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I'm thinking Stylesheets and Line Tools. Although I haven't tested these myself, anything to improve AI styles and line tools is welcome. Vector crop tool looks good, too. And the Point plotter! (Not in FH.)


Ah, I see what you mean. Because Graphics Styles were something we really started playing with in MP6 I never got a chance to really delve into what was available in FH.

Does FH have a real vector crop tool? Because it absolutely baffles me that AI doesn't have one like we implemented in MAPublisher.
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Does FH have a real vector crop tool? Because it absolutely baffles me that AI doesn't have one like we implemented in MAPublisher.


Not really. The best you can get is the lens tool, which "snapshots" whatever is underneath. Canvas, another draw program, has the only real by-gosh vector crop I've seen. Don't know if Corel has one. One would think this would be a basic tool -- just create a closed path and then use it to cookie-cutter selected objects. :)

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To be fair, writing a crop tool that handles basic vectors is super easy. Writing one that handles bezier is a royal pain-in-the-ass. We know that from experience :)
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