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  1. Podge, one more tip: you mentioned that you checked help before asking, and not sure if you meant the help files, or the forum, or what... and here is one other option... In the Help menu of each app, the first option is Search. You can go here to find what you are looking for as well... and, if what you are looking for happens to be part of the menu of options, it will actually show you where to find it in the menu as you type your search. So, for example, in Publisher if you went to Help > Search and typed "Clip to Canvas" it would show you where it is buried in the menu, and in turn if it has a keyboard shortcut or not. At least, this is how the apps work on Macs (not sure what it is like on Windows).
  2. Thanks for pointing that out; that would explain why I was having such difficulty finding reference to what I was looking for.
  3. Nevermind... just stumbled upon it. I had "clip to canvas" toggled on the first document.
  4. So I feel like this is a setting somewhere, but I've lost track as to where I would locate it, and the research I've done in the last half hour hasn't helped me find it. So I have a document that, when I move objects off of the layout in Publisher and onto the artboard, they become invisible. They are still there, I just can't see them. However, in other documents, the objects on the artboard ARE visible. I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to make the objects in the first document have objects visible on the artboard, but I REALLY need to be able to move object off of the layout and onto the artboard. Help me Affinity Forum; you're my only hope!
  5. @mattjabbar, I think you may be on to something. While I no longer know what fonts were causing my problems, I think they were fonts that were offered as part of Google Fonts; which my font manager allows you to sync with. But I'd happened to have some manually installed earlier. I've since stopped syncing with Google Fonts, and exporting PDFs has been fine since.
  6. @sbgraphic, since 1.7.3 this issue was fixed for me. What version do you have installed?
  7. So I have a newsletter that has page spreads, with left and right facing pages, and as such it also a couple of masters that are spreads with left and right facing pages. The left page has page numbers on the left, and the right page has page numbers on the right. Pretty standard. What happens: I apply a master to a spread, but have to reshuffle the layout. In the process some pages change their face, going from being on the left to being on the right. However, the master doesn't change. When a page is moved from left to right, it retains a left page master, displaying page numbers on the left side (now displaying along the inside of the newsletter instead of the outside). What I would expect: When the page is shuffled from one side to the other (left to right for example), I would expect it to adopt the other side of spread for that master.
  8. So I'm at a loss, and can't figure this out. Is there a way to zoom to a page, when I'm using spreads? Zoom to Fit zooms to the entire spread. Zoom to Width also zooms to the entire spread. Zoom to Document show me the ENTIRE document. Am I missing the ability to zoom to page, or is this not available in Publisher?
  9. Yeah, I've noticed that too. To get this to work, I first create an image box, and then place the linked document into the image box.
  10. So I'm creating an RSVP card that has a bleed, and eventually will be printed 3-up on 8.5x11" paper. In the past, with the software I'm used to, I create a master document of the RSVP card, with the bleed margins set. I then create a separate document for the 3-up, and place the master into this document 3 times. In this way, if changes are made to the master, the 3-up reflects those changes. When placing the master into the 3-up, the software gave me import options when placing the master, one of them being that I could crop to the bleed bounding box. After placing the master, I would create crop marks on the 3-up (which the software had scripts for doing). So I could use some advice as to how to replicate this workflow in Publisher, at least to some degree. In order to get crop marks in Publisher, it appears I have to export the master as a PDF. Which I've done. But when I import the PDF into my 3-up, it doesn't include the crop marks for some reason, even though I can see the crop marks when I open the PDF in Preview. I'm starting to think that I will have to forgo the ability to link to the master, and simply copy and paste the master into the 3-up. Not ideal, but that is the only way I seem to be able to include the bleed. And then I will need to build the drop marks by hand on the 3-up.
  11. @A_B_C, in LibreTraining's defense, he didn't post the reversed engineered font widely on this forum, just in a direct message to me. I was able to read your original post, and I think you bring up some good points. I had originally installed the font to emulate the UI of the phone in a mockup. Clearly my use in calendar is outside the license; I will look into other font options next month. Thanks again for pointing out the license.
