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"Convert to Text Frame" on filled object makes frame with locked bg color

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Hi there! This one is a little fun. If you take a shape/curve/parametric object that has a fill (solid or gradient) and Convert to Text Frame (right click or top menu), you get a fully functional text frame with a background color that can't be changed or removed. I finally got rid of it by Converting to Curves, which created a group with all the letters and a single background colored shape.

Cheers

~cj

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In older versions the fill and stroke were simply deleted when a shape was converted to a Text Frame, and users complained about that. 

Now the fill isn't deleted, and...  :)

Designer doesn't have a full implementation of Text Frames. Specifically, the Text Frame panel which allows control over the frame's stroke and fill is only part of Publisher.


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I'm not complaining; I just ran across a behavior that doesn't appear to be as designed, and reported it in the bug forum (as one does). The Text Frame Tool still removes stroke and fill, and there doesn't seem to be any reason that Convert to Text Frame should give different results... especially ones that are uneditable. So... yeah, smells like a bug to me.

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47 minutes ago, CJ Randolph said:

I'm not complaining; I just ran across a behavior that doesn't appear to be as designed, and reported it in the bug forum (as one does). The Text Frame Tool still removes stroke and fill, and there doesn't seem to be any reason that Convert to Text Frame should give different results... especially ones that are uneditable. So... yeah, smells like a bug to me.

Perhaps "complaining" was a poor choice of words (but you're not the only one posting about that, either :) )

It is interesting that the Text Frame Tool still removes the stroke and fill. I hadn't noticed that.

And yes, that makes it seem more like a bug.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.647 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.647 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.3.627 Beta.

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7 hours ago, Sean P said:

Hi CJ Randolph,

This is a known issue that is with development to be fixed. I'll get it bumped with your comments. Thanks for letting us know.

Thanks for the update, Sean. :)

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