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Hi,

from before using Affinity, I am used to having my spread origin (0/0) in the bottom left with positive values going up and right.
Designer has it's origin on the top left with positive values going down and right.

I'd really like to change that to the way I am used to.

I know that recently it is possible to grab the intersection of the rulers and drag them down to the bottom. But the y-axis then gets negative values when going up.
Is there a way to really (and preferably permanently) changing the origin to bottom left?

Explanation: If I have two objects with different heights and give them the same y-value, they should be on the same baseline. I know I could do this with alignments and stuff, but I'd prefer it this way.

Cheers!

 

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Use the Transform Studio and set the anchor point to the bottom left.


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39 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Use the Transform Studio and set the anchor point to the bottom left.

Just setting the anchor point doesn't seem to do anything. Have I missed something else that is needed?


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11 hours ago, LostInTranslation said:

Is there a way to really (and preferably permanently) changing the origin to bottom left?

No, at least not if you want positive vertical values increasing upwards. But if you ignore the negative sign in the values, in effect you can get what you want.


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