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Hi all.  Long time InDesign user looking to switch to Affinity Publisher if possible.

I have a pack of printables that needs to be exported in nine different colors.  Due to the ongoing nature of this project and the fact that it's constantly being expanded and modified, I would like to keep all of the work in one file and just run a Find and Replace on the colors as I can in InDesign.  Does this feature exist yet and if so, where?

Thanks in advance.

 

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No, there is no such feature available yet. Managing colour still needs some (massive) work here. ATM colours can even be deleted from palette without any warning or replacement option.

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Global colours are all you have for now, but you have to remember to create (and use) them at the start of the project


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1 hour ago, carl123 said:

Global colours are all you have for now, but you have to remember to create (and use) them at the start of the project

So I'd have to create a global color swatch and then adjust that swatch manually when I need to change colors for an export, is that correct?

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Sounds about right.  I have not used global colours too much before.

But now working on some different "templates" where changing the base colour has been made a lot easier by using a global colour at the start of the project. 

So far, so good.


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3 minutes ago, Echoisa said:

Does anyone know if there are any plans to add this feature before full release?  Or at all?  If not, I need to begin my search for another product.

Hello @Echoisa,

the full release is scheduled for next week's June 19th. They are fixing up final things and I assume I am save to say that they will not add any new features before this day. At least not something entirely new as you are asking for. All I can do is to encourage you to look again at global colours and tints of these. I am not sure if this would work for your task but that's the only thing that is there right now and working.

Cheers,
d.


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1 hour ago, dominik said:

Hello @Echoisa,

the full release is scheduled for next week's June 19th. They are fixing up final things and I assume I am save to say that they will not add any new features before this day. At least not something entirely new as you are asking for. All I can do is to encourage you to look again at global colours and tints of these. I am not sure if this would work for your task but that's the only thing that is there right now and working.

Cheers,
d.

Thanks.  Unfortunately, this will not work for me as it will cost more time than the rest of the program saves me.

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2 minutes ago, Echoisa said:

Thanks.  Unfortunately, this will not work for me as it will cost more time than the rest of the program saves me.

I understand. Sometimes we have jobs to do that are a little special and this requires some research to find the right tool. I've been there, too :)

Good luck with your project and maybe we'll see you around some time later.
d.


Affinity Designer 1.7.0.367 (beta 1.7.1.390) - Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367 (beta 1.7.1.390) - Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.7 - Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.8.77    ...    Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.399

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