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Margin and bleed not working for artboards and two other problems

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Affinity Designer Version 1.7.1.1

iPad Pro 12,9 inch first generation, iOS 12.3.1

I added screen recordings for clarity. 

 

Problem 1: Margin and bleed not working for artboards

Margins and bleed work perfect for documents that do not use artboards, but when I convert it to an artboard using "Insert Artboard" it stops working. Same goes for creating a document and enabling the option "Create Artboard". Bleed still shows, but changing the values for Left, Right, Top or Bottom doesn't change the bleed. When opening the menu again the values are back to what they were before using "Insert Artboard". Margins also don't work, it goes back to Left 0.0 Right 0.0 Top 0.0 and Bottom 0.0. Trying to change this makes it immediately jump back to 0.0.

Problem 2: "Check Spelling While Typing" option is always on when loading any document

Problem 3: Limited selection of presets for inserting artboards in an open document

It looks like the artboard presets of the category "Device". However, the bottom four options are also missing: Kindle Fire HD 7, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, Galaxy S5 and Surface Pro 2. There is an option missing for selecting the category like when creating a new document. It seems that this simply has been overlooked. 

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Hi Arjo,

Welcome to the Affinity Forums!

Problems 1 and 2 are known issues that are with development to be fixed, I'll get it bumped with them.

Problem 3 isn't a bug as such, it was never designed to show all Page and Category presets. Instead we've kept to mobile devices as Artboards are primarily used for designing UX/UI designs, so felt that they were only necessary. However feel free to post in feature requests if you would like to see these options expanded. 

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I'm still having issues with problem 1. Is it still a known issue that hasn't been fixed? I'm mostly asking since this was approx 6 months ago.

Similarly, I was also having the issue selecting guides that I added with the guide tool. I can "Insert Vertical Guide", but if I tap to select it, I can't, so I therefore can't delete the guide I just created without hitting undo. Horizontal guides seem fine though.

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On 3/12/2020 at 4:37 PM, Team_Hufflepuff said:

I'm still having issues with problem 1.

Same here. I can't make the bleed visible for ArtBoards. v1.8.1

Maybe better to open it in Publisher. I can't tell you how much I love it that this is even possible.


Advertising designer - Austria —  Photo - Publisher -Designer — CS6 d&wP — Mac Pro 5,1 (4,1 2009) 48GB 2x X5690 - RX580 - 970EVO - OS X 10.14.6 - NEC2690wuxi2 - CD20"—  iPad Pro 12.9" gen1 128 GB - Pencil

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On 8/10/2019 at 2:26 AM, Arjo said:

Problem 1: Margin and bleed not working for artboards

I have also run into this issue a couple times even this week, so bumping again. :/


2018 iPad Pro 12.9” | Apple Pencil 2 | Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.3 | Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.3 | Affinity Publisher for iPad?

2019 MacBook Pro 16” | Affinity Designer 1.8.3 | Affinity Photo 1.8.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.8.1

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On 8/12/2019 at 1:10 PM, Sean P said:

Artboards are primarily used for designing UX/UI designs

Hi Sean,

I use Artboards for generating multi-page documents (1-100 pages) which are not UX designs. Concretely they are origami designs. Sometimes for the web or e-books, sometimes for print. 

My computer is an iPad Pro 12.9, and while we hopefully wait for Publisher on iPad, artboards in Designer seems like the goto-solution for this task.

So Serif may have designed artboards for UX designs, but they are naturally used for other tasks as well.

By the way, I also have the problem that margins cannot be changed for artboards. Margins are in the context menu, but when trying to change the numbers they jump right back to zero.

Best regards,
    Hans

 

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