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World View

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  1. How do you change the stroke color of a text box? I am trying this: I select the rectangle, click on the stroke color, take the color picker and select the color. Result: not the stroke color changes, but the background of the rectangle. I have accessed the "help" menu, but couldn't find a good description on how the logic of color selection works in Publisher For text boxes: Can I select a background and a stroke color for those? How do I do this? For now I am placing text boxes inside rectangles with selected background colors, but it feels impractical.
  2. Solved: Just when I asked the question I found that by clicking the width button you get the stroke and not the fill. You can't delete threads, so maybe this helps someone else who asked himself the same question.
  3. How do I stroke a circle outline created with the ellipse tool? So far I was only able to fill the whole circle. Is there a way not to fill the circle but to just stroke the outline? thanks!
  4. When you click the color box of the text tool, you also get a color picker. But wherever I click, it does not take on the color. The previous color in the color picker stays the same. I also ran into the problem that I did one text with an outline - and now every text piece I do has an outline in a different color, and I cannot find the button to turn this off. Now I have to, for every word I type, assign the same color twice because the color outline does not go away...
  5. I'm on an Mac, High Sierra. Thanks for your help. 1. Now I know I can't click on the little color picker symbol, but I have to click on the tool icon. 2. When I set it to "current selection" it applies it automatically 3. And I also get the RGB readout. 4. Thanks for the swatches panel - works similar to PHotoshop. The only problem I have is with the color panel. What does "click the selector you want to apply the color to" mean? Is the color picker a selector? What other selectors are there? I mean I apply color to the picker by clicking on something, not "apply" anything to it.
  6. This could be the problem - that the cursor was active. I was able to delete it from the layers panel via submenu. PS: You don't have to worry about spelling in England - Boris Johnson will soon make correct spelling illegal.
  7. I have several linked textboxes, and cannot delete a single one of them. Whenever I click on a textbox (select it) and then hit delete, the textbox disappears for the moment, but then reappears. I have unlinked textboxes, but this still doesn't allow it to remove them. I tried to delete the layer with the textbox, but that doesn't work, either. Why can't I delete the textboxes, neither the linked ones nor the unlinked ones? Well, I found one way to delete them via submenu in the layers panel. But why doesn't Publisher allow me to delete them via delete key?
  8. Regularly this problem comes up: I have a letter A in color a, and a letter B in color b. I want to make B the same color as a. How do you do this? I so far have always noodled around somehow to get this, but I haven't seen a reliable way. And the manual ("help") is not helpful as it doesn't define its terms and doesn't tell you how to do it. Questions: 1. How do I pick up a color, e.g. the color of letter A? 2. How do I apply that color - to letter B? 3. How can I read the RGB values of that color? 4. How can I store that color for later use - similar to patches in Photoshop? Thanks!
  9. I did it once, years ago, the Peignot font. But I just got into it and saw adding fonts to any application is adding fonts to fontbook. For those who are also new to this: 1. go to a font library like Google fonts or font squirrel, download font 2. open fontbook 3. Have fontbook open and the download folder. 4. Drag font into fontbook. On users or on "computer" where it becomes a system font. PS: when I tried to drag the Arapey font onto the computer collection of fonts (system fonts) I got an error messages "2 minor problems were found" without saying what those problems were. So I left the font in the user folder, where I didn't get any error.
  10. How can I install a font in Affinity Publisher? I found a font on Fontsquirrel that a client liked and I don't know how to get it into Publisher. I have searched the web and the help but there is no information on how to do it. I'm on OS X High Sierra.
  11. Thanks - I dragged until they touched, but one has to actually move the whole application to the right so you can move the panel far enough to the left for docking. Which I did, and now it's docked!
