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    bug-needs-more-info  ·  1 comment  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs » Design Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    The broken Link icon on a Linked Component means that it can't find the original doc for the sake of getting updates, but you should still be able to drag a copy of current Component to page. What happens when you try that?

    In Assets Panel, you should be able to select the Component and fight-click > Delete . Is Delete not available or disabled?

    Regards,
    Randy

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    bug-needs-more-info  ·  2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs » Design Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    > if styleguide.xd is corrupted, there is no way for me to recreate a new uncorrupted file

    Try copying everything on canvas in styleguide.xd and pasting it into a new doc to save as much data as possible.

    Randy

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    bug-needs-more-info  ·  2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs » Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Also, what language are you using in OS? Which language in XD?

    Thanks,
    Randy

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    4 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Thanks for Requesting new Features! Your understanding of current functionality is correct. We are considering this new feature. To anyone else who is interested: please add your vote and any details of how you would like it to work.

    Here's how you can workaround this for now:

    1. Start by making a backup copy of your Symbols file (to be safe) using Save As in XD.
    2. Use Manage Links... (from Welcome screen, Share menu, or Mac File menu) to see your Creative Cloud files online (or go to assets.adobe.com)
    3. Click Files in left column, then Cloud Documents tab at top, and find the Symbols file.
    4. Select checkbox on Symbols file and click Delete icon in upper right corner to *temporarily* delete file.
    5. Go back to XD, open file that's Linked to Symbols file.
    6. Notice in Assets Panel that link icons on assets are now "broken" (i.e. red).
    7. There are 2 options at this point from context menu for each asset:
    7a. "Relink" to the Copy of Symbols file
    7b. "Make Local" each asset to convert current file to a new Symbols file.

    Step 7b generates different internal IDs for each asset (where as Save As re-uses original internal IDs) which is necessary if you ever want to have a file Link to both old and new Symbol files.

    Note 1: In step 7, you can multi-select each type (Symbols (now, Components), Colors, Character Styles) to make this easier.
    Note 2: After resolving all "broken" links, you can then go back to assets.adobe.com Deleted page and Restore the Symbols file you deleted.

    Whew! Hope this helps,
    Randy

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    bug-needs-more-info  ·  2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs » System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Rafael,

    Are you filtering on Linked Asset doc? Try clearing filter.

    Randy

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    bug-filed  ·  2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs » Functional  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Currently, the count in the tooltip includes Component (formerly called Symbol) instances nested in other Components. If there are no instances of outer Component on the canvas, then there is no instances of nested Component to highlight on canvas.

    Could that be what you are seeing? If so, sorry for the confusion.

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    18 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    FYI, If you hover mouse over symbol in assets panel, the tooltip shows how many instances are in the document.

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    18 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Let's make sure that we're talking about the same thing.

    When I say "snap to grid", I was referring to snapping to the Artboard Grid. You can turn off Artbord Grid (both view and snapping) using Ctrl+'. You can temporarily disable this snapping while viewing Artboard Grid by holding down the Shift key. I just verified that these work for me in XD 18.0.12.9.

    I've seen in other posts people referring to "Align to Pixel Grid" as snapping to grid. Is that what you are referring to? Yes, by default, XD snaps everything to Pixel Grid. Note: there are some subtle exclusions such as scaling multiple selections. Sorry for the confusion.

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    You can temporarily disable snapping while dragging/resizing by holding down the Cmd key on Mac or Ctrl key on Windows.

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    I'm sorry to hear that grid snapping is not working as you expected.

    The default grid size is 8px and the snapping threshold is 4px, so when using mouse to move at 100% zoom everything should snap. Have you changed grid size or are you zoomed in?

    Currently, snapping doesn't occur when using navigation keys. How would you like that to work?

    Thanks,
    Randy

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    21 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    @Jeff This is great feedback. Thanks.

    For now, set the Gutter Width first. Second, click the "Linked left/right margins" button if grid is not already centered. Then put focus in margins field, hold down Shift-key and use up down arrows to adjust the Column Width.

    > If it's a odd numbered grid size (which no one uses) give us an option to nudge it 1 pixel left or right.

    Click the "Different margin for each side" button to handle this case.

    Hope this helps,
    Randy

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    > The grid show on top of everything no? Is not a way of put it behind things?

    Currently, layout grid is always displayed on top of everything. You can change the column color to make it more transparent. Note that if you set alpha to 0%, then only column borders are shown.

    Hope this helps,
    Randy

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Doesn't setting the left and right margins to 0 achieve this? If not, can you provide more details?

    Thanks,
    Randy

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    bug-needs-more-info  ·  3 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs » Functional  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    I did a very quick test and was unable to reproduce the problem. Can you provide more details on how we can reproduce problem?

