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Transform Panel

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Ok, I know I am being picky about this, but it seems to me to make more sense that the tab order of the Transform Panel would be X, Y, W, H.  Currently, if you type in the Width, then tab, you are at the Y position.  Possibly this bothers me due to OLD HABITS, but it seems that one tab from Width should be Height.  Also, one tab from X should be Y,  not the Width.

 

 

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Where is the transform panel? - I cant find it anywhere, It doesn't even appear when selecting an object which I want to move.

I am trying to duplicate an object by typing in the amount I want it to move - only the power duplicate is readily available, but I want to move and duplicate by an exact measurement (not by initially dragging).

Also I would like to be able to move objects to another position by typing in the distance. If There is a move panel please explain how to find it.

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Hi davemike,

The Transform panel is located by default on the bottom right of the interface (see attached image).

If you are not able to see it go to menu View ▹ Studio  and check Transform. If it still doesn't appear go to menu View ▹ Studio ▹ Reset Studio. Let me know if you still have trouble enabling it.

 

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Thanks very much,

I found it, I must have inadvertently closed the panel previously.

I was hoping that I could move an object by a certain amount, without having to calculate its position according to its page coordinate -

Just simply type the amount of millimeters I want it to move - as in illustrator and indesign.

Could this be added in the future?

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 I think  you'd have to append the '+ 5 mm' onto the value. If you entered just '+ 5 mm' it wouldn't work as it has to base the change on an existing dimension.

Cheers

AndyC

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Hey @MEB, 

 

Could it be that the transform panel does not work for helpers? I drag i.e. for layouting a helper from the ruler, and want the next to be 100px to  on the x axis next to it. 

Other than the move indicator while dragging, it would be nice to work precise. 

 

Thanks for the answer already ;)

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On 4/27/2015 at 6:06 PM, Busenitz said:

Ok, I know I am being picky about this, but it seems to me to make more sense that the tab order of the Transform Panel would be X, Y, W, H.  Currently, if you type in the Width, then tab, you are at the Y position.  Possibly this bothers me due to OLD HABITS, but it seems that one tab from Width should be Height.  Also, one tab from X should be Y,  not the Width.

 

 

I totally agree and have made this request previously.

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Could it be that the transform panel does not work for helpers?

 

Hi Kasimir, you can use the Guides Manager (View > Guides Manager) to place your guide lines perfectly. It even allows you to use variables (or expressions for field inputs, as they are properly called). :)

 

https://affinity.help/designer/English.lproj/index.html?page=/Workspace/expressions.html?title=Expressions for field input

 

 

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8 minutes ago, A_B_C said:

It even allows you to use variables (or expressions for field inputs, as they are properly called).

 

Well, not really! They are properly called "variables", but you use them in expressions in the input fields. ;)

 

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Exactly, Alfred … :D

 

A variable should be regarded as a sign (a type), and an expression is made of instances (tokens) of such and other signs, for example, operator signs or individual constants. Ashes on my head. ;)

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