?

And Designer too.


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If you use advanced mode in Grid Manager you can change this under "Additional axis setup" (change the intermediate divisions) - oddly, even if I switch away from advanced mode after adjusting that the setting seems to stick; not sure it is supposed to do that?

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I think when Photo and Vector persona become available, other tools within those personas (such as the straight line tool) will become available. Publisher is not AD or AP so there is no point of replicating all tools available in other software.

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9 hours ago, Mandu said:

the straight line tool

They don't have one either.  It is all done with the pen tool by constraining the angle.

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Hi,

With the pen tool image.png.638a2f54486d2352003e358d0631d0ac.png, click on the  image.png.3fcdf3cf451fe3dc833428caabb6bf4f.png line mode

Hold the Shift key if you want to make an horizontal line for exemple (when holding the shift key you have 45 degrees rotation each time when moving the mouse.

Hope that will help.

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