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  1. Hold Alt+LMB+RMB and drag. This should work fine. The exact way way is to hald alt+rmb then hold lmb and you can release the rmb after. For ease of mind I keep pressing all of them. I don't know how well this will work with drawing tablets.
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    Text Variables

    It's not available yet. The best you can do is to create different sections and put a variable based on the section names.
  3. I can't believe this is no where to be found in the official help. I click on: alt + (lmb+rmb at the same time) and it gives me good and easy control. I don't have to click on rmb first then lmb. But I still prefer using alt+rmb only. For tablet users, try holding alt+rmb then press the pen and drag. This might work.
  4. To edit the size of 1 page: While the "move tool" is selected, click on "Spread Setup..." on the toolbar, then select "Current Spread" or "Selected Spreads" and adjust the size as you want. In the scaling tab, you can control the behaviour of the scaling. You should ask if something can be done first before complaining that it doesn't. To control the size of the exported PDF, On the export panel, click on "More..." Then you want to Enable Downsample images above 300 DPI, and Allow JPEG compression. Put in mind that Pubilsher is not and never meant to be a PDF editor, at exporting, it'll reprocess all of the PDF's text and images, modified or not. A PDF editor, like acrobat, will change only the modified pages/images/text and will leave everything else intact. That's the type of software you should use for this type of tasks. u
  5. This is actually quite problematic. I exported the pages without crop marks, and here is the result: the pdf file has a bleed on the 4 edges, it's white on the inside of the verso page, and it has the image on the inner side of the recto page.
  6. I placed an image inside a frame. It did not appear in the trim area of the exported page, but it leaks inside the bleed.
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    Text Variables

    They should add running head variables that are based on paragraph/character styles.
  8. Put the image inside a frame, or convert it into one if you placed it directly. Then scale the frame from the gutter to the outer bleed. I think this should solve your problem.
  9. @adreamer In the chapter master page, I have page numbers (copied from body master page), and the image below the chapter title. This can change the pages' order, so you can't just select all of them then "apply master page", by adding a space after, you make sure the image will fall on an empty space and it won't push any text further. There are many ways to do it. I just find that detaches the original master page, or consists adding the image to 1 page each time, is not practical in the case where you'll need to replace the image, transform it, or changes the pages' order, can ruin everything and you'll need to correct it on all pages again and again. So I prefer to apply the chapter master page to chapter 1 to see how it'll look like, then apply it to the other pages at the last step to avoid any problems.
  10. I also need this effect done. Here what I do: - I put put the first text frame on page 1 and autoflow the text. It's not part of the master page. - I set the chapter title/heading to start on new/odd page with space after/before. - I create a new master page with the appropriate image placement. - I format the whole book first, usually at the last step before exporting, I apply the master page to the chapters so I don't have any problems if pages change order. - To select them faster, I open the find/replace panel and the pages panel next to each other. In the find/replace panel I search for chapter paragraph style, I select the results one by one and each time the corresponding page is shown the bottom of the page panel, I Ctrl+left mouse click to select them all, the on one of them, right mouse click => apply master page... If done correctly, this can take like 1 minute for 10 chapters. This is the fastest method I can think of that'll allow you to change the object or it's size. I have made a request to automatically apply a certain master page when a certain paragraph style is present on a page.
  11. I got that number from their LinkedIn page. There is an open source complex text engine called HarfBuzz, Google pushed it's development and it's the one that renders Arabic, Hindi text... In chrome, android, PS4, Linux, LibreOffice, Scribes... I think using it is better than re-inventing the wheel.
  12. The software is less than 1 year old. They added a lot of features form the first beta till now, they'll work on adding more features by the time, you just need to be aware if the tools you need now are present now or not yet.
  13. They have only 67 employees, and they didn't even do it with the serif plus lineup, so they have no expertise in this matter. I hope that they consider using 3rd party tools like Harfbuzz, it can provide a faster solution.
  14. That's a quote from an official moderator. It's not that they don't wanna implement it at all, they won't won't work on it in the short and medium time.
  15. They don't have a text shaping engine for complex text as of now, actually they never had. And with their luck of expertise in the matter and unwilling to prioritize it, I guess we'll have to wait for 3-5 years.I Inthe meanwhile, you can use 3rd party apps and websites like "tadween" you write the Arabic text and it shifts the direction and uses the correct glyph for the letter position. This works with one line text only, for multi-line text like books, this won't work. What amazes me is that serif is a small company, they have no experience in developing text shaping engines for CTL, and such task requires a long time. They can use the open source HarfBuzz, Windows Unitext, or MacOs core text shaping engines as a solution, but the problem is that they're unwilling to.
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