Repeat Grid overrides / inheritance (some styles differ in an item, rest still sync with other list items)
It will be great if repeat grid work in way like this:
I want to show how recommended item will look like. I'm double-clicked wished element title and turn off "Fill" checkbox in "Inherit" panel. Now I can change color only for this title, but if I will change font-size, for example, all titles will change it, because "font-size" checkbox is active. If I click "Fill" again, my title will be back to gray.
All checkbox is active by default — so behavior will be just like now and it will take full control and understanding what and when happens.
On large scale projects, the "make the first item a component" is not an effective solution. For instance, simple color changes on repeated items affects all other list items.
Panu Tunttunen commented
I have needed this feature many times because the manual overlaying is very cumbersome. +1
Jobin George commented
Repeat grid can be overridden by making first element as component
Chris Ryland commented
It seems to me that there’s a really big missing feature of repeat groups: the ability to have a repeat grid member that is a complex structure, and not just a text or graphic whose contents can be enumerated in advance.
E.g., suppose one member of a repeat grid is a bar chart, with several elements (bars, labels). There’s no way to produce a set of variants in the repeat grid because the whole chart isn’t a simple text or graphic object.
I realize this would be a big architectural change to XD, but it would greatly increase the power of repeat grids.
Components are great, with the ability to change styles inside a local instance.
It would be great to enable the same overrides inside repeat grids.
Currently we can change text and images inside each line of a repeat grid, but if we change the color of a text (or a shape) inside a specific line of a grid, it will change for the whole grid.
It would be great to be able to change text style and colors inside a specific line of a repeat grid.
The reason the shadow gets cut is because you are not allowing for margins, include a style-less box around your content, the shadow WILL appear :)
Joshua Chauvin commented
great idea here, this is a must have
this is great idea
Rafael Silva commented
Yes, it's missing this. I end up not using repeat grid because I have to manually make these overrides.
These proprieties and layer visibility overrides are a must in repeat grids and symbols, at least for me.
Repeat grid has so much potential and yet it undelivers time and time again because it's simply missing some usability upgrades. Come on Adobe, help us out here!
It is extremely annoying when you have a couple of items out of the ordinary and you suddenly can't use a repeat grid anymore because everything changes with it.
Farshad Sadri commented
That's an absolute necessity. Currently I just put items I'd like to look different outside grid. I also think the opacity of an object should be editable in just one instance.
> If you have boxes with shadows, then the grid cuts off the shadow.
For shadows on bottom or right, make repeat grid a little larger on those sides.
For shadows on top or left, select element and shift it down or to the right.
Omar Chelbat commented
It'd be awesome if shadows extended outside of the grid.
If you have boxes with shadows, then the grid cuts off the shadow.
One quick workaround is to create the grid, then ungroup it when you need to edit individual elements. This means it can no longer be treated as a repeating grid, but if you get it how you want it first it's better than nothing.
I have run into this issue while creating a seat map. Creating a repeating grid for big sections of seats would be enormously helpful—except that I now can't style 'available,' and 'reserved' seats differently.
For now I'm sticking with copy and paste, but I would greatly appreciate the ability to do this with a repeat grid.
Rafael Silva commented
It is a must, or repeat grid will become a little obsolete compared to symbols.
Please implement this. I need to change a shape colour on repeating blocks...
I need to at least be able to change text color within a repeating grid without affecting every other row.
We could have an option to chance all the grid or just one item.