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  1. Well, does it make sense that master page objects are not snapping candidates ? It does not make sense to me if they weren't, what would be the point of that ? I have the boxes for the content defined on the master page and then I drop in a group of text and images and they snap to the boxes. If that group did not snap to the master page boxes the work would be impossibly tedious.
  2. This is with preview mode turned off. When I drag this it will not snap to the horizontal dividing line. It only snaps to a horizontal red line a little above the horizontal dividing line (the center of the page?) With preview off, that's the only red line that appear. As soon as I turn on preview mode a red horizontal line ALSO appears when I drag the edge over the horizontal divider and it will happily snap to that. I have not touched the exceedingly complex snap manager, wtf is the candidate list versus immediate layers, anyway, sigh. EDIT: I forgot to mention that the horizontal and vertical lines are defined on the master page.
  3. I think the section manager should be changed. I see sections as more of an organizational tool you'd use as you are planning the publication, so you'd make the conceptual sections and then assign pages to a section, but now it is tacked on top of the existing pages For example you cannot add more sections before you add more pages.
  4. The image was originally made in the orientation shown on the publisher page. Then it was rotated in Photos, and when previewed in the finder and in Preview it comes up correctly. I have confirmed that the EXIF rotation information is stored in the jpeg as "left hand bottom" and this changes in different ways when I rotate again even though I have not gone and looked up the meaning.
  5. I reported this one back in the beta phace, but it is still happening in 1.7.1, but now I think I can reproduce it. It happens in a short window of time after you have applied a master page to all pages. Right after that you can click on the master page elements that are now on the page and edit them. I deleted the original master for the pages, made a new one, added a text field to the master. Then I clicked in the list of pages, and control clicked Apply Master. Then the master page text element appeared and I could edit it. The changes affected only that page, not the other pages with the same master. Can anyone reproduce this ? Kent
  6. I have a partly transparent white frame, and I'd like to soften the edge with an outer glow. It was really surprising to me that the entire frame became opaque. I think the starting opacity of the glow should be the frame opacity, not 100% The attached image shows two transparent frames, with and without the glow.
  7. Sure, here is the full layer list. I have not been able to make it happen again, the background from the master panel refuses to move, no matter what I do which is unfortunate as I did not get it put back correctly, you can see a thin white line at the top of the second page. What do I need to do to get access to moving it on purpose ?
  8. I have a background image on the master page, and it is possible to reposition this image within the child pages. That's not how I'd expect master page elements to work.
  9. I think I figured out why it happens. If you happen to have the text frame tool selected when you double click on another frame, for example an image frame or rectangle frame it will instantly become a text frame. That's really not reasonable behavious if you ask me...
  10. The title says it all, that's definitely not reasonable behaviour. I had an image frame where I wanted to replace the image, the text frame tool was selected and when I double clicked on the image, it disappeared and I could see in the layer list that the layer was now a text frame. I really don't think it should do that.
  11. Perhaps this falls under the category of "works as designed" but it's not what I was aiming for. I just want a text frame with rounded edges and a square text block, the text is inset plenty, there's no need for enveloping it in the shape of the frame. The rounded text frame started as a rectangle with rounded edges, then I converted to a text frame. Anything that can be done, or should I just keep the transparent background as a rounded rectangle and place a regular text frame on top ?
  12. Ah, no I'm quite sure I haven't explicitly converted the rectangle to a text frame with the menu item. I see the menu item now, but never noticed it before. It doesn't have a shortcut so that'd not be it. Is there a way to make a text frame have a partly transparent background ?
  13. Ok, you say "after a shape has been converted to a text box". Is this expected behaviour ? That really doesn't seem reasonable to me... Incidentally the only reason I made the partly transparent rectangle, and put the text frame on top was that I couldn't find a way to make the text frame itself have a partly transparent background. What am I missing here , how is it done directly?
  14. I made a partly transparent rectangle with rounded corners using the rectangle tool. Pretty sure I used the straight corner version and set the corner radius to 10. Not sure what I did in between, but now that rectangle is listed as a text frame in the layer list called "mm", and I no longer has access to changing the corner radius that I can see. Also, if I make that layer invisible with the checkbox in the layer list, the frame of the rounded rectangle remains until the document refreshes. In the layer list is a small green rectangle that I made as a test, it seems to appear correctly. Anyway, please hurry and take my money, you deserve it :-) Thanks Kent
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