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Is it possible in Affinity Designer to change the colour of the box after changing to Textframe? That would be a nice function for me.

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No, Designer does not offer that function. Perhaps in the future, but for now it requires the Text Frame studio panel, which is available only in Publisher.

I'm a bit surprised that Designer did not remove the fill when you converted the Rectangle to a Text Frame; it does for me using 1.7.2.471 on Windows (as it did in 1.6, but not (I believe) in 1.7.0 and 1.7.1).


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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Here Designer removes the fill when a shape is turned into a text frame. And there is no way of changing the background color.

To change the background color first duplicate the shape you intend to convert to a text frame and group them. The new text frame has a transparent background so you can change the color of the shape under it to whatever color you want. Or just move it over any other shape of any color.


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Thank you. We work on Mac OS X an we have a work around: open the document in Publisher, change the colour, save and then open in Affinity Designer again. So please don't remove the possibility to convert aa object to a text frame and keep the colour. But of course the possibility to edit text frames in Affinity Designer would be perfect.

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