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Hi David,

There is no way to do this I'm afraid. I will move this thread to the Feature Requests section :)

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19 minutes ago, Boldlinedesign said:

Yes being able to set up a template file with settings arranged just as we want them would be ideal. It gets old going in and getting everything set up each time

You can, of course, setup an Affinity document in a format you commonly use, even with some standard content, and save it to use later as a template.

When you want another document that looks like that, Open your "template" and immediately do a Save As into your project folder. Then do your work on it.

Store the templates in a standard place, with descriptive names, and all you're missing is a nice dialog to display them and make it easier to select among them.

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3 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

You can, of course, setup an Affinity document in a format you commonly use, even with some standard content, and save it to use later as a template.

When you want another document that looks like that, Open your "template" and immediately do a Save As into your project folder. Then do your work on it.

Store the templates in a standard place, with descriptive names, and all you're missing is a nice dialog to display them and make it easier to select among them.

I have one for music flyers that has the size, format etc set up and then also some layers and groups that i use in every one. Saved much time on the workflow! A couple of times I have forgotten to do the Save As and ended up saving a current project in my template name file but it was easy enough to delete everything and resave it. 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.

I've almost managed to recreate Photoshop's behaviour by setting my file access permissions to read-only (Mac). Instead of creating a new document, as Photoshop does with a template document, Affinity prompts to Save As when I save after making changes. No more undoing changes on the template!

David

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35 minutes ago, DavidAsch said:

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.

I've almost managed to recreate Photoshop's behaviour by setting my file access permissions to read-only (Mac). Instead of creating a new document, as Photoshop does with a template document, Affinity prompts to Save As when I save after making changes. No more undoing changes on the template!

David

I just use the get info window and lock the file I wish to use as a template. I can open it but cannot save it, so I can then Save As... 

The one (and probably only) advantage is that if I forget to include something in the template fixing it is relatively easy, just untick the Locked tick and then make the change and save and tick the box again.

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1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

I just use the get info window and lock the file I wish to use as a template. I can open it but cannot save it, so I can then Save As... 

The one (and probably only) advantage is that if I forget to include something in the template fixing it is relatively easy, just untick the Locked tick and then make the change and save and tick the box again.

Ah yes, of course. Both do the same but locking is slightly easier!

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