    Also there are a couple subtle ways to convert shapes to path.

    1. Double-Clicking on a shape converts it to a path. If the shape has an image fill, then you have to double-click on edge to convert to path.

    2. If you turn off Responsive Resize, then resizing a shape that has been rotated can convert it to a path to correctly skew it.

    Could you be hitting one of these?

    Regards,
    Randy

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    bug-filed  ·  1 comment  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs » Functional  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Sorry about that. Thank you for detailed bug report. I will log a bug for this.

    Regards,
    Randy

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    1 comment  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Thanks for sending in detailed feature requests!

    > Bonus idea: double-click the icon of a text layer could highlight the text in the artboard.

    For now, you can select the text layer and then hit Enter key to highlight the text for editing.

    Hope this helps,
    Randy

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    23 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    There's now an extension that does this (and more) called Rename It (https://renameit.design/xd).

    Does that help?
    Randy

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Thanks for sending in Feature Requests. Now that Adobe XD has plugin support, you may be able to implement that as a plugin.

    One timesaver is to create all your layers first, double-click to name the first one, then use Tab key to commit name and edit name of next layer to quickly go through the list. Can also use Shift-Tab to go to previous layer.

    Hope this helps,
    Randy

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    3 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Thanks for sending in feature requests.

    In case you didn't know, you can get measurements between elements using the Alt key:

    1. Select an element and press Alt key to get distances to edges of artboard.
    2. Select an element, move mouse over another element, press Alt key to get distances between elements.
    3. Select an artboard, move mouse over an element, press Alt key to get distances to edges of artboard.

    See gif: https://imgur.com/a/xt5PjcY

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    7 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    > I copy and drag a shape, drag an image in and now want to keep the shape but remove the image.

    Dragging an image to a shape creates an image Fill. You can remove image Fill from a shape in the Property Inspector (PI) by either turning off Fill property, or setting it to something else (e.g. color, gradient).

    Does that make sense?
    Randy

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    This has been implemented as right-click > Unmask Group (shift-cmd-G).

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    6 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Here's a technique for creating inner shadows in Adobe XD. Here's what I did in gif:

    1. Create a Rectangle and give it a fat (20px) border
    2. Set border color to background color (white)
    3. Add Shadow with X=0, Y=0, B=15
    4. Turn off Fill to get inner shadow
    5. Draw a Rectangle over inner shadow, select both Rectangles, and Mask With Shape to remove outer Shadow.

    https://imgur.com/a/WsNfxdZ

    Shadow does not look good in gif, but hopefully this illustrates the technique.

    Hope this helps,
    Randy

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    49 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Here's a technique for creating inner shadows in Adobe XD. Here's what I did in gif:

    1. Create a Rectangle and give it a fat (20px) border
    2. Set border color to background color (white)
    3. Add Shadow with X=0, Y=0, B=15
    4. Turn off Fill to get inner shadow
    5. Draw a Rectangle over inner shadow, select both Rectangles, and Mask With Shape to remove outer Shadow.

    https://imgur.com/a/WsNfxdZ

    Shadow does not look good in gif, but hopefully this illustrates the technique.

    Hope this helps,
    Randy

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    bug-investigation-in-progress  ·  2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Gary,

    If you select an item on canvas, then typing numbers is the shortcut for the opacity command. For example, if you type 3, then opacity is changed to 30%. If you type fast, then you can type something like 25 to get 25% opacity.

    In the PI, if you change the value of a field and then hit Tab or click in another field, the value is committed and focus stays in the PI. If you hit Enter, the value is committed and focus is returned to canvas (so typing any numbers at this point affects opacity).

    Does that help to explain what you are seeing?
    Randy

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    23 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    @david You are correct. Currently in XD, you can delete anchor points on a Path, but there's no way to delete a segment to change a closed Path to an unclosed Path.

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    You can do this with a slightly different workflow using the Subtract feature. Draw a Rectangle over the part of the Circle that you want to delete, select both shapes, and then Subtract. See gif:

    https://imgur.com/a/7GB0Q13

    Or you can draw Rectangle over part of Circle that you want to keep and use Intersect.

    Is the what you are looking for?

    Randy

    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    You can accomplish that using the subtraction tool.

    https://imgur.com/a/a7cVyTd

    In this gif, I start with 2 concentric ellipses. I subtract one from the other and set fill color to black. I then draw a triangle that I subtract from first element.

    Does that make sense?

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    7 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminRandy Edmunds (Software Engineer, Adobe) commented  · 

    Use the up/down keyboard keys to increment/decrement by 1. Hold down Shift key with up/down keys to increment/decrement by 10.

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