  12. I also have problem. My pages panel became undocked, and I cannot dock it again.
  13. I clicked somewhere wrong and my pages panel disappeared. When I put it back I cannot get it the way it was. It either covers up my toolbar to the left... ... or when I dock it, the font chooser decides to show BENEATH the panel. How can I get rid of this behavior and make it as it was? Where the panel is just docked and doesn't get in the way? I'm attaching the covered up font chooser by the docked panel.
  14. Embedding video and sound would be nice. I have a magazine, and at the moment it's just text and images. But I'd love to make it multi-media.
  15. 100$/year - too expensive to balance out a weakness in OS X. I wish new software versions would fix key things that don't work well instead of gadgety new "features" only geeks and nerds like to play with but nobody actually needs. So we get messy things like junk fonts you cannot turn off, Mac OS X having trouble building thumbnails from larger images, but we cannot remove fonts that you wouldn't use in a thousand years like all those Asian fonts, dingbat, comic sans, all those cheesy handwriting fonts...
  16. Yes, I am using the favorite feature. Garrett, your idea of disabling fonts from displaying would one feature I'd like on the OS for Mac. And I agree that I don't want to mess with the font book and uninstall fonts there... you never know what problems you could create down the road. The good fonts are hiding between "chalk" and "comic" and a lot of cheesy handwriting and useless dingbat style symbol "fonts". After over a quarter century of OS development, individualization of a system is a must. But instead, we are getting useless and cluttering features from software developers who do not ever seem to use the software they are working for - or we wouldn't have all those clutter-beasts.
  17. And one other thing - aligning an element to the center is not working well, either. I often have to move left-right-left-right for several times until finally that green light flashes. Finding the center line up/down is easy. Please fix that sluggish left/right align center function - which is also the much more important one.
  18. The list of fonts is very long - and you can create favorites. But sometimes you are looking for a new font. And you don't want to browse through junk fonts like "Comic Sans" - because you will never pick that font. Actually, you should be punished by twelve strikes to the naked soles of your feet if you ever feel "Comic Sans" is a good choice. There are quite many such junk fonts. Can you delete them? Or at least have them no longer show up in the long list of fonts - and have a long list that actually consists of good fonts?
  19. Thank you Garrett, This was exactly what I was asking about. Much appreciated!
  20. Maybe my question wasn't clear enough formulated: When you create a new document, you put in pixel dimensions, choose if it is for print or online, set up bleed or no bleed, and if pictures are embedded and linked to.... I'd like to just pick the template "magazine" where all this is set, and I can start working, or the template "postcard", which is designed for print, or the template "business card" My current work around is to copy the last document and clean out the content and create. A template chooser when you open Affinity Publisher would be a good option I think. PS: I do not mean to get a selection of pre-installed templates as we get in word processors. Those are always ugly beyond belief. I only mean to save PREFERENCES FOR NEW DOCUMENTS that we ourselves create.
  21. I have a good setup for my magazine - and I'd like to save it as a template, so I can start up a fresh document from it. Is this possible in Publisher? It would be great if it were so I can just click the template and don't have to worry setting up preferences each time.
  22. Today I blew up the artistic text tool. It no longer works properly. As a text I wrote "image format 1: 1,34" I never got to the "1,34". Somehow the ":" was understood like a programming character. It expanded the text window to quadruple the page width. And now, whenever I want to use the text tool, I only get that "1:" and cannot type anything into the text box any more. Really bad bug. Edit: solution I saved the document. Closed the app. Reopened. And I could use the artistic text tool again. Would still be great to get that bug fixed.
  23. Thank you, Carl! The problem is: "release mask" is grayed out and does not work.
  24. I don't see a point in linking. I'd like all images of a design in the file. You move the file, you won't get all your images unlinked. Maybe if you created a huge number of documents, 100's and they all stay on your computer, linking would be a good idea. Even with software that has much larger file sizes, like Final Cut Pro X, where you can get libraries going over 100GB, embedding is better. In Affinity, I always embed. Just working on a 60+ page document. Not the slightest bit sluggish, as long as you are using JPEGs.
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