  12. @LibreTraining So today is the day in which I insert the office calendar into our monthly newsletter, and I downloaded your fonts and installed them. My font manager app (Rightfont) didn't seem to like the FriscoProDisplay-Bold, as it never appeared in the font manager, but it did install the FriscoProText-Regular. So I switched the font in my calendar app (BusyCal) to use the FriscoProText-Regular, saved is as a PDF as I normally would through the printer dialogue, and IT WORKED. So thanks for that. So, to understand correctly, Publisher does better with OpenType fonts?
  13. @LibreTraining, this issue, I'm certain, will rear it's head when I put together my next newsletter in a couple of weeks. I'll try some other fonts then, and will report back. Thanks.
  14. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I'll give them a try next time I need to print a document that has both color spreads and greyscale spreads (in the next couple of weeks). If you wondering why, it boils down to cost. Our in-house copier has a contract that charges more for color copies (to be expected). But when I print, I can set the driver for the color quality to "Auto", which detects if the pages/spreads have color on them or not, and if not, it prints in black and white... and in turn costs less. This even holds true for pages/spreads within the same print run. So, to keep costs down, I print the cover spread in color, and the rest of our booklet in black and white. My current workflow involves exporting to PDF and converting the inside spreads to greyscale using Acrobat Pro. And that works quite well. Just looking for non-Adobe options.
  15. In Publish, Is there a way to convert select pages of a color document into greyscale?
  16. @Alfred, got it. I just need Publisher to show and print PDFs as they do in Preview, Acrobat, etc. If there is some other, more correct way of referring to this, please let me know. Perhaps. We may just be using different terms to express the same idea; an output format that shares the layout without having to install fonts. I never said anything about the format originally being conceived for editing; in fact, I don't think that is the intent of the format at all; it is quite the opposite, as I believe the format is intended to lock down the layout so that when you send it to print houses or clients, they see it as it is meant to look, without having to worry if they have the fonts installed on their computer. Which belies part of my frustration with Publisher....
  17. Thanks. So make the frame first, and then convert to text box. Got it. Any way to only convert some of the corners?
  18. While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.
  19. I appreciate all the effort that everyone is doing in analyzing my original PDF from BusyCal. So, again, I appreciate the statement, but if my underlying PDF has a combination of problems, I can't figure out why Publisher is the only app that appears to have a problem with it. All other apps read the PDF just fine. With all respect, @MikeW , I'd have to agree with @music2bmade. Publisher's inability to read embedded fonts may not be a bug, but Publisher almost seems to be working hard to defeat the purpose of the file format, just for the sake of being able to edit the file type. Just now this issue reared it's ugly head in a different way: I downloaded a news bulletin to insert into my handout, and since I did not have the fonts embedded in the PDF, Publisher is not able to interpret the PDF correctly, even though the fonts are embedded in the file. (The font at issue in the case is DecaSerif). As an editor who relies on this in my layouts, it's fairly maddening. I realize this isn't a bug, and that PDF pass-through and access to embedded fonts will come, but for me it can't come soon enough. So for now I'll take @music2bmade's work-around, and convert my PDFs to TIFF, but I will miss the scalability of the original PDF file.
  20. In Publisher I'm unable to figure the following out: How to create rounded corners for text boxes (I know how to do it for picture frames) How to create rounded corners on just two corners, and leave the other two corners sharp Any assistance would be appreciated.
  21. This is good to know, but personally this isn't the issue (as the OP) I'm experiencing. I'm using calendar software (BusyCal) on the same Mac I have Publisher installed, so when I create the PDF from BusyCal, it is using local fonts to create it. So if the above were entirely true, Publisher shouldn't have issue bringing this PDF, but it does. I assume it is because Publisher tries to interpret the characters in the PDF, so the PDF can be editable. I'm sure that many appreciate the ability to edit PDFs, but I personally don't need it very often. I wish Publisher provided the option to turn that off, and just display the PDF as is.
  22. @Wosven thanks for that tip. I didn't notice that in the export settings. That will be helpful; will give it a shot if the cleaning of the cache doesn't work.
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