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  1. Adding my weight to this request after a sudden end of job new request from a client. Have tackled colour usage for sight issue legibility but am unable to get a PDF that 'reads' in anything but most garbled form.Trying to tackle in Acrobat doesn't work as no structure is present to begin with, some long sections of paragraph text are spelt out letter by letter at high speed. Have tried reordering layers in an attempt to alter random read order but this makes no difference. If there is any method of working with/around this please advise. And as many others have stated this is now becoming a major request and compliance issue.
  2. I too am having problems with this, it appears that despite any edits you make later the anchors remain fixed in the exact location that they were posted originally, whether in text or applied to objects. I am using them to mark positions in a long page pdf attaching them to objects. When first placed they work perfectly, but if I add anything above, move them or duplicate and rename them they are persistently hanging onto the original anchor and its coordinates within the document. When I first found that duplicating an object and changing its anchor name didn't work I just resorted to creating a new object and giving it a new name. Links then worked. However, now discovering that even with separate identities, moving them doesn't get their positions updated is proving much more frustrating. When its a half a dozen to update its not so bad but as the document is going to require 60ish anchors it is going to become very painful and something that it is only safe to add once all content is in place.. There seems to be no tracking of an anchor's changing position, which is extremely frustrating.
  3. Hopeful that v1.9 would bring this apparently already fixed in Beta repair to something that had separated the app from the dreaded AI, I downloaded to find nothing had changed… until I pasted in a textured grad from an old illustration. And now works… weird. May help if yours doesn't work straight off! In addition something odd has happened to my sample pipette (tools and colour window) and text layer icons (layer menu)… they seem to have shrunk. Not the end of the world, but a bit odd.
  4. Have only just discovered this, using Designer 1.8.6 on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7, not had the need for it for a few months. Can find no palette or option that makes this function correctly. It's one of the great features for making illustrations feel more tactile and less classic vector. Please fix this ASAP. Shouldn't be too complicated as you have identified it as a regression to previous code error and this was working really well previously. Hoping I don't need to update some of the images that have employed this in the past any time soon. There is no work around, the function no longer works in Designer, Photo or Publisher.
  5. Have made the switch but hit this as real problem all the time. Wrecks easy flowing of text when you require a separate box and box breaks to create multicolumn headers. Please add SPLIT/SPAN
  6. Not quite @walt.farrell but I've run some tests and found out that this is achievable, however not in the way that is clearly accepted by InDesign. Not a programmer or delver into any kind of code I've been experimenting with Word's options which made absolutley no difference to how InDesign pasted the content, but if using Publisher you need to ensure that the settings in Word are Review > Tracking >Track Changes = On. With track changes ON the edited/altered or deleted content does not get dumped into Publisher so my normal workflow can resume. I can see what's changed in Word, select and copy just that and paste into Publisher exactly as the editor intended. Thanks for your attention all, hopefully this may stop another confused soul from tearing their hair out!
  7. I think I know that. What happens in a long document where you don’t want to replace all copy is that you copy and paste amended section only and then paste into Publisher. If you accept all charges in Word you lose all the markup, and therefore your place in the process. What none of you are assessing is that if you copy and paste to InDesign it ditches what you don’t want automatically. If you copy and paste into Publisher without accepting changes you get all of the junk with it.
  8. Thanks for reply but you’ve misunderstood. If you look at the examples you’ll see that Publisher pasted what it should leave out whereas InDesign pastes just what you want, the amended text. Keeping or losing changes in word is not the issue. It’s the clipboard transfer that’s not working as expected.
  9. Below: Word document tracked change example Below: InDesign document tracked pasted example (matches visible copy in Word) Below: Publisher document tracked pasted example (includes all the 'deleted' copy from Word) I have recently hit a new problem in my transition of workflows to Publisher that when using a tracked changes Microsoft Word document to cut and paste amends to Publisher (and Designer) it seems to bring all the detritus of the tracked changes with the word clipboard, therefore including all the deleted content that should be ignored. After working this way for many years in InDesign this has caused a couple of embarrassing slip ups - not so much in native English but in translated docs such as the example included. So where is the problem and is there a cure? Content pasted into InDesign appears as the corrected text in Word - obviously the desired effect, but as far as I can tell an automatic scenario and not a preference in either InD or Word. Certainly I can find no preference or pasting method in Publisher that offers a solution. Yes I can Review and accept all changes in Word before cutting and pasting, but then I lose all indication of where the changes are/were in the Word doc, so need to have 2 word documents open to flick between. If I'm missing a trick please let me know. If not, this is a problematic issue/bug in a regular workflow.
  10. I have found and tested the cause of this anomaly, and the fault lies in having the "scale with object" selected in the stroke panel. I don't understand why this would change it, but have just tested with a brand new document, drew a straight line, a curve and converted a shape to curves, (all on another mac installation) and if that is checked, joining any paths creates randomly different stroke widths despite them all being 1pt. Uncheck and repeat all the joins and it all remains at 1pt. Weird, still a bug I guess, but solution found.
  11. Have tried quitting and restarting before posting this, however behaviour continues. Trying to create a continuous line icon, chopping up shapes and joining them together. All elements are set with strokes at 1pt. When I select any two and "join curves" every time the combine line creates a new and random stroke width, so far anything between about 2pt and 28pt. Not consistent in output, just that it will happen every time. System Mac OS Catalina and Designer 1.7.3
  12. And broader illustrative uses of find and replace like find stroke width so that you can alter all stroke weights in one hit without searching individual objects.
  13. Agree, the need to exchange one symbol for another is essential to a complex illustration with oft repeated items. Editing a symbol and permeating it throughout is fine, but when you want to, for example, select several and exchange them for a variant it is currently lengthy and manual (I am currently discovering! )
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