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An absolutely essential Baseline Grid functionality is to align text with:

  • «All Lines» or
  • «First Line Only».

Making a Magazine without the «First Line Only» is quite annoying.
Would be great if you could this essential layout feature implement in version 1.

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Definitely! Also please a keyboard shortcut to toggle display of baseline grids on/off (unless I'm missing something I haven't found such a thing)

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10 hours ago, AndyQ said:

Also please a keyboard shortcut to toggle display of baseline grids on/off (unless I'm missing something I haven't found such a thing)

There is not a keyboard shortcut by default, but the Affinity apps have a pretty extensive system for custom shortcuts. I think it can be said that anything that can be found in the menu can be assigned a shortcut, in addition to the tools and some additional operations. You can assign a shortcut for toggling baseline grids from the preferences:

 

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7 hours ago, garrettm30 said:

There is not a keyboard shortcut by default, but the Affinity apps have a pretty extensive system for custom shortcuts

 

Thanks, I've done that, and it is nice that when you set a custom shortcut it appears in the menu next to the item (that seems logical/desirable but many applications don't do it). There is still a good reason for Affinity to define more default shortcuts for frequently used toggles/operations - consistency for teams. It's OK being a standalone operator with your own personal set of shortcuts, but if you have employees who have to move between different workstations or run shifts you want them all running the same setup. The same goes with freelancers; you might need short-term hires to come and work for you. I understand this is not where Affinity as at in the marketplace - if you're an agency you're likely bringing in peeps with "Adobe" experience, but if you want to eventually get some serious Adobe market share you need to think beyond individual users. It's not a problem for me, just a suggestion for the good of Affinity. (I'd like to see them give Adobe and other "rental software" companies a good kicking..)  Cheers!

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I think that is a fair observation, but I am of the opposite opinion. No matter what they choose as default, it won't meet everyone's needs, so I think it is better to not use up most of the convenient keystrokes for features that are not as broadly used. Otherwise, when an individual wants to add a shortcut for his favorite operation, he either has to unset a default somewhere else, or he is left trying to find what is leftover so he can play a game of keyboard Twister with his custom shortcut.

The case where you described needing a similar setup across an organization is a good example for using the ability to save and load custom shortcuts.

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